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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 To you, they may be old and outdated, but to another person, they may be new and exciting.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!

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!

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!

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.

3 Local Coffee Shops to Try Near Your Apartments in Redwood City

February 2nd, 2017

Coffee BeansWhen you are hankering for a quality cup of joe, waltzing into the nearest gas station for a coffee is just not a suitable option. Thankfully, you have a multitude of excellent coffeehouse options around your Redwood City apartments. In addition, the specialty coffeehouse venues in your neighborhood are often a great place to hang out and meet new friends and neighbors. Here are three locations to try in your neighborhood.

Connoisseur Coffee Company

When you walk into Connoisseur Coffee Company, you will immediately smell the fresh roasted beans made onsite each day. You can build your own drink using the ingredients on the menu or leave the creation process to the experts. Sweet ingredients, such as simple syrup or specialty chocolates, add a special touch to both hot and cold beverages made here. The flavored coffee blends beautifully recreate the signature desserts they represent. Try the tiramisu coffee for a blast of flavor unlike anything else on the menu. You can even purchase roasted coffee beans to brew at home.

Bliss Coffee Near Your Redwood City Apartments

Bliss Coffee provides the perfect calm, inviting atmosphere for sipping their fresh brewed coffee. The lattes and other drinks are made with innovative ingredients, including chocolate hazelnut melts and lavender sprigs. The latte art adds a dash of personalization to the coffee drinks offered on the menu. You can also customize your drink with additional menu items if you wish. Seating is somewhat limited for such a busy shop, but you can pull up a chair outside and enjoy the internet access or just watch the passersby before returning to your apartments in Redwood City.

S’Bastians Coffee

At S’Bastians Coffee, you will find awesomely energizing coffee drinks served by warm, welcoming employees. The coffee menus are written up on chalkboards to reflect their ever-changing flair. You can order your custom drinks using your favorite ingredients or pick up the weekly special to try something new. Alternative creamer ingredients, such as almond and soy milk, open up the venue to those allergic to or intolerant of dairy products. The latte art brings an artistic touch to each cup of joe, served hot or cold, on demand.

Upon returning home from your coffee journey, you may find that you desire a nice change of routine. To make an exciting change, contact the team at Township Luxury Apartments by calling 855-809-8627 to learn about the available floor plans.

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.

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.

5 Soup Recipes to Warm You Up This Winter

January 9th, 2017

SoupRedwood City might enjoy some mild winters, but things can still get chilly every now and then. And nothing warms you up better than a hot bowl of hearty soup! Check out these five delicious recipes sure to make your winter days a whole lot warmer.

1. Creamy Tomato Basil

A grown-up version of a childhood favorite, this vegetarian soup combines a rich mouthfeel with some subtle Italian-inspired flavors. This wholesome helping of comfort food pairs great with the panini-pressed grilled cheese bites also covered in the link.

2. Andouille Sausage, Kale and Bean

For more adventurous tastes, this recipe incorporates a host of different veggies with flavorful sausage for a healthy easy-to-prepare meal. This is one dish that goes fairly light on the seasoning, with the major notes coming from the major ingredients. While winter doesn’t generally bring to mind fresh produce, all of the vegetables used here actually grow well throughout the season.

3. Cheesy Chicken Alfredo

What’s better than some tortellini and chicken smothered in cheese? The answer is that same dish transformed into a buttery winter soup. For a vegetarian option, swap in vegetable broth for chicken stock along with eggplant for chicken breast. Also, feel free to substitute the tortellini with any other pasta of your choice. This is a versatile recipe you can modify depending on which ingredients you have handy.

4. Bacon Beer Cheese

For another rich, creamy concoction to fill your bowl, take a look at this recipe for bacon beer cheese soup. While pretty much the opposite of what you could call a health food, it does make a perfect meal for cheese lovers. After all, this “soup” can be described as one big pot of melted cheddar cheese.

5. Tortilla With Black Bean

Tortilla soup is a traditional recipe that’s simple to make. Depending on availability and personal taste, you may choose to throw in fresh tomato and corn or simply use the canned and frozen versions the recipe calls for. This soup can also be easily modified into a vegetarian version by subbing in vegetable broth instead of chicken.

If you love to cook and are looking for Redwood City apartments that fit your lifestyle, our community at Township may be right for you. All of our floor plans feature modern kitchens with quality appliances that make preparing meals a snap.

To find out more about our amenities and available floor plans, check out our website or stop by the leasing center for details.

