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Want to start your spring and summer off on the right foot? A clean house will surely help! Here are a few insightful tips to help you conquer all of your cleaning tasks for the coming months.

1. Work from the top down, inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again.
2. Do one room or one area of a room at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it's worth the effort.
3. When tidying, reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items in one organized area near by. Once you’ve finished cleaning you can find those miscellaneous items a proper place. 
4. Efficiency is key, so clean two things at once. While laundry is going, scrub the shower stall.
5. Make small repairs on easy to fix items….If you're not handy, hire someone who is, or better yet, look up a fix-it-yourself video and learn while you clean. 
6. Invest in a good pair of rubber gloves to protect your skin and nails from cleaning chemicals.
7. Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the floor. Try an extendable feather or lambswool duster for reaching above window casings, door frames, and corners. Household rags are invaluable for jobs requiring a damp cloth – natural fibres work best.
8. Buy a mop with a squeeze mechanism and a decent-size heavy-duty pail – ones with a measuring scale help get soap-to-water ratios correct.
9. Don't stand your brooms on their bristles. It will destroy their shape and diminish their effectiveness. Instead, get a broom holder or hook at your local home improvement store. 
10. Use a Swiffer for light dusting, or your favorite broom or vacuum attachment to clean hardwood floors. Then damp-mop with a mild cleaner such as Murphy Oil Soap to make your floors sparkle and shine. 

If you have any other helpful spring cleaning tips & tricks let us know in the comments below!
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Start 2015 off fresh with these green cleaning and organizing tips!

Below are a few tips to spruce up your apartment for the new year. 

1) Go through cabinets, closets, and desks to find and recycle all unneeded paper products.
2) Feeling the burden of an overstuffed closet? Give your old clothes a second life; donate any unused clothing to Goodwill!
3) Recycle your electronic products. Most electronics stores will take your old or broken products and recycle them. Avoid tossing those in the trash!
4) Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Most stores carry a great selection of environmentally friendly cleaning products, pick some up on your next shopping trip. Or, better yet - make your own! Simple household items like baking soda and vinegar can be used for any number of jobs.
5) Freshen up! Simmering water, citrus peel, and fresh mint or basil will lighten up the air in your apartment without any added toxins from synthetic air-fresheners (and it will save you money as well!). Make sure you never leave your stove unattended. 

Why wait until spring, when cleaning can be this simple? Keeping it green will help your apartment stay healthy and toxin free. What are your favorite go-to green cleaning or organizing tips? Comment below to share your ideas!
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The holiday season is officially here which means it’s time for holiday festivities and friendly gatherings. Here are a few holiday entertaining tips that will help you throughout the holiday season:

Plan Ahead The holiday season is a busy time of year so be sure to plan your gatherings ahead of time. Consider sending invitations in advance to allow for scheduling. 
Create a Child-friendly Area If children will be coming over make sure they have a safe area to play and some form of entertainment to keep occupied. 
Consider Space Be sure you have proper amount of seating, dishes, food and beverages prepared for your guest and respect any common areas with your neighbors.
Plan an Activity Have an activity planned in case guests need something to do after eating. A gift exchange, board game, photo booth or other activity will keep your company entertained.  
Include Neighbors. Consider inviting close neighbors to a holiday function. Your neighbors will appreciate the gesture and this may be a good opportunity to get to know them better. 

Let us know if you have any additional entertaining ideas in the comment section below!
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#July is a month to celebrate with family and friends!
Some of the best summer celebrations involve barbecues or cookouts. Click below for a few safety tips for your next get together. 

1. Whether you use a charcoal or gas barbecue always make sure to follow proper safety precautions when lighting, cooking, and storing the barbecue.  Follow factory guidelines when using lighter fluid or propane tanks, clean your grill regularly to prevent grease fires, and store your grill away from anything that is flammable or hazardous. 
2. You should know the proper cooking temperatures and preparation for the food you are serving at your get together (especially meat). The last thing you want to do is make your friends or family sick. 
3. Make sure to have plenty of drinking water on hand so your guests can stay well hydrated.
4. Provide shade or a covered area where your guests can get out of the sun and cool off.
5. If you will be serving alcoholic beverages at your get together, please enjoy responsibly and make sure your guests do so as well.
6. If you will be lighting off #fireworks at your get together make sure you use extreme caution when handling, lighting, and disposing of the fireworks.  Keep water or a fire extinguisher nearby, never point the fireworks toward anyone else, and always stand a safe distance from the devices.  Make sure you know local laws and regulations regarding pyrotechnics and fireworks.  
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Spring presents us with a fresh start for some new healthy habits. Set yourself out on the right foot by forming habits to live stronger, longer and thrive. Click below for 10 easy tips:

