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Summer Sizzles for Atlanta Apartments

The summer season is sizzling with excitement for residents in Atlanta apartments. As the temperatures heat up many Atlanta apartment dwellers look inside their communities for affordable entertainment options.

In addition to the weekly summer events held every Friday at The Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center, on Thursday July 10th the city of Riverdale will host “The After-Work Blues & Barbeque Jam” featuring free multi-cultural music from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with guest performers like The Breeze Kings and JB the Soul Man. The residents from Riverdale apartments start the weekend early with this free concert series. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Now through July 13th the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA hosts a butterfly encounter for visitors and residents in Roswell apartments. Plan a day long trip to enjoy the gardens, hiking trails and to experience this special butterfly exhibit before its gone.

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

More music will be playing live for visitors and Atlanta apartment dwellers at Atlanta’s  Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on Briarcliff Rd on Friday, July 11th. Starting at 7 p.m. Jazz on the Lawn presents acclaimed musician Diane Durrett. If it rains the event will be moved to Callanwolde’s beautiful indoor courtyard.

Apartment dwellers at Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain experience serene lakeside lifestyle while living in the heart of DeKalb County with easy access to MARTA and all that Atlanta offers this summer.

More Storage Suggestions for Atlanta Apartments

We all have to deal with clutter, whether it’s in our Atlanta apartments, offices or cars. The more you de-clutter the lighter you will feel inside and outside your Atlanta apartment. We offer these storage suggestions to help residents rid their apartment homes of unwanted clutter.

The fastest method to de-clutter your Atlanta rental is to recycle, donate or sell household items that you no longer want. Organize your apartment by room. Start with the kitchen, a walk-in closet, the master bedroom, bathrooms or living areas.

Now try to create more space in your Atlanta apartment by rearranging furniture. Because your needs change your living areas should evolve too. Again, try removing items that are underutilized. If the layout of your apartment is limited on space, do not buy large storage items that don’t serve multiple functions. Many coffee tables and ottomans serve as both storage and furniture.

Mountain Lake Apartments model bedroom

The spacious bedroom at Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain.

Next use bins to store like items and objects with irregular shapes. These can be used in many places throughout Atlanta apartments: the living room to store remote controls, the kitchen for spices or snacks, a child’s bedroom for different toys, the closet to store accessories and the bathroom to keep under the sink organized. Be sure to label your bins so you know where everything in your home is located.

Then make use of open and flat surfaces as much as possible. If you don’t have bathroom counter space in your Atlanta apartment, utilize trays to store toiletries at the top of the toilet tank. To further maximize space, opt to use storage items that take up vertical spaces if you are lacking floor space. For example, purchase a tall dresser instead of a short one to have more storage or an over-the-toilet organization center for more room in the bathroom.

Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, Georgia is now leasing spacious floor plans that fit any budget.

Gardening in Atlanta Apartments

Maybe you have always wanted to try gardening in your Atlanta apartment, or maybe you have tried with no luck; either way, finding your green thumb is easier than it seems if you take things slow and find the right kind of apartment gardening style for you and your apartment home. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Read the Label

Some plants do better in bright spaces, while others do better in a generally dark room. Depending on where you intend to keep your plant (inside your Atlanta apartment or on your apartment patio / balcony), choosing a plant that fits your desired space is ideal. The label also explains what kind of potting soil your plant needs and how often it needs to be watered. The good news for a first-time apartment gardener is that some plants are hard to kill – so those plants are good to start off with in Atlanta apartments.

Keep Pets Safe

If you have a pet in your Atlanta apartment, it is necessary to do some research regarding plants, as many tend to be harmful for dogs and cats. Part of successful apartment gardening is the ability to distinguish whether or not your environment is ideal for a plant. The ASPCA provides information regarding which plants are toxic and non-toxic to animals. You can pick depending on what type of pet you have, since some plants can be toxic to dogs but not cats.

The private patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Entertain on a private outdoor patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Find the Right Pot

Some pots have holes at the bottom for draining and others don’t. Although it may be better to have a hole for draining, some plants, such as bamboo, don’t need holes for draining because they prefer to retain moisture. There are a wide variety of decorative pots, which include recycled items like tea and coffee cans, geometric glass terrariums, ceramic pots and more. Using your plants to decorate your Atlanta apartment may be the most exciting aspect of having a green thumb!

Keep Up with It

If you found the right plant for you, your apartment and maybe your pet, and you have planted your plant in your favorite pot, don’t forget about it! A big aspect of apartment gardening is taking care of your plant just as you would with a pet. Ensure your plant gets a sufficient amount of lighting during the day (maybe it needs to be moved from time to time), water it but don’t over water it, and last but not least, re-pot it when necessary. Some plants outgrow their pot and need to be replanted into a larger pot.

Pet friendly JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves the Atlanta area with 21 apartment communities in metro Atlanta, many with private enclosed patios or balconies great for apartment gardening like Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell, GA.

Making an Atlanta Apartment Feel Like Home

Atlanta apartments can feel like more that great places to live, they can be a renters sanctuary – home sweet home. Renters should always check with their lease and the landlord before making any changes in their unit. JAMCO residents have the freedom to decorate the interiors of their apartments however they like; however, in order to receive a refund on their security deposit or to avoid additional charges, the apartment must be returned to its original condition.

Living room at Stonetree Apartments

Stonetree Apartments in East Point, GA delivers many unique floor plans to call home.

