Well, it’s almost the best time of the year to live in Buffalo. Winter is coming to a close. The soiled streets become cleaner and the grass gets greener. As the Buffalo NY landscape beautifies and moves into Spring, it’s time to start thinking about cleaning up that pad. Once it gets nice out, you, like most Western New Yorkers, will probably start spending the majority of your free time outside of your apartment, so let’s get this moving!
Clean Out the Fridge
Throw out anything you aren’t, won’t, or can’t eat. Get rid of it. Take it out of your apartment. Get it gone. Next, get everything settled and clean that fridge. A great idea is using a combination of salt & soda water. The soda water bubbles, and the salt adds great texture for cleaning off stains.
Make that Faucet Sparkle
Having trouble getting lime and grime off that faucet? Try laying paper towels over it, soaking it with vinegar, and letting it set for about an hour. Once this sets in, it will be much easier for you to remove.
Change Out Bedding
Think about how often hotel’s change out their bedding. Not that your apartment needs to be changed out daily, but chances are, it’s been a while. If your comforter doesn’t need to be washed, it’s a good idea to air it out, after a long closed-up winter. Hang it out on a clothesline for a day to freshen it up a little.
Dusty Drapes & Curtains
If they are looking a little musky, remove any hooks and throw them in the dryer on air-fluff with a damp towel. This will draw off any lint and dust and make them look cleaner. As soon as they’re done, put them back up on the hooks to avoid any wrinkling.
Don’t wait til summer’s almost gone to get your apartment clean. Living in a loft or apartment in Buffalo can give you some serious cabin fever throughout the winter. This can lead you to let things start to collect dust around your apartment. Be sure that you have the best possible summer you can, with a clean and fresh apartment! Plus, it’s always healthy to get the place cleaned up! Kissling offers some of the best apartments and lofts around Buffalo NY, for more information on finding a new pad, just give us a call or fill out our contact form on our contact us page!
Here are a few tips for transitioning your Buffalo Apartment from Winter to Summer Life
With Buffalo’s weather finally getting warmer, it’s time to transition your Buffalo apartment or Buffalo loft from cozy winter to warm summer. Here’s how to make your apartment feel brighter and match the summertime weather.
Add some plants as some decor
More life and color in your apartment will make it look more welcoming and bright. Whether you only want to grow flowers or herbs that can be used for cooking, it’s all up to you. Some of the best indoor flowers to put in your home are violets, hydrangeas, hibiscuses, and peace lilies. Not only will it bring life into your apartment, but it will also help with the heat. Since the plants’ roots absorb sunlight, it will make your apartment cooler than it will be if you didn’t have plants in it. Houseplants also act as air filters, which help to clean the air in your place.
Add Screens to Your Windows
Most apartments in Buffalo don’t have screens in their windows, which keeps Buffalonians from opening their window most of the time because they don’t want insects to fly into their home. Adding a temporary screen onto your window will keep those pesky insects out while still letting fresh air and warm sunlight in. Get some fresh air in there!
Lighten the Atmosphere
Choose a bright, light color scheme for your home decor things such as your throw pillows, your bed sheets, your bed pillows, and your window curtains. People tend to decorate their apartment in Buffalo with a dark color scheme, which will absorb light, small, and uninviting. A warm, light color scheme will instantly brighten your whole apartment up and will keep it from absorbing unnecessary warmth. Bright colors will not only brighten your apartment, but will also make it look and feel more spacious.
Add Colorful Art Pieces on Your Wall
In your Buffalo loft or apartment has dark walls and you can’t paint over it, add some bright piece of artwork onto the wall. Affordable pieces can be found at garage sales or the flea market. There are a few flea markets around Buffalo where they are beautiful pieces for crazy low prices. If you can’t find a piece that matches your Buffalo apartment’s color scheme, you can print out an artwork that you like and frame it yourself.
Brighten Your Meals
Replace your dark dishes for bright, patterned plates for your everyday eating. Summertime colors will make your meals look more summer themed and will bring bright colors into your everyday life. Consider getting cheap grill and get some nice bright veggies on there!
Hopefully a few of these tips help you to ship your Buffalo apartment into shape for the summer! There really is no better place to live than Buffalo New York in the summertime!