Posts Tagged: housekeeping

Keep Allergy-Free This Winter!
Keep Allergy-Free This Winter!

Keep Allergy-Free This Winter!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Got allergies?! Whether they are year-round or seasonal, there are a few things you can do around your apartment or house to help reduce your allergy symptoms – especially being extra cooped up in the winter time! Check out these tips and projects to improve your breathing air and allergies! Whole Home These things should…
Apartment Housekeeping Plan
Apartment Housekeeping Plan

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In an apartment of your own, housekeeping can be a free-for-all. No parents or responsible adults to empty the dishwasher, vacuum the living room and remind (nag) you to clean your room. What does that mean for us? Time to step up! Luckily for me (and my boyfriend-roommate, Matt), I am a bit of a neat…
To-do’s While Moving
To-do’s While Moving

To-do’s While Moving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I moved all of my things from my university into my first apartment, I realized something really quickly. I have a TON of stuff. Too much! Moving always makes me want to be a minimalist, perhaps out of sheer laziness and an aversion to making fifty trips to and from my car. Miraculously, our…
7 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Faster and Easier
7 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Faster and Easier

7 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Faster and Easier

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com   Another weekend, another haul of laundry to the laundromat!  I know just how you feel. During my single (and divorced) years, I rented in both apartment complexes and old homes, and they all had one thing in common: no dedicated laundry machines. Even my first condo was lacking an in-house laundry…
How To Change a Light Bulb? The Scoop on the New Options
How To Change a Light Bulb? The Scoop on the New Options

How To Change a Light Bulb? The Scoop on the New Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It used to be so easy; you only had to know not to put a 100 watt bulb in a 40 watt lamp. Now, shopping for your next light bulb may introduce you to some new concepts and terminology. But have no fear, we are here to sort it all out. The incandescent light bulb (the…
More Smart Buys for Apartment Living
More Smart Buys for Apartment Living

More Smart Buys for Apartment Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As an apartment renter, there are a few amenities or luxuries you may not have direct access to. You might have to walk 5+ blocks to your local grocery store or take the train to your nearest Laundromat (if you’re not lucky enough to have laundry in your building.) Transportation in general may be limited…
Your First, Basic Tool-Kit (with Illustrated Guide)
Your First, Basic Tool-Kit (with Illustrated Guide)

Your First, Basic Tool-Kit (with Illustrated Guide)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Someone once said, “you can do ANY project – IF you have the right tools”. Its true!  This list will help you get set up with a supply of handy tools for an endless number of projects around your apartment. All of the items on the list can be found at your local hardware or…
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post is for all my people out there who have ever taken out the trash AGGRESSIVELY! This is for you, you poor souls who fight with every fiber of your being not to turn into your mother and just clean up after your living companion. When you move in with someone there are a…
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse shares her strategies for handling money matters and common chores with roommates. I’ve lived with a lot of different people in my life. When I lived at home, I had to share a room with my sister right up until I went to college and  shared a dorm room. When I got the apartment, one…