Category Archives: Weather Preparations

Renters Insurance for Atlanta Apartments

Did you know when unforeseen incidents occur in your Atlanta apartment that the property owner’s insurance policy will only cover their building in most cases? Whether it is a natural disaster such as flooding and lightning or man-made damage like theft or fire, an apartment dweller’s possessions need protection against harm. Renters insurance is something all residents in Atlanta apartments should consider purchasing and it’s more affordable than you might think.

Model living room at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

The 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes at Riverside are total electric for added savings!

The cost of replacing not only valuables like furniture and electronics but daily use items such as dishes and clothing can add up. In an interview with U.S. News & World Report a VP at Allstate Insurance said, “the average renter in a 2 bedroom apartment has about $30,000 worth of stuff.” Renters insurance usually start out at less than $20 a month and the peace of mind they offer Atlanta apartment residents is priceless. Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell, Georgia offer hassle free lifestyle with 24 hour emergency maintenance!

Renters insurance may cover more than your personal items kept at apartments in Atlanta. Most policies cover you for your liability on accidents in Atlanta apartments. For instance, what if the washing machine you own malfunctions and floods your unit and the apartment below? You will be responsible for damages to the apartment building and your neighbor’s things. A renter’s insurance policy should cover some or all of the costs and keep you on good terms with your Atlanta apartment’s landlord. The total electric 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans at Riverside Apartment Townhomes are complete with washer/dryer connections.

Apartment rentals in Atlanta are increasingly popular options for many metro Atlanta residents like those at Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell. Save yourself some stress and worry and shop around for the best renters insurance for your lifestyle. You can’t afford not to, right?

 

Atlanta Apartments: Fall Tips for Pet Owners

Pet-friendly JAMCO Properties

Pets are more than OK, they’re family at JAMCO Properties, Inc.

The dog days of summer are finally over for Atlanta apartments and the gorgeous days of autumn lie ahead for metro Atlanta apartment dwellers and their pets. As fall moves into our community grab your pumpkin spice latte, settle onto your sun-drenched patio or balcony and check out these pet safety tips for cooler weather.

This time of year it is a good idea to begin preparing your vehicle for colder temperatures by replacing engine coolant. Both dogs and cats are attracted to the sweet taste of antifreeze which is extremely poisonous to our four-legged friends. Any spilled coolant should be thoroughly cleaned up immediately. Residents in Atlanta apartments can reduce the risk of consumption by closely monitoring pets while outdoors. Also be aware of poisons used indoors for pest control as those critters are looking for a comfortable apartment too!

Plants and mushrooms pose another threat to pets in autumn. All mushrooms are toxic to dogs. When you take Rover for a walk around Atlanta apartments be mindful that your pup doesn’t ingest any of these. Like dogs, cat are curious about new houseplants brought into their familiar indoor environment. Common holiday plants like holly, poinsettia, chrysanthemum and mistletoe may cause allergies or serious illness for pets. It’s best to keep these out of reach of small children also.

Cats and dogs welcome at Hidden Pines at Tara Apartments

Pet-friendly apartments from Hidden Pines at Tara

Fall is a festive time of year for friends and family to gather in our Atlanta apartments. Remember that decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas can also be dangerous for cats and dogs. You may be tempted to share your seasonal treats with your pet which is ok in moderation; however, review a list of toxic foods for pets with your veterinarian before you add anything to your animal’s diet.

Locally owned JAMCO Properties, Inc. manages 21 pet-friendly apartment communities in Atlanta with caring on-site leasing professionals. This fall warm up with savings in one of our cozy floor plans at Hidden Pines at Tara Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia.

 

Holiday Diet Do’s for Atlanta Renters

This time of year, the temptation to splurge from your healthy eating habits will come from joyous roommates, friends and especially mom’s kitchen! Avoid putting on winter weight and still celebrate the holiday season in your Atlanta apartments. Don’t ignore party invitations; keep these 3 tips in mind instead.

Mountain Lake in Stone Mountain Georgia

Be home for the holidays at Mountain Lake Apartments

First maintain your regular routine by eating regular meals. Office potlucks and family feasts might tempt you to skip breakfast, lunch or dinner but that spells a recipe for diet disaster. Skipping meals is a leading cause for unhealthy snacking for many Atlanta renters. Enjoy your favorite holiday meals in moderation instead of skipping a meal to make up the calories.

Next keep a written record of all the food you prepare in your apartment or eat at parties. Remember to include any beverages you drink! Writing a food journal and tracking your food intake can prevent diet slips and help residents know how much time they should spend in their apartment community’s fitness center.

Finally Atlanta apartment renters can delete restaurants and take-out from their lunch menus. By packing a healthy lunch each day, residents save on the waist and the wallet too!

JAMCO Properties, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia wishes you a healthy holiday season and a happy new year!

