Your Dog and Your Apartment Lifestyle

Nearly 50% of households—including apartments—own at least one dog in the United States. Whether you already own a dog or are considering adopting a four-legged companion, integrating your dog’s needs into your apartment lifestyle at RockVue Apartments doesn’t need to be a challenge.

Develop a Regular Schedule

The best way to ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and respectful of your apartment and your neighbors is to develop a regular schedule for feeding, playtime, and walks. Regular feeding times also translate in the need for regular walks, which can help to avoid accidents. Having a set time each day for walks and play can also help to control your dog’s energy levels and prevent loneliness, which will keep him from becoming destructive or loud due to boredom or excess energy. Sticking to a regular schedule also means less stress overall for your dog, resulting in a healthier and happier household.

Maintain Your Dog’s Health and Safety

Particularly in a shared living situation such as an apartment community, it’s important to keep your dog’s medical needs up to date. Visit your vet at least once a year to address any health needs, such as vaccinations or flea and tick control. This will ensure your dog is more comfortable in your home and safe to interact with your neighbors and their dogs. Additionally, make sure your dog wears identification and that his tags are up to date with your correct address and phone number. Even if your dog is microchipped, wearing a collar with tags will quickly alert neighbors that your dog is a pet who needs to be returned home if he ever wanders off.

Socialize and Desensitize Your Dog

Apartment communities can be loud, bustling places during the day. If your dog is unnerved or even frightened by these factors, talk to your vet about ways to socialize and desensitize your dog. Taking your dog for walks while there are neighbors around or visiting a dog park will help your dog feel more comfortable around other people and pets. Playing music or leaving the television on can help to desensitize your dog to everyday noises; there are also training options to help your dog feel more comfortable, so ask your vet for more personalized advice.

You and your pet can both enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle in your luxury one- or two-bedroom apartment at RockVue Apartments. Our pet-friendly Broomfield apartment community offers private garages, a regional trail, a dog wash, and an onsite dog park coming soon! Visit our website for more information about our floor plans, availability, rates, and location.

Easy and Green Cleaning Solutions

Keeping your Honolulu apartment clean brings out its best features and promotes a healthier, more comfortable living environment. Regular cleaning doesn’t need to be a challenge, nor does it need to detract from your eco-friendly lifestyle. A few simple solutions will reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning so you can spend more time enjoying the results.

Sweep Once a Day

Sweeping your floors once a day can drastically cut down on the amount of cleaning you do. Removing loose dirt and dust will prevent it from being tracked further into your home or ground into your solid surface flooring, where it can be harder to remove. Furthermore, using a broom and dustpan requires no electricity or energy of any kind, making it an eco-friendly way to keep your apartment looking its best on a daily basis. Regular sweeping will reduce the amount of work your vacuum does need to do, resulting in less energy usage when you opt for deeper cleaning techniques. While you’re sweeping indoors, take a moment to step outside and sweep your front step and your lanai as well. This will reduce the amount of dirt and dust available to be tracked inside, also cutting down on cleaning time.

Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar is a versatile and all-natural cleaning solution that can be used throughout your apartment for dazzling results. You can use vinegar to remove hard water deposits from coffeemakers, dishwashers, glassware, and plumbing fixtures. Pour vinegar down stubborn drains and wait 30 minutes, then flush with hot water to keep your drains running smoothly. Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with two cups of water in a spray bottle for an excellent all-purpose cleaner that can be used on countertops, appliances, windows, tile, flooring, and more.

Squeegee Your Shower

Keeping a small squeegee in the shower is a great green cleaning solution that will drastically cut down on the amount of cleaning products—and elbow grease—you’ll need for sparking tile. After showering, use the squeegee to remove excess water and soap scum from the shower walls. This simple task takes just a few minutes of your time, but will help to prevent buildup and moisture from accumulating on your tile and grout. When you give your bathroom a deeper clean, you’ll find that you don’t have to scrub as much or use harsh cleaning chemicals to achieve a sparkling tub or shower.

Use Recycled or Reusable Tools

Pulling out a roll of paper towels every time you clean can be wasteful. Instead, consider using newspaper to clean your windows and floors for a streak-free result; newsprint can still be recycled when you’re done cleaning to eliminate waste. Alternatively, use old t-shirts, socks, or reusable microfiber cloths when dusting and cleaning your apartment. When these cloths become dirty, just toss them in with your laundry and reuse them.

Your one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom apartment at Waena Apartments features comfort and convenience in the heart of Honolulu, including newly-renovated interiors, wood-style flooring, spacious lanais, and solid surface countertops. Check us out on the web to discover all the features and amenities you can enjoy when you choose to live in our apartment community near Ewa Beach.

