Housekeeping

Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment
Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment

Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Emily Harper You have probably been spending a lot of time in your apartment lately, trying to escape the snow and ice or flooding rains. Take a look around. Are you happy with what you see? Do you know that clutter has negative effects on a person’s psychological well-being? A study conducted by Princeton…
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes

Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re back with another installment of Your Week in Vegetables, in which we look at being smart about vegetables to increase the amount of veggies we eat while reducing waste. Each installment will focus on one vegetable and will cover what to look for when shopping, how to cut and store it, and a variety…
Pest Patrol: Getting Rid of Roaches
Pest Patrol: Getting Rid of Roaches

Pest Patrol: Getting Rid of Roaches

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may recall from my post How to Prepare for Living Solo that I had a roach problem. This was a horrible introduction to living in my first apartment and, to be honest, it’s still a part of life, although much more under control. Here, I’ll tell you how I dealt with roaches with the…
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Spinach
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Spinach

Cooking 101: Storing and Using Spinach

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Was your New Year’s resolution to start eating a healthier diet? A common complaint by health specialists about the American diet is that we eat far too few vegetables. When I first moved out, I thought I was going to hop right on the health food bandwagon- I was no longer constrained by what my…
Airing Your Dirty Laundry in Public: How To Use A Laundromat
Airing Your Dirty Laundry in Public: How To Use A Laundromat

Airing Your Dirty Laundry in Public: How To Use A Laundromat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In college, I lugged my laundry up and down three flights of stairs weekly, running the risk every time of having to interact with a certain dormmate over sweaty gym shorts and mismatched socks. Sometimes my laundry and I would hide in the bathroom until said dormmate went back upstairs. (Stay tuned for a future…
Is This Still Safe to Eat: Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers
Is This Still Safe to Eat: Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

Is This Still Safe to Eat: Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of the year again when you’ll be looking in your fridge and debating if you should risk one more turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich. Before you take a bite, check out these general rules about storing perishables. How Long Can I Keep It? Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours, or one hour if…
Wash or Toss: 6 Everyday Items You Are Probably Forgetting To Clean
Wash or Toss: 6 Everyday Items You Are Probably Forgetting To Clean

Wash or Toss: 6 Everyday Items You Are Probably Forgetting To Clean

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Certain commonly used household items are often forgotten about when you do you weekly (or monthly) apartment cleaning. Think sponges, shower curtains, A/C filters. These items can get just as dirty and bacteria-ridden as your toilet, but are you cleaning them enough?  Here is a quick guide on when to replace, wash or toss as…
How to Win the Battle Against Bedbugs
How to Win the Battle Against Bedbugs

How to Win the Battle Against Bedbugs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Erika Taylor About two years ago, my little brother brought home bedbugs most likely from his football gear – it was the worst. If you are currently going through this, don’t be alarmed! Bedbug cases are common as people travel and are in public space more often. These bugs are not known to transmit…
Cheap and Healthy Work Lunches
Cheap and Healthy Work Lunches

Cheap and Healthy Work Lunches

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you have transitioned to a schedule where you no longer can run across the street to a food court, such as when you’re working full time or commuting to campus from an apartment, it becomes important to plan out what you will be eating during the week for lunch. While it’s tempting to grab…
8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks
8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks

8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If there’s anything that all apartment-owners can agree on, it’s that we need more space. Most apartments focus sell based on square-footage, and unless you’re making serious bank, it’s likely that your space is a bit smaller than you’d like. This is something that I struggle with, because I hate the look and feel of…