Start by painting the walls a color you love. Remember, a darker color will be more difficult to cover up when you move. Affordable temporary wall coverings are available if you are not allowed to paint. Use the walls of your Atlanta apartment to display photographs, art and collections. Choose furniture and art you love and invest in them now. Why wait until you own a home to live comfortably? You can take these treasures with you when you move out of your Atlanta apartment.

Next, unpack all your stuff. The quickest way to make an Atlanta apartment feel like home is to surround yourself with your things. Have you been lugging that one box from apartment to apartment never to be unpacked? Consider whether those items are essential and if they are not: donate, recycle or throw them out. Once the last box is empty, renters will quickly feel at home.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves up metro Atlanta apartments with unique floor plans that our residents love to call home.

Summer Arrives for Atlanta Apartments

Summer at JAMCO Properties

Summer temperatures are revving up in Hotlanta and residents of Atlanta apartments are gearing up for outdoor food, fun and festivals. The 31st annual Summerfest returns to historic Virginia Highlands on Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th. The metro Atlanta community is invited to move outside for FREE live music, handcrafted art and tasty eats. On June 21st adults can sample local Atlanta brews in the Masquerade Music Park during Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. This is a ticketed event for ages 21+ and prices increase after June 12th.

Things just begin to heat up in June; Atlanta really starts to cook for July and August. Apartment dwellers chill at Piedmont Park Saturday, July 26th for the 4th annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ice cream is America’s favorite dessert. This year’s proceeds benefit For a Day Foundation,” committed to creating emotionally therapeutic experiences for children battling cancer.” And on August 16, 2014 residents from Mountain Lake Apartments and other Atlanta apartment communities should not miss the Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival. Soulful music and delicious noms come together in Oakhurst, Georgia just south of downtown Decatur.

If you are looking to beat the summer heat in a new Atlanta apartment, JAMCO Properties, Inc. has 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities with a floor plan for every budget.

The lake at Mountain Lake Apartments

Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, GA

Atlanta Apartments: Cross-country Moves

Relocating cross-country offers its own set of challenges. Once you’ve searched the listings for Atlanta apartments and selected the right apartment community and floor plan it is time to start planning your move. Beginning well in advance of the big day is the #1 moving tip offered by professional leasing specialists.

First, renters need to choose how they want to move. Can you transport all your belongings to Atlanta in your own vehicle? Probably not but you have a couple options: rent a moving truck for DIY moving or hire a professional moving company. Either way, making this decision early can save you money by earning discounts.

Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain Village, minutes to downtown Atlanta

Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain Village, minutes to downtown Atlanta

Next, make an inventory list of everything you are moving to your new Atlanta apartment. Whether you hire professionals or do it yourself, knowing what you have and in which box it is stored will help you find everything when you unpack in Atlanta. This is a good time to sell or donate items you don’t want to move!

Another good idea is to insure the stuff you are moving especially if you have hired professional movers. This is a recommendation for all movers regardless of distance, but cross-country moves mean more time and longer distances over which your possessions can be lost or damaged.

Once you arrive at your final destination, your Atlanta apartment, plan on taking your time to unpack. If possible, take a few days off work to settle into the new layout. When unpacking becomes tedious, step outside to explore your new surroundings. Metro Atlanta has lots to offer its residents!

Making the Most of Small Floor Plans, Atlanta Apartments

Not all Atlanta apartments are created with equal square footage, but apartment residents can get the most out of their floor plans with 5 simple tips for living in a small space.

  1. Household items used on a daily basis can make beautiful decorations when displayed. Shiny copper pots arranged on the stove in the kitchen are a great example. In a child’s bedroom, treasured toys can be left out while you make use of “under the bed” storage for more unsightly items.
  2. A spacious living room can be made out of a tiny layout with a few personal touches. Art and books do not necessarily mean clutter when properly displayed and they can open up the entire world inside any Atlanta apartment.
  3. Of course, apartment dwellers know that less is more. Getting rid of things you don’t use can mean big bucks in your pocket. Selling items of value and donating the rest will help keep closets and storage areas organized.
  4. Clean, well organized Atlanta apartments feel bright and roomy. It is important to de-clutter and clean especially in a small floor plan. Not only will your home feel and smell better but cleaning will reduce the risk of pests inside too.
  5. Finally, remember that light is a great way to make an apartment seem larger. Well-placed mirrors can double the natural light in a space. Even without tons of natural light, residents can include light colored furniture, linens and window coverings to open up their apartment.
Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro

The spacious floor plans at Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia start at 1200 sq. ft.

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

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganzas!

Atlanta apartment dwellers don’t have to hunt long to find a local Easter egg hunt with several communities and neighborhoods as well as the governor hosting extravaganzas this spring!

Riverdale residents can hop over to Town Center to participate in mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon’s egg hunt on April 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. The location is convenient to Emerald Pointe Apartments and Stratford Arms Apartments as well as all apartment communities in Clayton County.

DeKalb County renters don’t miss out on the eggstraordinary fun as the Decatur Business Association presents its Easter egg hunt in downtown on Saturday, April, 12. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. sharp on the front lawn of Decatur First Baptist Church, minutes from Linden Ridge Apartments in Decatur. Admission is free.

At the same time on April 12th, north Fulton County residents in Alpharetta and Roswell apartments can spring into action at the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the North Park softball fields, 13450 Cogburn Rd, Alpharetta. Pre-hunt activities start at 10 a.m. and include: face painting, animal balloons, inflatables and the Easter Bunny of course!

Atlanta Apartments Residents Hunt for A Special Home

JAMCO Properties wishes everyone the best of luck and if you’re hunting for that special Atlanta apartment this spring, we have the home for you!

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