Tips On How To Make Your Apartment More Neighbor & Roommate Friendly
With everyone stuck at home most of the time, now more than ever, we feel the presence of our roommates and neighbors, especially for those who live in an apartment. Because of that, it’s best to be conscientious everyday to make sure that we all live in harmony.
You have to make sure your apartment is as friendly as possible to those you live with or those that live near you. So, today, we’re sharing a few tips on how to make that possible with ease! We’re all in this together after all!
It’s All About the Noise
Noise is one of the first things that can bother your roommates and neighbors. It’s the easiest thing to violate and one of the greater annoyances out there. As much as we’d like to be aware of our noise levels, sometimes we just can’t help wanting to listen to music, watch a film or talk to someone at the level we want.
One of the best compromises?
Soundproof your room, or your apartment in its entirety.
You can install sound curtains or thick blankets in order to help block out sound. If you want to keep a particular aesthetic, bookcases actually do a very good job of helping soundproof rooms. Door sweeps and other similar items can also help in keeping the noise inside your apartment.
If you don’t want to go the sound proofing route, you can also go the route of equipping your house with silent electronics.
One such example would be purchasing a quiet table fan. You want to keep cool and refreshed while working without having a noisy fan to bother you or those around you? Look into fans such as Vornado VFan Mini Classic Personal Vintage Air Circulator Fan or the Dyson Large Air Multiplier Pedestal Fan.
Taking Care of Leaks
One of the most annoying problems you can encounter in your apartment are leaks. It’s doubly more frustrating if the leak is coming from another apartment and into yours.
Don’t be that person!
Regularly check on possible sources and causes of leaks, such as flooded toilets, leaking refrigerators and damaged pipes. Another possible source of leaks could be your own negligence! Always remember to properly close the water in your kitchen or bathroom in order to avoid overflowing and leaks.
Stay a step ahead and be both mindful and thorough regularly. You should avoid running into, or making, problems for yourself and those around you.
Do You Smell That?
Be it because of wet clothes, cat litter, dog pee, spoiled food or just general uncleanliness, If left unattended, any apartment can end up smelling pretty funky, pretty fast. And once those around you start noticing and calling you out? Well, you’ve got a problem. A big, odorous one. Not to mention any pesky unwanted visitors could drop by if left unattended.
Do your best to avoid such scenarios by cleaning up regularly and not giving your apartment the chance to start smelling bad. Clean your carpet. Clean your shoes. Clean the ceiling. Clean your mirrors and windows.
Point is, just clean! It goes a long, long way.
If you can’t prevent it and it’s already there, one of the best ways to deal with the smell, aside from dealing with the source, is to air out your room. One of the easiest ways to do this would be to leave all the windows open for 24-hours.
This won’t just get rid of the smell, but good ventilation can also help in keeping your air clean and covid free!
In the end, it’s not that hard to keep your apartment clean and be not at all annoying for your roommates or neighbors. Follow our tips, and we promise you, you’ll never be “That” person everybody is annoyed at. Never again.