1) Create a routine sleep schedule. 8 hours of routine sleep goes a long way.
2) Keep active. Do something to keep fit each day!
3) Eat well; Many diseases can be prevented  or controlled with a healthy diet.
4) Maintain a healthy and consistent body weight.
5) Read something everyday. Expanded knowledge will stimulate your mind.
6) Stay up-to-date on immunizations and other health screenings. 
7) Prevent skin cancer - stay in the shade or wear protective clothing; skin becomes thinner and more sensitive each time it burns.
8) Set some goals. What do you hope to achieve in the next year?
9) Manage stress. Make time for friends and fun, and learn the powerful role of positive thinking.
10) Try a yoga, pilates, or other fitness class!

Comment with your favorite healthy habit!
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How to Decorate Small Spaces for the Holidays

It’s the time of year to bring out holiday decorations and get in the festive spirit. No matter what size space; a little creativity can go a long way in transforming any room in your home. Here are some tips to help you get started! 

1. Holiday Cards - if you’re receiving holiday greeting cards from friends and family you can use them as wall decorations next to other holiday-themed decorations
2. Half Trees - if your space does not support an entire tree you can utilize a half or even quarter tree (for corners) to save space
3. “Gingerbread” Houses - use graham crackers to to create a mini “gingerbread” house
4. Windows - make use of your window space by creating beautiful snowflakes with a glue gun
5. Serving Tray - if you’re hosting guests, consider a tiered serving tray (stacked vertically) to save table space
6. Ornaments - get creative with your ornament decorations and hang them from your ceiling - bonus points for hanging them on lights

What decorating tips do you have for your home? Let us know in the comments below!
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Summer is almost over!

Time for one last vacation before the warm weather ends? Click below for tips to keep your home safe while you enjoy your vacation.

1. Let the landlord or office manager know you will be out of town. They can hold any mail or packages that come for you, and more importantly watch for any suspicious activity around your home.  
2. You can arrange to have a trusted friend or neighbor watch your home while you are out of town. Make sure to give your landlord or office manager the name of the person you have watching your home so they do not report this person as a trespasser.      
3. Unplug electronics that are not absolutely necessary while you are away. Most electronics still use power if you leave them plugged in. Examples of things to unplug include: TVs, video game systems, lamps, computers, and small kitchen appliances.
4. Clean your home before you leave. Remove any perishable foods from the refrigerator, take out the garbage, and sweep or vacuum.  Why ruin your vacation by having to clean when you return home?
5. Lastly, if you are not taking your car on a long road trip, make sure to remove all valuables and park it in a safe place.

Comment below with any of your own suggestions or ideas on keeping your home safe this summer. 
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Summer is here!

Click below for tips to help you have a happy and healthy summer! 

1. Do you want to save energy, money, and keep your home cool this summer? Remember to keep windows and blinds closed during the hotter hours of the day, turn off any unnecessary lights or appliances when not in use, and use ceiling or window fans at night to cool your home  

2. During summer we all like to open up windows and let the fresh air flow through our homes. Unfortunately, many people forget you should always close and lock your windows when leaving home whether it is just for the day or for a long summer vacation. 

3. There is nothing worse than getting into your car when it has been sitting in the sun all day. Park your car in a shaded or covered parking spot. Over time this can also help save the paint job and interior of your car. 

4 Get outdoors to enjoy your favorite sport or hobby, stay hydrated, and regularly apply sunscreen. These simple things can go a long way to keeping you happy and healthy this summer

Have any summer tips or hints of your own? Share them with us by leaving a comment below.
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Make the Most of Your Apartment Space

Here are some tips on making #apartmentliving a little less cramped, and a lot more functional!

1. Free up space on side tables by using swing arm lamps.
2. Use multipurpose furniture; desk by day, dining table by night!
3. Take advantage of space under your bed with bed risers or built in drawers.
4. Hang storage racks over doors to easily save floor and closet space.
5. Bring on the storage! Use a chest as an ottoman, or storage trunks for chairs.

