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5 DIY Spring Cleaning Methods

April 14th, 2017

BrushSpring is upon us! And at this point in the year, many of us have at least a few items on our cleaning checklists. How are residents of Redwood City, California finding better ways to spring into cleaning?

Clean Cleaning/ Working Smarter

There are many natural cleaners that are safe for the environment, including vinegar and baking soda, olive oil, or simple soap and water. Work top to bottom on shelves and walls because the dust is making its way down anyway. Always vacuum or sweep last, and soak anything that needs soaking an hour before you plan to clean it. Having a system where you start at the back of your house and work to the door can help you keep focus. Then you can go out to treat yourself when you make it to the door!

Recycling

When gathering up those old clothes stuffed in the back of your closet, think share! To you, they may be old and outdated, but to another person, they may be new and exciting. You can donate your old clothes and other items to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or have an online sale. You can also use old T-shirts as dust rags.

Being Mindful of the Environment

When de-cluttering your home, remember that your garbage goes somewhere. For old prescriptions, there are many techniques to use to dispose of them properly. Do not flush medications down the sink or toilet. The bottles typically have guidelines for disposal, many local police departments have a confidential disposal, or you can ask your pharmacist.

Saving That Energy

Consider line-drying clothes or cleaning cloths, rather than using your dryer or throwing away the cloths. You can also use a tool belt to hold your cleaning products and spare rags as you make your way through the house.

Welcoming Nature

House plants can provide a natural air filter for your home. Plants release oxygen into the environment, giving your home a cleaner feel for the spring.

A Pat and a Treat

After all of your hard work, give yourself a reward for a job well done. Go out to eat or to a movie. Of course, spring is three months long, so if you’d rather save the cleaning for the end of spring, and instead give Township Apartments a call to find a place that needs no spring cleaning when you move in, pick up that cell phone. You’ll soon discover why Township Apartments are the best in Redwood City apartments!

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Spring Fever: How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Season

April 3rd, 2017

TulipsSpring is finally here, and now is a great time to do a little interior redecorating! Looking for some fun, simple ways to decorate your apartment for the season? We’ve got some great ideas!

Brighten Up Your Space With Tulips

Tulips are a staple flower of spring. Bring a little bit of that cheer into your apartment by stopping at your local florist and grabbing an arrangement of fresh tulips to display in your home. Some grocery stores even carry this popular springtime flower, and they come in a variety of bright, cheery hues to add a pop of energizing color to your space.

Add Colorful Bows to Dining Room Chairs

Another quick and simple step you can take to bring the cheer of spring into your apartment is to add some colorful bows to your dining room chairs. Simply head to your local arts and crafts store and pick out some ribbon in your favorite spring colors. Then, tie them into bows around the backs of your dining chairs. If bow-tying isn’t a strength, you can even find pre-made bows at most craft stores. Aim for bright colors and pastels for a true spring feel.

Swap Out Your Throw Pillows

Spring is also a great time to refresh throw pillows on your living room sofa or even on your beds. Pick up some fresh, bright throw pillows from your favorite home goods store and have some fun with them! A mix of fun patterns and bright, solid colors will make your space look more vibrant, and these pillows will look great in your apartment through the end of summer, when you can swap them back out.

Refinish an Old Piece of Furniture

If you’re really feeling crafty, consider refinishing an old piece of furniture or picking one up at a yard sale to restore at a bargain price! Consider, for example, brightening up your apartment space by sanding down an old, dark piece of furniture and repainting it a bright white or pastel color. You can even add some quirky knobs or drawer pulls to make it truly unique. This is a great way to add some one-of-a-kind personality to your apartment without spending a lot of money in the process. And what better time to snag a deal on an old piece of furniture than at a springtime yard sale?

Spring is in full swing at Township Luxury Apartments in Redwood City, CA. Contact us today to find out more about available floor plans!

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7 Things to Do This Spring

March 2nd, 2017

RosesAre you looking for ways to celebrate spring this year? Look no further than these seven fantastic ideas for things to do in spring.

1. Get in Shape

Shed those winter pounds fast and get in shape in time for summer holidays. You don’t even have to leave the grounds of your Redwood City apartments! At Township Apartments in Redwood City, residents can avail themselves of the yoga, stretching and Pilates studio.

2. Learn a New Sport

Okay, table tennis may not be a sport with a huge fan base, but it’s all about having fun, right? At Township Apartments in Redwood City, residents can play lively games of table tennis in the recreation area without ever having to get in the car!

3. Have a Picnic

Why not head on down to the marina some sunny day this spring and eat al fresco? Picnics don’t have to be a complicated affair. Just you and a sandwich will work. Or, invite some fellow employees from work for a liberating break from the office cafeteria. Bring a basket with cold chicken, some veggie wraps and a few bottles of juice and you’re good to go!

