The Essential Supplies Your Apartment Home Needs

Moving is the perfect time to purge your home of all the unnecessary items that have been accumulating over the years. However, there are a few things that we think are necessary for you to keep and bring with you during the move, or buy if you don’t already own them. Below, we’ve listed some essentials that every resident should have in their new Arcadia Run apartment!

Cleaning Supplies

When life gets busy, having a clean home can become an afterthought. Have cleaning supplies readily available for those busy weeks when the last thing you want to do is go to the store to buy a duster or a mop. Make sure to stock up on supplies that are easy to grab, such as cleaning wipes or paper towels.

Area Rug

Putting a statement rug in your home is a way to show your personality while bringing together the atmosphere of a room. Not only will this rug accentuate the ambiance of a room, but it will also create a more comfortable space!

A Good Vacuum

Having a good vacuum can save you time and energy when cleaning your apartment. Vacuuming for only a few quick minutes once a week can dramatically decrease the dust and allergen build-up in your home.


A toolbox should include all of your essential tools and accessories, such as a hammer, nails, screwdrivers, duct tape, a box cutter, and more. You can easily purchase a toolbox at any local home improvement store!

Emergency Medical Kit

Cuts and scrapes are normal occurrences for any person, so having an emergency medical kit in the home is necessary! Stock up on Band-Aids, pain relievers, and a thermometer, especially if you have kids and live in a busy household, you never know when you might need it.

These are just a few of the many important items that you should keep handy in your new apartment home. Whether its making a statement with a new rug, or being able to fix a broken shelf with your tools, you will have everything covered. For more information on our wonderful apartment homes at Arcadia Run, check out our website and schedule a visit today!


Moving With The Family Made Easier

Moving can be very stressful and laborious for any family, especially if it is your first big move to a new apartment home. There are a few ways in which you can make the transition of moving more enjoyable for the whole family just by following a few simple tips. At Arcadia Run, we strive to make your move go as smoothly as possible, so check out our recommendations below!

1. Research the Moving Company

Many people think that researching a moving company takes too much time. However, it is crucial that you find reliable help who will not only move all of your belongings into a truck, but someone you are willing to trust with all of your belongings. Take the extra time and choose a company who you feel you can trust. That being said, a reliable and helpful mover may not be the cheapest option, but spending the extra money will ensure the safe arrival of your truck with all items still inside.

2. Get the Supplies

Two of the most critical supplies needed when moving are boxes and tape. Make sure that the boxes are sturdy and can withstand the weight of plates, books, and any other heavy objects that will neatly fit inside. Bubble wrap is always good to have when moving fragile items such as glasses or picture frames that you would prefer not to bounce around on the drive. Making a checklist before the big move is always helpful when trying to gather the packing materials.

3. Plan Your Move

Everyone is aware that moving takes a lot of time and energy. If you are moving with children, you know that this is doubly true! However, your time can be more efficiently managed if you plan ahead and write down everything that you want to finish before the big day. Making a list of everything that must be completed is a good way to set goals and have them visualized in front of you If you are moving with small children, plan extra time for breaks so the kids stay happy!

4. Label! Label! Label!

After you have set your goals, made your lists, bought the supplies, and researched the movers, don’t forget to label your boxes! If you forget to do this, moving into your new apartment will take double the amount of time than it should have. Make sure you write the room where each box belongs, and whether the content inside is fragile. Giving movers a heads about the fragile objects will decrease the chances of opening boxes to broken items. If you want to get even more detailed with labeling, you can choose to label the boxes by priority, such as “high” for items that should be unpacked immediately and “low” for boxes that can wait a few days.

5. Pack an Overnight Bag

Finally, make sure that everyone packs an overnight bag. This is the most forgotten item when families move into their new apartment!. A few items that should be packed in the overnight bag include a change of clothes, toilet paper, toiletries, water bottles, phone charger, plastic utensils, garbage bags, any necessary medications, and entertainment for the little ones. This way, you won’t be digging around through all of your boxes trying to find your PJs!

