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Making Your Apartment Cozy for Winter

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Nov 30, 2018 3:36:52 PM

We know once the weather gets colder outside the first thing we want to do is reach to turn up the thermostat. Turning on the heat too early or too often usually ends in higher energy bills. 

Take a look at these tips on ways for you to stay cozy inside of your apartment this winter without blasting the heat. 

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Topics: Apartment Living

how to host Thanksgiving in your Apartment

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Nov 8, 2018 12:19:44 PM

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task no matter what size of home you live in, and even more so if your residence is an apartment.

While the idea of hosting Thanksgiving in your small apartment might seem scary, it can actually be quite fun, charming, and cozy if know how to do it. That's why we've put together a few tips on how you can host a great Thanksgiving in your very own apartment!

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Topics: Apartment Living, Holiday

5 Great Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Sep 26, 2018 2:39:28 PM

Let's just start off by saying that all dogs are wonderful animals and whatever breed is your favorite that's great! However, there are certain characteristics that fit better in close quarters environment that is apartment living.

If you're considering bringing a furry friend home with you to your apartment, you should also be sure to check with your apartment management staff to see if there are any breeds that are off limits. Typically dog breeds that have a reputation for being more aggressive aren't allowed in most apartment complexes.

Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the best breeds of fur babies for apartment life!

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Topics: Apartment Living

3 Pro Exercise Tips for Beginners

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Aug 23, 2018 9:39:06 AM

Did you know that here at Cleveland Crossing we have a fully equipped gym? For all of our awesome residents, one of the many amenities available to you is our workout room. Complete with both cardio and strength training equipment, our gym is the perfect fit for anyone trying to get fit!

Here are some tips on how you can get fitter and stronger in the gym every day!

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Topics: Apartment Living, Health and Fitness

5 Fun Ideas to Decorate Your Apartment

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Jul 19, 2018 2:34:48 PM

If you thought you needed a big house in order to have nice looking decorations or good feng shui, we'd like to ask you to think again! No matter what size apartment home you live in, there are always great ways to make it feel like a home and style it in a way that shows off your personality.

Keep reading to find some great ideas for making your apartment truly yours.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Master the Summer Cookout With These Great Grill Recipes!

Posted by Ryan Potvin on Jun 15, 2018 9:03:36 AM

Summer is just around the corner (or already here, depending on who's watching the thermostat), and who doesn't love a good old-fashioned cookout to kick off the summer fun?

Cooking on the grill has been a staple of family get togethers, pool parties, and neighborhood soirees as long as anyone can remember. Some families even go as far as having grill competitions to see who will be crowned grill master of the year!

As the weather warms up, get out your favorite grill spatula, tongs, and spices, and get ready to sizzle with these delicious summer grill recipes! 

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Topics: Apartment Living

A quick overview of renter’s insurance

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 16, 2018 9:26:31 AM

There are many perks to renting an apartment rather than owning a home: no yard work, no property taxes, and someone else to handle (and pay for!) maintenance work. You won’t need to worry about insuring the property, since the apartment complex already has a policy in place.

You'll still need to have a plan for if an accident or natural disaster causes damage to your personal possessions. For example, a water leak could not only damage your apartment flooring (which your landlord is responsible for), but ruin your furniture or stereo system. You'd be on the hook for the cost of replacing those personal items.

That’s where a renter’s insurance policy comes to the rescue!

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Topics: Apartment Living

Host The Perfect Parties In Your Apartment This Football Season!

Posted by Emily Park on Sep 20, 2017 9:12:00 AM

From September to February, Americans gather together to participate in one of this nation’s favorite pastimes—watching football!

Now that you’re happily settled into one of Cleveland Crossing’s luxury apartments, why not have some of those gatherings at your own place?

Don’t panic—hosting people for the next big game doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. You don’t have to have a Pinterest-perfect setup for people to have a great time.

Here are a few party-planning tips to help you make your next game-day party a success:

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Topics: Apartment Living

Reduce Back-to-School Stress with These Kid-friendly Tips

Posted by Emily Park on Aug 10, 2017 11:12:40 AM

Can you believe the start of the school year is already here? We know that the busyness of school can be an exciting time for kids and parents alike—but it can sometimes cause a little burnout if you’re not careful. Here are three ways to prevent stress and help your children enjoy their school year to the fullest.  

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Topics: Apartment Living

Moving Out? We Have the Ultimate Checklist

Posted by Heidi Willard on May 8, 2017 8:15:00 AM

So you're moving to the Raleigh area... If you don't particularly enjoy transporting your life from one apartment to another, then you're among the majority.

Often, those who dread moving pretend for as long as possible like it's not happening. In a word: procrastination.

They dislike packing, so they don't—until the day before. They're uncomfortable asking people for help, so they don't—and the process takes three times longer than it should.

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, it's time to read our ultimate checklist for movers. Don't put yourself through the same moving misery again. Learn how to get the job done efficiently. If you take our advice, you'll have a more positive moving experience. Follow these steps:

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Topics: Apartment Living