Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Pet Safety in Atlanta Apartments

This Halloween cutesy pet costumes are not Rover’s biggest enemy in Atlanta apartments. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the number of calls about dogs ingesting chocolate more than doubles the week of Halloween. Chemicals in chocolate are dangerous for dogs and the smaller the dog, the higher the risk for poisoning. Signs of a chocolate overdose include: vomiting, agitation, elevated heart rate, tremors and collapse. Be mindful of your furry four-legged friends and all the candy going around. The same holds true of grapes, raisins and candy or food containing them.

the playground amenity at Bradford Ridge

Bradford Ridge Apartments – A great place for dogs in Forest Park, GA

If your dog may have eaten chocolate, raisins or grapes then contact your emergency vet immediately!

JAMCO Properties, Inc. offers pet friendly Atlanta apartments for rent at 20 communities around metro Atlanta. Instead of an ugly holiday sweater, invest in healthy treats for your pets. They will thank you.

Atlanta apartments: Bedrooms, redesigned

Autumn finally arrived at all Atlanta apartments last week and while the leaves are changing outside, you might be ready to make changes in your apartment bedroom. Don’t worry! Check out these affordable solutions for upgrading your Atlanta apartment.

Start by making the bed the focal point of your apartment’s bedroom. Whether you’re inspired by pumpkin flavored everything and falling leaves or just a newly discovered color, an updated bedspread or duvet cover is the fastest way to make a change in the bedroom. Add a few decorative pillows with a fun design. Chances are your bedroom’s largest piece of visual real estate is now covered. Pun intended.

Spacious bedroom at Ashwood Ridge Apartments

Ashwood Ridge Apartments – Riverdale, Georgia

Next renter’s can cover their walls. In some Atlanta apartments painting is a big no no. Ask your landlord or apartment community manager for permission to paint, get it in writing and be aware of any consequences. Consider painting one accent wall to create a new feeling and to save money on paint supplies. Even if you are not able to paint, your walls can be spruced up with large pieces of purchased or homemade art, floating shelves and decorative fabric or paper. Be creative.

A popular trend on Pinterest is personalizing store bought mass produced furniture. Painting old nightstands, dressers, bed frames… is a trendy way to update your bedroom without breaking the lease on your Atlanta apartment. For a professional look, be sure to sand, clean and prime any surface you paint.

The cheapest way to make changes in the bedroom is simply to rearrange the furniture. Moving things around a bit can make the whole apartment new again and it’s FREE! Take time during this process to tidy up a bit. Start a pile for donation. Drop your donations off before the end of the year and get a receipt for your charitable tax deductions.

Now you have a “new” Atlanta apartment without the hassle or cost of moving, but when you’re ready, JAMCO Properties, Inc is now leasing affordable apartments at 20 metro Atlanta locations, pets welcomed and people approved.

Atlanta Apartments: The Day Before You Move

Make moving into Atlanta apartments less stressful. To help, start the night before the big move. Contact packers, movers, leasing staff and everyone involved the day before you move into your new apartment.  Exchange contact information with each party including child or pet sitters and make sure to charge your cell phone overnight. Get a good night’s sleep.

Woods at Southlake - Now Leasing

The Woods at Southlake Apartments – Now Leasing

Prior to moving, have the transportation route mapped out for all your helpers. Print your Atlanta apartment’s floor plan and draw a diagram of your furniture over it to assist your movers. Label all your boxes with the room where they belong and remember to label the rooms too.

Move-in day, wake up early! Be prepared by keeping a few things on hand, items like: snacks and beverages for movers, a first aid kit, daily medication, toilet paper and a little cash. Take responsibility for moving important documents and costly items yourself. Check with your new Atlanta apartment community for the best unloading location before the truck arrives!

Keep a positive attitude and be patient. Moving is not fun for anyone, but soon you will be on your way to enjoying apartments in Atlanta.

Haunted Atlanta Apartments

Atlanta, Georgia is a Halloween town with lots of tricks and treats for children and grown-up kids too. Both goblins and ghouls will find delightfully spooky fun from historic cemetery tours and haunted hikes to hay rides and frightful family storytelling. Create magical memories this autumn to share in your Atlanta apartment.

