Sheffield is an amazing city in its own right and it’s a great home for students throughout the year into the bargain. Your budget is often a large factor in your decision making process throughout your life, but no more so when you’re a student. To help you stretch your maintenance loan a bit further, here’s a few of the things to look forward to when you’re living in Sheffield that won’t break the bank.
If you’re living in Sheffield Hallam accommodation then you will be within walking distance from many of the amenities and attractions the city centre has to offer. West street is where you want to head for your first night out in the city, packed full of bars and generous student offers to go with them. If you plan carefully and take advantage of some promotions meant to lure in the student audience, a night out can be had within a reasonable budget. The university Student Union also offers a great social hub, and often societies will host themed nights in various SU locations across the city and campus.
If you’re in Sheffield over the summer, there is the Tramlines music festival, which is well worth checking out. If you’re prepared to roll your sleeves up and do a bit of work, you can take on some volunteering opportunities and enjoy the festival without paying for a ticket!
Sheffield is also perfectly placed right next to the Peak District. There is a variety of wholesome outdoor activities to choose from, such as mountain climbing and pub walks. The universities have societies for those who wish to hike or go on more gentle walks too, as well as doing other expeditions throughout the Peak district. If you wish to get your nature fix closer to the city then there are also botanical gardens and peace gardens to visit throughout Sheffield.
For those wishing to get a fix of culture there is the Millennium Gallery, which only asks for a small donation and is a small but well stocked art museum. There is also the Museum of Sheffield located in Weston park, which is great if you want to find out a bit of the history of your new home. This only very lightly touches the surface of what Sheffied has to offer and you’ll be sure to find your own favourite spots throughout the city and its surrounding areas.
If you think that cats are the only pets that need regular nail maintenance, think
Almost every furry (and feathered) friend you have will have claws. Keeping their
coats clean and dander free is important, and so is making sure their claws are
Claws don’t need to be ripping at furniture, carpet, or fabric to be destructive.
A dog running around on hardwood floors with sharp nails can leave a lot of scuffs
and scrapes. Cats casually stretching out and needing the carpet can
accidentally get snagged on fabric.
Get on a regular nail maintenance routine with your pet. You could easily clip nails
yourself (with a special nail clipper, never use human nail clippers on pets)
or take them to your vet for a trim.
Keeping their nails trimmed can also benefit your pet’s health! Regular nail maintenance makes it easy to stop ingrown nails or other
Use Throw Rugs And Furniture Covers
Keeping the furniture and floors clean and scratch free in rental properties is a must.
Throw rugs and furniture covers aren’t just statement makers. They can also help
protect property and possessions.
Rugs and covers can be really easy to keep clean. Most throw rugs can easily be vacuumed, and some furniture covers can just be thrown
into the washer when it needs to be cleaned.
Create A Cleaning Schedule
Investing in cleaning products and furniture covers can help keep your home clean, but
only for a little bit. If you really want to protect your rental against pet
damage and keep it clean, you need to follow a cleaning schedule.
A cleaning schedule can help ensure that you never let dirt or dander build up.
You’ll consistently clean and get used to having to perform certain chores.
If you have young kids, this is a great way for them to get involved in pet care that they can handle. They may not be strong enough to
take their dog for a walk by themselves, but they can help sweep up lint balls
or clean food bowls.
Create A Pet-Friendly Space
There may be some areas of your rental where you don’t want your pets to spend much
time in. Restricting access to areas that are prone to stains and messes are
fine, but your pet should have a space of their own they can relax in.
Designate a little area of your house for your pet. Put their bed and toys in there, and
let it get a little messy or cluttered.
This gives your pet a safe space where they relax, and it helps you contain some of the mess.
Make sure to put their space somewhere that’s easy to clean. An out of the way corner with an easy to clean floor is the perfect pet
Now that you know how to keep your things clean when you’re renting with pets,
you’re probably thinking of other ways to maintain your rental.
Remember, we’re here to help you with any of your cleaning needs. Be sure to contact us
with any questions you may have about our cleaning services.