Southbrook Apartments & Townhomes
Flower: Lily-of-the-Valley and Hawthorne
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
5th - Cinco de Mayo
8th - National Teachers Day
11th - Potted Flower Giveaway
12th - Nurses Day
13th - Mother's Day
19th - Armed Forces Day
28th - Memorial Day
From the Manager's Desk...
Dear Residents -
It's a bitter-sweet time that we congratulate Tammy on receiving the promotion to Property Manager at Northrock Apartments - a sister property of Southbrook! Tammy has been with Southbrook for over 2 years and has enjoyed our residents. Congratulations, Tammy!!
Southbrook Apartments & Townhomes
5201 SW 34th St.
Topeka, KS 66614
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Energy Saving Air Conditioning Tips
- Do not set the thermostat lower than the desired temperature when you first turn it on. It will not cool faster; it mill only cool to a lower temperature than necessary and waste energy.
- Make sure furniture does not obstruct air conditioning vents.
- Do not position heat-producing appliances, such as televisions or lamps, near the thermostat.
- A dusty filter reduces air flow. Examine your unit's air filters once a month and clean or replace filters when necessary. Keeping your filters clean can cut energy consumption 5 to 15%.
Potted Flower Giveaway
Need a Mother's Day gift? Want to spruce up your patio/deck this month? Want a little splash of color in your life? Be sure to sign up for our Potted Flower Giveaway this month! Drawing will be held on the 11th.
Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake
Whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream (ideally extra-cold), 1/4 cup marshmallow fluff and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract until stiff peaks form; set aside. Combine 1 cup cold whole milk and 1/4 cup chocolate sauce in a blender. Add 3 cups chocolate ice cream; blend until smooth. Fill 4 glasses one-quarter of the way with the shake; add some marshmallow cream, then more milkshake, then cream, then milkshake. Finish with a dollop of marshmallow cream and garnish with grated bittersweet chocolate.
Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com
5 Green Cleaning Tips for Your Bathroom
If you are trying to keep your bathrooms looking good without caustic chemicals and traditional high-power cleaners, try these green cleaning tips to help get your showers, sinks, toilets and floors sparkling using natural means. A few good guidelines are helping homeowners and renters take care of their homes without intense chemical formulations.
1. Use Vinegar-Based Products
For floors and tile, a vinegar-based cleaner can work just as well as some of the more costly and complex cleaners on the market. One of the challenges is to mix in additional elements to keep your bathroom from smelling like vinegar.
2. Use Baking Soda for Cleaning Drains
Using baking soda in conjunction with other natural cleaners can be an effective solution for cleaning out drains. This replaces some of the drain cleaners with potentially harmful fumes.
Another alternative for drains is plunging and getting pipes unclogged by using the force of air over harsh chemicals.
4. Use “Elbow Grease”
Whether it’s floors or any other surface, some muscle power can be an effective alternative to high-powered chemicals.
5. Letting Surfaces Soak
Letting natural cleaners soak on a surface can increase their cleaning power. Here, the power of harsh chemicals is replaced by utilizing a longer time frame for cleaning. The natural use of lower intensity cleaners loosens dirt and grime by using moisture to help break it down and get surfaces and other items cleaner.
The above can help provide a deep clean for a bathroom without relying on chemicals that can cause health issues, harm to the environment, and your wallet.
Courtesy of Oh My Apt