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What To Do If Your Roommate Gets COVID

Jan 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

You’re doing all you can to not get COVID. You keep your distance when you go out. You wear your mask every time you come in contact with someone you don’t live with. When you hear someone has a “cold” but is still game for hanging out you shut them down.

Unfortunately, all your hard work hasn’t stopped your roommate from contracting COVID. Even though you don’t COVID, what does it mean for you? People have said that if someone you live with has COVID you essentially have it as well, but is that true? Is there a way to avoid contracting it as well? Do you have to stay home and be quarantined just like them? How do you navigate shared spaces?

The National Public Radio wrote an entire article that answers all the questions above and more! Read below to get your questions answered.

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COVID Safety In Your Apartment Complex

Dec 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

The CDC and State have given out all the guidelines and precautions when it comes to the prevention of COVID-19 for households. Yet, those that live in apartment complexes have the unique experience of having closer than normal neighbors, shared living spaces, and communal spaces like hallways, elevators, staircases, laundry rooms, mail stations, etc.

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Rental Living Tips: How to Safely Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Dec 29, 2020 10:07:18 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

While the excitement for 2020 being over is high, the fact that C hristmas is officially over is a little sad.

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is going to pick out your Christmas tree and spending time decorating it with all the family ornaments, colorful lights, or all the garland you can place on it. Rental living may mean you have to become a little more creative when it comes to getting your tree inside your rental, but it adds to the fun, right? PIVOT!

The worst part about the Christmas season ending is having to undo all the hard work you did in the first place. You have to take all of your family ornaments and lights off the tree, figure out how they all fit into that one box that goes into the storage closet, and finally, dispose of your tree. 

Chico has two different options for you to choose from when it comes to how you want to dispose of your tree this year, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Hint: all of the options deal with recycling your tree not throwing away your tree.

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How to Clean Your Apartment if Someone Has COVID

Dec 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Staying home and minimizing your contact with the people outside your home is important to help slow and stop the spread of COVID. When the need to venture into the great wide somewhere arises, remembering to always wear a mask and social distance when possible also helps to slow the spread.

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How To Get Your Laminate Flooring Clean

Nov 6, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Finding tips to keep your carpet clean and how to remove stains is simple, but what about the laminate flooring you have in your bathroom or kitchen? 

Laminate flooring may be easier to keep clean than carpets, but it’s still a good idea to give it extra attention or a deep clean every few months.

Nothing is worse than walking around in your socks and finding that you’ve brought whatever was on your laminate floor over to your clean carpet.

Keep reading to get the full details on how to get your apartment laminate floors so clean you won’t think twice about walking around in your white socks!

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Best Tips for Caring for Your Carpet in Apartments

Nov 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you move into your new apartment, the excitement of starting fresh can easily take over. The appliances are clean, there is no clutter, and the possibilities seem endless. You walk in the door when you first get your keys and you’re not-so-clean shoes touch your oh-so-clean carpet. You then realize that the feeling of your apartment being consistently clean seems like a goal that is untouchable.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a few tips out there to keep carpet in apartments in Northern California clean? 

You’re in luck. We have a few tips to help you as an apartment renter keep your carpet fresh, and also help you remove stains if a mishap occurs!

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How to Extinguish the Effects of Wildfire Smoke in Your Apartment

Sep 10, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

If you find yourself living in California, it's safe to say you've probably been affected by a fire at some point this year. It seems our state has been living in a smoky haze, only venturing outside when we have to (and not just because of COVID). We've also found ourselves exchanging our COVID cloth masks for N95 masks. 

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Got Dirty Furniture? Use These Tips to Clean Them In Chico Apartments

Aug 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Working from home and not leaving the house very often can have you seeing the dirt and grime build up on your furniture more than usual. If your couches look dingy from all the sitting or your end table has a water ring on it from a drinking glass, then this blog is for you! These tips are great for cleaning your furniture when you live in Chico apartments.

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Tips for Moving Out of Apartments in Chico California

Aug 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Let’s face it, moving is a huge ordeal and there is just nothing simple about it. Many people realize too little too late and discover that unless you want to pull a few all-nighters, you can’t leave everything until the week of moving day.

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6 Things You Should NOT Be Doing in Chico Rental Properties

Jul 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

One of the best things about Chico rental properties is the ability to fill out a maintenance request and have someone come out in a timely matter to look at your issue. What's even better is Hignell Rentals offers general maintenance as part of your monthly rent, that means not having to pay extra!

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Hignell Rentals is Your Home for Northern California Rentals.

At Hignell Rentals we have been maintaining and renting properties in the North State since 1970. We value relationships and caring communities, honoring and encouraging one another, unwavering integrity, uncommon generosity, and growth and innovation. We strive to provide our residents with a quality living environment across the North State in Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville and surrounding areas.