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Unattended cooking is the number one cause of fire in Atlanta apartments. According the National Fire Protections Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for kitchen fires in all homes. Frying poses the greatest risk to Atlanta apartment dwellers. Remember to follow all cooking directions when preparing your holiday meals this season.
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Save money in Atlanta apartments and end food waste at the same time. Several ways to reduce the amount of food thrown out will save you money and make you feel better too. Some dishes are better the next day or even next week. Freezer friendly foods include many leftovers but especially soups and sauces. Keeping fresh fruits in the kitchen helps keep the doctor away and lots of them can be frozen to save waste – grapes, berries and bananas to name a few.
Prevent wasting food at your apartment from the start. Keep perishable items organized by their expiration or “best by” date on the pantry or fridge shelf. It’s true, “one bad apple may spoil the bunch.” Routinely check your produce to ensure one rotting item does not destroy everything. Consume older food first.
Older vegetables are perfect in soups and stews that can also be frozen for further savings. Or blend up fruit for smoothies. Even old bread can be toasted into new croutons or white rice added to a skillet for new fried rice.
Keep smaller leftovers for snacks or ingredients in your next meal. Ice trays are great storage for tiny amounts of stock, lemon or lime juice and wine you can use in future recipes. Finally, before you restock your Atlanta apartment with tasty eats, make sure you to eat all the food you already have. This can be hard, but it can be your biggest money saver too.
Save more at any of the JAMCO family of apartment communities in metro Atlanta.
Roommates in Atlanta apartments save on rent and bills. Make bill sharing in your Atlanta apartment easy and fun.
- Organize bill paying with your roommates. Assign a renter in charge of each bill.
- Warn each other in advance of extra expenses that may pop up during the lease.
- Hold a monthly meeting at the same time to discuss bills for the apartment.
- Have fun paying bills with apartment mates. Prepare dinner as a group, rent a movie…
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!