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When is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment?

The best time of year to rent an apartment is when you need to, of course. But if you have some flexibility - are in a month-to-month lease or are crashing with your folks, for example - planning the timing of your move into an apartment rental can pay off.

Spring and Summer: In general, May through September is the busiest moving season. Kids are out of school, college students have left for the summer, and the good weather makes hauling items across town or country easier. The result is a dynamic rental market where inventory is typically higher, giving you a wider selection of apartments to choose from. 

Fall and Winter: During the fall and winter seasons, the apartment rental market typically slows down. The disadvantage of searching for an apartment during this time is inventory tends to be lower. But the upswing is that because demand for apartments is lower, you have a greater chance at finding a deal on rent. 

It’s September! Ask our staff whether we're offering any seasonal move-in specials.

Now that the outside temperatures are finally warming up, its time to make use of any outdoor space at your apartment. Lounging outside after a long day of work can provide the needed relaxation you have been waiting for. Consider the following ideas if you have a patio or balcony that could use a freshen up for the summer season.

* If you haven’t tackled the cleaning yet, it's time to remove the cobwebs, dirt and other debris that have accumulated. Be sure to give the deck a good sweep or wash.
* If you haven’t already, it may be time to invested in an outdoor patio set. Or perhaps you can just freshen up any faded cushions or accent pillows to give your set a fresh feel.
* Plant a few of your favorite flowers or vegetables to add some color and fragrance to your patio in pots or garden boxes.
* Be sure you are making use of shelving units and hanging what you can to conserve space. Double duty furniture like deck boxes can be used as both a table and storage and can be quite handy.
* And finally, its time to unwind and share your apartment's outdoor space with company.

If you have any ideas to add we would like to hear them!

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 fibers 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!_

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!

Perhaps it's the smile that our Property Manager gives as you walk through the door or the attention to detail of our Maintenance Supervisor and his team; but, at Creekpointe, our residents agree that customer service is our best amenity. We make sure that affordable living feels more like luxury living. Take a dip in our pool, sweat out the stresses of the day in our fitness center or relax in our newly updated clubhouse.
We provide the amenities and features that are important to you and help you truly feel at home. We offer the largest floor plans in Midlothian with tons of extra closet space and storage. Enjoy an open concept living space, complete with a kitchen bar and separate dining area. In the spring and summer, you’ll love opening your patio doors to extend your living space to the outdoors. Our huge bedrooms are sure to fit all of your stuff, and you’ll love that every apartment offers two full bathrooms!

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!

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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