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Atlanta Apartments: Bill Sharing with Roommates

Fall in love at Aspen Pointe

Aspen Pointe Apartments – Roswell, Georgia

Roommates in Atlanta apartments save on rent and bills. Make bill sharing in your Atlanta apartment easy and fun.

  1. Organize bill paying with your roommates. Assign a renter in charge of each bill.
  2. Warn each other in advance of extra expenses that may pop up during the lease.
  3. Hold a monthly meeting at the same time to discuss bills for the apartment.
  4. Have fun paying bills with apartment mates. Prepare dinner as a group, rent a movie…
  5. Track and communicate payments with tools made to help you and your roommates with money.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. leases affordable apartments in Atlanta that are more than great places to live. Pet friendly and now leasing spacious floor plans at 20 metro Atlanta apartment communities.

 
Aspen Pointe Apartments – Roswell, Georgia

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.

Tips for Before You Move into Your Atlanta Apartment

It seems like your current rental starts to feel like home when suddenly it is time to relocate to a new Atlanta apartment. If it has been awhile since your last move, you may have forgotten how painful the transition can be. Unless you have hired professionals, you will rely on friends to help you. Buy them pizza and follow these tips to lighten the burden of moving into your next apartment rental.

First, get rid of some of your things. You have too much stuff to move. Sell items in a yard sale, donate things to charity and give stuff to friends. Minimizing the work load can begin when you start searching for your Atlanta apartment.

Then, have your remaining possessions packed before the movers arrive at your old apartment. Nothing will waste more time than having your pals or hired muscle watch you decide what goes in which box. Be ready for them to carry boxes.

Next, select the best volunteers for moving into your next Atlanta apartment rental. Mark boxes accurately to protect your friends. Do not let boxes exceed the appropriate weight for individuals to carry. Likewise, choose the right vehicles. A living room sofa will not fit in your friend’s hatchback.

Finally, consider hiring cleaners to take care of your vacated apartment unit. The place will need to be spotless to receive any or all of your security deposit back. Moving all of your things has likely taken its toll on you and your buddies, so why not let someone else take care of the old place? Start enjoying your new Atlanta apartment (and pizza) now!

Lexington Apartments, Lexington II Apartments in metro Atlanta

The Lexington Apartments in East Point, GA with 17 different floor plans.

Online Tools for Decorating your Atlanta Apartment

The 2 bedroom floor plan at Lakeside

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes with spacious 1 and 2 bedroom townhome floor plans.

The internet is loaded with online tools to simplify decorating your Atlanta apartment. Before you break your back, try clicking around for free and easy to use apartment planners like furniture arrangement and room decorating programs.

A great floor plan is only as good as your furniture layout. Room organization helps to ease movement, to create space and to increase seating in any apartment home. One method to plan your furniture arrangement involves printing a scaled floor plan of your apartment and creating scaled furniture from paper; however, Better Homes and Gardens offers a free online tool. Just select the basic shape of the room you want to decorate and enter the dimensions. Do the same with furniture.

Sherwin Williams also supplies a nice decorating tool called Color Visualizer where apartment dwellers can upload a photo of their Atlanta apartments and try out different paint colors. Other planners include My Decorator and See My Design. These programs involve more work, but you will be rewarded with complete 3-D designs of your room!

New Apartment in Atlanta, Don’t Get Left in the Dark

Before you pack up everything and load the moving van, make sure your next Atlanta apartment rental is move-in ready! Have you remembered to begin utility services in your new apartment home? When it comes to water, gas and electricity don’t get left in the dark.

The bathroom in the 2 bedroom apartment of Hidden Pines at Tara

Hidden Pines at Tara in Jonesboro, GA – water included

Don’t worry if you don’t know which utility companies service your new apartment community. The property manager or leasing agent can provide you with a list of the providers in the area. Gas, water and electricity may not have any options, but you could have a selection for telephone, internet and television.

Apartment homes like the ones of Hidden Pines at Tara come with water included, but usually electricity, gas and other utilities are not part of the rent. Check your lease or ask your leasing agent what features are included in your rent.

If you are moving existing service from one location to your Atlanta apartment, the utility company should make the switchover quite easy. Beginning new service may require a credit check and/or a security deposit. Visit the utility company’s website or contact their toll-free phone number for information.

Organize Your Atlanta Apartment

Is there anything as influential as the space you surround yourself with? Your Atlanta apartment plays a major role in how you relax. Design your apartment home to prevent clutter from negatively affecting your mental wellbeing. Life isn’t always orderly when you have to work, feed the kids, walk the dog, clean the kitty litter, do the shopping, cook, clean… the list goes on and on no matter your lifestyle.

The second bedroom at Bradford Ridge Apartments

Placing a child’s bed in the corner creates a convenient place to store toys.

The phrase, “out of sight, out of mind,” leaps out. Small furniture positioned in the corner of your apartment will create a great hiding spot. Ottomans and coffee tables with hidden storage are a stylish fix to keep items in your living room hidden.

Baskets made from natural materials are another way to bring order and beauty into your Atlanta apartment. These are easy to slide under the bed in the bedroom or they fit on the bookshelf in the home office. Personalize and label the compartments to easily find all your accessories.

