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Cleaning Hacks For Your West Chester Apartments: Part Two

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If you tuned in to part one of this blogging installment, you likely know that we talked about some interesting and alternative cleaning methods such as using dryer sheets to buff out watermarks, grapefruits to clean the shower and tub, as well as using vinegar and an iron to rid your carpet of stains. Luckily, that isn’t all! In today’s blog post, your provider of luxury apartments in West Chester, Ohio, The Lakes At West Chester, will be continuing our conversation on our favorite innovative tips and tricks for cleaning your West Chester rental.

Clean Your Microwave With Soapy Water

While you might be thinking “No kidding — how else would you clean a microwave?”, we aren’t talking about simply scrubbing the microwave with soapy water. Instead, we are suggesting that you actually put the bowl of soapy water in the microwave and run it quickly. In doing so, you can expect for the grime and gunk covering the walls of your microwave ceiling to loosen up, becoming much easier to wipe off. This trick is so beneficial because if there is one thing that can make a luxury apartment in West Chester, Ohio, look less “luxurious” it is to have a dirty microwave.

Clean Fans With An Old Pillowcase

Often times you find yourself laying in bed, looking at the ceiling, only to realize that your ceiling fan is absolutely filthy. Sometimes it can be off-putting to clean the ceiling fan because more often than not, dust goes everywhere. Luckily, you no longer need to take a microfiber cloth and spread dust throughout your West Chester rental. Instead, simply take an old pillowcase (one that you are willing to throw out) and place the opening over each individual blade, simply shutting the opening and pulling the pillowcase off of the blade. In doing so, you will find that you collect all of the dust from the blade while also containing the dust in the back — a much better alternative to spreading it around your luxury apartment in West Chester, Ohio.

Clean Vents With A Wet Rag And A Butter Knife

To keep our list of odd cleaning uses for household items going, we would like to point out the efficiency of using a butter knife and a wet cloth to clean your West Chester apartment air vents. Over time, some dust and grime might build up on the grate of your air vent. By using a wet rag and a butter knife, you can easily slide the rag between the vents, quickly and efficiently removing the dust. Why is this important? Well, to put it simply, over time the dust will accrue on your vents, meaning that when the vents are turned on, they are more likely to decrease the air quality in your West Chester apartment.

Become A Part Of Our Luxury Apartments In West Chester, Ohio, Community

Here at The Lakes At West Chester, we love our little community. We are lucky enough to live within half an hour of Cincinnati while receiving all of the perks of living in a small community — and to top it off, we have a number of awesome amenities, both communal and in each of our West Chester apartments. If you are interested in becoming a part of our community, or even just want to take a look at our luxury apartments in West Chester, Ohio, we urge you to contact us to schedule a tour. Already know that The Lakes At West Chester is the perfect place for you? Simply apply online today!

We look forward to you joining our community. 

Cleaning Hacks For Your West Chester Apartments: Part One

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As a provider of apartments in West Chester, we understand that it can be difficult to clean your apartment — after all, grime and gunk do build up seemingly overnight. Luckily, there is a solution that can make any of the various apartments in West Chester look like a luxury apartment in West Chester. In today’s blog post, your local provider of apartments and townhomes in the North-Cincinnati suburbs, The Lakes At West Chester, will be discussing a few of our favorite cleaning hacks that can help you better manage the clutter, and dirt, in your apartment.

Continue reading to learn our secrets!

Clean Your Tub With A Grapefruit

While it might seem outright silly to clean your bathtub with your favorite breakfast fruit, there is a reason that we are suggesting it — and it is probably something that you haven’t thought about. How do you normally clean your shower or bathtub? You likely sprinkle a little bit of Comet on to a scrubbie and apply it to shower walls and bathtub floor. While we are not trying to discredit Comet, because hey, the stuff works — instead we are trying to point out that if you take a bath, you will essentially be soaking in the residuals of the chemical. A natural remedy that can replace comet is a halved, and lightly salted, Pamplemousse (aka a grapefruit).  So what are you waiting for? Clean your West Chester Apartments the natural way!

 

Tackle Water Spots With A Dryer Sheet

So your parents are in Cincinnati on business and need a place to stay for the week. Being the wonderful child that you are, you happily allow them to. There is only one problem — West Chester rental is completely spotless, except for the water spots on your stainless steel appliances. Water spots can make any West Chester apartment look much dirtier than it really is, so take a dryer sheet to them and buff them out. Your refrigerator, your faucets, and any other stainless steel appliances will be looking brand new in no time and you will avoid embarrassment!

Join Us Next Week For Part Two Of Our Blog!

Thank you for joining us in part one of our apartment cleaning secrets blog post. It is our goal as a provider of luxury apartments in West Chester, Ohio, to provide our tenants with the highest quality of amenities — and we are quite sure that they want to keep them that way. Whether you clean your apartment by yourself, enlist the help of friends, or hire someone else to do it, trust us when we say you will be happier with a clean West Chester rental. Stay tuned to the next installment of our blog to learn a few more of our favorite cleaning tips and tricks!