Netherworld Haunted House claims to be Atlanta’s #1 scare, but several other attractions have a growing freak frenzy surrounding them.  Just OTP in Clayton County, Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse celebrates its 3rd year of terrifying its audiences by immersing them in the action. Open nightly through November 2nd at 8 p.m. the main event allows you to seek vengeance by shooting zombies. New to Atlantic Station this fall is Containment. Explore the mile long mayhem of train wreckage and mysterious artifacts at your own risk. Do you have a contingency plan for survival?

Little 5 Points hosts its 13th annual Halloween Festival on October 19th this year. Residents from Decatur, East Atlanta Village and all over will flock to the parade donning their own costumes. Two stages provide live music for the whole family. The parade starts at 4 p.m. The nearby Oakland Cemetery offers tours of Atlanta’s most famous final resting place. The last two weekends in October the historic graveyard is open after dark with a ghostly guide, candlelit mausoleums and snacks and beverages for purchase. Buy tickets online.

More fun for kids of all ages is available through Zoo Atlanta’s “Boo at the Zoo,” Six Flags Over Georgia’s “Fright Fest,” and Halloween hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Atlanta renters can hunt down an easily accessible eerie event anywhere in the city.

30 Unexpected Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

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Paper towel mummy from marthastewart.com

Alanna Okun at BuzzFeed  put together a list of the best homemade Halloween costumes from all over the internet. Now you can stop searching and start living! These affordable outfits are perfect for kids, adults, groups and pets.

Spacious apartments in Decatur Georgia: the dining room

Rake up piles of savings this October- The Village at Wesley Chapel Decatur, GA

Entertainment on a Budget, Atlanta Apartment edition

Sticking to the budget you created for living in your amazing Atlanta apartment isn’t always fun, but you can have fun in Atlanta on a tight budget. After you itemize the cost of living at your Atlanta apartment community with rent, utility bills, groceries, car payment… you might find there is less left over for entertainment than you originally thought. Don’t worry! Here are 5 FREE(ish) things to do for residents in metro Atlanta apartments.

Tennis court at Stratford Arms Apartments

Stratford Arms Apartments in Riverdale, GA serves up plenty of entertainment and excercise

Give back to the community where you live. Your free time is valuable to many non-profit organizations around Atlanta and you’re certain to find a volunteer opportunity that suits your interests. Animal lovers and pet owners may volunteer at the Humane Society or shelter while amateur chefs can donate time to a soup kitchen. Being nice doesn’t cost extra, so why not have fun while helping out? Cost:  $0

Stay healthy in your Atlanta apartment home. Bike rides, nature hikes or walks around the neighborhood promote better health and they cost little to nothing to get started. With a window or patio garden you can even save money on fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Take advantage of your apartment community’s fitness amenities or park-like setting. Exercise and eating well also reduce stress. Cost:  A few calories

Experience the culture and diversity that is abundant all over Atlanta, inside and outside the perimeter. Adventure awaits right here in our own city so you won’t travel far. Annual public festivals take place all year long, ITP and OTP. The High Museum of Art hosts “Fulton Free Saturdays,” admission to the museum and its exhibits is free for Fulton County residents the first Saturday of each month. Brush up on local culture so you can be a better tour guide when company comes to visit your Atlanta apartment. Cost:  $0

Meet new people in your community that share similar interests. Meetup.com is loaded with groups that meet routinely to share knowledge and experiences of a common hobby or interest. If you can’t find one you like, you can create your own and invite others. Ask your leasing staff about using the community clubhouse to host your meet up.  Participating in community events hosted by your apartment complex lets you meet your neighbors and helps build a friendly community too. Cost:  Varies

Learn something new. Today, well known universities like Stanford and Harvard are offering FREE online courses on a variety of subjects from physics to Shakespeare and everything between the two. Maybe learn your way to a better paying job too. Grab your study buddy and gain some knowledge! Cost:  $0 and pizza

Entertainment can have great physical, social and financial rewards with little or no investment. Start with an affordable Atlanta apartment from JAMCO Properties, Inc; then help grow your community, your mind and your bank account!

JAMCO Properties, Inc. Fall Photo Contest for Residents

JAMCO Properties Fall Photo Contest

JAMCO Properties in Atlanta Georgia, more than great places to live…

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