Posts Tagged: housekeeping

DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains
DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains

DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unclogging a toilet is easy, but what about sinks and showers? Sometimes you’ll want a landlord or plumber’s help, but you can also do it yourself with a few inexpensive tricks. Here’s a DIY guide on how to unclog your drains. Check the garbage disposal One of the most common causes of a blocked kitchen…
Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?
Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?

Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt an energy-efficient lifestyle, hang-drying your clothes could be an excellent way to start. But is doing so right for you, or will…
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

  |   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. If you’re ready to move into an apartment, choosing whether to live alone or with roommates is an important decision to consider based on your personality and finances. Find some clarity on this…
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing to their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, using reusable napkins, dishcloths, and cleaning rags instead of paper towels is a good way to start. You…
Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips
Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips

Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although people are going to beaches and, in some states, bars and clubs now that summer has arrived, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. In fact, cases have now become more prevalent among younger people than older people. If you live with roommates, the spread of COVID-19 among younger people might have you worrying…
How to Clean Your Sink and Toilet
How to Clean Your Sink and Toilet

How to Clean Your Sink and Toilet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone loves a clean bathroom, but not everyone loves actually cleaning their bathroom. Not that a thorough cleaning has to be difficult or laborious – if you start your bathroom cleaning routine with your sink and toilet, you can quickly complete the first steps toward achieving the clean bathroom you’re seeking.  How to clean your…
How to Clean a Shower
How to Clean a Shower

How to Clean a Shower

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Showers can get gross quickly. They easily gather grime, not to mention mold, which can make them feel exactly the opposite of hygienic. Worse yet, achieving a clean shower can often feel like one of the most challenging parts of cleaning your bathroom. That said, with just a few simple bathroom cleaning tools and solutions…
How to Keep Gnats, Ants, and Flies Out of Your Apartment
How to Keep Gnats, Ants, and Flies Out of Your Apartment

How to Keep Gnats, Ants, and Flies Out of Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s face it: Even the most modern, well-constructed apartments aren’t perfectly sealed to the outdoor world. At some point or another, a gnat, fruit fly, or ant will likely find its way into your apartment. While gnats, ants, and fruit flies are all tiny and virtually harmless, they certainly aren’t pleasant presences, so here’s how…
Five Space-Saving Dish Drying Options
Five Space-Saving Dish Drying Options

Five Space-Saving Dish Drying Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartment dwellers need to buy their own groceries and cook their own meals to maintain a feasible budget, but small kitchens can pose some challenges for making food at home. As though kitchenware and food storage obstacles aren’t limiting enough, there’s also the struggle of making space to dry your dishes when your countertop…
How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner
How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner

How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When disinfecting surfaces in your apartment to minimize your chances of spreading or catching COVID-19, you might turn to bleach as your disinfecting product of choice. Bleach is a viable last-resort option if you don’t have disinfecting wipes, disinfecting sprays, isopropyl alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide on hand – and since most stores haven’t been able…