5 Challenges to Take on in 2017

December 2nd, 2016

BooksAs 2017 dawns, we often turn our thoughts to the upcoming year and challenge ourselves to improve our lives. These challenges can become year-long endeavors or try them out for 30 days to make a mini-challenge. Either way, they will make your 2017 brighter and happier.

Move Your Feet More

Becoming more physically fit is a common goal, but one that is easily put off.  Challenge yourself to avoid the procrastination that often accompanies a desire to work out by setting an automatic trigger like a 6 A.M. alarm or putting on your shoes. As a community member of our premium apartments in Redwood City, you can take full advantage of our state of the art fitness center or our yoga and pilates studio. Remember, fitness comes through routine activity, not from occasional herculean efforts. Start now and before you know it, you’ll be ready for OktobeRun come fall.

Eliminate Sugar for 30 Days… or More

Sugar consumption has many known downsides: increased risk of diabetes, tooth decay and empty calories that lead to weight gain. Take a 30-day challenge to eliminate all added sugars from your diet. Eliminating sugar will improve your diet, help you lose weight and help reset your taste buds to crave less sugar in the future.

52 Books in 52 Weeks

At the rate of one book a week, this challenge will keep you on your literary toes. Choose from fiction or non-fiction, romances or sci-fi. There are no rules other than to read to your heart’s content. Even if you aren’t normally a bookworm, this challenge will keep your mind sharp and take you to places you have only dreamed about before.

Increase Your Happiness

From gratitude journals to online sharing via social media, we have learned that documenting and sharing our happy actually makes us happier. The Happier app works to help you document and share your happy. Working on the science that has shown that when we express gratitude and actually record a few positive events each day makes us happier, healthier, and more productive. The app is a 21st-century improvement on the idea of a written gratitude journal.

Discover Your City

Traveling to Europe or exploring Buenos Aires may well be on your bucket list, but what about uncovering the hidden gems in your own city? Can you honestly say you have been to every bakery, coffee shop and ethnic restaurant in Redwood City? Make it a goal to explore the city’s nooks and crannies. You might just find your next favorite hang out.

Township Apartments in Redwood City is a great place to call home. Our amenities, community atmosphere and beautiful homes are worth discovering. Call today to explore available floor plans.

Try It Out: Long-Distance Cycling

December 1st, 2016

CyclingIf you’re looking for a luxury apartment in Redwood City, CA with plenty of amenities for fitness and health conscious living, Township Luxury Apartments offer all that you need. Residents here take great advantage of the gorgeous scenery, pilates studio, community fitness center and the whirlpool and spa. The layout of the apartments are fantastic and appeal to a wide variety of families. But many residents here are extremely active and enjoy sharing their own passions, such as rock climbing, swimming and biking.

If you enjoy cycling but have never tried a long-distance journey, there are plenty of reasons to consider it. Long distance cycling isn’t something any rider should take lightly. But with proper preparation, it can be a wonderful and exciting adventure.

Things to Know About Long-Distance Cycling

As a sport, cycling has gained a lot of attention and a good amount of participation. Many people find that it’s a fulfilling way to exercise because it’s not directly competitive. Cyclists are often challenging themselves with longer distances and more advanced terrain. Taking on a long-distance ride can, at first, seem very intimidating. But there’s a major sense of accomplishment in having completed a long-distance ride. It’s not something you can just set out to do with no plan. But it is something that you can work up to if you are serious and you prepare. Here are some tips to prepare for a long-distance journey.

  • Build up stamina. A novice cyclist can’t just jump on their bike and ride 100 miles. Though a century (100 miles) is very much an achievable goal for a serious cyclist. If you’re planning on moving into long-distance cycling, you need to seriously start to work on building up your stamina over some time.
  • Set Goals. Set achievable goals for your level. You don’t want to set goals that are far outside of what you’ve done before because that will often lead to failure. But definitely set goals that continually push your endurance.
  • Pre-Planning. While you’re working up to your long-distance ride, plan your journey. Don’t just have the amount of miles in mind. Pick a destination and start planning the route you’ll take. This will help you mentally prepare.
  • Buddy Up. Find a cycling buddy. This way you can push each other and support each others’ progress.

Looking for Beautiful Apartments in Redwood City?

If you’re looking for a beautiful apartment in Redwood City that caters to a healthy lifestyle, look no further than Township Luxury Apartments. Contact us today to check our availability and tour our fantastic amenities.

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