Category Archives Cleaning & Maintenance

In some cases, being eco-friendly can be expensive-- ever research geothermal energy? However, just because some efforts require great sacrifice doesn't mean that all do. In fact, you can go green and save money in your apartment all at once,…

Remember that hour you gained when Daylight Saving Time ended in the fall? You’re about to lose it again. But chin up – the beginning of Daylight Saving Time means spring is almost here, and with it we’ll get longer days and warmer temperatures. How can you get yourself and your apartment ready for the time change this Sunday, March 11? We’ve got some reminders for you:

new years apartment resolutions 2018

The beginning of a new year is a great time to make resolutions which will increase your quality of life. That holds true for apartment dwellers, too. Check out these apartment resolutions for 2018. Even if you only embrace a few of them, you'll be happy you did!

How to Clean Your Cleaning Tools 2

Your cleaning tools help you get your apartment spick-and-span, but they won't be as effective if they're dirty. You may not have considered tidying up your tools--they clean, so why clean them?--but doing so is worth your time. Your supplies…

apartment repairs

Are you noticing a few things in your apartment that need attention or repairs? A porch light that’s out? A shower that trickles? A toilet that runs? A big perk of renting is your limited responsibility when it comes to apartment maintenance. But, what maintenance does management cover?

A bed is one item that's worth spending a little extra on. Your back will thank you. Image: Oro Valley-The Golf Villas at Oro Valley, AZ
A bed is one item that's worth spending a little extra on. Your back will thank you. Image: Oro Valley-The Golf Villas at Oro Valley, AZ

When you rent an apartment, rather than buying a place, it can save you a lot of money. However, if that apartment isn't furnished — as few apartments are — you'll soon find yourself with a list of extra things that you have to buy in order to turn your new place into a proper home.

Buying everything at once can be overwhelming (not to mention a strain on your bank account), but you can get away with skimping on certain things. However, you should spend the money on other items so you don't have pay to replace them a few months later.

So which things can you save on, and for which apartment items should you spend a little extra? Let’s break it down.

Kitchen Tools

Some kitchens are an unorganized mess of gadgets, utensils and home appliances, but yours doesn’t have to be. You don’t need a juicer unless you’re pouring yourself big glasses of fresh orange juice every day; otherwise you can just squeeze the juice out of a citrus fruit yourself. A garlic press is unnecessary if you have a microplane, which doubles as a zester and grater for hard cheeses. [find-an-apartment] You only need 16 gadgets to make virtually every meal you run across in any cookbook. Simplify your life in 2011 by clearing out the clutter in your kitchen and keeping only the utensils and gadgets you absolutely need, listed and explained below.