These days, going green is all the rage. But truly reducing your footprint on the planet involves more than just a few buzz words to toss around: It's a sustainable lifestyle choice focusing on ways to preserve and improve the earth, and water savings is a big part of that. Recycling, reducing energy use and conserving water are all important elements. Even if your landlord is responsible for paying for the water usage in your apartment, it's important to be mindful of water conservation for environmental purposes. Although it can be difficult to make significant changes due to the transient nature of apartment dwelling and the fact that your landlord may not approve significant home modifications, by making a few simple changes, you can easily save gallons of water a day. Here are a few tips for conserving water in your apartment.
You’ve already set the funniest or best Wi-Fi name for your home router (May I suggest, “BewareOfAttackCat” or “YouHadMeAtWifi”? You’re welcome), now you need to set your personalized password. As soon as you’ve learned how to change the Wi-Fi password, you can set it to anything you wish. But consider the delicate balance between a secure password and one you can easily remember.
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:
Using Wi-Fi with your phone will allow you to browse the internet and use most of your apps without needing better cell reception because Wi-Fi does not require a cellular signal. Additionally, if your phone service charges for using above a certain amount of data per month, using Wi-Fi does not count towards your data plan.
The other feature of these energy efficient bulbs is that many come in colored versions and are “smart,” so you can connect them to your smart home hub, set up routines for lights to switch on and off automatically when you come and go, attach them to motion sensors, or even fade them in and out in the morning and evening with the sun.
Moving into a new apartment is a hard but fun and exciting process. However, you still have obligations to your old landlord, the largest of which is apartment cleaning. Landlords want to rent out your old unit as soon as possible, therefore, you need to deep clean the apartment before your move-out inspection. If you don't, you risk losing your security deposit. Apartment Guide tells you how to clean for a move-out.