4. Visit a Park

Spring wouldn’t be the same without fresh flowers. Visit a local park for a fragrant reminder of why it’s so nice to live in Redwood City apartments. As a special treat, on your way home stop by a florist to pick up some fresh cut flowers for your apartment. It’s a great way to bring spring indoors!

5. Make Spring Rolls

This classic Asian food is so easy to make at home, you’ll wonder why you never did it before. Just buy some rice paper wraps, shred some carrots and cucumber and any other vegetable, spoon it into the center, and wrap up. For best results, refrigerate for 10 minutes before serving. Make a dip out of soy sauce and garlic paste. Just blend together and put in a small side dish.

6. Adopt a Pet

There are thousands of homeless pets at shelters in California. Since Township Luxury Apartments is a pet-friendly community, why not share your home with a needy animal? Be sure to confirm the pet restrictions before adopting to make sure you’re compliant. The rest is all fun and love as you and your new best friend get to know each other!

7. Make Minty Iced Tea

There’s no other beverage that says spring like mint iced tea. This refreshing beverage is simple to make in your kitchen at Township Luxury apartments. Just brew up some tea, and add fresh mint leaves. Allow to steep overnight. In the morning, add ice cubes and sip away!

Looking for a new apartment in Redwood City? Then contact us to see our selection of spacious floor plans and luxurious amenities!

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5 Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

March 2nd, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Figurine There are lots of ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day besides drinking green beer. Check out these five festive celebratory activities that are perfect for you and your guests. You’ll be toasting to the luck of the Irish in no time!

1. Make a Traditional Corned Beef Supper

On St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland, households across the country make a traditional corned beef supper. Why not do as the Irish do by making your own corned beef supper from scratch? All you need is corned beef, sauerkraut, and potatoes. In just a few hours you’ll have a real Irish meal ready to enjoy for family or guests.

2. Donate to a Green Charity

There are many worthy charities that help people and communities all over the world to go green. Find one near your apartments in Redwood City and donate your time or money to help the charity achieve their goals.

3. Make an Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a delicious warm treat that is perfect for chilly afternoons in your apartment in Redwood City, California. Making Irish coffee is easy. Just brew a regular cup of coffee and add 1/8 of a cup of Irish whisky. Top off with whipped cream. This is the perfect after dinner drink for serving after your traditional corned beef supper, too!

4. Watch an Irish Movie

The Irish film industry has turned out some blockbuster hits like My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, and Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Out of all the wonderful movies that Ireland has created, you and your family are bound to find at least one that everyone will enjoy.

5. Pop Some Green Popcorn

While you’re watching an Irish flick, why not munch on a unique green snack? You can easily make your popcorn green using food coloring. Just pop your popcorn as usual. Put in a large bowl and set aside. Next, melt some butter in a saucepan. Add several drops of green food coloring to the butter until it’s the color you want. When all the butter is melted, just stir it into the popcorn and your popped kernels will take on a green hue.

These are fun ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s day this March 17th in your Redwood City apartment at Township Luxury Apartments.  For more ideas about making St. Patrick’s Day special this year, contact us to look at available floor plans, as well as the many amenities for residents of Township Luxury Apartments.

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5 Special Things to Do for Your Loved Ones on Valentine’s Day

February 2nd, 2017

Bouquet of RosesValentine’s Day is the perfect chance for you to show your loved one how much they mean to you. Whether your loved one is your spouse or still just a very good friend, here are five special things you can do at your Township Apartments in Redwood City.

1. Make a Homemade Dinner

With all the hustle and bustle of living in downtown Redwood City, you may not have time to make home cooked meals every night. If restaurant food has been your go-to source for meals, make a change on Valentine’s Day and use those gorgeous Whirlpool stainless steel appliances in your Township Apartments kitchen.

2. Make It Their Day

It’s not often that adults get to do whatever they want all day long. Why not create a magical Valentine’s Day this year by making it their day? Give your love free rein to spend the day with you as they choose. Maybe it will be a walk on the tree-lined jogging path near the apartments in Redwood City, or a trip to the local farmers market. Whatever they want, the day is theirs!

3. Turn It Into a First Date

Rekindle the bonds of love that brought you together with your love by making this Valentine’s Day a first date. Agree to meet at a local restaurant or bar for your first date and play the part of two strangers just getting to know each other.

4. Visit the Candy Store

Instead of bringing the candy to your love, bring your love to the candy. See’s Candy shop is at Sequoia Station Shopping Center, and they’re open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by to stock up on your favorite candies on the most romantic day of the year.

