In most parts of the country, sweater weather is finally here. Starbucks released their new holiday cup, parents are trying to get their children to pose nicely for a holiday card, and neighborhood and apartment complex decoration competitions have begun!
It’s definitely an interesting time of year. While most holiday traditions are fun (or awesomely corny), some aren’t. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, your car could be vulnerable to a not-so-fun yearly occurrence: a 20% increase in parking lot accidents. With over 1 million parking lot accidents occurring annually, that’s no small number. Happy holidays?
With hoards of people flocking to the mall every day and drivers distracted by Bing Crosby crooning over the radio, your odds of getting caught on the wrong side of someone’s distracted driving increase over the holidays. While a nice driver will leave their contact information on your car’s dash if they hit you in a hurry, not everyone ends up on Santa’s nice list. Although no one wants to fall prey to a hit and run driver, you should be prepared for the possibility. Read on for our guide to handling a hit and run, with top tips we hope you’ll never have to use! Read the rest of this entry »
As cold winter weather rolls in, people shut their windows and prepare to hibernate indoors for a few months. Unfortunately, closing up your home also means trapping dust inside with you, which can be miserable for allergy-prone people. If you struggle with wintertime allergies, try these preventative measures to combat common allergy symptoms like a runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy eyes. If you’re already suffering, we’ve got home remedies to help those aches and itches too! Read the rest of this entry »
The holiday shopping season is upon us and, for many people, that means jumping on Amazon or countless other shopping sites to order gifts and needed items. This year’s Cyber Monday looks to be the single biggest shopping day in history, far surpassing $90 billion in sales, which means that more packages than ever before will be shipped. This poses an interesting challenge for some apartment residents because where you live could mean drastic changes in how (and if) you receive your package deliveries. Read the rest of this entry »
Pass the pumpkin pie and prepare the stretchy pants! Ponder the Christmas decorations that are already out in stores! It’s November, which marks the beginning of the holiday season and more importantly, a food lover’s dream. On a day dedicated to family, football, and feasting until your pants don’t fit, there’s no better way to kick it off than with a parade full of holiday spirit. Check out these seven turkey-ific parades you’ve got to see. Read the rest of this entry »
On Friday, November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day. On this prestigious occasion, there really is nothing more important than recognizing our veterans who served this country in World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and other military initiatives throughout the world. They made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that we – and our families – live peaceful lives in the country that we love. The millions of active duty and reserve Americans serving in the U.S. Army, the Navy, the Marines, and the National Guard also deserve our wholehearted support on this day and every day throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »
Love it or hate it, the time changes every fall. The days become shorter as darkness descends by 6:00 p.m. Saving time becomes an even bigger focus this time of year. One of our favorite ways to save time is by choosing the right apartment for your next home. When you live in an apartment, you actually enjoy more time savings than homeowners. Check it out! Here are five ways you can save time as an apartment dweller. Read the rest of this entry »
After an October haunted by pumpkin spice lattes and kids’ costume displays, it’s time to break out the real scares. While your neighborhood may claim to have the best haunted house ever, does it have its very own petrifying poltergeists or resident ghosts and ghouls? If you’re ready for shivers down your spine, read on to hear about the top six creepy, hair-raising, and downright spooky apartment complexes in the United States! Read the rest of this entry »
Prepare the pumpkins, fire up the cauldron and get your eye of gnoot ready – the spookiest night of the year is coming up fast! All Hallow’s Eve is the perfect excuse for one thing: throwing a scary good shindig at your apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
The rising cost of rental rates has been all over the news for the past two years. And now, those stories are being replaced by ones highlighting the softening of those same costs as well as the value associated with being an apartment renter (rather than a homeowner). But there is a whole lot more to the equation than just the basic cost – primarily rent. In fact, there is a ton of math that goes on behind the scenes at both apartment communities and inside renters’ apartments. Follow along as we crunch some numbers you may not have considered when it comes to your next apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve just moved into your new place. You’re unpacked, proud of yourself for finally unpacking, and start to think…Do I have a coffee maker? Wow, that wall is really barren. Did I forget toilet paper?! How can I make this place feel more like home? Fear not, forgetful fellow. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to rent nearly anything you could possibly need to furnish your apartment. The best part about it? You can have most things delivered within hours. And if you think we’re just talking about basic couches and boring side tables, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Read the rest of this entry »