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4 Moving Day Tips for Atlanta Apartments

Moving to new Atlanta apartments can be fun and hard work. Designing the layout of furniture in your floor plan and choosing where household items belong is exciting, but many hours will be spent packing and moving into your next apartment home. Reduce stress by planning your move ahead of time! On moving day try to follow these helpful guidelines for moving into Atlanta apartments.

Guest bedroom or home office at Ashwood Ridge Apartments

Schedule a baby or pet sitter to make moving day less stressful.

  1. Schedule to move on a weekday. According to U-Haul, truck rentals in Atlanta are more affordable during the week. Utility companies, government offices, banks and leasing offices are open weekdays and easily accessible then. The Ashwood Ridge Apartments leasing office is open Saturdays for added convenience.
  2. Start packing two months in advance of moving into Atlanta apartments. Many of your belongings such as books, fine china, movie collections, out of season clothing and seasonal decorations can be packed early. Maybe having a pile of boxes around your current apartment for 8 weeks doesn’t sound like fun, but it will save you time and stress on moving day.
  3. Ensure the safety of children and pets by getting a sitter on moving day. Movers, whether you hire professionals or ask a group of friends, might be easily distracted by children, cats and dogs. Ashwood Ridge is a pet-friendly apartment community. Large dogs are welcome, breed restrictions apply.
  4. Remember the last thing you packed. Was it cleaning supplies? Bedding? Maybe it was your tools. It was probably important and chances are you will need it first in your new Atlanta apartment.

Ask an Ashwood Ridge Apartments leasing specialist for more moving tips and how you can save money by relocating to one of our Jonesboro, Georgia apartments, walking distance to local schools and major medical centers and just minutes to downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta Apartments: Haunted Happenings

Apartment dwellers haunting Atlanta apartments celebrate Halloween with FREE and affordable spooktacular events this year. Metro Atlanta scares up the creepiest fun for ghouls and ghosts of all ages. Whether it’s a healthy haunted hike or a historic cemetery tour, conjure up a new tradition in Atlanta apartments for 2014.

Renters from metro Atlanta apartments can take in a day of free live music and entertainment in Little 5 Points on Saturday, October 18th. The Little 5 Points 14th Annual Halloween Parade steps off at 4 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to sport their own store bought or homemade costumes. Oakland Cemetery welcomes back the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours for just 6 nights – October 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25 with guided tours, live music and Atlanta apartments’ only chance to experience the cemetery after dark this year. Tours start hourly at 5:30 p.m. each night and tickets must be purchased in advance.

L5P 2014 Halloween FestivalResidents at Aspen Pointe Apartments in Roswell, GA and Atlanta apartments can celebrate autumn with Halloween Hikes October 17 – 18 and 24 – 25 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Tickets are just 9 bucks and they include taking a well-lit guided 45 minute night time hike, creating Halloween crafts, bonfire, live music and a nature souvenir. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase and all proceeds benefit the nature center. Georgia’s only hot air balloon festival, Owl-O-Ween, takes place at Kennesaw State University Oct. 25th 4 – 10 p.m. and Oct. 26th 6 – 9 p.m. This special event features tethered hot air balloon rides and a costume contest PLUS seasonal entertainment, shopping and food!

 

Rake up the savings at any of JAMCO Properties, Inc.’s 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities this fall!

 

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.

 

7 Moving Tips for Atlanta Apartments

Relocating to Atlanta apartments is both exciting and stressful. Deciding where stuff belongs and planning the layout of your apartment floor plan is fun, but a lot of time and effort goes into packing and moving to an Atlanta apartment. Begin planning early to limit stress. Try using the following guidelines on moving day.

The model bedroom at Maplewood Apartments for rent

Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia

  1. Move on a weekday when leasing offices, banks, utilities and government offices are open. According to U-Haul, truck rentals are more affordable during the week too.
  2. Start packing as early as 2 months before moving day. Out of season clothing, seasonal decorations, china, books, a movie collection… these are all things you can pack early. Having a stack of boxes around your current apartment for 8 weeks might not sound like a fun, but it will save you so much stress.
  3. Label your boxes by room and general content. If you’ve hired professional movers or if you’ve asked friends to help, this will help them know where things go in your Atlanta apartment.
  4. Place your dinner plates standing on edge in the box. Wrap each in plenty of paper and pad the bottom of your box. This will help prevent damage to your dishes. For all your boxes be sure to fill the empty space with paper or padding so that they will not collapse.
  5. Pack large items in small boxes and small items in large boxes. Heavy large items will fall through the center of a large box and small light items can be safely stacked in larger boxes. The exception is books. Heavy books should be packed in small boxes so you can lift them.
  6. On moving day, leave your pets and small children with a friend. Movers, professional or otherwise are distracted by kids and barking dogs. Plus, this insures the safety of children and pets alike.
  7. Finally, remember the last thing you packed? It’s probably the first thing you want to unpack! You were using it right up to the last-minute because you need it. Maybe it was cleaning supplies, maybe it was bedding or maybe it was a toothbrush… Chances are it was important.