Winter Preparedness in Atlanta, Georgia Apartments

To help Georgia’s apartment residents prepare, plan and stay informed about winter, Ready Georgia recommends five winter safety tips for resident in Atlanta apartments (plus a few bonus words of wisdom):

1. When the weather outside is frightful, make sure to stay weather-aware and listen to the latest alerts concerning winter weather. Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify winter weather.

2. Don’t be a Grinch when it comes to purchasing and compiling the appropriate emergency supplies. Pack a ready kit for your Atlanta apartment and vehicle. Include adequate clothing and blankets in your kit to keep you warm.

3. If you plan to go dashing through the snow, drive your sleigh safely. Keep an extra ready kit in the trunk of your car. In addition to the basic essentials, consider adding an ice scraper, extra blanket, sand for traction and jumper cables. Fully winterize your vehicle and keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. Avoid driving when roads are icy. Stay cozy in your Atlanta apartments!

4. Keep warm on frosty days by weather-proofing your apartment home. Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near your apartment’s exterior walls. Allow faucets to drip during cold weather to prevent freezing.

5. Regardless of the chill, never use a stove or oven to heat your Atlanta rental. Prepare safe alternative sources of heat.  Never bring portable generators, camp stoves or grills into Atlanta townhouses and apartments; they should be kept outside and at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and vents.

6. And finally…no matter how much someone double dog dares you, never stick your tongue to a flagpole when it’s cold out.

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Maplewood Pointe Apartments – Cozy Homes in Jonesboro, GA

 

Heating Your Atlanta Apartment

JAMCO Properties Inc Atlanta, Georgia

Heating Your Atlanta Apartment

Cozy Apartments in Forest Park, now leasing at Laurel Pointe Apartments

Candle Safety in Atlanta Apartments

candles in Atlanta Apartments

On average, 32 candle related fires are reported each day.

Hidden Pines at Tara – Rake Up the Savings!

Food Safety in Your Atlanta Apartment

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.

Come home for the holidays this year. Come home to Emerald Pointe Apartments in Riverdale, Georgia.

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.

Beat the Heat in Your Atlanta Apartment

Hotlanta temperatures keep rising and by now June’s electric bill has made its way to your Atlanta apartment. After you recover from the initial shock over the cost of cooling your apartment home, consider these budget saving tips.

Fan cooling an Atlanta apartment

Keep cool in your Atlanta apartment rental.

Block out the heat. Keep your blinds closed tight during day time hours. Choose heavier curtains not only to shade your spacious living room from the sun but to help keep the air conditioned air from escaping through the windows of your apartment. Good thermal curtains will keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while decreasing the power bill!

Use fans to circulate the air. Most JAMCO Properties apartments are equipped with ceiling fans, but a good standing fan will work too. Fans can make a room feel 5 to 7 degrees cooler and they are cost effective. Set ceiling fans to pull hot air up and away!

Finally keep it cool inside by using your appliances wisely. Televisions and computers give off heat so leave them off during the day. The dishwasher and washing machine increase humidity and make an apartment feel warmer so run them at night too. Instead of baking a dish or working over the hot stove, enjoy cold salads or entrees you can microwave. These appliances eat up their own electricity and work against your air conditioner.

Beat the heat this summer at Lexington II Apartments in East Point, Georgia minutes from downtown Atlanta and all utilities are included!

Eco-friendly ways to clean the air in your apartment

The long hot Atlanta summer has arrived this year and apartment dwellers are less likely to open the windows for fresh air in their Atlanta apartments. The A/C included provides a comfortable environment, but the air in an apartment rental can get stuffy. Now there are green ways to maintain fresh air in your home while your windows allow in bright natural light and nothing else.

House plants are known to help purify the air of an apartment home. The scientists at NASA researched the best plants to keep for better air quality. They found 3 indoor plants that provide healthy air in space or in your Atlanta apartment.  Money plants eliminate toxic chemicals from the atmosphere and in homes. Plants like mother-in-law’s tongue and palms turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. Each of these plants is easily kept in a townhome or apartment by simply providing sun and water.

Doctors have differing opinions on the best flooring to control dust in the air. Some claim that hardwood floors throughout an apartment make dust removal easier. Still others say wall to wall carpeting traps dust and prevents it from being in the air. There are a number of stylish rugs engineered to reduce dust and increase air quality that will cover either hard floors or carpet in an apartment for rent. Most are made from recycled products. Show you’re decorating savvy and breathe easy at the same time.

Finally, you can purchase an air cleaning machine with an Energy Star rating. Small units can be tucked into any corner of an Atlanta apartment home. JAMCO Properties, Inc. specializes in providing clean spacious apartment and townhome rentals in the Atlanta area.

Atlanta apartments for rent now available at Stonetree Apartments

Stonetree Apartments in East Point Georgia delivers spacious clean apartments and townhomes.

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