Contact us today if you have any questions about our luxury apartments in West Chester, Ohio. Are you looking for a new apartment? Stop by to take a tour or apply online today!

Design Ideas For The Modern Townhouse

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For most people, moving to a West Chester Townhome is a big step. Whether you moved from a college apartment or your parent’s basement, you now have a space larger than you are used to. Upon moving in, you will likely notice that it doesn’t feel homey, as the decorations that once worked in your smaller living space are spread thin in your new one. In an effort to help you settle into your new West Chester rental your townhome community, the Lakes At West Chester Village has compiled a list of our favorite decorations and design ideas that you can use to make your new house a home.

Make Your Living Room Entertaining

Your living room is your space to both relax and entertain. Since you will likely spend most of your time at home in your living room relaxing, it is beneficial to spend most of your interior design focus creating a space that is conducive to relaxation, while also being exciting enough to entertain in. Consider purchasing furniture with subtle colors like grey, or off-white, while decorating the walls with artistic and colorful artwork. In doing so you can create a relaxing yet entertaining space.

Make Your Kitchen Minimalist

If you are familiar with the minimalist movement, you might know that it is all about getting rid of as much stuff as possible, only keeping the few things that you truly need. While it might scare you that we said the word “minimalist”, we aren’t saying that you should get rid of that super nice juicer that you never use, but instead we are saying that you should stow it away out of sight. Having a kitchen with minimal countertop clutter and simple decorations can create a chic environment, while also facilitating cleanliness by making crumbs and other contaminants obvious.

Make Your Bedroom Cozy

Whether your bedroom is decorated in a cozy fashion or not, you likely won’t lose sleep over it, but having a cozy bedroom could potentially lead to more, and better, sleep. But how do you decorate a room to be cozy? Thick fuzzy blankets, plush throw pillows, thick comforters and mattress toppers, dim lighting, and of course, blackout shades. By creating a cozy environment in your bedroom, you might be ready for bed earlier, and we really couldn’t blame you.

Make Your Garage Utilitarian

Honestly, having a garage is one of the best things about living in a West Chester rental, because not only can you keep your car toasty in the winter, but you also have an abundance of storage options. By utilizing your garage space for storage, you may be better able to keep your West Chester townhome clutter free. While garages are great storage options, having too much stuff in them can lead to the space becoming almost unusable. The solution? Line the walls of your garage with shelving systems, hooks, and other storage tools to make it so that you can efficiently stack and hang your storage items.

Make It Your Own

While we could talk all day about how we think you should decorate your new townhome in West Chester, at the end of the day you should decorate it in a way that is fitting to your personality — we are simply here to give you some ideas. Additionally, some people think that the best decoration is no decoration at all, and that is perfectly fine as well. If you have any decorating ideas that you think other residents would like, feel free to contact us and let us know so that we can feature them in future blogs!

Apply Today, Decorate Tomorrow

If you are looking for townhomes for rent in West Chester we urge you to schedule a tour with us at the Lakes At West Chester Village today. While you take a look at our West Chester rentals to be sure to visualize how you would design your new home, because trust us, our townhomes have potential.

If you have any questions about our townhomes for rent in West Chester, Oh, we urge you to contact us right away. Additionally, if you are interested in renting a townhome at the Lakes At West Chester Village, it is important to apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.

 

The Comeback Of The West Chester Townhome

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In the past, townhomes have found themselves situated in a void where some people love them, and some people can’t stand them, but all of that has begun to shift in the last couple of years. As a provider of West Chester townhomes, we understand the appeal that townhomes have to some people, and we see the issues that other peoples see with townhomes as well. We get it, they aren’t for everyone, because if it has been your dream to have a huge yard, you probably won’t be happy in a townhome — unless you live at the Lakes At West Chester Village, that is.

In today’s blog post we will be discussing a few of the issues that people have seen with living in a townhome in the past, and how our townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio have resolved said issues.

Our Townhomes’ Response To Yard Space

As we briefly mentioned in the introduction to today’s post, some people have a strange vendetta against townhomes simply because they have little to no functional yard space. At the Lakes At West Chester Village, we see that as a huge benefit — and let us tell you why! First things first, having a small yard mean that there is hardly any maintenance, or no maintenance if you live in one of our townhomes in West Chester, Ohio.  You might be thinking “This still hasn’t solved my functional outdoor space issue,” and you’re right, but trust us when we say we have a solution.

Living in our rentals in West Chester, OH we provide our tenants with more than an adequate amount of functional outdoor space to make up for their small yards. How does a playground for your kids sound? A community grilling station?  A wood burning fire pit? A bark park for your four-legged friends? A rentable clubhouse? A five-mile walking trail? At the Lakes At West Chester, we have it all! Stop by our community today to schedule a tour of our awesome little neighborhood.

