Posts Tagged: housekeeping

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter
5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The first day of winter is quickly approaching, and you can already get a taste of what’s coming. Besides preparing for colder temperatures with winter clothing, warm blankets, and hot chocolate, it’s also a good idea to prepare your apartment for winter to help keep warm air in and cold air out and save on…
Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You
Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You

Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate can be beneficial in many ways including: splitting rent and household bills, having someone nearby in case of an emergency, and having someone to hang out with. One habit that can become problematic is living with a roommate who is less tidy than you, especially when it comes to sharing and…
5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love
5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love

5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When shopping for small kitchen appliances, we often have to limit ourselves with how many items we can actually have. Whether it is due to our limited budgets or simply a lack of cabinet or counter space, we have to pick a few selected items and rely on them for all of our cooking needs.…
25 First Apartment Essentials
25 First Apartment Essentials

25 First Apartment Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s a list of 25 essential items that will get you started furnishing your new place. Cleaning Supplies: 1. Broom and dustpan 2. Mop, bucket, and all purpose cleaning liquid 3. Paper towels 4. Disinfecting spray 5. Wash cloths (microfiber works great) 6. Laundry…
Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!
Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!

Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Winter has finally made her way out. Like any storm passing through, the season has left a mess, and I’m not just talking about the salt covered roads. There’s that pile of papers that you just didn’t have time to put away or that chair in your room that has a stack of clothes. Your…
5 Things To Do Before You Start This Weekend’s TV Binge
5 Things To Do Before You Start This Weekend’s TV Binge

5 Things To Do Before You Start This Weekend’s TV Binge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone loves a good TV binge and this weekend is perfect for catching up on all the Oscar-nominated movies* you have missed. Whether your choice is Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, or traditional cable TV marathons, there’s just something satisfying about spending an afternoon on the sofa catching up on your favorite shows.  Until…it’s over. And…
Wash or Toss: 6 Everyday Items You Are Probably Forgetting To Clean
Wash or Toss: 6 Everyday Items You Are Probably Forgetting To Clean

Wash or Toss: 6 Everyday Items You Are Probably Forgetting To Clean

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Certain commonly used household items are often forgotten about when you do you weekly (or monthly) apartment cleaning. Think sponges, shower curtains, A/C filters. These items can get just as dirty and bacteria-ridden as your toilet, but are you cleaning them enough?  Here is a quick guide on when to replace, wash or toss as…
Quick & Easy Roasted Butternut Bacon Bisque
Quick & Easy Roasted Butternut Bacon Bisque

Quick & Easy Roasted Butternut Bacon Bisque

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s icy outside and snow is reaching up to the window sills, time to beat the cold with a big bowl of soup!  This quick and fun recipe will tingle the taste buds – plus, it is the perfect recipe candidate if you need to make it ahead of time. You need: Stove Oven Blender…
Five-Step Meal Prep
Five-Step Meal Prep

Five-Step Meal Prep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re anything like me, one of your New Years Resolutions was to start going out to eat less and cooking more. Again, if you’re anything like me, that’s a lot easier said than done. I don’t have much experience cooking (read: none) but I’m excited to venture into this uncharted territory. It’s hard sometimes…