I’ve been trying to get better with apartment maintenance over the last couple of years! My parents let me live in the apartment in my early and mid-20s, but it was at the caveat of having to learn to do a lot of chores around the house, i wasn’t allowed to come and go as I satisfied without pulling my way around the house.
It was a process of learning how to do a lot of apartment maintenance from my dad… When you already taught me how to paint the fence in the exterior of the house.
It was such a grueling process and I remember hating every single afternoon I had to spend outside in the sunshine with the paint roller in my hand, then after that he taught me about chopping wood for the winter… Granted, I learned a little bit about this when I was younger, but this time my dad put me in charge of making sure the family had enough water here, however he was getting older and it was harder for him to do the work. My friend and I also had to keep an eye on the chimney in the wood stove to make sure they were toiling in optimal condition, then for instance, the chimney needed to be cleaned more than once a year because of how often we used the wood stove, nowadays I have my own apartment with my own chimney in my own wood stove so I have to do all of this without any reminders from anyone else. I consistently call the chimney corporation to get it repair twice a year, and they come out and clean it and make sure everything is toiling officially so I don’t have a fire in my apartment as a result. It’s important that you take care of your wood furnace like you would an electric or gas furnace.