Hopefully, these tips have been helpful and can help you better prepare for the big day! For more information on how you can enjoy a brand new apartment home at Arcadia Run, visit the

The One-Day Room Makeover For Your Apartment 

If you’re moving into a new apartment home at Arcadia Run, you are probably thinking about bringing along everything from your previous home. If you already live in an apartment home at Arcadia Run, then you’ve probably thought about redecorating your space. Thanks to, we have put together a guide to makeover a room (or two for the more ambitious) in only one day!

Clear out: Take everything out of the room and clear the space. This will give you a clean slate so that you can imagine what it will look like.

Clean: While the space is cleared out, clean the room! You’ll feel much better about redecorating if you are also being productive.

Rearrange the space: Plan out a new way to rearrange the furniture in the room, whether that means swapping the couches, or completely thinking of a new setup. Believe it or not, there are tools online where you can virtually arrange everything in the room before you even move the furniture.

Don’t break it up: Apartments look larger when big objects and furniture are up against the walls, so try your best not to break up the room by putting things in the middle of the space.

Move lighting: Lighting plays a surprisingly large part in the way a room looks. While you are rearranging furniture, think about where the lighting can move to best suit the arrangement.

Switch out one piece of furniture: If you have the time and money to do so, go for it and buy a new piece of furniture. A simple, updated piece will give the room a new vibe.

Cover it up: Don’t want to buy a new piece of furniture? Cover it up! There are plenty of inexpensive options for slipcovers, tablecloths, etc. to disguise your existing furniture.

Paint your furniture: Although painting furniture does take time, this could make the largest impact on a room. If you are ambitious enough to paint your furniture, there are plenty of quick fix paint options.

Accent pillows and new accessories: Accent pillows and other accessories, like art, can largely contribute to the colors in a room, and are relatively inexpensive to replace. If you want the full effect of a room makeover, this is a great way to add pattern and color.

Add greenery: Plants bring a friendly element to a room, and it is an easy way to brighten up the space with color.

No matter how you decide to redecorate the space, there are many inexpensive and quick ways to give your apartment home an update. Learn more about how you can rent a new apartment home at Arcadia Run by visiting our website today!


Apartment Must-Haves

Here at Arcadia Run, we specialize in luxury apartment living and we want our residents to be just as excited about their new apartment home as we are! Whether you are a seasoned apartment renter, or you have found your first apartment home here at Arcadia Run, we are here to help you gather our top picks for apartment must-haves!

Mirrors – These are the miracle workers of interior design. They can rework any space and are so versatile. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and styles to choose from, and the best part? They give the illusion of making spaces look larger and more open.

One awesome piece of artwork – Sometimes people think that they need a lot of decorations throughout the apartment, when in reality; all you need is one statement piece in each room, with accessories to compliment it. Think a nice canvas painting, photo collage, or light fixture.

Area rugs – Area rugs are not only comfortable, they help define a space and add some style to any room. Area rugs are great for underneath of a coffee table or in hallways to transition your style from room to room. Check out all of our available floor plans here!

A spot for mail & keys – Any home needs a space for important things so that they don’t get misplaced! Create a spot by the front door to keep mail and put your keys so that you always know where they are. You can use a nice basket, or look into hang-able wall options.

Cleaning supplies – It sounds silly, but you really do need to think about cleaning supplies when moving into an apartment. Luckily, there are so many multipurpose cleaning solutions and products that you can pretty much use throughout your entire apartment. Apartments at Arcadia Run also have lots of storage space, so you can fit all of your cleaning supplies with no problem.

Kitchen gear – Before buying things for your kitchen, think about how much you cook, what types of food you cook, and which kitchen supplies will be versatile for you. It’s also important to keep focused on quality rather than quantity, so you don’t have to re-buy poor quality kitchen utensils that might break. The 42” designer kitchen cabinets in Arcadia Run’s brand new apartment homes will hold everything you need!

First aid — You never know when an accident will happen. If you accidentally cut yourself, fall & scrape your leg, or have no idea where that scratch came from, you are going to want to have medical supplies on hand right away.

