Preparing Your Apartment for Summer

The cold winter is behind us and in a flash spring will turn to summer. Fortunately for Arcadia Run residents there isn’t much you have to do to prepare your new apartment home for the Manassas, VA summers. Here are 3 quick things to help you get ready for summer.

Spruce up the Balcony

There’s no better way to enjoy the warm weather than relaxing on your balcony. Arcadia Run’s apartments come with a personal balcony or patio. Add some furniture and a few plants to make the space your own.

Your AC Unit

For Arcadia Run residents there is nothing you have to do to prep your AC unit. The apartments and AC units are brand new, so you can rest assured that your unit is ready for the heat.

But it’s important to be prepared so in the unlikely event that you do have an issue make sure you have the number to our excellent maintenance staff.

Fire Up The Grill

Ovens can really heat up a house. Break out your grill and prepare to make your dinners outside. This will keep your home cooler as well as save on your energy bills.

The warm season in Manassas, VA lasts from May 29 through September 11. The average temps in July are in in the upper 80s. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy our new clubhouse and pool, which are scheduled to open up on Memorial Day.


Apartment Cleaning Shortcuts

Cleaning your apartment can feel like a never-ending task. Luckily, finding a way to keep your space clean with minimal time and effort is easy to do by using these shortcuts provided by Apartment Guide!

Do A Little Each Day:

If you are like many busy people, you simply do not have time to give your entire apartment the thorough cleaning it demands each week. It can take hours to vacuum, mop, dust and scrub every surface of your space at one time. However, if you regularly devote 15 minutes per day to a specific task, you can keep your apartment looking great. For example, make an effort to vacuum on Mondays, clean the bathrooms on Tuesdays and so on.

Show the Kitchen Some Love

The kitchen may be among the most visible and most used rooms in your apartment, so it deserves regular attention. The good news is that at Arcadia Run, our kitchens feature granite countertops, updated appliances, designer cabinetry and luxury vinyl flooring – all surfaces that are easy to clean.  Next time you’re waiting for food to cook or water to boil, consider sweeping the floor, loading the dishwasher or wiping the counters down.  You’ll have a clean kitchen before dinner’s ready!

Tackle the Microwave

Microwaves are unfortunately prone to splatters. Ideally, you will simply wipe up the mess while it is still wet and easy to remove. However, if you leave the mess sitting there, it can harden and even become caked on with repeated use of the microwave. Rather than spend your time scrubbing the microwave, simply microwave a bowl with a half-water, half-vinegar mixture on high for five minutes. The steam will loosen the debris so that you can easily wipe it away.

Wipe Down Your Bathroom 

The bathroom can easily accumulate mess, especially since many of us are in a rush most mornings. Few people have time to clean the bathroom every day, but the mess from using this space can quickly turn into an unsightly problem. Consider wiping down the sink daily, before you leave in the morning and before bed at night.  It only takes a few seconds and will keep the area spotless between cleaning days.

Just by their nature, older apartments can be difficult to clean.  But at Arcadia Run, this is never a worry for our residents!  Our apartment buildings are brand new, and with Phase 2 now leasing, there are even more luxury apartments to call home!   So rest assured, by employing these simple ‘shortcuts’ in your weekly routine, your space at Arcadia Run will stay looking its best!