Keep Your Apartment Dust Free
Vacuum your apartments twice a week to prevent dust from forming. If your curtains become dusty, place them in the washing machine and place on the “hot” setting. Wipe down your furniture, tops of doors, window frames and sills once a week with a damp cloth. If you need to change your own air filter, do so once a month to keep your air clean and dust free.
Keep Your Drains From Clogging
While it may seem okay to dump any fluid down the drain, certain types of fluids can actually clog your drain. The following types of liquids should not be drained:
- Cooking oil
- Dairy products
Should you notice a clogged drain in your kitchen, there are ways you can unclog it only using natural ingredients. Health blogger Crunchy Betty recommends pouring a combination of boiling water, vinegar, and baking soda, should your drain run a little slower than normal. Let the combination sit in your sink for five to ten minutes, then release your stopper and let it drop.
Be Careful With Your Counters
When chopping up fruits, veggies, and meats, use a cutting board. This is one of the best ways to keep your counters looking as good as new. Also, consider what type of cleaners you use. Cleaning supplies that contain chemicals can damage the finish of your countertops or even discolor your counter.
Have a Basic Toolkit
Keeping a small toolkit handy in your apartment is a great idea for “quick fixes.” Whether it’s a leaky pipe, or a window that gives a slight hesitation when opening and closing, bring out the DIY’er in you. Make sure your toolkit is equipped with the following:
- Power drill
- Measuring tape
- Duct tape
- Extension cords/power strips
- One wrench
- One plier
If you find that you cannot solve an issue, don’t worry; just contact your community’s maintenance team anytime by visiting the resident log-in and selecting your community.
Now that you have some ideas of how to maintain your apartment, check out our blog post on how to make your interiors look more expensive without spending a fortune.