Thursday, June 20, 2013

Controlling Clutter


Controlling clutter can be a very difficult, overwhelming job.  But with these tips from Zillow.com, you'll be living in a mess-free zone in no time!

The first step is to break down cleaning into smaller, more manageable steps.  Make your big goal getting your desk cleaned and organized by the end of the month.  Then say you'll clean one drawer a Saturday.  Your progress will motivate you to keep going.

The next step is to regularly make decisions about what belongings you should keep, and what you should get rid of.  It's much easier to bring new belongings into your home than it is to take them out.  So think about whether you really need something before it ever darkens your door.  Then think long and hard about whether you need it your current possessions.  If you haven't used it in months, it might be time to give it a new home.

Paper can be a huge source of clutter in the home.  There are several ways to keep stacks of paper from overwhelming you.  First, as soon as you get the mail, take junk mail to the trash, don't even use your precious time to open it.  Next, set up a basket, file or drawer for everyone in your house.  As you go through the mail, place it in the appropriate container. 

Limit how long you keep a magazine or newspaper and then recycle it when the number of days is up, whether it's been read or not.  Have a shelf or basket where you can keep a certain number of magazines and catalogs.  In order to add a new one, you have to get rid of an old one.  

When you get the mail, open the bills immediately, write the due date on the envelope, and then store your bills in a folder or file drawer.  Then establish one day a week when you pay bills.  Paying them regularly will make it seem less overwhelming.  Better yet, go electronic and ditch the paper bills all together!

Finally, remember that the mess didn't get there in a day, so you can't necessarily get rid of all of it that quickly either.  Becoming an organized person is something that you have to face head on and make a habit, even if it means confronting some uncomfortable things about yourself and why you are holding on to things.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cedar Park Apartments


This month, we’re spotlighting the Cedar Park neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the apartments in this Northwest Austin suburb.

Silverado Apartments offers great schools, lots of restaurants and convenient access to 183, I-35, and I-45.  Carports, attached and detached garages are available, there is a fully equipped fitness center including free weights with 24-hour access, and a resort style pool with a sunning deck.  Units feature ceramic tile entries, designer cabinetry and countertops, simulated hardwood floors, and enclosed full-size washer/dryer connections.  

Regal Canyon is located close to Highway 183 and the Metro Rail station, so you can be in Austin quickly.  This pet friendly community is close to public transportation, has covered parking available, and a basketball court.  Units feature hardwood flooring, fireplaces, balconies and vaulted ceilings.

Altea at Silverado is convenient to Parmer and 1431 and shopping.  This gated community has a pet park, Starbucks Coffee Bar, Resident Gaming Room, Gift Wrapping Station and on-site Car Was Station.  Apartments have stainless steel appliances, alarm systems, private patios or balconies, and washer and dryers included.

Looking for an apartment in Cedar Park?  Call Apartments Now today to take advantage of our knowledge of the vacancies, move-in specials, and amenities at all the best Cedar Park addresses.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Shavano Park Apartments


This month, we’re spotlighting the Shavano Park Neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the apartments available in this suburb just twelve miles north of downtown San Antonio.

Lodge at Shavano is a gated community that has an indoor basketball court, large fitness center and provides easy access to I-10 and low rental rates.  Apartment homes provide large square footage, include washer and dryers, and have faux wood floors.

San Miguel is another gated community in Shavano Park that has a resort style swimming pool and pool area, has easy access to I-10 and 1604 and is just minutes away from UTSA and loads of shopping.  Units feature large floor plans and black appliances in the kitchen.

Pecan Springs is a new property, giving you the ability to be the first resident ever of an apartment, and is running amazing specials to celebrate their grand opening..  Kitchens feature black appliances and granite countertops, and the community has a resort style swimming pool, easy access to I-10/1604 and Pecan Springs is just minutes away from The Rim and Shops at La Cantera.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Shavano Park Schools and Employers


This month, we’re spotlighting the Shavano Park Neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at the schools and employers located in this popular area of San Antonio.

Shavano Park is served by the Northside School District.  Students in grades nine through twelve attend Tom C. Clark High School, whose mascot is the Cougar.

Middle School students who reside in Shavano Park attend Hobby Middle School, a TEA Recognized school.  Hobby’s mascot is the Hawk and their colors are Purple and Gold.

Shavano Park students in Kindergarten through fifth grade attend Blattman Elementary School whose mascot is the Black Bears.  Blattman is an Exemplary ranked school.

There are many employers located close to Shavano Park, including those in downtown San Antonio.  Shavano Park is just fifteen miles from downtown San Antonio.

Clear Channel Communications is a huge company that has their headquarters less than a 20 minute commute from Shavano Park.  Clear Channel was founded in San Antonio in 1972 with the purchase of a single radio station.  It now has both the radio division and an outdoor advertising division that focuses on billboards and together they employ over 20,000 people around the globe.  Clear Channel’s 850 stations reach more than 110 million listeners weekly and make it the largest radio station owner in the country in both number of stations and revenue.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Jollyville Apartments


Last month, we explored the Jollyville neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the apartments in this Northwest Austin neighborhood.

IMT Anderson Mill  is convenient to Jollyville and is located on 36 acres in Northwest Austin.  IMT Anderson Mill is located close to shopping, fine dining, and major employers and has gated access, sunrooms, private yards and oversized garden tubs.

Summit Creek is nestled in 15 wooded acres just a few minutes from the Arboretum with scores of shops and restaurants.  Every apartment home has a washer and dryer, and the complex provides a pool for your relaxation and a pet park for your four-legged friends’ enjoyment.  

Hunters Chase is an oasis from the chaos of life, with a fitness room, two sparkling pools and barbecue pits throughout the complex.  The updated apartments feature spacious walk-in closets, washer and dryers, wood-burning fireplaces and laminate wood floors.

McNeil Ranch has an amazing pool, wonderful Bark Park for Fido, and a basketball court for shooting hoops.  The townhome style apartments feature double vanities in the bathrooms, individual alarms in each unit, and nine foot ceilings with crown molding.

Artisan Apartments are a pet-friendly community where you can surround yourself in luxury in the sparkling pool, gaming area, and internet cafĂ©.  You don’t even have to leave the grounds to take advantage of the on-site retailers like a restaurant, salon, dental office, chiropractor and dry cleaners.

Looking for an apartment in the Jollyville neighborhood?  Austin Apartments Now can help!  Give us a call at 512-258-8224 to take advantage of our expert knowledge of the vacancies, move-in specials and amenities at all the best Jollyville addresses.

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