Posts Tagged: cleaning tips

4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are so many things in your apartment to clean, it’s no surprise that some things get overlooked. But there are a few things that you should never forget, because they make a huge impact on your living space. Here’s a list of four things that are particularly important to remember. Inside the microwave This…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I wrote before about my horror at discovering how little my boyfriend and his roommate knew about cleaning (and the instructions I gave them regarding how to remedy these issues). When I visited him in his new apartment, I had high hopes that I would see some of my advice being utilized. And yes, he…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I visited my long-distance boyfriend’s apartment for the first time, I discovered that the organized persona he put on in front of me was just that. He and his roommate were unaware of some of the most basic housekeeping necessities. Like washing things. Please, learn from their mistakes! The dish towel There was a…
Move-Out Cleaning Checklist
Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving out of your apartment can be a stressful time! Add the drama of not understanding how or what to leave squeaky clean in your old place and many of us end up feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the move. Almost every apartment complex or landlord will require the apartment be left as clean as…
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs

How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am a slob. I’ll admit it. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s something that I’ve come to accept about myself. That being said, I do not enjoy living in a pigsty! Through much trial and error, I’ve discovered a few cleaning tips for slobs that combat my slovenly ways. The Doorway Rule…
Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?
Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?

Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a first-time renter, you’ve just started your career and you’re on your own for the first time. You often don’t have a lot of money and you’re just learning how to seriously follow a budget. A cleaning service is for the wealthy, for those older than you, totally unnecessary. Right? Mostly, yes. But there…
How To Be A Great Apartment Host
How To Be A Great Apartment Host

How To Be A Great Apartment Host

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a few tried and true methods to being a great apartment host when you have friends join you in your apartment. Check out these quick and easy tips to ensure your friends have a great experience in your apartment and love to visit you! Prep and clean up No one wants to spend…
6 Things You Need to Clean ASAP
6 Things You Need to Clean ASAP

6 Things You Need to Clean ASAP

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you keep your apartment completely spotless at all times, these six places have probably been unattended (for whatever length of time…yikes!). Take a little time before the holiday entertaining season kicks in, to pay attention to some of these places you have neglected since moving in! 1. Baseboards Over time, your baseboards get nasty!…
How to Find Time to Clean the Apartment
How to Find Time to Clean the Apartment

How to Find Time to Clean the Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone likes a clean home. Not everyone likes to clean. Not everyone seems to have the time to clean. Whether or not you enjoy the process, keeping your place clean is necessary. Its better for both your physical and mental health I am a clean freak. When the place isn’t clean, my stress levels are…
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…