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How to Create an Entryway in your Apartment
 
There’s nothing like a well thought out front entryway to give you a sense of arriving home. But you may be experiencing this common issue in the apartment you rent: the front door opens directly into the living room. Without a formal foyer, your apartment home might lack a defined space to land.
 
Here’s a list of clever ideas to create the feeling of an entryway even when there isn’t one.
 
Take a seat. Add a small bench with storage cubes underneath for your shoes.
 
Light it up. Add a lighting element to the area, either by stringing some lights around the doorframe or by adding a small lamp on an entryway table.
 
Create a division. Put a beautiful room divider or shelving unit between the front entryway space you’re creating and the main room the door opens into.
 
Get artsy fartsy. Add some art on the wall next to your front door. You can splurge on a colorful painting or add something as simple as framed photographs from your Instagram feed.
 
Roll out the red carpet. Add a low lying doormat or rug by the door. The softness on your feet will be a physical cue that you’re home sweet home.
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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.
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I've lived at Richfield Village for over 10 years and I'm happy to report that whenever a maintenance problem has occurred the maintenance department has always responded promptly and courteously. For example, recently a pipe under my kitchen sink begin leaking. Not a dire emergency, yet when I contacted Olga in the Maintenance Office she assured me that help was on the way. Not long thereafter Max appeared, who fixed the leak by removing the defective pipes and replacing them with new ones that he had on hand, all in a remarkably short length of time. He could not have been more professional or efficient. All in all, it's nice to know there's someone there when problems arise.
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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 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!
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I've lived at Richfield Village for more than ten years and the current office staff couldn't be nicer. Today Maria assisted me in renewing my lease. She saw me right away -- no waiting -- and, after offering me coffee or tea, walked me through the whole process. It only took a few minutes yet I never felt rushed. Maria personifies the high degree of professionalism you can expect when visiting the Rental Office.
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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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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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I have lived in Ridgefield Terrace for the past 2 years and   the park to me is like a wonderland. I especially admire Juana Luna who is especially a wonderful person. When i feel bad or stressed she has a calming force. I wish to meet people like her more in the future.
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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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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 invest 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! 
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I have lived at Ridgefield Terrace for the past 2 years and Juana Luna has been very helpful to me. When i am stressed she seems to calm me down. I only wish i can meet more people like her now and in the future.
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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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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! 

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
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
“Gingerbread” Houses - use graham crackers to to create a mini “gingerbread” house
Windows - make use of your window space by creating beautiful snowflakes with a glue gun
Serving Tray - if you’re hosting guests, consider a tiered serving tray (stacked vertically) to save table space
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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I have lived in Ridgefield Terrace for the past 2 years and Juana Luna has been very helpful to me. When i am stressed about whatever she has a calming effect on me. I hope to meet more people like her now and in the future.
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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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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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168 Richfield Terrace Clifton, NJ 07012
168 Richfield TerraceUSNew JerseyClifton07012
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Richfield Village Apartments sets a new standard for upscale, convenient living in Clifton, with spacious, amenity-rich apartments, walking distance to shopping and restaurants and an easy commute into Manhattan and Northern NJ's major business centers. Come take advantage of the best of the best in Clifton by Allwood Road!

Our newly-renovated studio, one and two bedroom apartments feature hardwood floors, air conditioning, recessed kitchen lighting, private entrances and garages. Many of our apartments also include dishwashers. We even cover utilities so you don't have to worry about sky-high energy bills!

You'll also enjoy on-site laundry facilities and plenty of free off-street parking. Our professional, on-site staff keeps our manicured grounds pristine and is always available to meet any needs you may have.

Our convenient location by Allwood Road in Clifton puts everything you need at your fingertips. Walk, bike or drive to restaurants, shopping and banking. Grab the bus outside our grounds for an easy commute into Manhattan and Northern Clifton's major business centers.

