City life is fast-paced. With a career, friends, and nightlife, it can be hard to keep your apartment in perfect shape. However, the problem with this is that you’ll sometimes want to have people over, and if you’ve let your place slide, you’ll have a recipe for embarrassment. Below is a brief list of some aspects of apartment maintenance that every man should know.
Keep Up On Home Maintenance
When it comes to home maintenance, little things can add up to big trouble. Several of the most common maintenance issues cluster around the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. Be sure your filters are changed regularly, and schedule yearly maintenance with a qualified HVAC-servicer. The maintenance fees are invariably less than the costs of what might happen if you allow your HVAC system to go unmaintained.
Keep Things in Their Place
A well-maintained apartment is a neat apartment, and a neat apartment makes the best impression on visitors. It can be easy to fall behind here and there, leaving out a magazine, or a dish, or an article of clothing. Then, one day when you have a friend over, everything seems to add up. Save yourself the trouble of a whole day spent cleaning up your belongings; Instead, just put your stuff back where it belongs when you finish using it. That way, when company comes over, you won’t have to scramble to make your apartment look neat and tidy because it will already look immaculate.
Daily and Weekly Cleaning
Of course, messiness isn’t just a matter of clutter. Over time, even the most careful apartment dweller will start to dirty their apartment. Cleaning tasks are divided into daily and weekly tasks. Picking up is an example of a daily task, as is washing the food off of your dirty dishes. Although you don’t need to fully clean every dish every day, food chunks left in the sink attract insects and other pests. Weekly cleaning should be room-by-room, and include vacuuming, sweeping, wiping counters, washing dishes, and all other bathroom cleaning tasks.
You may not have the time to keep up on all that cleaning. That’s fine; You’ve probably got important things to do. In that case, consider finding a reasonably priced cleaning service. Although they are sometimes costly, a cleaning service will keep up on the routine cleaning tasks for you. At the same time, don’t think that having a service excuses you from doing anything around the house. Most services have lists of what they will and will not do, and leaving your cleaning person an apartment that looks like a bomb went off in it is a sure way to lose them.
Whatever your income level or home situation, the fact is that you need to find a way to keep your apartment up. It is, after all, a major part of the impression you’ll be leaving on visitors. Don’t fret. Just make a cleaning and maintenance plan and you’ll be living the high life.
This is a post by Todd Green, who is a freelance writer from Nowheresville USA. He has his degree in Journalism and enjoys being outdoors fishing and singing karaoke when he’s not writing