Archive for March, 2014

The New Rules for Stretching in the Fitness Center

March 31st, 2014

You’ve likely heard for most of your life that you should stretch before working out, to avoid overextending muscles and tendons and so you can limber up and get loose before putting your body through any rigorous routines.

There are definitely certain ways to stretch, and you should pay attention to your stretching to avoid accidental injury.

However, some research has shown lately that it may actually be better for your workout to wait until you’ve finished exercising to stretch, because your body can burn more fat and calories and your muscle groups get more of a workout.

So after your next cardio and weight training session, take time to stretch it out in the stretching and Pilates studio at The Plaza.

Your apartment in Foster City with fitness center access for residents around the clock provides you with an excellent place to work on your workout without leaving home to do so.

Whether you can only devote a few hours a week to your fitness routine or a few hours a day, the fitness center is always open and located just steps away from your apartment door.

Combined with our community wellness center, you can stay healthy and in shape all year long! Contact us today to find out more about the great features here at our brand new apartments for rent in the Pilgrim-Triton area of Foster City.

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Laundry Shrinking in the Dryer? Try These Solutions

March 28th, 2014

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Your Foster City apartment with washer and dryer appliances in your unit can help you make laundry day much easier and more convenient. If you are having trouble with clothing losing a few sizes when you wash it, here are some solutions for un-shrinking those pesky garments.

One way to un-shrink your clothing is by soaking it in water with a cap full of baby shampoo.  Lay the garment out flat on a towel and roll it up in the towel. As it starts to dry, continue slowly stretching it back out to its original size.

You can also try this re-stretching method after soaking the garment in a mixture of hair conditioner and water, borax and water, or mild soap and water.

If your blue jeans need to be stretched, you can soak them in lukewarm water for 30 minutes and then wear them to stretch them, or hang them upside down while soaking wet. The gravity of the jeans weighted down with water can stretch the length of the jeans.

Share your laundry tips with your neighbors on our Facebook page. For more information about our luxury pet-friendly apartments in Foster City with washer and dryer, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances and so much more, contact us today.

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Go Green in Foster City: 5 Ways to Help California Save Water

March 25th, 2014

California has always had issues with having enough water. As the population has grown, our arid climate has struggled to keep up with the demands we are are placing on our water supply.

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You can help by going green in Foster City this year and by using these water-saving tips to help reduce your usage of this very precious natural resource.

  1. Wash dishes using as little water as possible. Fill one side of your sink for washing and one for rinsing. Don’t simply allow the water to run freely.
  2. Take short showers, and forgo taking baths. This will make a big difference in how much water you are using.
  3. Wash only full loads of laundry in the in-home, full-size washers and dryers in our apartments.
  4. Recycle your shower water, and use it for watering plants and cleaning your private patio off with.
  5. Report any water leaks you discover as soon as you notice them.

For more information about how you can go green at our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City by using amenities such as the low-flow water fixtures we have available at The Plaza, contact us, and we will be happy to share the details with you.

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Clean Up Spot at Dog Washing Stations in Foster City

March 18th, 2014

No matter how hard you try, it is inevitable that your pooch is going to find every spec of dirt and dust he can and track it back into your new pet-friendly apartments in Foster City.

You can reduce the amount of dirt he carries around with him by taking advantage of the pet-washing stations we have available.

If you don’t feel like doing the dirty work yourself, you can always use some of these quality services right here in town.

Petco – They will primp and prime your pet so that he is sparkling clean. You can also do it yourself and use the unleashed pet-washing stations for only $10 a clean.

Scrub a Pup Tub – Do it yourself, or let them do it for you. With full-service and self-service options available, you can get your pet just as clean as you would like each and every week of the year.

For more details about our new pet-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us, and we will be happy to answer your questions. When you call, be sure to ask about our onsite dog walking services and our specific pet policies.

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Apartment Ideas: Scent Your Living Space in Foster City

March 13th, 2014

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You have probably heard that when you want to sell your home, you should bake cookies before the open house to fill the air with an inviting fragrance. However, you might not be aware that other scents create specific moods that will make your home more comfortable.

Here are a few quick ideas to make apartment living in Foster City more pleasurable:

  • Peppermint makes us feel alert to boost our performance of boring tasks or physical workouts.
  • Oranges reduce anxiety and provide a calming effect when we are nervous.
  • Lavender brings relaxation and sweet dreams, and it is a positive bedroom enhancement.

You can bring these scents into the area you want to affect in a number of ways. You can use essential oils in warmers and on air conditioner filters to waft the smells throughout the air. Scented candles are available in many scent profiles. A dried lavender sachet tucked into a pillowcase encourages sweet dreams throughout the night.

As you decorate your Foster City apartment according to your taste, do not stop with visual enhancements. Bring favorite scents to the foreground, too. If you are not yet enjoying a luxury home, contact The Plaza to see your life as it should be.

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Making Service Requests for Your New Apartment in Foster City

March 11th, 2014

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Submit service requests online at The Plaza’s resident portal. Source: The Plaza.

Our Foster City apartments not only offer quick responses to maintenance requests but also easy ways to submit service requests. For new renters, and current residents that need a refresher, here are some tips and guidelines on submitting service requests for your new apartment in Foster City.

At The Plaza’s resident portal, our renters can conveniently submit service requests. Simply use the credentials to log in that were emailed to you when you first applied for your apartment.

From here, you can also pay your rent or reserve a facility. You can also access the community portal to check on packages and get updates on our Foster City apartment community.

For service requests, you can also call our leasing office at 650-349-9999 during business hours. For after-hours emergency service requests (such as floods), you may call the office directly, select the emergency service request option, leave a message, and within two hours of receiving your message, an on-call maintenance technician will respond.

At The Plaza, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional services to residents. In addition to prompt maintenance, we offer dog walking service, dry cleaning pickup and delivery and much more. Contact us today online or at 877-506-2678 to learn more about our brand new apartments for rent in the Pilgrim-Triton area of Foster City.

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