Nobody likes moving, let's be honest! To help ensure your seamless move in to The Blue, we've made a list of easy tips to make your move in process as smooth as can be.
First Month's Rent
Remember that at move in you will be required to submit your first month's rent payment. This can be done using a certified check or a money order! Unfortunately, we do not accept cash.
Certificate of Insurance
If you're not using our renter's insurance, make sure your have your proof of coverage with you at move in!
Pack an Essentials Box
Pack this box with everything you need to get you through your first 24 hours in your new home. This includes clothes, toiletries, snacks, sheets for the bed, shower curtain, and the coffee maker, so you can take your time unpacking the rest.
The less you have, the fewer boxes you need to move. Now is the time to sell, or just get rid of anything you don't need. Keep in mind that if you donate, you can use the receipt to claim a tax deduction.
Label Your Boxes
Use color-coded stickers to label each box according to room, so you know exactly where they all belong or use label tape to clearly state what goes where in your new home!
The beauty in the month of May is not just the small changes that let you know Spring is almost over and Summer is right around the corner, but also all the different days you should add to your calendar to celebrate. May is the promise of warmth and sunshine. The welcomed time of year after a long, cold winter. Time to face the sun and a time for adventure and relaxation. There are many different occasions worth mentioning that happen within the 31 days of May, but listed below are a few of our favorites and why:
May Day- celebrated on May 1st, is a different celebration depending on where you are in the world on that day. No matter where you are though, use this day to take a moment to smell the flowers blooming around you and enjoy the changing scenery!
Cinco de Mayo- celebrated on May 5th, not to be confused with the celebration of Mexican Independence which is celebrated on May 16th. Cinco de Mayo has molded into a day filled with songs, dances, and family gatherings to celebrate the rich Mexican and Hispanic culture.
National Teachers Day- celebrated on May 9th, gives you the perfect opportunity to tell a teacher/professor how much of an impact they have made in your life. A teacher is an individual who gives their life to help enrich yours, tell them thank you!
Mother’s Day- celebrated on May 13th this year, lands on the second Sunday of May each year. Use this day to celebrate your mom and all she has done to help you get to where you are today. Mother’s Day is not reserved for just one person, this is a day to celebrate any woman who has made an impact in your life in a motherly way.
Memorial Day- celebrated on May 28th this year, is a day we dedicate to all of our service men & women who have given their lives to protect our freedom and country. Most will celebrate this holiday by attending a parade or honoring and remembering those who have served, past and present.
Mark your calendars & plan something fun and memorable to do with your neighbors, your friends, and your family! School is almost out and the summer fun will begin before you know it.
First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations.
How YOU Can Make an Impact
· Plant Wildflowers – Bring nature into your life with plants that attract bees
· Turn Off Lights – Save energy and extend the life of your bulbs
· Recycle at Home – Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
· Run Full Cycles – Fill up your washer and dishwasher completely before running
· Reusable Grocery Bags – Decrease usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution
Plant a Tree – Plant a tree locally or help plant trees around the world. Find out how by clicking here!