In our last post we talked about ideas for reducing stress during the busy summer, which includes getting regular exercise. One of the perks of living at StoneGate Apartment Homes here in Williamsville, NY is access to our on-site fitness gym — a great resource for getting in a workout. In fact, come on over and see how we’ve refreshed the fitness center. We love the new bright blue paint and think you will too! When was the last time you used it? If you are a regular user, then good for you; we’re preaching to the choir. However, if it’s been awhile or if you’ve never used the fitness gym, learn more about how you can start taking advantage of this great amenity in today’s blog post. (more…)
Summertime can be stressful because of all the activities, travel, and celebrations we add to an already busy schedule, so it’s not surprising that many Americans become stressed out at some point during the summer months. Today, the StoneGate Apartments Blog has some ideas about how to fit in some time to relax and destress this summer. Try some of these ideas the next time you feel stressed. (more…)
With a touch of French chic, the word concierge brings to mind a certain level of elegance, and of course service. Merriam-Webster defines concierge as “a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord’s representative, and janitor,” and a usually multilingual hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours; broadly,” as well as “a person employed (as by a business) to make arrangements or run errands.” But what does that have to do with StoneGate Apartment Homes? Amenities, that’s what. Our concierge services are just one of the amenities we offer to members of our apartment community. (more…)
After a long, busy day it’s a relief to walk into your StoneGate apartment knowing relaxation awaits, and what better way to relax for the evening than catch something on Netflix. Today we have three mystery series we think members of our apartment community may enjoy. So collect a drink and some snacks and tune in. (more…)
Let’s face it, laundry isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it is a constant must-do. Everyone faces the challenge, but StoneGate Apartment Homes makes it easier by providing washer/dryer hookups in our apartments for members of our apartment community. Having great amenities is definitely a perk of living here at StoneGate! You thankfully don’t have to drive all over Williamsville, NY looking for a laundromat that is open, clean, and reasonably priced. Today we have some tips for making laundry day go more smoothly in our blog post.
Print out a basic stain removal guide and hang it by your washer; that way you will have the solution you need for stains where you need it, when you need it. For more in-depth information on stain removal, refer to this Stain Solutions Guide by the University of Illinois Extension Office.
Using the information in the stain removal guides as a resource, put together a stain treatment kit to keep near your hampers in your laundry area. Having the supplies you need nearby will make it easier to take care of stains quickly and efficiently.
Washing and Drying
Wash darks inside out to reduce the amount of fading that occurs during the washing cycle. Also be sure to fasten buttons and zip zippers so they don’t catch on other items as easily.
Keep a whiteboard by your washer and as you load the laundry make a note of anything that can’t go in the dryer. This makes it easy to pull the items out when you switch loads.
Throw a dry towel into your dryer with wet laundry — it will absorb moisture and speed up the drying process.
In a pinch, a flat iron works well to iron cuffs and collars for your shirt. It also works well to iron ties on aprons, blouses, or dresses.
Put an adjustable spring load rod above the washer and dryer to create a place to hang clothes as they come out of the dryer.
What are your favorite laundry tips? Please share in the comments so we can all try them out and save time and energy while we’re getting this task done. Thanks for reading today’s blog post!
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