Leasing consultants at Maplewood Pointe Apartments have more tips for easy moving to Atlanta apartments.

Apartment Hunting for Pets

Finding pet friendly Atlanta apartments can be exhausting. How you search for apartment homes in Atlanta where your pets are welcome is important. Many great resources for locating pet accommodations in metro Atlanta exist online. National organizations such as the ASPCA have created a list of internet apartment search tools to help renters find Atlanta apartment communities where animals are welcome. Matching your pet with the perfect Atlanta property is the key to the happy lifestyle you and your pet deserve.

Local animal shelters are often helpful places to locate pet friendly apartments in Georgia as well as other areas where dogs are welcome, neighborhood parks for instance. Clayton County is home to several local and state parks excellent for recreation and dog walking in addition to apartment communities where pets are allowed. The Human Society offers referrals for Atlanta apartments that welcome pets too.

The Woods at Southlake Apartments in Jonesboro, GA

The Woods at Southlake, a peaceful park like setting perfect for pets

Start your search early! While these apartment hunting tools are available for Atlanta renters, finding an Atlanta apartment that accepts pets can take more time especially if you own an exotic pet or breed. Check with breed specific rescues to find out if they recommend any Atlanta apartments for rent. Be honest with the leasing staff about your pet needs to prevent you from facing lease violations and fines or worse – having to choose between your pet and your apartment home.

At JAMCO Properties, Inc. and Atlanta Apartments for Rent blog our pets are more than OK, they’re caring parts of our family. Like all of our communities The Woods at Southlake Apartments in Jonesboro, GA welcomes your four legged family members. Large dogs are allowed, but all breeds must be approved by the friendly on-site management team. Visit our home on the web for our complete pet policy.

Settling in Your New Pet Friendly Atlanta Apartment

Moving into a new Atlanta apartment is a very exciting time for everyone in your family including your pets. The excitement of a new place can be stressful for cats and dogs alike. Pets are welcome at all of JAMCO Properties, Inc. 21 Atlanta apartment communities. Here are some great tips from the Humane Society of The United States to help you and your dog or cat adjust to the new layout.Pet Friendly Apartments Now Leasing at JAMCO Properties

First, plan on moving into your apartment on a weekend or when you can be home with your pet for the first few days. Get to know the floor plan and spend some quality time together. Next, maintain your normal routine. Is the office farther away? Will you spend more time away from home because of traffic or other factors? Minimize the changes in your schedule that occur as a result of your new Atlanta apartment.

In the beginning, consider confining your cat to a single room with all their things. And now is a good time to consider a crate for your dog. Because dogs instinctively live in dens, he will think this is his own spacious bedroom! Remember, dogs require an active lifestyle to be healthy. Just a few hours in the crate each day will prevent it from becoming a jail cell.

Finally, be patient. Pet friendly Atlanta apartments make great homes for everyone once they are settled.

April 25th – 27th, Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta

Spring has sprung Hotlanta! This past winter was a great time for locals to hibernate inside their Atlanta Apartments, but it’s time to get out and enjoy mother nature’s beauty at the Southeastern Flower Show!

Presented by the Southeastern Horticultural Society at the Buckhead Theatre (OK OK, yes, it’s indoors – in a beautiful historic venue!),  April 25-27, 2014. Scheduled events include: flower displays, guest speakers, chef demo, photos, equipment demos, activities for children and a buyer’s marketplace. This year’s garden show will not include a competition but set the stage for the 2015 show.

2014 Garden Show Location
Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 843-2825

Southeastern Flower Show Contact Information
1705 Commerce Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 351-1074
Email: info@sehort.org
Website: http://www.sehort.org

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

Cooking Safety in Atlanta Apartments

Cook Safely in your Atlanta apartment

Never leave cooking food unattended in your Atlanta apartment.

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Stop wasting, start saving in your Atlanta apartment

Kitchen and dining room at Cascade Glen

Cascade Glen Apartments with spacious chef friendly kitchens

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.

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