A personal touch – This is the most important apartment must-have! Your apartment home at Arcadia Run will be your space and personal oasis. The space should reflect your personal style and living needs. New apartment homes at Arcadia Run already come with amazing features, so the rest is up to you!

Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving into your new apartment home at Arcadia Run is very exciting but at the same time, moving anywhere can be very stressful if you are unprepared! We have put together the ultimate moving checklist and timeline from the Apartment Guide so you know that you can be ready and less stressed on move-in day!

5-6 weeks before you move

  • make sure to notify your current landlord that you will be moving out & ask about necessary actions
  • are you moving everything by yourself?
  • designate a special folder for moving documents
  • devise a budget for moving including furniture, moving company fees, food during time of move, etc.
  • transfer renters insurance
  • start collecting boxes, packing tape, markers, etc.

3-4 weeks before you move

  • sort through your things, everyone accumulates clutter now and again
  • change your mailing address
  • schedule a transfer or cancel of utilities
  • do you need a day off of work to move?
  • arrange any storage you need during moving time
  • throw away things you will not be putting in storage or taking with you
  • confirm move in date, moving company, and storage
  • do you need to clean your apartment before you leave? Schedule a day to clean

1 week before you move

  • finish packing most of your things – packing by room is easiest for unpacking later
  • remember how many boxes you have to take inventory – nothing is worse than losing the box with all of your shirts in it
  • confirm installation of utilities in your new apartment
  • arrange parking for unloading on moving day

Moving Day

  • take out trash & last minute things
  • pack your vehicle
  • do a twice over through the apartment to make sure you don’t forget anything
  • turn in your key!

Welcome to your new apartment at Arcadia Run!

  • do a once over of the apartment to map out where everything will go
  • clear a path for moving in boxes and furniture (prop open doors, etc.)
  • bring everything inside!
  • take inventory… again
  • start unpacking and place your furniture
  • relax, you’re home!

Now you are all moved in to your new apartment home and you can start getting used to getting more with the wonderful community and brand new amenities at Arcadia Run!

Source: Apartment Guide

Back to School At Arcadia Run

It’s that time of year again, there is a crisp feel to the morning air and the kids are getting excited. Of course, its back to school time! At Arcadia Run we want you to be the most prepared that you have ever been for the upcoming school year. Although it is a busy season, you should still enjoy it without the stress! We rounded up some of the important things to remember for back to school:

  • School supplies– We suggest that you shop through your home first, you never know what stray supplies you have collected  throughout the previous school year. Not only does this go for supplies, but your kids might still fit into those jeans from last year.
  • Prepare your apartment– With lots of storage space in your new apartment home at Arcadia Run, it’s easy to stock up on items you will need later. Dedicate a storage space for things like textbooks, extra supplies, and important school papers to keep yourself organized.
  • Savor the weather– When the kids are done with their homework, go for a walk, play on the new Arcadia Run playground, or shoot some hoops at our new ball court. Staying active is a great way to keep those young minds stimulated and ready for the challenging classes ahead!
  • Plan meals– During the weekend, take a few minutes to plan out packed lunches and dinner ideas for the rest of the week. This way you can do grocery shopping on the weekend for stress free cooking during the week.
  • Get appointments over with– Schedule doctor, dentist, eye & orthodontist appointments as soon as you get the schedule for the school year. This way you can work around extracurricular activities and work with days off to get necessary appointments over with.

We hope that these tips will get you and your family on track for the upcoming school year! Don’t forget to use these last days of summer to take advantage of the new amenities at Arcadia Run!

Reasons to Rent in Manassas

In terms of features and amenities, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better value than Arcadia Run. It offers a variety of floorplans that are sure to suit anyone’s needs, many desirable features and amenities such as a fitness center and a resort-style swimming pool. One thing that is overlooked about this community is its location. Located in Prince William County, Manassas is a city that features the best of both worlds. It offers you the feel of a small town while also being close enough to provide a taste of big city life. If you’re looking to rent, Manassas has many things that make it a great place to live.

