As an apartment owner you don’t quite have the luxury of storage, but sometimes things just start to pile up. Before you know if your apartment is cluttered and you don’t know where to start. We have compiled some steps to take the stress out of your last ditch effort to Spring clean before Summer —
Shred piled up old bills and pay stubs
Store your warm clothing
You’d be surprised about how much room you’re missing out on in your closets. Either vacuum seal old clothing to create more space or box them up and move them to the laundry room.
Clean out your refrigerator and freezer
This sounds like a real pain, but just think of it as setting yourself up for a less heavy duty cleaning job for when your lease is up.
Wash your blinds and/or curtains
Because they actually are dustier than you think.
Deep cleaning doesn’t have to be miserable! Enlist your partner or kids with the duties and blast your favorite music while doing it. The sooner you get this done, the quicker you get to be carefree this Summer. Worry about your tan lines, not your messy apartment.
Cats Can be Good Roommates
Having a cat living inside the home is known to produce a number of positive health benefits for people. Cats are among the best-suited of all companion animals to living their lives entirely inside of an apartment or other small dwelling.
Health Benefits of Living Indoors
Most cats are extremely well-suited to living indoors for their entire lives. In fact, many veterinarians and breeders recommend that cats be kept inside at all times, for their own health and welfare. Unless they escape, cats that live exclusively indoors don’t get run over by cars, bitten by dogs or other cats or infested with nasty parasites.
Consider Getting Two Cats
Despite their seeming aloofness at times, most cats are extremely social and do well living together, as long as they are properly introduced to their housemates. It is especially nice to have at least two cats in an apartment or other household where the owner is gone many hours at a stretch, such as working a 9-to-5 job. This will give both animals companionship, social interaction and a playmate, even though they probably will sleep most of the time.
Keeping Your Cat Safe
One of the biggest dangers for cats living in high-rise homes is that they can fall from a balcony or open window. Owners living in high places must be sure that they have some sort of netting, fencing or other barrier around balconies and windows that open, even if they don’t normally permit their cat to have access to those areas.