Posts Tagged: cleaning

5 Tips for Avoiding Roommate Cleaning Drama!
5 Tips for Avoiding Roommate Cleaning Drama!

5 Tips for Avoiding Roommate Cleaning Drama!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a new set of roommates comes with unique challenges, from getting used to each others schedules and preferences to sharing your living space with them! That’s generally where cleaning drama can start to unfold – living with roomies that have different expectations of cleanliness than you do! But, this doesn’t need to be…
Refresh Your Apartment for 2019
Refresh Your Apartment for 2019

Refresh Your Apartment for 2019

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
January is the perfect time to take a few steps to refresh your apartment so you enter the new year feeling relaxed and ready to smash all your goals. Start with doing these few things to get ready for 2019! Deep Clean They say spring is the time for a major clean, but I believe…
5 Natural Cleaning Brands To Go Eco-Friendly In Your Apartment
5 Natural Cleaning Brands To Go Eco-Friendly In Your Apartment

5 Natural Cleaning Brands To Go Eco-Friendly In Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going green doesn’t just mean having a compost pile in your apartment (though composting is a great idea). There are little changes you can make for your health and for the environment. These 5 natural cleaning brands are a great way to begin your journey into working with natural products that are also eco-friendly. The…
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…
Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work
Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work

Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You get home from work and all you want to do is lay in bed. The pressures of day-to-day routines and work duties are taxing on a person. We spend a majority of our hours at the office or focusing on a work project, confined by four walls. We no longer have the flexibility to…
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…
Tips for Cleaning the Dreaded Closet
Tips for Cleaning the Dreaded Closet

Tips for Cleaning the Dreaded Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I often find myself saying how much I LOVE having extra closet space in my new place. After moving into a bigger apartment, it was something I was most excited about. But, six months in, I’m realizing something awful. I love my closets because I can shove extra JUNK inside, close the door, and forget…