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“L” is for Loving Your Roommate

If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with, your roommate. Successfully sharing Atlanta apartments can be difficult even in the most spacious floor plans. Show your roommate some love this Valentine’s Day with these few simple tips.

2 BR Floor Plan Emerald Pointe

The two bedroom floor plan at Emerald Pointe Apartments

The cliché, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” is true for residents sharing Atlanta apartments too. Disappear from the rental this Valentine’s Day so your roommate can enjoy a quiet uninterrupted evening at home. Go the extra mile and leave a homemade dinner on the kitchen stove and maybe a bottle of wine in the dining room.

Roommate “date-night” can happen any night and you don’t have to Google the directions. Spending time with your roommate in your Atlanta apartment doesn’t mean spending big bucks for Valentine’s Day. Gather in your apartment’s living room with plenty of Chinese takeout and a bunch of funny movies or with lots of tissue, all things chocolate and some sad stories.

Atlanta roommates can go out together for friendly fun this Valentine’s Day. Volunteer to be the wingman and designated driver so your partner in crime and cohabitation can relax this evening. Or you can volunteer together at that non-profit you’re both passionate about. Spread the love.

Emerald Pointe Apartments has clean affordable apartments in Riverdale, Georgia whether you prefer a roommate or not.

February is National Heart Health Month

February is a great time for Atlanta apartment residents to show themselves some love. This month is American Heart Month and metro apartment dwellers can celebrate with a few simple suggestions from JAMCO Properties, Inc. and Atlanta Apartments for Rent blog. Please remember individuals should always consult their physician before changing their eating and / or exercise habits.

  1. See your doctor routinely and ask for heart tests. A medical provider can advise patients of which tests are right for each individual. Some tests are performed annually while others are age based or scheduled as needed.
  2. Choose heart-friendly foods to prepare in your Atlanta apartment’s kitchen. Add a minimum of one to each meal.
  3. Finally, commit to an exercise program that works for you. Pick a routine that you can accomplish without becoming overwhelmed and quitting. Even a small amount of activity is better than none. Moderate exercise will keep your heart at its target rate without leaving you breathless.

Finding a workout buddy and keeping your loved ones involved is a great way to share the love with others. Working out with neighbors in your apartment community can help you stay committed to a healthy lifestyle. Stonetree Apartments in East Point, Georgia has a world class cardio-friendly fitness center and residents are not far from local markets where they can buy fresh heart-healthy foods.

Workout at Stonetree Apartments, no membership required for residents!

The cardio friendly fitness center at Stonetree Apartments in East Point, GA

Affordable Gadgets for Your Atlanta Apartment

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PC World reviews the best and most affordable streaming gadgets to turn any HD television or monitor in your Atlanta apartments into smart televisions. Entertainment for your living room, master bedroom, home office or den has never been cheaper. Learn how you can cut the cable and stay connected to your favorite shows and movies plus music and the web.

Like Morrowood Townhomes, all JAMCO Properties, Inc. communities are pre-wired for internet and cable.

Morrowood Apartment Townhomes for rent in Morrow, Georgia

Morrowood Townhomes – Townhouses for rent in Morrow, Georgia

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

 

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: We salute our Veterans

Veterans Day Poster 2013 free government issue

Thank you to the men and women who have served.

November 11th is designated Veterans’ Day, a national, state and local holiday to remember the men and women that have served our nation and communities in the armed services.

The Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association will host the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, November 9, 2013 to honor our veterans. This year Atlanta residents are invited to celebrate a special theme, “Honoring our Korean War Veterans and All Who Preserved Freedom.”  

DeKalb County residents of Georgia are invited to the “DeKalb County Georgia Veterans Day Program” at the Maloof Auditorium on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all that have served our nation and our family of apartment communities in metro 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.

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.

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Check out this Atlanta Journal Constitution post from Nedra Rhone for huge deals like free brake pads in Roswell, Georgia and free food and discounted drinks at Zocalo Mexican restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. Offers have expiration dates so hurry for super savings.

Morrowood Townhomes

Morrowood Townhomes – A Bargain in Morrow, Georgia
5915 Trammell Road, Morrow, Ga. 30260

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.

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