Community Living

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Flu Season Around The Apartment

We are heavy into flu season and I can tell you one thing for sure that rings true for every single apartment resident out there…nobody wants to get sick.

If you do, there may be something deeper wrong there that should be evaluated.

What To Do About A Stray Animal

What can be done about those pesky strays around your apartment? I-dont-do-ugly-smaller

No…I’m not talking about your creepy ex who just keeps lingering around…I’m talking about stray animals. Again..not your ex….

July Fourth Festivities

The 4th of July may be one of the easiest days of the year to throw a themed celebration – red white and blue adornments turn any apartment, common room or outdoor area patriotic, and the menu couldn’t be simpler.

Watch Out For The Kids In Your Community

kidsWith the school soon to be letting out for summer, the kids will be out playing on the community grounds more often. As this happens we need to make sure that we are aware of kids, pets, and others who are out enjoying the sunshine.

There are a couple of key things to keep in mind about kids and your community.

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Finding the Perfect Roommate

36668945Not all of us are rich enough to live by ourselves, and not all of us are crazy enough to want to live with our parents for the rest of our lives. Where does that leave us? It’s time to find out how to get a roommate — and preferably one who isn’t bipolar.

Don’t Let Your Laundry Out Of Your Sight: The Benefits of Having On-Site Laundry

Having laundry centers in your apartment community is a huge, HUGE bonus over having to go to the laundromat next to the stop and go. Although some communities actually offer laundry hookups and even washers and dryers in their actual units, most other communities offer on-site laundry centers.

There are a few really great benefits to having a community laundry center. Check it out:

Remember Your Neighbors Are Good People Too

In an apartment, living in such close proximity to others, there is no excuse for being a loud, obnoxious, inconsiderate neighbor.

Every single morning, without fail, I know exactly when my upstairs neighbor is leaving for the day, or walking their dog or whatever they are doing……VERY EARLY. It is one of the first signs of being a naughty neighbor who is inconsiderate of their neighbors.

What To Do When You Find Lost Items at Your Community

questionWhat would you do if you found a massive jackpot of cash on the street and no one was around?

As kids on the play ground, we always heard the phrase, “Finders keepers, losers weepers.”
Maybe as kids over a kick ball or a nickel, this might be appropriate in society, but as residents in today’s world this philosophy doesn’t play well.

Keep An Eye Out For Crime Around Your Community

The truth is bold and in front of us. It’s been repeated throughout the history of our society. When the economy is down, crime goes up. Theft and burglary are two HUGE crimes that raise during times of trouble.

Recently, my community fitness center had it’s TV’s stolen and the mail box broken into. We had 3 car break-ins and someone digging through the trash. We are a gated community…but no one can be in charge or responsible for your safety except yourself.

Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down: Report Leaks to Your Apartment Manager ASAP

Is your refrigerator running? Well you better go catch it!

No, but seriously folks, it is very important to report any leaks or running water that you find in your apartment to management as soon as possible. Doing this will ensure that the problem is rectified early causing the least extra damage as possible.

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