De-Stress Your Move With These Helpful Tips!

Moving into a newly built apartment with Arcadia Run?  Welcome to the neighborhood! We’re so excited to see more happy tenants enjoying all that Arcadia Run and surrounding Manassas, Virginia has to offer.

But, we know the stress from the actual move sometimes puts a damper on the whole  experience.  So here are a few of our best moving tips to help make your transition to Arcadia Run a breeze!

Color Coordinate

Behold, the power of color coordination!  Organizing your boxes by their contents alone can get tricky, so instead, organize them by room.  All the living room items in one box, all the kitchen items in another and so on.  Make sure to assign each room a color and mark the boxes with the coordinating color.  When it comes to physically carrying the boxes inside, it’ll be easy to place them where they belong and continue the moving process.

Pack Strategically

After moving all of your belongings to your new space, it might be a few days before you can actually sort through and arrange everything to your liking.  For this reason, it’s important to pack your everyday items, like toiletries and clothing, in a place that’s easy to access.  This way, you’ll be able to live comfortably until you’re completely settled in.

Keep a Task List

In general, it’s always a good idea to keep a checklist of all the things that need to be done before, during and after your move.  It can be difficult to keep track of all the different things that need to be done, and in which order.  Most importantly, make sure to follow through with even the tiniest of tasks.  Scrambling to file paperwork with the local post office last minute could add unwanted stress to the moving process.

Good Will

When packing up your belongings, you might find you have several items that you no longer use or need.  So why not save yourself some time and donate or sell them before packing up and moving?  You’ll find moving much easier with less boxes to lug around!

Do you have any moving tips or routines of your own?  Share them with us on Facebook,  we’d love to hear how all of our residents make their move to Arcadia Run the fun experience we know it to be!

Bring the Holidays To Your Luxury Apartment Home at Arcadia Run

Decorating your space for the holidays is so much more fun when living in a newly built, luxury apartment at Arcadia Run.  Bright, open rooms with plenty of natural light lend themselves to all types of decorations, allowing you to have the Pinterest-worthy  you dream of.

Speaking of all that natural light, why not use decorations that will really glimmer when hit with the sun? This year, metallic silvers and golds are popular and easy to find.  They’re also ideal for just about every holiday imaginable and can be carried over into New Year’s celebrations.  Who doesn’t love a versatile decoration?

If you want to decorate your apartment to the nines, but don’t feel like sacrificing space for a tree or extra holiday feature, then table décor may be your answer!  A menorah or tiny Christmas tree look great on a festive table.  But if you really want to have that tall tree, you can always opt for a half-tree or quarter-sized tree available at various craft stores.  Half the size but all the cheer!

When most people think of garland, their mind jumps to the natural evergreen that both looks and smells great.  And while natural evergreen is a classic choice, it’s not for everyone.  DIY garland made with sparkly tassels, colorful yarns, dried fruit and endless other options look great in any apartment – garland goes a long way with minimal effort!

Want even more coziness in your luxury space?  Go ahead and bring the smells of the season right into your apartment home.  With seasonal potpourri, star anise and cinnamon, along with a kitchen busy with the tastiest treats, filling your home with the nostalgic scents of the holidays is so easy to do.

This time of year, we get inundated with holiday cards from our friends and family.  A great way to display these is to hang them on a ribbon or arrange them in a wreath – great for decoration and to adore all those you love.

What’s on your apartment wish list this holiday season?  Whichever it might be, Arcadia Run delivers!  With granite countertops, extended windows, upgraded kitchen appliances, luxury vinyl flooring, and Phase 2 now offering even more floor plans to potential residents, we’ve got it all!

“No Nails” Apartment Decor

As any renter knows, decorating a new apartment can be tricky, especially when trying to avoid damage to the walls.  Luckily, tenants have so many more options these days – the possibilities are endless!

Stand-Alone Shelving

Additional shelving is one of the biggest needs for renters.  And what better space to utilize than an open wall?  Instead of installing shelves directly to the wall (which is a tricky process), opt for a stand-alone shelving unit instead.  These can provide even more surfaces for your belongings and are available in various styles.  Not to mention, they are much easier to manage when rearranging your living space!

Temporary Hooks

If you’d like to take advantage of wall space on a smaller scale, temporary hooks may be your answer.  They can be easily mounted and removed, giving you flexibility when styling your walls.  With several sizes and colors, temporary hooks are ideal for everything from hanging a painting to holding your keys.


Wall putty isn’t just for teachers anymore! Once a difficult product to come by, putty is now a convenient way to hang prints and posters on any wall – without damaging the paint or drywall.

Wall Stickers

Wall decorations have certainly come a long way! These days, renters can find elaborate wall stickers – in various styles, patterns and colors – at any home décor store. They can be applied to empty wall space and easily removed if need be. These temporary self-adhesive designs are ideal to brighten up and personalize any space.

With these helpful tips, we’re confident your new luxury apartment at Arcadia Run will be beautifully styled to your tastes!

Still looking for that perfect space?  Phase II at Arcadia Run is now available for leasing.  With even more stunning models to choose from, our tenants will have to get used to living in one of the greatest new apartment communities in Manassas, Virginia!