Posts Tagged: apartment cleaning

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring cleaning sounds nice in theory, but it can be overwhelming in execution. Although you want to give your apartment a deep cleaning, you might not always know where to start. If you’re unsure, here’s a thorough spring cleaning task list to get your apartment squeaky clean. 1. Declutter One important task while spring cleaning…
Pros and Cons: Traditional Mops vs. Steam Mops
Pros and Cons: Traditional Mops vs. Steam Mops

Pros and Cons: Traditional Mops vs. Steam Mops

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Whether it’s time for spring cleaning or you’re just doing your regular apartment cleaning, traditional mops and steam mops are both great choices for making your floors shine like new. That said, with…
Vacuuming vs. Sweeping: Which Situations Call for Which?
Vacuuming vs. Sweeping: Which Situations Call for Which?

Vacuuming vs. Sweeping: Which Situations Call for Which?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s time for daily cleaning or a bigger occasion like spring cleaning, some people prefer vacuuming, but sweeping advocates will insist that vacuums aren’t necessary. Others still might sweep and then vacuum instead of doing one or the other. However, in some situations, one might indeed be better than the other. Below, find out…
Pros and Cons: Hardwood vs. Tile Floors
Pros and Cons: Hardwood vs. Tile Floors

Pros and Cons: Hardwood vs. Tile Floors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Some people prefer having wood floors in their apartment and others may prefer tile floors, but both flooring types have obvious advantages and disadvantages. That’s why it can be hard to choose between…
How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge
How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge

How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting your refrigerator organized can feel like a challenge, and worse yet, you’ll sometimes discover that your fridge is emanating a rancid smell. However, sometimes locating the source of this foul odor can be tricky, and eliminating the odor might not be so easy. The problem is that if you leave this odor unattended, your…
Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done
Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done

Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you love cleaning, you probably don’t like washing the dishes. You might hate doing the dishes so much that you avoid this important apartment task at all costs. However, neglecting the dishes is a mistake that can lead to pests, which nobody wants. The good news is that you can make this often tedious…
How to Find Roommates During COVID-19
How to Find Roommates During COVID-19

How to Find Roommates During COVID-19

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of apartment life, such as moving and possibly living with a sick roommate. The pandemic can also make finding new roommates more difficult because you’ll have to navigate COVID-19 safety precautions while apartment hunting, and you’ll have to choose a roommate who will do the same. And you’ll…
Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter
Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter

Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you know how to keep your apartment warm and which supplies you need during the colder months, then your apartment is mostly winter-ready. Yes, with the right insulation and supplies, your apartment will be warm, but there’s a potential downside to this: Rodents may try to enter your apartment to escape the cold. This…
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Water to Wash Dishes
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Water to Wash Dishes

Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Water to Wash Dishes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. It can be easy to use more water than you need when you have unlimited water access, but you can always minimize unnecessary water usage in your apartment – and that’s the eco-friendly thing to…
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Security deposits are among the more significant finances involved with renting your first apartment. These deposits cover any damage you cause to your apartment, and even the most careful tenants can easily cause minor damage to their first apartments. After you move out, your landlord will subtract the monetary equivalent of any damage you cause…