Posts Tagged: housekeeping

Bugs?! No Big Deal
Bugs?! No Big Deal

Bugs?! No Big Deal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last thing you want in your first apartment is a bunch of creepy-crawlers! Not only are they gross, but they can carry disease and be pretty dangerous. But, the truth is that for the most part, bugs are no big deal. Here are a few ways to prevent them from arriving… and what to…
6 Step Guide to Closet Organization
6 Step Guide to Closet Organization

6 Step Guide to Closet Organization

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The closet. An oasis, your own mini shopping mall, a place where you can reinvent yourself. Oftentimes these exciting purposes of closets get out-shadowed by mess and disorganization. Clothing can also hold a deeply personal bond which makes it even harder to organize and separate from. 1. Bring It All Out It will feel wrong to…
7 Ways To Vacation Prep Your Apartment Because No One Likes Spoiled Food
7 Ways To Vacation Prep Your Apartment Because No One Likes Spoiled Food

7 Ways To Vacation Prep Your Apartment Because No One Likes Spoiled Food

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer is here, and you may be headed out of town for a bit (if you’re lucky). If you are one of these fortunate souls, you’ll need to know how to vacation prep your apartment. Why does your place need to be prepped? You won’t even be there, right? Well, that is right, but no…
5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment
5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment

5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
How do you make an apartment more cozy? Well, a furry friend could just do the trick. Whether you love huge, fluffy dogs like Great Pyrenees or you’re more a toy breed kind of person, dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend for a reason. However, if you’re going to have a pooch around, you’ll…
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Man, I am a slob when it comes to keeping my kitchen clean. I can’t tell you how often I wish I were one of those people who can’t stand to see a mess. My life would be so much tidier… But, as it is, my messy kitchen is more of a minor annoyance to…
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout the year, guests will come and go from your apartment. From stopping by to say “Hi!” on their way to the store, to coming over for a movie night, to welcoming out-of-towners to stay with you, having your own apartment makes drop-ins a lot of fun. No matter how long your guests are staying,…
Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming
Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming

Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re living on a very low budget. So low that your furniture is all preowned and you’re using a cardboard box as a nightstand. This doesn’t mean you (or your guests) should feel like you’re living in squalor. Be clean One of the most important things you can do to make your low-budget apartment…
Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper
Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I don’t know about you but like any young person, I love to shop. Whether its a Home Goods in a lovely suburb or a small boutique in the city, something always catches my eye. And with that super skill of shopping, I have accumulated a fair amount of clothing for one person. It actually…
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…
30 Minutes or Less to a Tidy Apartment
30 Minutes or Less to a Tidy Apartment

30 Minutes or Less to a Tidy Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A messy and unorganized apartment can happen before you know it – you leave a dirty towel on the bathroom floor, an empty water bottle on the coffee table, a bag full of trash in the kitchen, and that’s how it starts. But don’t fear. That pile of clothes, stack of dishes, and basket full of…