Our Townhomes’ Response To Living Space

Typically when people think of townhomes they think of a space that is smaller than the average house, but larger than the average apartment — and more often than not, that is the correct assumption. While some people tend to think that it is normal to live in an apartment when you are younger and then graduate to a home as you age, skipping the “townhome phase” is something that we simply disagree with here at the Lakes At West Chester Village. Townhomes in West Chester should be viewed as appropriate housing for anyone, at any stage of their life, because whether you are newly graduated from college, or married with a child, townhomes have plenty of functional space for you.

If you believe that townhomes are not fit to accommodate your lifestyle, we have a solution for you at the Lakes At West Chester Village. Our townhome community features a number of facilities that can accommodate your various lifestyle needs. Our West Chester rentals feature plenty of outdoor space for you to unwind, a 24-hour business center for you to work in, a 24-hour fitness center for you to workout in, and a 24-hour tanning salon for you to relax in! For a full list of amenities, click here.

Come to Join Our Townhome Community In West Chester

If you do not already live here in West Chester, you are missing out. Our quaint little township on the edge of the Cincinnati urban sprawl is the perfect combination of city and small town feel. Jam-packed with arts, entertainment, food, and activity, West Chester is the perfect place to raise your family.

If you are interested in becoming a resident, whether that be in one of our apartments or townhomes in West Chester, we urge you to stop by our front office and ask for a tour. If you live far enough away that you cannot take the luxury of visiting us in person, we insist that you take a look at the various resources that we have on our website.

Are you already convinced that you want to live in one of our townhomes for rent in West Chester, Ohio? Apply today! If you have any questions about our community, be sure to contact us.

Tips To Save Money On Utilities In Your West Chester Apartment

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Ahhhh, bills. You love them and you hate them. Wait, maybe just the latter. While there isn’t a way for you to be able to avoid paying bills at all, you can take some deliberate steps towards lowering your West Chester apartment utility bills. In today’s blog post your local apartment complex, The Lakes At West Chester Village will be discussing a few of our favorite tips and tricks that can be used to lower the utility bill for your apartment or townhome.

Adjust And Lower Your Thermostat

While we know that this is a widely known (and fairly obvious) way to lower your utility costs, we just had to reiterate it. Even lowering your thermostat by a few degrees can make a huge impact on your utility bill, all while being hardly noticeable in your West Chester rental unit. Additionally, it might be beneficial to see if your thermostat has a programmable time setting so that you can predetermine when the unit is turned down.

Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

While it might seem a little expensive to change all of the lightbulbs in your West Chester apartment, you will likely end up saving money in the long run. Lighting in your West Chester unit can account for an average of 5-10% of your total energy usage, so replacing old outdated bulbs with newer LED bulbs can make much more of a difference than you might think.

Check Your HVAC System Often

While yes, you live in an apartment and you feel like this is something you shouldn’t have to do, regularly checking the filter to your apartment’s HVAC system can do wonders for your utility bill. At The Lakes, At West Chester Village we take care of the main HVAC system, and we make sure to do a good job of it, but dirt and other airborne substances will get trapped in the filter over time — making your HVAC system work twice as hard. Simply check on your air filter every couple of months and watch your utility bills shrink.

Buy A New Shower Head

Is your water bill so high that it’s got you down? One of the largest water wastes that we hear about here at the Lakes At West Chester Village is when people run their shower for five minutes before they get in while they wait for the water to get to their preferred temperature. A perfect solution to this is to get a low-flow showerhead. Low-flow showerheads can be found just about anywhere and are a cheap addition to your shower that will save you big in the long run.



Unplug Items When They Are Not Being Used

Something that people often forget about is the fact that appliances use energy even when you are not using them — and a lot of it. It is likely that millions of dollars are lost every single year due to items and appliances that are plugged in and using “standby” power. Some new items are programmed to turn off completely after a period of inactivity, but to be safe we recommend using powerstrips so that you can easily “unplug” multiple items and appliances with ease.

Wash Your Clothes In Large Loads

Washing machine usage is an excellent way to cut down on your electricity and water bills because unlike other appliances in your West Chester apartments, washing machines use both electricity and water simultaneously. By simply cutting back on how often you use the washing machine by washing larger loads, you will see huge improvements in your utility bills.

Save Money With Us At The Lakes At West Chester Village

Are you currently looking at apartments in West Chester? Have you visited us yet? If you haven’t, we urge you to stop by and check out our beautiful community of townhomes and apartments for rent. We offer our residents unmatched amenities ranging from a dog park to a five-mile walking trail to complimentary movie rentals. Additionally, our apartments and townhomes in West Chester, Ohio are centrally located between some of the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment that our wonderful little township has to offer.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule a tour!