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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 is here and summer is near. That means amazing weather, bbq’s and a new opportunity to grow some flowers or vegetables. You do not need a huge garden to achieve this. In fact window gardening is becoming very popular for apartment renters. Here are some tips and tricks to get you off on the right foot with window gardening this spring. 

- Select plants that will grow well in your environment. Take into account average temperature and how much sunlight your window gets. Some ideas to get you started include basil, peppers and green onions.
- Add high quality potting mix to your pots.
- Sow your seeds about ½ an inch apart.
- Water your plants based on their needs. Some plants need more water than others.

Please comment below with a list of what you are growing on your window sill this spring!
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We greatly value feedback from our residents. Help us make your living experience the best it can be by sharing your thoughts with us today. Post your review online or use the contact page on our website. We look forward to hearing from you! 
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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 #organizing and space saving tips & tricks!
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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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Start off the year right by moving into a new home with us! We want to encourage our community to be good neighbors to each other. Here are a few ideas to help you stay on your neighbor’s good side. Let’s make 2014 the best year possible. 

1. Be friendly and approachable. Smile and say hello to your neighbors in passing. 
2. Good neighbors are quiet and considerate when it comes to noise. Everyone appreciates seeing, and not hearing their neighbors! 
*3. Respect the building and keep common areas clean for everyone to enjoy. 
4. Offer assistance to neighbors (especially the elderly) if you can. Opening a door or carrying in a bag of groceries can be a huge help. 
5. If any issues ever do come up between you and a neighbor be sure to handle the situation maturely. It will be easier to resolve conflicts if you get to know your neighbors beforehand. 

Feel free to leave a comment and share more ideas on how to be a good neighbor!
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101 Woodlake Blvd Gurnee, IL 60031
101 Woodlake BoulevardUSIllinoisGurnee60031
Apartment Building, Apartment Complex
Apartment Building
Apartment Complex
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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 – 7:30 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Woodlake Apartments is a luxury community of thoughtfully designed homes with unrivaled features and amenities. We are nestled in a beautiful wooded setting, yet centrally located to take advantage of all that Lake County and the region has to offer.

Adjacent to Interstate 94, we are just minutes away from some of the area's biggest and most prestigious employers, including Abbott Labs, HSBC, Hewitt Associates, Baxter Healthcare, Kraft Foods, Walgreens, Motorola and Great Lakes Naval Base.

Residents enjoy proximity to abundant shopping opportunities, including Gurnee Mills Mall, one of the Chicago area's top retail destinations and home to more than 200 manufacturer and retail outlet stores, a 20-screen movie theater and nearly 30 eateries.

Family fun is just steps away with Six Flags Great America, one of the Midwest's top theme parks and nearby KeyLime Cove Water Resort. Beautiful Lake Michigan is just a 15-minute drive away.

We are also 40 miles from downtown Chicago and just 50 miles from Milwaukee. Two different Metro commuter train lines are within five miles, with dozens of trips each day to Chicago, including express service that reaches downtown in under an hour.

The surrounding area offers excellent schools, including the highly desirable Gurnee District 56 and the College of Lake County.

We offer a variety of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with luxury features including patios and balconies, nine-foot and vaulted ceilings and huge walk-in closets. Community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and walking and running trails.

Luxury, lifestyle and location – our residents enjoy it all!

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"The location is very convenient."
"The service of the apartment and upkeep of the landscaping is excellent."
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Lance Calhoun
2 years ago
Very nice, everything has been remodeled and the ladies in the office are crazy nice!
A Google User
3 years ago
Terrible apartments!! The maintenance is awesome as far coming out and working with your issues, but the staff are two-faced. For the price, these apartments are not worth it. The apartments are poorly insulated, have cheap appliances, washer/dryer are terrible (have to run two cycles of the dryer in order to actually dry clothes), and we have cracks in our ceilings and walls (literally looks like the ceiling will collapse soon). My wife and I live on a first floor and every time our neighbors above move, we hear old creaking of wood. Furthermore, the apartment we were showed was complete opposite of what we got. There's a huge stain in the walkway that we've pretty much been told to live with. Looks were definitely deceiving and location is the only positive, which is actually the reasoning for the cost. Additionally, just walking around, you can definitely tell how crappy the quality is. The maintenance man actually told us, "We only replace or fix items if the resident complains"; "no point in paying to replace things just to maintain quality." One would think that once a resident moves out, the apartments would do everything in their power to update and replace old or worn items, not just deal with it only after someone complains.
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A Google User
5 years ago
I love this place. The location is very convenient. The clubhouse and the pool are clean, well kept and inviting. The service of the apartment and upkeep of the landscaping is excellent. When I first moved in, the ice cube maker in the freezer didn't work.. when the staff couldn't get it to work, they volunteered to replace the whole refrigerator. I always get return phone calls when their are issues. Nice place!
A Google User
3 years ago
Great place to live!