Posts Tagged: housekeeping

Stained Backsplash in Your Kitchen? Here’s How to Freshen It Up
Stained Backsplash in Your Kitchen? Here’s How to Freshen It Up

Stained Backsplash in Your Kitchen? Here’s How to Freshen It Up

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’re deep cleaning your kitchen and it feels like you’ve covered everything, but somehow, at the same time, it doesn’t quite feel clean yet. You’ve done the dishes, scoured the counters and stovetop, and swept the floor, but what still doesn’t look right? It might be your backsplash.  The kitchen backsplash tends to go overlooked…
How to Declutter Your Apartment Before You Move
How to Declutter Your Apartment Before You Move

How to Declutter Your Apartment Before You Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is a big process, but decluttering is a step that can make the whole process shorter and easier. If anything, moving out is the perfect time to declutter your apartment and get rid of anything you no longer use, but where should you start? If a shorter and easier moving process sounds good to…
How to Clean Your New Apartment Before You Move In
How to Clean Your New Apartment Before You Move In

How to Clean Your New Apartment Before You Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re getting ready to move into your new apartment and want to make sure you get everything cleaned before the big day. Where do you start? There’s a lot to do, and with just a little preparation, you can get your apartment cleaned like a pro. Keep reading to learn how to get your…
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,…