The city of Manassas is in a great location if you’re looking to commute. It’s just 30 miles away from Washington D.C. and the rest of northern Virginia, meaning you’re close enough to drive into the area for work. There’s also a VRE (Virginia Railway Express) station, allowing you to skip your drive and take the train, whether you are going down to Fredericksburg or heading up to D.C.

Manassas is one of the most historic cities in Virginia. It was the site of the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War. There are representations of this history and other civil war era battles all over the city. You can find out about the long history of the city at the Manassas Museum, which hosts permanent and temporary exhibits and award-winning videos within its 7,000 square-foot walls. You can also find a piece of more current history at the Manassas Train Depot. Built in 1914, the depot hosts the Manassas Visitor Center along with being a stop for Amtrak and VRE trains.In historic downtown, you’ll find a great variety of shops filled with locally-made products such as jewelry, music, books, crafts and more. You’ll also find many restaurants that offer varied cuisine from around the world, from Portuguese food to sports bars. You can also visit one of their local breweries and grab a craft beer with your friends or neighbors.

If you’re looking for something active, the city features 12 different parks and recreations facilities for you to experience. Whether you want to go for a swim, walk your dog or play a game of basketball, you’ll find a fun activity to participate in.Manassas has a lot to offer anyone looking for the small-town charm with a big-city feel. If you’re interested in finding out more about Arcadia Run, please check out our website.


Benefits of the Interior Features at Arcadia Run Apartments

With a new apartment home at Arcadia Run, you have to “Get used to getting more!” The features and amenities at Arcadia Run are some of the best around and have many benefits for our residents! Specifically the state of the art interiors, which offer everything to make the most out of your apartment living. From the granite countertops to the large amount of storage space, here are just some benefits of the interior features at Arcadia Run!

Granite kitchen countertops: Granite is sought after as one of the best materials for countertops. It is one of the most visually appealing materials and is not susceptible to scratches or stains. Additionally, it is resistant to heat so that it can be used to place hot pots and pans on.

Storage space: With lots of kitchen cabinets you can easily store all of your cooking essentials. Closet space is also abundant in an Arcadia Run apartment home with select apartments featuring walk-in closets!

Vinyl “hardwood” floors: With the look of natural hardwood flooring, it provides a luxurious feel to the apartments. As opposed to natural hardwood, vinyl protects against stains and spills which provides easy maintenance and cleanup.

Over-sized kitchen: The kitchens featured in our apartments have granite countertops, 42” designer kitchen cabinets, and a great modern feel.  Whether you’re a cooking expert or toast is your specialty, the over-sized kitchens in Arcadia Run apartments make for a great space!

Personal washer/dryer: With the convenience of your own washer and dryer there is no need for waiting your turn or putting on your shoes to leave the apartment! Now, laundry day can also be a cozy day at home.

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Features and Amenities at Arcadia Run

There are so many perks our residents get to enjoy while living at Arcadia Run. Our noteworthy new apartment home designs, unexpected features, and brand new resort-style amenities are just a few examples of why you need to come check out our apartment community and see how you can get used to getting more!


Located in Manassas, Virginia, our new apartment home complex offers more features than you could imagine! They include everything from oversized kitchens with gorgeous granite counter tops and designer kitchen cabinets to 9-foot ceilings with vinyl hardwood flooring. It doesn’t stop there, however. For your convenience, a full size washer and drying, a walk-in closet, and extended windows are included in Arcadia Run apartments. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, you’re sure to find a new apartment that suits you and your needs.

Not only are our apartment homes beautiful on the inside, but each apartment boasts balconies or patios attached so you can enjoy time spent outdoors. Also, our apartment community welcomes not only friendly neighbors but your furry friends as well.


Whether you choose to sign a 6 or 12-month lease, you’ll have the chance to make use of our amenities for as long as you’re a resident! With a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center and ball courts, we provide ample means for you to keep up with your energetic lifestyle. Our apartment community has so much to do you won’t know where to start!

Arcadia Run is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression with all of the features and amenities included. Arcadia Run provides more of what our residents want when renting a new apartment. After choosing the perfect floor plan, enjoying all the features our apartments have to offer and staying active with all of our amenities, Arcadia Run residents will have to get used to getting more!



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.