Transform Your Bedroom on a Budget

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your apartment, providing a comfortable and relaxing environment where you can get the sleep you need for better health and a positive outlook on life. If your bedroom could use a refresh this fall, there are plenty of cost-effective ways to transform this room into an amazing and personalized space without overspending. Keep reading to discover how you can turn your apartment bedroom into an island-inspired paradise you’ll look forward to returning to each night.

Add Bedside Tables

A bedside table serves many important functions, providing a place for a lamp, clock, book, and other items you may need just before or after you sleep. If you don’t have a bedside table, adding one can instantly improve your bedroom’s functionality. Even if you have one bedside table, consider adding a second for a symmetric look that provides twice the storage of a single table. Choose a bedside table design that doubles as storage options by selecting pieces with shelves or drawers to keep the items you do store near your bed more organized for a less cluttered bedroom.

Add a Rug

An area rug adds color, texture, and personality to your bedroom at very little cost. You can go large or small with your rug, depending upon the size of your room, your budget, and your preferences. If you choose a larger rug for the center of the room, place the last two legs of your bed over the carpet’s edge to help create better flow in the space. Alternatively, a small rug can help to delineate a workspace or reading area; small rugs will look great at the foot of your bed. Choose a rug with a similar color palette or pattern style as your linens to tie this piece together with the rest of your room.

Add Curtains

Windows are often forgotten in terms of home décor—adding curtains in your bedroom will not only soften the look of the room, they can also provide an important function as well. Curtains can be closed to block out light and even some noise, making your bedroom a more peaceful place at night. They’ll also add color and texture during the day, creating a more cohesive and welcoming atmosphere. Window treatments are available in a wide variety of styles to meet your preferences and your budget, so you’re sure to find the perfect decorative and functional solution for your bedroom.

Kalaeloa Rental Homes offers a variety of floor plan options—you can choose a one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom layout for your Kapolei apartment home. Visit our website to click through our floor plan options, check out our gallery, and explore our onsite features and amenities when you choose to rent with us near Pearl Harbor and Ewa Beach.

Stay Prepared with These Apartment Essentials

Being prepared means the ability to handle any situation at a moment’s notice without stress. Making sure your apartment is prepared for anything from accidental spills to storms and power outages offers peace of mind while making tasks such as cleaning or assembling furniture much easier. Keep reading for a list of apartment essentials you should have at home in your Broomfield apartment today.

Toolkit

Even in an apartment community where you can enjoy onsite maintenance 24 hours a day, having a basic toolkit on hand in your apartment is a must. A personal toolkit makes hanging artwork, assembling and disassembling furniture, and any number of other small around-the-home tasks much easier. Your toolkit should include a hammer, both a flat-bladed and Phillips head screwdriver, pliers, and an adjustable wrench. Optional items include nails, screws, and a tape measure. Keep your tools in a designated tool box or container and make sure to put them away immediately after use to avoid losing them and requiring a full-scale search the next time you need a hammer.

Emergency Kit

A basic emergency kit can be a boon during any unexpected situation. Your emergency kit should contain a flashlight (and extra batteries), a basic first aid kit, extra medication for any family members or pets, water, nonperishable food, and pet supplies such as a carrier or leash. Other items you should consider for an emergency kit include a spare set of keys, a small disposable fire extinguisher, and an emergency blanket. Keeping these items safely tucked away in an easy-to-access location will ensure that you are ready to handle any situation, from a fire or flood to a scraped knee or a blackout.

Cleaning Kit

Unexpected spills can send you running to find your cleaning supplies before a stain sinks in. Keeping a small, self-contained cleaning kit in an accessible location can make addressing spills and other messes fast and easy. Your cleaning kit should contain spare cloths or paper towels, a broom or brush and dustpan, a sponge, and all-purpose cleaner. Feel free to expand your cleaning kit as you see fit to contain additional specialty items, such as a plunger, squeegee, cleaning toothbrush, or roll of trash bags. Having all your cleaning supplies in one location will make your regular cleaning chores much easier as well, especially if you opt for a carrier or container to move all your cleaning supplies easily from one location to another.

RockVue Apartments is a luxury apartment community offering plenty of square footage and storage for all your needs. You’ll also enjoy interior features that include upscale finishes, stainless steel appliances, and oversized garden tubs. We invite you to check out our website to view one- and two-bedroom apartment floor plans to find the perfect living space for your needs in the heart of beautiful Broomfield, CO.