Spring is here, and everybody is itching to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather that it’s sure to bring. Before you race outdoors, however, it’s a great idea to get your rental apartment fresh and clean for the coming season. Kick out any stagnation that’s settled in your space the natural way, by replacing harsh chemicals and disinfectants with essential oils! Here are some super easy hacks that will have your rental apartment sparkling and smelling amazing in no time!
The first step in creating a spring-worthy rental apartment is to get out all of the icky scents left behind from winter! With doors and windows closed tight against the cooler air for the past months, your space is likely to be holding on to some less-than-desirable odors. No need, however, to rush to the grocery store. Grab one of your favorite essential oils, a diffuser, and some water and voila! You’ve transformed the smell of your space in the blink of an eye!
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Naturally, disinfecting your rental apartment is another necessary step in getting it ready for spring! Rather than spraying washable surfaces with harsh and smelly chemicals, reach for your essential oils! Different oils will be great for different purposes. Certain oils, such as clove, eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, and sandalwood, boast antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that will wipe out any germs you’ve contended with over the winter months! Simply add a few drops to a spray bottle of white vinegar.
If you have a pet that’s not such a fan of heading outside in the cold, you may also be up against some pet stains and odors in your rental apartment. Pour some baking soda on the area to absorb the majority of the odor and leave for about half an hour. Then, pour a solution of peroxide diluted with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil over the baking soda, give it a good scrub, let dry and vacuum!
If springtime means allergies for you, it might be wise to stock your rental apartment with some basic essential oils that can help to ease your symptoms. Lavender, sandalwood, eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint oil are all very helpful in combatting effects such as runny noses, coughs, and dry throats. Put into your diffuser or directly onto skin (if using a high-quality product that suggests topical application is okay).
Essential oils can also be a great way to keep your rental apartment free from pests as they emerge from their winter hideouts! Lemongrass, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lavender oils are all extremely beneficial when it comes to repelling a whole assortment of unwelcome critters.
Adding 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil to 2 cups of warm water is an awesome way to eliminate mold that may have accumulated over the course of the winter. Simply spray it on and allow it to sit for at least thirty minutes and watch it disappear!
Adding essential oils to your vacuum bag is another awesome way to freshen up your rental apartment without a whole lot of effort. Grab some cotton balls and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to them. Then, suck them up into your vacuum and let the incredible scents fill up your home every time you go for a quick clean-up. Using an antimicrobial scent will also help to keep allergens from escaping into the air.
Freshening up your clothes is another great way to invite spring into your space! Adding a few drops of essential oil to a piece of cloth and putting it into your dryer with a load of laundry will have both you and your laundry room smelling and feeling fantastic.
Lastly, odors and germs can easily get trapped in upholstery and rugs throughout the winter months. Make your rental apartment feel new again by adding about 5-10 drops of your favorite oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Spritz this concoction on any fabric in your space that could use a little pick-me-up!
Looking for a Rental Apartment in Hattiesburg or the Surrounding Areas?
Now that you know all of the best ways to freshen up your rental apartment the natural way, it’s time to find the perfect space for you to invite spring into! At Hattiesburg Apartments, we’ve teamed up with 17 of the best local apartment communities to ensure that we have something in our database of available units to offer everybody! Take a look today and reach out to one of our team members to schedule a walk-through!