Open shelving gives the illusion of extra space, but this decorating trick can expose your items to excessive dust. Nice fabric is cheap and can make a great cover for storage in the bathroom. Also, portable laundry baskets like the ones from IKEA can keep your apartment’s bathroom neat and clean.

Be creative in your Atlanta apartment rental to keep your home and mind clutter free. Spacious apartments for rent in Atlanta are now leasing at all JAMCO properties.

Apartment Fire Prevention and Safety

Last year the American Red Cross aided in over 74,000 disasters throughout the U.S. and 93% of those incidents were fire related. Home and apartment fires are the most common disaster across the country and in metro Atlanta. Most Atlanta apartment fires begin in the kitchen. 9 times out of 10, unattended cooking is the cause. Review the Red Cross guidelines for fire prevention in the kitchen.

Floorplan at Aspen Pointe

Use a floor plan to help create your evacuation routes. Photo courtesy of Aspen Pointe Apartments in Roswell, Georgia.

The Red Cross suggests every apartment resident create a home fire plan to save you, your loved ones and/or your pets. Practicing your escape in case of a fire is important for safety.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. maintains prevention plans at each of their apartment communities. Residents can access these plans in the JAMCO Resident Handbook. All of the apartment homes are equipped with fire extinguishers and smoke detectors (we recommend testing smoke detectors monthly).

 

 

Remember, if a fire occurs in your Atlanta apartment: Get Out, Stay Out and Call for Help.

Atlanta Apartment Checklist

Renters searching for Atlanta apartments can use this helpful checklist to find the perfect metro Atlanta apartment home for them. JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves the city with 20 apartment communities in metro Atlanta. Find the spacious townhomes or apartments for rent right for you!

Terms   and Conditions

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Date available
Deposit
Pet rules/deposit
Late payment charges
Length of lease
Penalty for breaking   lease
Physical changes   allowed
Rent amount
Rent due
Subletting
Utilities included
Water
Heat
Garbage
Other
Apartment

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Air conditioning
Ample outlets
Bedroom privacy
Blinds/curtains
Cable TV connection
Carpet
Hardwood floors
Closet space
Fireplace
Furniture
Light Fixtures
Natural light
Paint/wall   conditions
Patio/balcony
Pet-friendly
Phone jack in each   room
Storage
Upstairs/downstairs
View
Water pressure
Kitchen

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Age of refrigerator
Counter space
Dishwasher
Garbage disposal
Gas/electric stove
Microwave
Smoothly opening   drawers
Community

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Laundry facilities
Loud garbage chute   nearby
Noise level
Parking
Bike racks
Elevators/stairs   proximity
Roof access
Soundproof walls
Mailbox
Safety

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Emergency exits
Fire extinguishers
Functioning windows
Gated entrance
Intercom
Lead hazards
Locks on all doors
Outside lighting
Screens
Smoke detectors
Neighborhood

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Average community   age
Public   transportation proximity
Distance from   school/work
Proximity of   grocery, bank, post office, etc.

Charming but Practical, the Small Apartment

Lakeside Apartments Townhomes for rent in College Park, GA

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes

If you live in a small Atlanta apartment, making it feel cozy can be easy, but there are also ways to make your home practical and charming. A tiny affordable apartment is not confined by traditionally labeled spaces; instead you can create areas as you need them. Turning a small floor plan into the spacious apartment you want is as simple as arranging your home to accommodate your needs.

Think about the activities you perform most often and allot the most space to them. How can these activities be made easier and more comfortable? Plan the right amount of space in your apartment for your daily routine. Rank the importance of the living room, dining area, bedrooms, home office and entertainment space. Devote the most area to the activity that is most important to you.

Dining tables can function as desks. A couch can pull out to a quality bed (make sure the sales person knows it will be for daily use). An armoire can reveal an entertainment system and storage. When choosing furniture for a small apartment, remember 3 key things: fold-up, pull-out and multi-purpose.

Giving space to rare occasions or activities that never happen is a common mistake. Don’t give lots of storage to items you never use (*cough, home gym equipment). Daily use items get priority. JAMCO Properties, Inc delivers spacious Atlanta apartments to fit any budget in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Cobb counties.

Spacious Living Room without the Big Price

Is your small Atlanta apartment rental suffocating your style? Here are ten tips for the appearance of a spacious living area in a small room.

  1. Clear the clutter. A tip we mention often. Not only is it free, but you can make money by selling items you don’t need.
  2. Use furniture with small straight arms or no arms and small rounded backs to give the illusion of more breathing room.
  3. Go for a round ottoman or coffee table. They are easier to navigate around in a tight place.
  4. Nesting tables can be pulled out when you need them and tucked away when you don’t.
  5. Make the most of vertical storage space. Not all apartments come with built-ins, but tall bookshelves work the same way.
  6. Consider Your Color Scheme. Painting an apartment isn’t always practical, so choose neutral tones for furniture, art, pillows…
  7. Mirrors can brighten up a room. Just make sure they reflect light and a view you love.
  8. Hanging curtains higher gives a room the appearance of being larger.
  9. Light up the corners. Floor lamps, sconce lights, decorative lamps all help illuminate dark corners.
  10. Keep things crystal clear with clear glass lamps and tables. Let the eye see all the space you do have in the room.IMG_0917

JAMCO Properties provides affordable spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in the metro Atlanta area including Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, and Cobb counties.

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