Housekeeping

Learning to Grocery Shop for One
Learning to Grocery Shop for One

Learning to Grocery Shop for One

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve moved into your new apartment and think you are all settled in until you look in the empty fridge and realize it is time to go grocery shopping. At first I thought this will be  easy; it’s not like I haven’t been to a grocery store before. But then I realized I am shopping…
Apartment Housekeeping Plan
Apartment Housekeeping Plan

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In an apartment of your own, housekeeping can be a free-for-all. No parents or responsible adults to empty the dishwasher, vacuum the living room and remind (nag) you to clean your room. What does that mean for us? Time to step up! Luckily for me (and my boyfriend-roommate, Matt), I am a bit of a neat…
Store Away Winter, Get Ready for Summer
Store Away Winter, Get Ready for Summer

Store Away Winter, Get Ready for Summer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s June 1st. Do you know where your favorite shorts are hiding?  It’s suddenly t-shirt weather, but is your closet still full of  bulky sweaters? If you have not yet made the transition from winter to summer in your apartment, here are a few ways to organize your stuff and make way for sunshine and flip-flops. Underbed Storage…
To-do’s While Moving
To-do’s While Moving

To-do’s While Moving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I moved all of my things from my university into my first apartment, I realized something really quickly. I have a TON of stuff. Too much! Moving always makes me want to be a minimalist, perhaps out of sheer laziness and an aversion to making fifty trips to and from my car. Miraculously, our…
7 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Faster and Easier
7 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Faster and Easier

7 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Faster and Easier

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com   Another weekend, another haul of laundry to the laundromat!  I know just how you feel. During my single (and divorced) years, I rented in both apartment complexes and old homes, and they all had one thing in common: no dedicated laundry machines. Even my first condo was lacking an in-house laundry…
How To Change a Light Bulb? The Scoop on the New Options
How To Change a Light Bulb? The Scoop on the New Options

How To Change a Light Bulb? The Scoop on the New Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It used to be so easy; you only had to know not to put a 100 watt bulb in a 40 watt lamp. Now, shopping for your next light bulb may introduce you to some new concepts and terminology. But have no fear, we are here to sort it all out. The incandescent light bulb (the…
Preventing and Remedying A Winter Cold
Preventing and Remedying A Winter Cold

Preventing and Remedying A Winter Cold

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you are living on your own and have to make the rent money, you cannot afford to get sick. The chilly winds of winter – especially this years’ unexpected “Polar Vortices” – can really wear on the body and immune system! This winter, make sure you are providing your body with that extra “oomph!”…
3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet
3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet

3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com  It’s cold and icy and you are in no mood to brave the elements. It’s a perfect day to tackle the job you have been putting off for a while – organizing your closet. After 15 years in the home organizing business, I know how to handle a situation like this,…
How To Hang A Picture
How To Hang A Picture

How To Hang A Picture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you receive a nice poster or painting for a holiday gift, and now you are looking at it and wondering how to hang it? It’s actually quite simple if you have some basic tools. Here’s how you do it: 1. Investigate your picture frame: Check that it has something adequate to hang nails on,…