Comment below with your favorite space saving tips and tricks!
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It’s that time of year again to tackle some much needed spring cleaning. If you’re like a lot of us, your car doesn’t actually fit in its cozy home called the “garage.” Here are a few tips to get your garage in shape. 

- Start by cleaning and sorting the items you no longer need. Go through everything! Sort items into piles that need to be organized or brought to your storage unit.
- Invest in sturdy shelving and stackable clear-plastic bins. A lot of space is typically wasted higher up. Store items that won’t need to be taken down often on top shelves.
- Consider re-arranging. Take the time to plan a layout of how your garage will function the best; grab a friend to help you move the bulky items. 
- Store similar items together: yard tools & supplies, camping gear, sporting goods, etc. 
- Keep the floor clear. 

Being able to store your vehicle in the garage will keep it clean and will help it last longer. 
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8501 N Platte Purchase Dr Kansas City, MO 64155
8501 North Platte Purchase DriveUSMissouriKansas City64155
(816) 256-5869carringtonparkkc.com
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Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Carrington Park is one of the premier apartment communities in Kansas City, MO. Come home to the luxury that awaits you in our stunning North Kansas City apartments filled with luxurious amenities. Attention to detail and immaculate maintenance make Carrington Park a place you will be proud to call home. Enjoy winding nature trails and relaxing surroundings as well as our very pet friendly policy. Our expertly landscaped grounds, expansive living spaces, and responsive management make us one of the most sought after apartments in North Kansas City.

Carrington Park offers 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments for rent which are fully equipped with modern and luxurious amenities. Each apartment features audible intrusion alarms, private patios or balconies, chef kitchens, walk-in closets, and a full size washer and dryer in each apartment home. We offer our residents full access to a stunning outdoor pool, game room, cardio strength training center, movie theater, and Wi-Fi business center. Our residents have everything necessary for complete comfort and convenience including attached and detached garages.


COMMUNITY AMENITIES
  • Resort Style Pool with WiFi Sun Deck
  • Richly Landscaped Grounds
  • Charcoal Grills and Benches
  • Playground
  • Game Room with Billiards Table
  • Theater Room
  • Cardio Strength Training Center
  • Auto Detailing Bay
  • Internet Café
  • Large Pets Welcome
  • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
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"Lots of perks: tons of space, great location, W/D included."
"Big cons in customer service."
"The positives of this place are the amenities and the staff."
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PaulandTiff Cruse
a year ago
The overall facilities of this complex are great. The pool is fantastic, the walking trail is nice, it is pet friendly (with additional fee+deposit) and the club house is nice even if it is rarely used. The downside comes with the actual apartments. The facility uses no padding under the carpet so you can easily hear every step taken by the neighbors above, likewise the the neighbors below you will be able to hear you as well. We had two upstairs neighbors while living here. We were annoyed at the first because she seemed to walk very heavy, or so we thought. Then we got a new neighbor and the "stomping" continued. We determined this is just how it sounds. The new neighbor played his video games extremely loud and yelled back at them so loud we could hear everything he said, most of the time not family friendly. You will be sold by the leasing staff that this is a "luxury apartment" but don't be fooled. You should never have to hear your neighbors so easily. You will also find the carpet to look great for about a week before it gets matted down and looks about 15 years old. But again that is to be expected without padding. The windows and back door leak air profusely and one of the bedrooms is always cold do to the lack of insulation in the closet of all places. The positives of this place are the amenities and the staff. You will always find them very friendly and accommodating. They did address the noise of our upstairs neighbor by calling him as letting him know we made a complaint. That is as far as that went. We had several maintenance calls and they were resolved very quickly. The maintenance staff was friendly and always asked if you had any additional needs while they were there. *We moved out because we found a house to purchase though we would likely have tried to find a new complex within a few short weeks due to the noise.
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A Google User
2 years ago
Lots of perks: tons of space, great location, W/D included. Big cons in customer service. Be sure to document everything, be precise about all deadlines and legal requirements, and be incredibly thorough in your move-in and move-out inspection.
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Becca Hamel
3 years ago
Lots of perks: tons of space, great location, W/D included. Big cons in customer service. Be sure to document everything, be precise about all deadlines and legal requirements, and be incredibly thorough in your move-in and move-out inspection.