5. Write a Poem

Nothings spells romance like a handwritten custom poem. Lay your heart out on paper and deliver it with a bouquet of fresh roses. For a special touch, write the poem on custom stationery that bears your initials. Your love will cherish the poem forever. If you really want to crush it, read the poem aloud while your love relaxes on the balcony of your Township apartment.

Are you looking for a beautiful new apartment home that reflects your style and commitment to preserving earth’s resources? Contact us today to review the floor plans at Township apartments in Redwood City.

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5 Podcasts to Listen on Your Commute

January 16th, 2017

MicrophoneYou may be living in the best apartments in the area, but you do not get to stay there 24 hours a day. At some point, you have to go to work, which means a potentially long and boring drive. But wait – there are plenty of podcasts that you can indulge in if you would rather be entertained than fight road rage. Here are the top five podcasts to listen to on your commute.

NPR – Fresh Air

The seminal pop culture and alternative lifestyle program maintains a standard of being one of the most in-depth interview programs on the radio today. It is consistently one of the most popular shows on National Public Radio. The interviewers score dates with huge celebrities and ask revealing questions that the more mainstream interviewers are definitely scared to touch. You will learn the more human side of your favorite movie star or musician, and you will definitely forget about the horrors of work before you step into your apartment.

Gimlet Media – Reply All

Reply All is a podcast about Internet history, believe it or not. If you have ever wondered about how some of the weird and quirky things that happen on the Internet actually occur, you will love this podcast. Gain a behind-the-scenes look at how memes start and what makes viral videos actually go viral.

Bill Burr – Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast

If you are looking for irreverent and biting humor about the latest in pop culture and politics, Bill Burr is definitely your man. The comic steps on toes and takes no prisoners as he unleashes his uncensored barrage of an opinion on any and all targets. You will laugh and you will think. If you do not have enough funny friends at your happy hour spot, you can take your drink home while listening to the Monday Morning Podcast and have a much better experience for free.

Elizabeth Gilbert – Magic Lessons

If you are an artist who is looking for inspiration while you are working a day job, this is definitely the podcast for you. Elizabeth Gilbert is a master in helping you to work through those cold, uninspired days when you just want to give up.

The New York Times – Still Processing

Writers Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham talk about everything pop-culture with a mainstream bend. However, they are extremely unique within the landscape, and they definitely have the clout from working at the New York Times to get some of the most interesting interviews around.

Once you are off the road, you need only step into Township Apartments to understand exactly why people choose this community. Centrally located and full of luxury amenities, you will consistently look forward to the end of the day. Get your new life started in a top Redwood City apartment by calling us right now.

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5 Tasty Recipes for National Chocolate Day

October 15th, 2016

National Chocolate Day is on October 28, and it’s going to be one tasty 24-hours for many. The best part about chocolate is that most everyone seems to agree that if you eat it in reasonable quantities, it can lower blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Plus, it boosts your mood! If you live in the apartments in Redwood City, check out these 5 recipes and then enjoy in a few indulgences (with some milk, of course.)

1. Too Much Chocolate Cake

It almost sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it? It’s devil’s food cake, pudding, sour cream, with chocolate chips, and it’s incredibly easy to make. All you have to do is mix and stir and use your bundt pan to put it all together. It looks incredible and it will be a hit with both kids and adults.

2. Chocolate Top Crispy Bars

It’s basically a Rice Krispie Treats but with chocolate on top (and they’re better than what you’ll find in the store.) Butter, cereal, marshmallows and chocolate get a workout to turn into these gooey treats with a chocolate finish.

3. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple and classic, is there anything truly better than a warm cookie in your mouth? Baking fresh cookies from scratch may be a dying art, but you can bring it back with the ultimate recipe for cookies. These cookies are amazing, but you may have to give yourself a lecture to save yourself from eating all the batter.

4. Chocolate Oat Fondant

Anytime you want to feel fancy or French, you can tote these treats to your next gathering. It may take a little longer and a little more effort, but this combination of sugar, cocoa and dark chocolate is heavenly. And you get some oats in there to balance out the flavors (and make you feel slightly less guilty.)

5. Chocolate Muffins

If you’ve never had a morning that justified eating chocolate for breakfast, then congratulations. But if you’re like most people, and could use a bit of an excuse to have some muffin with your coffee, try these to put a little spring in your step and courage in your day.

Eating and loving chocolate is not something to be ashamed of, and those who live and cook in Redwood City apartments should celebrate this day in fine spirits. If you’re looking for a new place to try the recipes out, then Township apartments has kitchens that are perfect for experimenting. Call today to find out more about our availability.

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