Archive for February, 2014

Recycle Clothes in Foster City at Hillsdale Shopping Center

February 28th, 2014

There are many avenues for recycling in Foster City and here at our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City we are enthusiastic proponents of the philosophy and its practices.

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Source: Hillsdale Shopping Center via Facebook

There are many outlets for clothing recycling in Foster City, but did you know that you can bring a bag of unwanted clothes with you on your next outing to Hillsdale Shopping Center? Yes there are only retail stores, restaurants and services there, but one store, H&M, is a leader in sustainability practices in the garment industry, and they will take your used clothing!

H&M has a three level program to rewear, reuse or recycle all pre-owned garments, brought into any of their stores, that utilizes every scrap of fabric no matter what the condition. The program is a model in the retail industry that’s being watched very closely by other large chain stores to see how customers respond. So drop off your bag of clothes at H&M in Zone A, lower level, get 15 percent off of a new item of clothing in the store and know that you’ve contributed to a worthy cause.

Find out more about green living in Foster City when you contact us about our brand new, eco-friendly apartments for rent in the Pilgrim-Triton area of Foster City.

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Breathe Easy at Our Smoke-Free Apartments in Foster City

February 27th, 2014

Air pollution in the Bay area gets a lot of attention. From the highways to the factories, it’s always in the news. What isn’t talked about all that much is the pollution within our homes. And, one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution is cigarette smoke.

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Fortunately, residents of our smoke-free apartments in Foster City don’t have to worry about that. That’s because you won’t find smokers puffing away in their apartments at The Plaza. This means that our overall indoor air quality is far better than communities where smoking is permitted in private apartments.

This means that you will never have to worry about secondhand smoke infiltrating your apartment and effecting your health, or the health of your children and pets. It is just one more reason that our residents love living here, and we are certain you will smell the difference from the moment you move in. Plus, we’re just close enough to the Bay that you’ll cherish that ocean fresh scent that blows in from time to time.

For more information about our smoke-free apartments in Foster City, send us a message, and we will be happy to tell you all about The Plaza community.

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Go Green With Our Apartments’ Programmable Thermostats

February 21st, 2014

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Help the planet and save money on heating and air with our programmable thermostats. Source: stock.xchng.

One of the worst things about extreme weather changes is the changes in your electric bill. A great way to save money on energy in your home is to live in our green apartments in the Bay Area with programmable thermostats.

Using programmable thermostats can save you a lot of money in the long run. You can use the thermostat to create pre-programmed settings for specific weather changes, allowing you to keep your home comfortable while staying within your budget. The thermostat also adjusts the settings when you’re not home, so you’re not using extra energy when it’s not needed.

If you use your programmable thermostat properly, you’ll save money on heating and cooling bills. Remember to have presets for periods of time that are extended, such as daytime when nobody is in the home, and nighttime, when everyone is asleep.

Only use the “hold” setting when you’ll be away from home for an extended period. Otherwise, use a temporary hold to override the settings if needed.

Our green apartments in the Bay Area also feature low-flow fixtures, ENERGY STAR appliances and other eco-friendly amenities. For apartments with planet-friendly and money-saving features, contact us today for leasing information.

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Healthy Snacks to Fuel Your Work in the Business Center

February 19th, 2014

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Fuel your work sessions with these healthy ideas. Source: The Plaza Luxury Apartment Homes.

Our new Bay Area apartments with business center access for residents are the perfect place to call home for individuals who find the occasional need to burn the candle at both ends and do some work from home.

If you do have to spend time in the business center taking care of work-related tasks, you may find it difficult at time to stay productive and keep your mind focused. This can be especially true if you are neglecting your meals in favor of getting your work completed.

The next time you head to the on-site business center for a marathon work session, don’t forget to take along a few healthy snacks, like peanut butter and crackers or yogurt with fruit. Some foods are especially adept at keeping you motivated and productive, including berries to combat stress and aid memory, and at the very least you won’t have to listen to your stomach growling while you’re trying to work.

By boosting your energy with healthy snacks, you can keep your nose to the grindstone even longer and get your work done more effectively and efficiently. These can include berries and nuts, green tea, dark chocolate, yogurt, and items made from whole grains (not whole wheat).

Ready to find work-life balance at our Foster City apartments with everything you need for work and play? Contact us today to learn more about our new Bay Area apartments!

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Cocktail Party Tips for Celebration of Chocolate Month

February 17th, 2014

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Celebrate the month of chocolate with these entertaining tips for your Foster City apartment. Source: stock.xchng.

What could be better to celebrate than chocolate? We all love it, we don’t have to buy it a present and February is Chocolate Month! From chocolate desserts to chocolate brown to chocolate cocktails, this element takes decadence to its highest level.

If that got your mental gears turning, here are some cocktail party tips to help you carry sweet ideas to fruition:

  • Invitations – Print your own in brown ink on cream stock for an elegant beginning, or shop the net for artwork to create social media invitations. Encourage your guests to get on board by dressing in a chocolate theme.
  • Decorations – Cream colored napkins tied with simple brown ribbons and table runners in cream and brown create a gorgeous table with minimal effort and very low cost.
  • Centerpiece – Consider a chocolate fountain. With prices ranging from under $15 to about $40, this simple kitchen appliance creates a focal point for your guests in an atmosphere of sophisticated fun.
  • Chocolate cocktails – Investigate some of the many popular recipes for stunning refreshments to wow the most fashionable attendees.
  • Venue – If you are still looking for the perfect place to entertain in Foster City, contact us to tour our resort-style, brand new apartments in Foster City (and ask about our outdoor kitchen and club room with catering kitchen for all your entertaining needs).
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When to Call the Pros for Stains on Your Designer Carpeting

February 5th, 2014

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Source: The Plaza.

Enjoy premier style and luxury at our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City. With 21st century interiors and amenities, you can experience unparalleled comfort, fun, and serenity at The Plaza.

One of the interior assets sure to please is the apartment’s designer-selected, cut pile carpeting. It adds a cozy feel, but when messes happen, it can be tricky to clean. Not to worry; here are a few tips for doing it yourself and when to call a professional.

Most spills are acidic-based, so use club soda to neutralize it and clean up the mess as best you can. For little spills, this shouldn’t be a problem. Whatever the mess, take care of it immediately.

For stains that won’t come out or come back, call a professional. Professionals have the products and equipment to effectively clean carpets. A few cleaners that can help are listed below.

CitruSolution cleans carpets with environmentally responsible methods.

Baker’s Carpet Cleaning does fast work and is also eco-friendly.

B&G Chem-Dry uses a unique system to clean carpets and get rid of dirt.

Evaluate the mess and call the professionals if you need them. For more information on living in our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us today.

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