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Save Memories, Save Money – Atlanta Apartments

Junk accumulates in our Atlanta apartments. It’s a simple fact. That is why when you Google “organization” every 10 item to-do list is really just 5 ways to throw things out. But sometimes the clutter around your apartment home is the stuff you care for the most. How do you keep the things attached to the memories you love?

  1. Store:  The fact is you might love it, but you don’t have a need for it every day. Collections, gifts, clothing, art… the list is endless and it’s filling up your spacious Atlanta apartments. Properly storing these items under the bed or in a large walk-in closet is perfectly fine. A good tip is to purchase matching storage from a popular retailer. This means if your investment is damaged it can be replaced without much effort and you keep the appearance of your home neat. The Container Store has lots of cheap storage solutions for residents in cozy apartments. It’s what they do. Be armed with storage options.
  2. Rotate:  Once you have some memories put away don’t forget about them. While you don’t need these items everyday you can bring them out of the closet to enjoy. Rotating your collections on display in your Atlanta apartments keeps your floor plan fresh for guests too.
  3. Corral:  Life is hectic and not everything in a home ends up where it belongs. Put containers in disaster prone areas to corral the clutter. When a container is full, return each item to its right home. Trays, baskets, decorative boxes make excellent temporary lodging for hats, gloves, keys, sunglasses and more. The stair basket sold on Amazon.com comes to mind for when you aren’t ready to climb the stairs of your Atlanta townhome rental.
  4. Stack:  Floor space is valuable real estate especially in an apartment with a modest floor plan. Having the proper way to use vertical space can safely secure the items you want to keep around for a long time.
  5. Reduce:  Only own what you love. No list about organization is complete without at least one suggestion to throw out the junk (see above). Before you make a purchase decide if you really need the item. Do you have one like it in storage? Can you reuse something you all ready purchased? Will you love it forever?
The spacious apartments and townhomes of Laurel Pointe Apartments

The spacious apartments and townhomes of Laurel Pointe Apartments

Of course you can always move into a larger space if none of this will do – like the spacious floor plans at Laurel Pointe Apartments in Forest Park.

Atlanta Apartments Welcomes Labor Day

The lake and patio at Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, GA

Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, more than a great place to live

Even with summer continuing for 3 more weeks, Atlanta apartments start packing up the season with plenty of events and celebrations scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Crowds of visitors and metro Atlanta apartments’ residents will move on the city to enjoy the three day weekend, August 30th – September 1st.

Sports fans will be in heaven as college football opens at the Georgia Dome with the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Games Friday evening and Saturday. Plus NASCAR serves up 500 high speed laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a Sunday evening race preceded by qualifying races on Saturday and lots of tailgating for Atlanta apartments.

Dragon Con tickets and downtown Atlanta accommodations may be sold out, but that means residents can take advantage of prime people watching without spending a lot of money. The Dragon Con parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and features fantasy and fun for all ages. Best of all, it’s FREE! Costumes are encouraged.

In DeKalb County Atlanta apartments welcome back The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the world. Authors and publishers from every imaginable genre will host discussion panels and seminars at venues around the downtown Decatur square. The 3 day convention is FREE but popular author events fill up fast.

Lease a home from Mountain Lake Apartments now, so you can chill and grill at home this Labor Day. JAMCO Properties, Inc. offers a floor plan for every budget at any of our 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities.

 

Governor: Kroger will create 120 jobs in Clayton County | Governor Nathan Deal Office of the Governor

Governor: Kroger will create 120 jobs in Clayton County | Governor Nathan Deal Office of the Governor.

Atlanta Residents Compete for Good Health and Great Causes

Bradford Ridge fitness center

The cardio friendly fitness center at Bradford Ridge Apartments in Forest Park

Metro Atlanta apartment residents have a couple opportunities to keep their New Year’s resolutions to get fit AND eat more bacon right around the corner from several JAMCO Properties, Inc apartment communities like The Woods at Southlake and Oak Run Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia.

First, you can have your bacon and eat it too! The Bacon Chase 5K and 0.05K fun runs seek to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and include all you can eat bacon at stops along the course. The event takes place at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia just minutes from Hidden Pines at Tara Apartments. Registration fees offer runners these benefits:

  • Unlimited bacon
  • [1] One free Bloody Mary (must be 21+ years old)
  • Signature Bacon Chase T-shirt
  • Bacon Chase bacon-scented “bib”

May the odds be ever in your FLAVOR!

Then, on April 26th &27th Tough Mudder brings its fast paced event back to Atlanta where residents can experience heart-racing excitement. This year the event at Bouckaert Farm in Fairburn, GA is a nearby drive from Bradford Ridge Apartments in Riverdale.

Let no obstacle stand in your way!

Watch the Super Bowl on Riverdale’s Big Screens – FREE

Watch the Super Bowl at Emerald Pointe Apartments in Riverdale, Georgia

No BIG SCREEN in your cozy Emerald Pointe apartment? Riverdale has you covered!

Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain

Apartments in Stone Mountain at Willow Lake

Come home to Willow Lake
in Stone Mountain, GA

JAMCO Properties, Inc and Atlanta Apartments for Rent welcome Willow Lake Apartments to our family of metro Atlanta apartment communities. Stone Mountain, Georgia is home of the Willow Lake apartment community which is located in walking distance to historic Stone Mountain Village and it is just a 2.5 mile drive from Stone Mountain Park. The nearby MARTA bus line puts Decatur and downtown Atlanta just minutes from the homes of Willow Lake.

Plan a fun filled day of shopping and dining in Stone Mountain Village. Jewelry, antique and fine art shops dot the main strip. Village Corner German restaurant is a local Stone Mountain favorite. And if you are searching for something sweet, visit Stone Mountain Bakery on Main Street. Close by Stone Mountain Park offers plenty of adventure such as hiking, biking, fishing and camping. In the summer residents enjoy the famous Stone Mountain Laser Show!

Of course the residents of Willow Lake Apartments can escape from their hectic schedules with a peaceful walk around the community’s own lake. Amenities at Willow Lake include but are not limited to:

  • Serene Lake Views
  • Children’s Playground in a Park Like Setting
  • Sparkling Pool with Sun Deck
  • Modern Sports Courts

JAMCO Properties offers all residents at Willow Lake Apartments spectacular service via:

  • FREE Wi-Fi in the Clubhouse
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Monthly Pest Control
  • Resident Referral Programs
  • Professionally Maintained and Well Lit Grounds

The sprawling floor plans of the apartments at Willow Lake expand up to 1550 square feet in the 3 bedroom townhouses for rent. One bedroom apartments for rent start at only $460* a month. All the apartments and townhomes for lease at Willow Lake are total electric for extra savings. Each floor plan is complete with:

  • Walk-in closets
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Step saver, chef friendly kitchens with dish washers
  • Laundry rooms with washer/dryer connections
  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeted floors

…and so much more. Willow Lake Apartments are now leasing for immediate move-in! Select your next Stone Mountain apartment home now before they are all leased.

*Pricing subject to availability and may change daily

Haunted Atlanta Apartments

Atlanta, Georgia is a Halloween town with lots of tricks and treats for children and grown-up kids too. Both goblins and ghouls will find delightfully spooky fun from historic cemetery tours and haunted hikes to hay rides and frightful family storytelling. Create magical memories this autumn to share in your Atlanta apartment.

Netherworld Haunted House claims to be Atlanta’s #1 scare, but several other attractions have a growing freak frenzy surrounding them.  Just OTP in Clayton County, Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse celebrates its 3rd year of terrifying its audiences by immersing them in the action. Open nightly through November 2nd at 8 p.m. the main event allows you to seek vengeance by shooting zombies. New to Atlantic Station this fall is Containment. Explore the mile long mayhem of train wreckage and mysterious artifacts at your own risk. Do you have a contingency plan for survival?

Little 5 Points hosts its 13th annual Halloween Festival on October 19th this year. Residents from Decatur, East Atlanta Village and all over will flock to the parade donning their own costumes. Two stages provide live music for the whole family. The parade starts at 4 p.m. The nearby Oakland Cemetery offers tours of Atlanta’s most famous final resting place. The last two weekends in October the historic graveyard is open after dark with a ghostly guide, candlelit mausoleums and snacks and beverages for purchase. Buy tickets online.

More fun for kids of all ages is available through Zoo Atlanta’s “Boo at the Zoo,” Six Flags Over Georgia’s “Fright Fest,” and Halloween hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Atlanta renters can hunt down an easily accessible eerie event anywhere in the city.

Atlanta Apartments and Diversity

Atlanta serves as home and epicenter of cultural diversity in the South – and the United States, for that matter. Encompassing international art and décor in your Atlanta apartment is affordable and easy. You do not need to spend lots of money on Miami Circle in Buckhead to get authentic pieces to decorate your apartment in Atlanta, but it’s a great place to find inspiration.

The model bedroom at Maplewood Apartments for rent

Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia- a culturally diverse community.

Buford Highway hosts some of the most diverse shopping and dining in northeast Atlanta and DeKalb County. Whether you prefer Asian inspired work from Korea, Vietnam, Thailand… or crafts from South and Central America you will find plenty of affordable pieces to fill a spacious Atlanta townhouse or apartment. Many of these items are mass produced but you can find deals on legitimate items too.

Many shops in metro Atlanta specialize in fair trade. These specialty shops stock their shelves with fabric, art and handmade goods imported directly from artisans in other countries. Besides putting money in the pockets of true craftspeople, every item is a unique representation of a culture. Bring a piece of history and art into your apartment rental without leaving Atlanta or breaking the bank.

Combining modern art with a few antiques is a great way to highlight a culture in your apartment. By incorporating natural elements like wood and stone from a region, you can honor the land as well.  Fabric for drapes, upholstery and rugs can be used boldly or in an understated way to pull a diverse look together in your Atlanta apartment.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. proudly embraces diversity in our 20 Atlanta apartment communities and the work place.

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.

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.

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