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"My personal experience with Ms Olja M has always been outstanding."
"Thank God for better weather because I was tired of freezing."
"This is the worst place to live."
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My experience at Ridgefield Village is the wonderful help I received from Juna Luna. I was having problems pertaining to my apt and she was extremely helpful. She is a great person to talk to and a great spirit. They revamped the system to pay rent . I was so nervous about the change but Juna Luna said don't worry honey, she made me feel very comfortable
Ajay Mori
2 months ago
Wrost!! They have CAVE CRICKETS AND SPIDERS everywhere and Crack in the wood Floor, Heat Makes Loud Sounds Like someone fired a Gun. Maintenance is horrible, it was more than year they still didnt fix any of the issues, I refuse to pay them rent till, i fixed it and they sent their lawyer after me. The staff is not helpful at all, they are bunch of bullied, Diana Penn the VP of property manger is worst, she pretend she cares and than sends her bully Lawyer after you. The water taste Funny, told them to check the pipes still no respond.
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Timothy Doherty
3 months ago
I've lived at Richfield Apts for ten years now and find the place to be a serene, secure environment. Any time I have a maintenance problem, somebody is there to fix it in a reasonable amount of time after I report it. The maintenance employees are all pleasant and efficient at their work when they enter my apartment. Dave, in particular, has shown himself to be extremely knowledgeable, reliable and friendly in all matters related to the experience of living here over the years. I'd also like to mention Adrian, who patrols the grounds constantly in his duties. He is not only a good worker and kind, but his mere presence is a great security measure for all the residences... makes us feel safe to see him driving around the area all day, every day.
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EverGreen Tax Services
3 months ago
I am a very long term Tenant at Richfield Village. And, I will organize my comments into 3 primary areas: Management Company (JMG Realty) - Since their arrival 5 years ago, the area VP, Diana P, and Company have done a very good job addressing Tenant needs and have also implemented some new touches & services like (a digital phone system, uniformed employees, a pet policy, resident appreciation days, accepting rent payments at the office & a community coat drive this winter) among other significant changes. These are just a few of the changes under Diana P & JMG Co - there now seems to always be something new on the horizon for Tenant service & improvements which is like a breath of fresh air over the stale status quo that had permeated for many years previously. Of course, implementing all these new changes requires the hard work & professionalism of all on-site RV Staff & Employees. And significantly, Ms Diana P always replies to tenant issues or problems in a very timely manner if not immediately. My Grade: An A Rental Office - Mr Gordon A, Mgr & Staff all provide friendly courteous service & professional assistance to all Tenants. My contact here is more limited than say with Maintenance but anytime I have a question or need to go to the office, I have always gotten an answer or whatever help I needed and I have observed other Tenants & potential Tenants receiving the same at all times. Ms Juana L is always as helpful as possible and with a smile. And, Gordon A will always reply in a timely manner to calls or emails and is always prepared to give a Tenant a few minutes of time if they go to the office no matter how busy he may be. My Gade: An A Maintenance Department - Naturally, I can only speak about my own personal experiences.. And during the course of the year, I have had a handful of repairs that needed to be made. And, in ALL cases, the service & efforts by Mgr Tom B & Asst Olja M as well as all field personnel were top notch while being both expedient & efficient. My personal experience with Ms Olja M has always been outstanding. During the last 5 years, she has handled all Tenant repair requests and does a very professional job in a very tough area of responsibility. She replies to all emails and extends the great service with courtesy phone calls to update Tenants. Eddie M is one of the awesome field staff and at all times handles his responsibilities in a very professional & courteous fashion and never fails to go “above & beyond” in getting any repair job done quickly & properly. Bottom line?? The Maintenance Dept staff & service has come a long way over the years and has improved each year. My Grade: An A Lets Be Fair - Nothing is Perfect and there is always room for improvement in anything. As a long term Tenant, Richfield Village is not just a place where I pay to rent an apartment but more importantly it is where I call “home”. And, if I can be of any assistance to any Tenants or apartment seekers, please feel free to contact me. Always happy to help a neighbor. Happy Holidays!! Neil O
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macaronijack
2 months ago
I'd like to acknowledge Assistant Manager Juana Luna's help in what I thought might be a big problem. Richfield Village had recently revamped its rent payment process, and, since I was using an automatic payment plan that had been set up many years before, I didn't anticipate a smooth transition to the new system. I couldn't have been more wrong. To my surprise Juana contacted me, and offered to personally handle the arrangements. A quick visit to her office and everything was taken care of. She could not have been more helpful or professional. Really, all the office staff at Richfield Village have always been there when I needed help.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Hello there! Thank you very much for your residency and your outstanding feedback. We are thrilled to hear how smooth your transition was. If there is ever anything else we can do to make you more comfortable, please don't hesitate to let us know! -The Team @ Richfield Village
Roseann Constantino
3 months ago
Linda from the maintenance office continues to be very friendly over the phone and always listens to my needs and concerns related to the needs of my apartment. She is efficient and prompt with dispatching staff to my apartment to rectify any complications that arise. She makes undesirable circumstances tolerable knowing she will help fix them. Carl from maintenance was a pleasure to have in my apartment. He was pleasant and friendly. He cleaned up after himself and was a joy to interact with while he was tending to repairs in my apartment. Excellent service and very knowledgeable.
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anniie rosado
3 months ago
Worst place ever!! I took an apt from a previous owner (who had painted it dark grey/ lavender) who had a dog (and he had taken it from a previous owner too, which means they havent fix the apt for at least 2 years)... I knew i had to paint it back china white & eggshell and I did! It looked like brand new! Couldnt tell previous color at all! I just received my deposit and guess what? They stayed with over $300, incredible! $150 for Floor sanding? Why charge me for that? No pets and only a crawling/walking baby wearing socks, oh and did I mention we were barely home? Out from 6-6 working and daycare! 80 for excessive cleaning? Are you serious? And 2nd hand kitchen paint job? I bought 5 gallons to paint the apt! We painted the kitchen twice! But you had to do a third?! Just dumb excuses to stay with our very hard earned money!! Ridiculous!! Oh and if you're scared of spiders please stayyyy awayyy!! I complaint since i have a small child and guess what they did? Mouse traps! Mold mold mold under all that paint, we used to be sick all the time specially my baby! Even if we cleaned what we saw i'm pretty sure there is some hidden! I should charge them for the 3 AC's i left in the apt! It just gets worse! They dont call you back when you leave a voicemail and of you send a maintenance request via their website they don't forward it to maintenance (olga told me that) ! Heartless/cruel people!
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
anniie, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of your apartment home upon move-in. It is not our practice to deliver apartments homes without prepping them first; however, we made the exception per your signed consent due to your particular needs. Unfortunately, the items that you were charged upon move-out are not considered “normal wear and tear.” We do our best to make sure any move-out charges are accurate and we have re-examined your move out pictures again and find they are just. Please contact the leasing office and we would be happy to forward the photos to you and review them with you if you would like. In terms of your reports of “mold,” we always ask our residents to call our maintenance department first to report any maintenance related concerns so they can be inspected and addressed immediately. We don’t have any records of this particular issue from you or the previous resident in our files. Once again, thanks for sharing your concerns. We always seek ways to improve the quality of our community and your feedback will certainly help us reach that goal for our residents. The Team at Richfield Village
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Michael Pawlowski
3 months ago
I have lived at Richfield Village Apartments for over 10 years and have been very happy. The staff in the management office has always been professional and courteous. I have been able to bring any concerns that I have to Juana and she has been more then accommodating and gracious. I look forward to many more years of residency at Richfield Village Apartments