Category Archives: Organization Tips

4 Tips for Cleaning Your Refrigerator Quickly

Who wants to be inside, cleaning their apartment refrigerator, on a beautiful summer day? Not us! So we’re offering these four tips to help our residents breeze through cleanup and get on with the summer fun:

Take Everything Out

You’ll save a lot of time by not shuffling items around as you clean. Go ahead and take everything out in one fell swoop. We know it can get hot in Lewisville; if you’re worried about your food going bad while you clean, set up a cooler beforehand to hold everything while you’re working. It won’t be long. While you’re at it, take out as many drawers and shelves as you can.

Spray the Whole Thing

Spray the entire refrigerator interior down with a mixture of dish soap and water; this works great for cutting through any grease. Baking soda makes a great add-in for extra-gentle scrubbing power.

Prioritize for Soak Time

Got tough messes in your fridge? Spray them down with extra cleaning solution, or lay a saturated cloth atop them, and let them soak while you’re working on the less-soiled pieces. By the time you come back to it, it’ll be much easier to wipe up.

Wipe Up

You’re just about done! The only thing you have left to do is wipe down the inside of the refrigerator, wipe dry your shelves and drawers to eliminate water spots, and slide them back in. Take the time to wipe down all the bottles and jars going back into your fridge, too, so they don’t transfer any lingering gunk back onto the shelves.

If you follow these tips, you can have the entire refrigerator clean in 20 to 30 minutes — maybe less. Give us a call if you’d like to use some of that extra time to check out one of the floor plans for our Lewisville apartments.

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Tips to Organizing Your Pet Supplies in Your Apartment

When you share your home with one or more pets, there’s going to be supplies and accessories that need to be stored appropriately so that they don’t become a source of clutter. The following tips can help you establish an organization system for your pet supplies.
A good starting point in your organizational plan is to group supplies and accessories into specific categories. Keeping similar items together in the most accessible and logical locations saves you some time and eliminates the frustration of searching for items you need. A basket such as one designed to hold garden tools or cleaning supplies is a great storage option for your pet’s grooming supplies. You can store it in a bathroom cabinet or linen closet.

A rolling cart with drawers or a stationary storage bin is a good place to store food, bowls, treats and similar supplies. If you have extra space in the cart, you can store doggie sweaters and extra leashes in one of the drawers. A small cart can often be tucked into the laundry area in an apartment, an entryway or in the kitchen.

You can create an organization station near the door. Decorative baskets or a tote bag hung on an entry way wall provide a place to store a leash, harness, sweater and any other items you need to accompany you and your dog on a walk.

Your pet’s collection of toys can easily become clutter in the apartment. You can purchase a decorative container to designate as a place for toys. Experts recommend that you rotate the toys your pet has to play with so that they don’t become bored with them.

It’s best if you can store supplies such as cat litter or shavings for a small animal cage in a closet. If closet space is limited, you may have to get creative and find other ways to store it out of sight. A decorative chest or trunk that you’re using as a coffee table could serve a dual purpose and become a storage area for pet supplies.