Posts Tagged: housekeeping

How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces
How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces

How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve probably heard the advice ad nauseam by now: In addition to washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, you can lower your chances of catching or spreading COVID-19 by disinfecting surfaces around your apartment. Just as handwashing that lasts less than 20 seconds is significantly less effective at preventing COVID-19 transmission,…
How to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Your Roommates
How to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Your Roommates

How to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Your Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The tradition of spring cleaning may seem overwhelming. Do you really want to take the time and put in the labor to clean your entire apartment? This concern can be less pressing when you have roommates because you can all split the work evenly. Here’s how to tackle spring cleaning with your roommates. Decide what…
Help! There’s a Mouse in My Apartment
Help! There’s a Mouse in My Apartment

Help! There’s a Mouse in My Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Picture this: You’re alone in your apartment, relaxing on your couch while watching TV. In the distance, you see something that makes you realize you’re not actually alone – a mouse sprints across your kitchen floor or countertops and disappears before you even realize what happened. Unfortunately, seeing a mouse in your apartment isn’t uncommon,…
Is an Apartment Cleaning Service Worth the Money?
Is an Apartment Cleaning Service Worth the Money?

Is an Apartment Cleaning Service Worth the Money?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having your own apartment can give you thorough peace of mind, but keeping it clean can just as quickly bring stress back into your life. No matter how hard you try, a thin layer of dust will all but inevitably make itself at home on your dresser, bookshelf, and other surfaces that mostly go untouched…
Going on Vacation? Your Ultimate Apartment Prep Checklist
Going on Vacation? Your Ultimate Apartment Prep Checklist

Going on Vacation? Your Ultimate Apartment Prep Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re going away for a couple of nights, you’re probably not thinking too much about what could happen to your apartment as it sits alone and unattended for such a short time. But what if you’re taking a much longer vacation? When do you need a friend or a family member to “check in”…
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your ceiling starts leaking, your dishwasher stops working, or your oven stops heating, you’ll need to call an expert to take care of your problem. If you’re renting your apartment, your landlord is likely required to schedule and pay for major repairs of this nature. While there may be a clear set of obligations…
7 Weekly Cleaning Activities You Should Be Doing
7 Weekly Cleaning Activities You Should Be Doing

7 Weekly Cleaning Activities You Should Be Doing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, you just don’t want to clean your place. Whether you’ve gotten off from a big day at work or you’ve been swamped studying, daily cleaning can get lost in the busy fray. However, taking care of these 7 weekly cleaning tasks makes your monthly cleaning that much easier.  Your cleaning can be easily split…
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…