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Garbage Disposal Smelling Funky?

If you notice a lingering funk coming from your garbage disposal, it’s probably time to give it a cleaning. Weekly cleaning can keep the garbage disposal clean and free of smells. Take necessary precautions to prevent the disposal being turned on accidentally while you clean it.

The rubber baffle at the drain opening can be scrubbed with soap and abrasive side of a sponge. Makes sure to get all the fold and creases.

You can pour little dish soup as it’s running to clean and deodorize the area, but some people prefer baking soda and vinegar, lemons, or ice.

Pour 1/2 cut of baking soda into disposal, then carefully pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the disposal. It will fizz up and use the sink stopper to trap the fizz. After a few minutes, remove the stopper and flush the disposal with hot water while running the garbage disposal.

Once this step has been completed, you can add the lemon peals to give it a fresh citrus smell.

Again, please make sure to take all precautions when cleaning your garbage disposal.

 

 

 

Organize Your Cords With Toilet Paper Rolls

Do you have a drawer full of tangled cords? Upcycle a common household item to keep them in line.

  1. Untangle your cords.
  2. Fold the cords up neatly and insert it into the toilet paper roll.
  3. If you have a whole drawer full of cords to organize, fill an empty shoe box or plastic storage bin with toilet paper rolls. Stick with folded cords into each roll to keep them neat.
  4. This also works well if you need to keep cords organized during a move.

Taking Care of the Flooring

Dirt is a floor’s worst enemy. When embedded into rugs and carpets, it wears out the fibers. On harder surfaces, like wood, laminate and vinyl, dirt causes scratches. Place mats inside and outside your door to reduce the amount of dirt tracked into your apartment. Vacuum low-traffic carpets at least once a week; vacuum high-traffic areas more frequently. Protect wood, laminate and vinyl floors by sweeping every day and mopping weekly with a product recommended for the floor type. Use the minimum amount of fluid needed to clean wood and laminate, as saturation damages wood’s finish and causes laminate to warp.

Keep the Refrigerator Working Efficiently

Dirty coils hold in heat and make your refrigerator’s motor work harder to cool the inside compartments. Keep coils clean by removing the cover from below the door and vacuuming out the dust that has accumulated. While you’re there, remove the drip pan from underneath the coils. Wash it well, and check the drain for clogs before replacing it.

Vacuum the Back: The idea of pulling your refrigerator away from the wall isn’t exactly at the top of anyone’s to do list, but it can help so much. So much dust and dirt gets trapped behind your refrigerator (especially if you have pets) and this collects on the condenser coils. Once you’ve cleaned them off, the heat from your refrigerator will be able to be carried away without as much resistance, making your cycles run for a shorter period of time.

Maintaining A Clean Dryer Vent


Learn the signs your vent needs cleaning. You should clean your dryer vent promptly when it shows signs of needing cleaning. Clean your dryer vent if you notice any of the following:

• Clothing not drying during a dry cycle
• Very hot clothing after a dry cycle
• Excessive heat from the dryer
• Larger amounts of lint in the lint tray than usual
• Excessive odor from dryer sheets

Keep the floor around the dryer clean. Your dryer vent will suck up dirt and debris from the floor, which can get the vent dirty faster.

Limit the use of dryer sheets. Dryer sheets can make your clothes smell fresher, but can also contribute to built up lint in a dryer vent.

Stick to brief dry cycles. Do dry cycles in 30 to 40 minute intervals. This allows for better air circulation.

Following these tips will help extend the life of your dryer.

Ceiling Fan-Switching from Winter to Summer

March is here and warmer days are upon us.

Have you ever wondered what the switch on your ceiling fan was for? Wonder no more! The switch helps either cool or warm your home more efficiently.

Up (reverse) during the winter. Fan should run in clockwise at a low speed. This will gently draw the room air up towards the ceiling and force the warm air down and out towards the walls avoiding giving you the wind chill effect.

  1. Makes a room feel warm and more comfortable.
  2. Save up to 15% on heating costs.
  3. Reduces clutter and electric hazards due to space heaters and heating blankets.

Down (forward) during summer. Fan will run counter-clockwise. This will force the room air down on you giving you the wind chill effect that makes you feel cooler.

  1. Makes a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler.
  2. Save up to 40% on air conditioning costs.
  3. Reduce use of central or window air conditioning units.
  4. Spend more time outdoors without sacrificing comfort.

And while you’re switching your fan, give it a good dusting to help the ceiling fan work efficiently.

 

Service Animals in Utah Housing

Hoping this information will answer some of your questions regarding Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals.

Utah’s disability rights act prohibits housing discrimination against those with disabilities, including those who use service dogs. Landlords may charge those with service dogs a security deposit for damage or wear and tear on the property, but only if the landlord charges a similar deposit for others.

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing accommodations against those who use service animals. You must be allowed full and equal access to all housing facilities, and may not be charged extra for having a service animal (although you may have to pay for damage your animal causes). If your lease or rental agreement includes a “no pets” provision, it does not apply to your service animal.

Pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act, housing facilities must allow service dogs and emotional support animals, if necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy the home. To fall under this provision, you must have a disability and you must have a disability-related need for the animal. In other words, the animal must work, perform tasks or services, or alleviate the emotional effects of your disability in order to qualify. (For more information, see the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guidance on service animals.)

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Ways To Improve Credit Score

A good credit score is key to renting a home and buying a home. If your score is less then, here are a few tips to better improve your credit score.

  1. Watch those credit card balances.
    1. Pay down your balances, and keep those balances low.
    2. Consolidating multiple cards balances with a personal loan could help your score.
  2. Eliminate credit card balances
    1. Gather up all those cred cards with small balances and pay them off.
    2. Then select one or two go-to cards that you can use for everything.
  3. Leave old debt and good accounts on as long as possible. This is also a good reason not to close old account where you’ve had a solid repayment record.
  4. Pay bills on time

Improving your credit score won’t happen over night.

Hopefully these few steps can help you get on the path to better credit.

PARKING

We all wish that we had ample parking spaces and plenty of them for friends and family to visit. But the majority of us are limited to 2 parking spots and designated guest parking, if that.

To make sure everyone stays in their assigned parking space, and prevent getting towed, please be mindful of which parking space is yours and follow the rules. Be courteous by making sure to only use the ones assigned to you and utilize the designated guest parking.

 

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