Monthly Archives: June 2014
We all have to deal with clutter, whether it’s in our Atlanta apartments, offices or cars. The more you de-clutter the lighter you will feel inside and outside your Atlanta apartment. We offer these storage suggestions to help residents rid their apartment homes of unwanted clutter.
The fastest method to de-clutter your Atlanta rental is to recycle, donate or sell household items that you no longer want. Organize your apartment by room. Start with the kitchen, a walk-in closet, the master bedroom, bathrooms or living areas.
Now try to create more space in your Atlanta apartment by rearranging furniture. Because your needs change your living areas should evolve too. Again, try removing items that are underutilized. If the layout of your apartment is limited on space, do not buy large storage items that don’t serve multiple functions. Many coffee tables and ottomans serve as both storage and furniture.
Next use bins to store like items and objects with irregular shapes. These can be used in many places throughout Atlanta apartments: the living room to store remote controls, the kitchen for spices or snacks, a child’s bedroom for different toys, the closet to store accessories and the bathroom to keep under the sink organized. Be sure to label your bins so you know where everything in your home is located.
Then make use of open and flat surfaces as much as possible. If you don’t have bathroom counter space in your Atlanta apartment, utilize trays to store toiletries at the top of the toilet tank. To further maximize space, opt to use storage items that take up vertical spaces if you are lacking floor space. For example, purchase a tall dresser instead of a short one to have more storage or an over-the-toilet organization center for more room in the bathroom.
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Fourth of July celebrations vary across the United States and Atlanta’s apartment dwellers can choose from the best events in north Georgia. There are many cheap or free things to do in Atlanta this 4th of July weekend from traditional fireworks displays and the classic Peachtree Road Race to exciting new happenings like the Georgia Aquarium’s “Red White & Brew” beer festival. Atlanta Apartments for Rent blog offers this guide to happenings in the metro Atlanta area.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution hosts the annual Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10K! Registration for the race is now closed and runners have been chosen via lottery, but Atlanta residents can cheer on their favorite athlete or team. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and follows a route from Lenox Square Mall to Piedmont Park. Spectators are encouraged to ride MARTA. Bands will provide live music at several locations along the route with plenty of vendors offering food, beverages and souvenirs. A map and wave start times can be found here.
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom visitors 21 and over can attend the Red White & Brew beer festival and fireworks display while raising money for education. The price of entry includes unlimited beer sampling, live music from The Geeks and a full BBQ dinner buffet. As the evening closes, attendees will gather at the aquarium’s parking deck for the Centennial Olympic Park July 4th fireworks display.
Friday, July 4, 2014 Coca Cola sponsors the celebration and fireworks display at Centennial Olympic Park. The party begins at 2 p.m. and ends with a spectacular fireworks show just after dark, around 9:30 p.m. Many of the scheduled activities including the fireworks display are free for residents of Atlanta apartments. Or apartment residents can attend the southeast’s absolute biggest fireworks demonstration which takes place after dark at Lenox Square Mall. On Saturday, July 5th East Point, GA hosts its Independence Day celebration all day and ends with another free fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. This event is convenient to MARTA and The Lexington Apartments.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!
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Maybe you have always wanted to try gardening in your Atlanta apartment, or maybe you have tried with no luck; either way, finding your green thumb is easier than it seems if you take things slow and find the right kind of apartment gardening style for you and your apartment home. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Read the Label
Some plants do better in bright spaces, while others do better in a generally dark room. Depending on where you intend to keep your plant (inside your Atlanta apartment or on your apartment patio / balcony), choosing a plant that fits your desired space is ideal. The label also explains what kind of potting soil your plant needs and how often it needs to be watered. The good news for a first-time apartment gardener is that some plants are hard to kill – so those plants are good to start off with in Atlanta apartments.
Keep Pets Safe
If you have a pet in your Atlanta apartment, it is necessary to do some research regarding plants, as many tend to be harmful for dogs and cats. Part of successful apartment gardening is the ability to distinguish whether or not your environment is ideal for a plant. The ASPCA provides information regarding which plants are toxic and non-toxic to animals. You can pick depending on what type of pet you have, since some plants can be toxic to dogs but not cats.
Find the Right Pot
Some pots have holes at the bottom for draining and others don’t. Although it may be better to have a hole for draining, some plants, such as bamboo, don’t need holes for draining because they prefer to retain moisture. There are a wide variety of decorative pots, which include recycled items like tea and coffee cans, geometric glass terrariums, ceramic pots and more. Using your plants to decorate your Atlanta apartment may be the most exciting aspect of having a green thumb!
Keep Up with It
If you found the right plant for you, your apartment and maybe your pet, and you have planted your plant in your favorite pot, don’t forget about it! A big aspect of apartment gardening is taking care of your plant just as you would with a pet. Ensure your plant gets a sufficient amount of lighting during the day (maybe it needs to be moved from time to time), water it but don’t over water it, and last but not least, re-pot it when necessary. Some plants outgrow their pot and need to be replanted into a larger pot.
Pet friendly JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves the Atlanta area with 21 apartment communities in metro Atlanta, many with private enclosed patios or balconies great for apartment gardening like Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell, GA.
Atlanta apartments can feel like more that great places to live, they can be a renters sanctuary – home sweet home. Renters should always check with their lease and the landlord before making any changes in their unit. JAMCO residents have the freedom to decorate the interiors of their apartments however they like; however, in order to receive a refund on their security deposit or to avoid additional charges, the apartment must be returned to its original condition.
Start by painting the walls a color you love. Remember, a darker color will be more difficult to cover up when you move. Affordable temporary wall coverings are available if you are not allowed to paint. Use the walls of your Atlanta apartment to display photographs, art and collections. Choose furniture and art you love and invest in them now. Why wait until you own a home to live comfortably? You can take these treasures with you when you move out of your Atlanta apartment.
Next, unpack all your stuff. The quickest way to make an Atlanta apartment feel like home is to surround yourself with your things. Have you been lugging that one box from apartment to apartment never to be unpacked? Consider whether those items are essential and if they are not: donate, recycle or throw them out. Once the last box is empty, renters will quickly feel at home.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves up metro Atlanta apartments with unique floor plans that our residents love to call home.
Summer temperatures are revving up in Hotlanta and residents of Atlanta apartments are gearing up for outdoor food, fun and festivals. The 31st annual Summerfest returns to historic Virginia Highlands on Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th. The metro Atlanta community is invited to move outside for FREE live music, handcrafted art and tasty eats. On June 21st adults can sample local Atlanta brews in the Masquerade Music Park during Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. This is a ticketed event for ages 21+ and prices increase after June 12th.
Things just begin to heat up in June; Atlanta really starts to cook for July and August. Apartment dwellers chill at Piedmont Park Saturday, July 26th for the 4th annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ice cream is America’s favorite dessert. This year’s proceeds benefit For a Day Foundation,” committed to creating emotionally therapeutic experiences for children battling cancer.” And on August 16, 2014 residents from Mountain Lake Apartments and other Atlanta apartment communities should not miss the Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival. Soulful music and delicious noms come together in Oakhurst, Georgia just south of downtown Decatur.
If you are looking to beat the summer heat in a new Atlanta apartment, JAMCO Properties, Inc. has 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities with a floor plan for every budget.