Posts Tagged: housekeeping

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…
How (and How Often) to Deep Clean Your Fridge
How (and How Often) to Deep Clean Your Fridge

How (and How Often) to Deep Clean Your Fridge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you see a fridge spill or identify a bad smell in your fridge, finding the culprit isn’t always easy. The good news is that you don’t have to find the source to eliminate it – deep-cleaning your fridge should do the trick. Below, learn how (and how often) you should deep clean your fridge.…
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…
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…
Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners
Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners

Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. According to the Environmental Working Group, which advocates for non-toxic chemicals in products, some popular household cleaners have harmful ingredients. In fact, many everyday cleaners contain carcinogens and toxins that can potentially lead to skin irritation,…
Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment
Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re like most people, then you don’t find fruit flies particularly pleasant. That’s why, if you see them in your apartment, you might feel the urge to get rid of them before they become a bigger issue. Fruit flies can be especially bothersome since they multiply rapidly, which can mean approximately 500 eggs near…
Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?
Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?

Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You probably know that it’s important to shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways, but you might be unaware that shoveling snow from your apartment’s balcony can also be helpful. In fact, depending on your lease and what type of balcony you have, you might need to remove snow from it to prevent balcony damage. Below,…
How to Safely Shovel Snow
How to Safely Shovel Snow

How to Safely Shovel Snow

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s your responsibility to shovel snow near your apartment, there are some safety tips you should keep in mind. Although you may want to shovel quickly so you don’t spend a ton of time laboring to create a clear, safe path from your front door to the outside world, it’s essential to work gradually…
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…