Housekeeping

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…
Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized
Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MyFirstApartment.com loves organizing tips! Here are some more smart ideas for how to keep small spaces organized, courtesy of our friends at FBD. While we have covered many of these tricks before, there are some clever new ones to stretch the space in your first apartment, like arranging a little storage area on the top of the fridge. Courtesy…
Making the Most of Your Storage Space
Making the Most of Your Storage Space

Making the Most of Your Storage Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s a good chance that your first apartment will be fairly small. However, some small apartments provide great storage space. My 550-square foot studio apartment has a large outdoor storage closet, an indoor coat closet, a large walk-in closet adjacent to the sleeping area, and a linen shelf (not a closet, but storage space all…
5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know
5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know

5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a long day at work, the only thing I want to do when I walk in the door is hit the sofa for a few minutes. However, after a couple weeks of that, it’s easy to let your surroundings go, and turn into a wasteland.  My solution? Take five minutes a day, whether in…