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Discover the distinctive apartment home you’ve been looking for in one of Metro Atlanta’s most convenient locations! Ashwood Ridge Apartment Homes are accessible to all major conveniences in the area. Ashwood Ridge is close to medical facilities, major malls, dining, schools, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and I-75, but most of all, a great lifestyle!

We offer oversized one, two and three bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer connections, a laundry facility, private patio or balcony and extra storage. For your recreational needs, our community features a relaxing swimming pool, heart healthy fitness center and a playground. Call us today to see your new apartment home in Jonesboro, Georgia!

4 Moving Day Tips for Atlanta Apartments

Moving to new Atlanta apartments can be fun and hard work. Designing the layout of furniture in your floor plan and choosing where household items belong is exciting, but many hours will be spent packing and moving into your next apartment home. Reduce stress by planning your move ahead of time! On moving day try to follow these helpful guidelines for moving into Atlanta apartments.

Guest bedroom or home office at Ashwood Ridge Apartments

Schedule a baby or pet sitter to make moving day less stressful.

  1. Schedule to move on a weekday. According to U-Haul, truck rentals in Atlanta are more affordable during the week. Utility companies, government offices, banks and leasing offices are open weekdays and easily accessible then. The Ashwood Ridge Apartments leasing office is open Saturdays for added convenience.
  2. Start packing two months in advance of moving into Atlanta apartments. Many of your belongings such as books, fine china, movie collections, out of season clothing and seasonal decorations can be packed early. Maybe having a pile of boxes around your current apartment for 8 weeks doesn’t sound like fun, but it will save you time and stress on moving day.
  3. Ensure the safety of children and pets by getting a sitter on moving day. Movers, whether you hire professionals or ask a group of friends, might be easily distracted by children, cats and dogs. Ashwood Ridge is a pet-friendly apartment community. Large dogs are welcome, breed restrictions apply.
  4. Remember the last thing you packed. Was it cleaning supplies? Bedding? Maybe it was your tools. It was probably important and chances are you will need it first in your new Atlanta apartment.

Ask an Ashwood Ridge Apartments leasing specialist for more moving tips and how you can save money by relocating to one of our Jonesboro, Georgia apartments, walking distance to local schools and major medical centers and just minutes to downtown Atlanta.

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.

Summer No Mayo Potato Salad

Summer is the perfect time for this delicate salad. This potato salad, made with new potatoes, spring onions and an oil and vinegar dressing, is light and bright in flavor, plus there is no mayonnaise so it keeps well for a picnic or camping trip.

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes Ready In: 15 minutes Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes (small red-skinned potatoes) 1 Tbs shallots – minced 1/4 cup spring (or green) onion – sliced thickly 1 clove garlic – minced 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon – finely chopped 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Kosher salt – divided 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Directions

The pool at Ashwood Ridge

Take this dish poolside at Ashwood Ridge Apartments in Jonesboro, GA. No mayo means it’s safe in the sun!

  1. Pour 2 quarts cold water into a medium saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon salt and set aside.
  2. Wash potatoes well and slice thickly — about 1/4-inch per slice.
  3. Add sliced potatoes to water and heat to a simmer. Simmer until potatoes are tender but not mushy — 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. While potatoes are cooking, combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until well blended.
  5. Drain potatoes and rinse briefly in cold water. Add to dressing and toss gently but thoroughly. Refrigerate if desired or serve at room temperature.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves up affordable Atlanta apartments in the metro area.

Cherry Bomb Meatloaf Sliders

Ashwood Ridge Apartments in Jonesboro, GA shares this twist on mom’s meatloaf.

Preparation Time 20 minutes Cook Time 55 minutes Serves Servings 4 to 6

IngredientsMeatloaf Sliders

Sauce: 1 cup chopped dried cherries 1 cup chicken broth 4 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon hot sauce Salt, to taste

Meatloaf: 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons minced onion 2 tablespoons pickle relish 1 clove garlic, crushed salt and ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup beef broth 1 egg, lightly beaten

Spread: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 slices smoked provolone, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped chives 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Serve on 12 Hawaiian or Portuguese sweet dinner rolls, sliced

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. To prepare sauce, combine cherries, chicken broth, garlic, balsamic vinegar and tomato paste in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat 15 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and pour into food processor; process 2 minutes, drizzling in olive oil and hot sauce until fully emulsified. Season with salt, if desired. Set aside. To prepare meatloaf, break up ground beef into large chunks in medium bowl. Mix in the bread crumbs, parsley, onion, relish and garlic; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Add beef broth and egg, mixing until combined. Place meatloaf mixture diagonally into a 9×13-inch baking pan, making a long log (15 inches long x 2 inches wide). Smooth the top and bake 30 minutes. Brush with 2 tablespoons of sauce to glaze. Bake an additional 15 minutes and remove from oven. Let meatloaf rest 10 minutes before slicing. To prepare spread, combine cream cheese, provolone, chives and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl, stirring to create a thick spread. To serve, cut meatloaf into twelve, 1-inch-thick slices. Place each slice onto an open roll and top with 1 teaspoon each sauce and spread.

Winterize Your Apartment Home

Jamco Properties, Inc. is proud to offer affordable apartment homes.  Unlike Ashwood Ridge and Lexington II set up to include gas and water in the rent, most multi-family housing in Georgia is not. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket this time of year, but you can take steps to stay warm and save money.

  1. Securely cover windows with plastic. Seal them by using strong tape and heating the plastic with a hair dryer to shrink it. Bubble wrap is a good idea too. The pockets of air provide extra insulation.
  2. Make a draft stopper or purchase one from a local retailer.
  3. Reverse the direction of ceiling fans.
  4. Use outlet insulators.
  5. Wrap your hot water heater in a special insulation jacket. Up to 25% of your heat bill can be from making hot water.
  6. Close unused rooms and vents.
  7. Turn your thermostat down. Wearing thermal underwear and eating hot soup are old fashion tips that still work today. Socks slippers and layers all help.

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