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Ways to Prevent Carpet from Getting Dirty in Hignell Rental Properties

Jul 8, 2021 4:32:02 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Apartment carpets get abused. Life is already rough on your carpets, but in Hignell Rental properties where multiple renters have moved in and out, your carpet may be looking pretty sad. So what do you do to get the carpet looking nice and keep it that way?

When you first move into a new apartment make sure that the carpets have been professionally cleaned. This is pretty standard practice with apartment turnover, but you should always ask. Professional steam cleaning will get your carpet clean deep down where dust and allergens can hide. 

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Keep Your Dishwasher in Tip Top Shape While at Hignell Rentals

Jun 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

We believe the invention of the dishwasher was one of the best for in home appliances. It not only saves time but newer dishwashers use less water and energy to get your dishes clean. But did you know that using your dishwasher improperly and neglecting to clean it can prevent the appliance from working properly and can even leave a dingy smell lingering in your Hignell Rentals kitchen?

It's time to make your dishwasher a part of your normal cleaning routine. Cleaning it before big holidays and get togethers that will require a lot of wash cycles will be extremely helpful. Your dishwasher has filters that trap extra food and particles that will only collect over time. It's probably a good idea to clean it after those big holiday and get together washes too!

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Tips for Keeping Your Apartment Clean When You Have Pets

Apr 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Keeping your apartment clean when you live alone is a simple task. All you have to do is pick up after yourself a little bit each day. While not as simple, it’s still fairly easy to keep your apartment clean with a roommate. Just make sure to talk with them before moving in together about the apartment rules (i.e. pickup after yourself) and schedule cleaning times, like weekends.

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What to Clean Daily so Your Apartment Stays Clean

Apr 7, 2021 1:51:06 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Do you go a month or more without cleaning your apartment? When it’s time to actually tackle that task you are more than likely overwhelmed with how much you need to clean.

Want a helpful trick? If you pick up around your apartment each day (even just little bit) the few times a year you are wanting to do a deep clean won’t be as daunting to you! It also won’t take as much elbow grease to get it clean.

Here are simple tasks you can do each day. They may seem like common sense but it’s so easy to push them off a day…then another day…then another until the mess is piled up and it takes you ten times longer to clean it up.

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Moisture Build Up: How to Clean & Get Rid Of It

Mar 31, 2021 2:31:15 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Just imagine. You're in the middle of a shower and when you look down to grab the soap you see it. The black or green dots that aren't supposed to be there. You immediately run water over the mold and try to scrap it off, but will this remove it for good?

What about when you find it on something that isn't easily scrubbed off? It's one thing to clean mold up, but how do you get rid of it so that it doesn't pop back up?

We found a great article that goes through how to get rid of it anywhere that it shows up within your home and the products that will kill it.

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How to Keep Your Rental Clean During the Rainy Season

Mar 10, 2021 4:32:39 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Easiest way to keep your rental clean during the rainy days? Don’t leave it! Yet that’s unrealistic advice especially if you work in an office or you're low on groceries.

Therefore, when you decide to venture outside your rental on a rainy day how can you keep it clean upon your return when you aren’t clean? Here are six simple ways you can keep all the dirt and extra water outside, where they belong!

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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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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.