How to Organize Your Apartment

When you first moved in, did your apartment look bigger without all your stuff? Now that you’ve filled it with furniture and nick-nacks, do you wish you had more space? Of course you do. The average apartment is only 500 square feet and you have collected a lot of things over your lifetime. There’s no need to worry over the possibility of throwing something out.  With a few

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organizational tips and tricks, you can have a place for everything and everything in its place.

Under the bed- Purchase flat bins to store linens, extra pillows or even out of season clothing that can be easily pushed out of sight and underneath your bed.

Counter space- Clear your counters by keeping silverware in handy drawer organizers. Clean up your sink with a sink caddy and store cooking staples (flour, sugar, salt) in mason jars.

Closet space- Nowadays, a quick fix to a small closet is a great organizer and luckily they are readily available at most home improvement stores. For floor organization, use baskets or stackable bins.

Bathroom- Fixtures to clear up your bathroom are as easy as hangers for towels, an over the toilet baker’s rack or a water proof shower caddy.

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Over the door racks- Use over the door shoe racks in all your rooms! For the kitchen, use it for spare utensils or spices; in the bathroom it could collect hygiene products and in the living room it makes a great DVD rack.

Stacking / Shelving- Where ever possible, get stackable storage bins or blocks to maximize your space. And likewise, hang shelving over areas that are otherwise not using the space well enough.

Without a doubt, these tips will help keep you organized and help banish clutter from your apartment. Who knows, throughout your time in the apartment, you might find great ways to reuse shoe boxes or coffee cans. Be creative. It’s all about functionality and live-ability. Have fun with it!

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Popular Spring Packages

flowersToday is the first day of the spring season! After weeks of cold and snow, everyone is looking forward to a change of pace. Warmer weather and longer days are ahead of us in a time where leaves start to emerge on trees and flowers bloom from the ground. With the new season come new reasons for people to purchase gifts for themselves and others. Easter candy aside, here’s a few of the most popular packages people send in Spring:

Flowers- Due to availability and a myriad of choices at this point in the year, flowers are a staple purchase in the springtime.

Garden Supplies– Spring is the time people begin to prep and plant their gardens. As such, garden supplies and seeds are in hot demand between March and May.

Mother’s Day Gifts- In preparation for Mother’s Day, gifts for mom are purchased and shipped primarily in Spring.

Rain Boots- The old saying about April showers proves true since this is the busiest season for buying a good set of galoshes.

Fruit Arrangements- Much like flowers, fruit is starting become available and large shipments of fruit packages and fruit arrangements are sent this season.

The beauty of spring is evident in the rebirth and renewal of the nature all around us, but also in the generous nature of the season’s most popular gifts. What type of packages do you typically send during the springtime?

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Vegas Conference Wrap-Up

Last week, the Package Concierge team exhibited at the NAA Student Housing Conference in Las Vegas. The Aria resort provided a table_vegasglamorous backdrop to the gathering of over ## of property management, student housing vendors and services. With the goal in mind to showcase the need for our apartment service and garnish an enthusiastic return, we can say without hesitation that the conference showing was a success.

From the very beginning, our booth was crowded with attendees. First they came to investigate and then they stayed to learn more—specifically how it could be implanted at their locations. The overwhelming positive response was a thrill, especially since the event was our soft launch into the market. The flyers and giveaways we brought with us were completely depleted by the end of the two day affair. We never knew people could eat that much candy!

It was an experience none of us will soon forget as we look forward to our official launch during the NAA’s Education Conference in San Diego this June. Looking back, we feel there were several important lessons we learned:

  1. The volume of package deliveries at student housing is drastically increasing in large part due to many online vendors offering free shipping to college students
  2. Seeing is believing.
  3. The Package Concierge digital lockers were universally deemed as an ideal and creative way to address the issues property managers face on a daily basis.
  4. Besides the product demonstration, gum giveaways were a huge hit.
  5. The student housing crowd creates modern communities and expects up-to-date, modern conveniences for its clients.
  6. All the vendors were very supportive of each other and friendly on the trade show floor
  7. Wear comfortable shoes and drink plenty of water!

We thank any and all of those who visited our booth during the conference and we hope to see you in San Diego.  Click the corresponding links if you’d like more details about How We Work, and Contacting Us for further information.

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