7 Tips for Laundry Day

Laundry day can be quite the chore. Luckily most floorplans at our White Oak Communities have washer and dryer in each apartment to ease the pain and save some time. Here are 7 tips to avoid washing the day away and help save the planet while you’re at it.

  1. Our apartments feature full-size washer and dryers. Although these are cleaning machines they need to be cleaned for maximum productivity. Here is a how to on naturally cleaning your washer. Please contact the service department to report any issues or concerns with your washer dryer. 
  2. Keep sorting simple by using two hampers in your closet – one for lights and one for darks.
  3. Learn how to treat stubborn stains so you’re not constantly re-washing your clothes.
  4. Also, learn what the symbols on the tags represent so you’re caring for your clothes properly.
  5. Only wash full, large loads to minimize water usage. Keep the dryer lint trap clear to ensure its working most efficiently.
  6. Watch organizing expert Marie Kondo fold clothes to maximize storage space.
  7. Consider if you’re doing laundry too often with this article suggesting the appropriate amount of times to wash clothing. 

Having a washer and dryer in the home is one of the most requested features by renters when looking for an apartment. We are pleased that we can fulfill this wish at our Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak, or Vista at White Oak apartment communities to add to the comfort of our residents.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Summer Fun in White Oak

The White Oak Community Recreation Center is under one mile from all of our White Oak Apartment communities and it’s full of fun this summer.  

They’re kicking off the season with a White Oak Day on June 2, 2018. This free event runs from Noon – 4PM and features sports challenges, music, food, and bounce houses. There will also be demos by Halau Nohona Hawaii, Chinese Folk Dancers, and more. The event is sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation. Call 240-777-6940 for more info. 

There are also several summer camps happening this summer at the White Oak Rec Center

Princesses and Superheroes ages 4-8 can attend camp for the week of June 25 – 29, 2018. Summer Fun Camp is held July 2 – August 10, 2018, for ages 6 – 13. 55+ Acrylic Painting happens every Monday from 1PM – 2PM, and there are Pickleball Leagues for those 18 and over. 

 

Our communities offer swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, and picnic areas. The White Oak Recreation Center enhances these amenities and our neighborhood with their basketball court, multi-purpose field, and skate spot. 

The White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring truly has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Our apartments ensure you enjoy the area year-round. Schedule your visit at Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak, or Vista at White Oak today! 

 

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Balcony Gardening for Apartment Living

Living in a rental apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the joys of growing your own vegetables this summer. Several floorplans at The White Oak Apartment communities offer balconies or patios – perfect for container gardening.

Plants that grow exceptionally well include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and radishes. Any type of pot will do depending on your decorating style. Clay, ceramic, or plastic all work, but be sure that it has proper drainage at the bottom. There should be drain holes on the side of the containers about one half of an inch from the bottom. 

Synthetic soils can help your garden grow. Materials such as wood chips, peat moss, and sawdust are best suited for container plants. Add some gravel to the bottom of the pot before adding the soil to ensure proper drainage as you want to be sure not to run water on to the patio or balcony below, per lease agreements.

Consistent watering is key for a bountiful harvest. Plants should be watered every day, either from you or rain. Pick vegetables when they’re the ripest. They will be even more delicious because you grew them yourself! 

Our White Oak Apartments in Silver Spring offer several apartments with patios and balconies perfect for creating your own vegetable container gardens and relaxing while watching them grow. Keep in mind that digging in common lawn areas at the communities needs prior written landlord approval. The Vista at White Oak, Yorkshire Apartments, Montgomery White Oak, and Montgomery Paint Branch are ready for you and your green thumb!

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Live the Park Life at White Oak Communities

It’s time to take advantage of living at the White Oak Communities with its easy access to the Montgomery County Park System

Located under 2 miles from the White Oak Communities is the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park. This 95-acre park offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, ball fields, picnic areas, walking trails, open spaces and a lake. The park also features a dog park, perfect for the pet-friendly communities Montgomery Paint Branch, Montgomery White Oak and Vista at White Oak

 

Also nearby is the White Oak Community Center, just over a half of a mile away from Yorkshire Apartment Homes. The community center offers planned events, classes for all ages, activities and programs. The outdoor facilities include a sports field, basketball court, tot lots and skateboard ramps. 

The community center also features the Club Adventure program, which offers sports, games, arts, and crafts from 3-6PM Monday through Friday for grades K – 5.

The garden apartments available for rent in Silver Spring at White Oak Communities feature lush lawns and mature trees. As the weather warms it’s a great opportunity to get outside and take advantage of our amazing community.

Grady Communities Win Customer Service Awards

Grady Management is pleased to announce that several of its White Oak communities received outstanding honors in resident service from nationally accredited sources. 

SatisFacts is a nationwide company that surveys over 3 million residents annually. These results are tabulated and the top percentages receive their 2017 Resident Satisfaction Award. 2017 Satisfacts Award Winner The national SatisFacts’ awards recognize top property management companies and communities who are dedicated to the resident experience. Those who win are rewarded for their company’s leadership and focus on actionable best practices as measured through the SatisFacts’ Insite and/or Annual survey program. Communities must rate a 4.0 or higher with a minimum of 25 completed surveys. Grady is proud to announce that Yorkshire Apartment Homes and Montgomery Paint Branch, both part of our White Oak Communities, achieved this honor.

Both communities also won the 2017 ApartmentRatings Top Rated Award. This award program recognizes the top 5% of communities listed on ApartmentRatings and acknowledges those for their outstanding customer service levels and dedication to the renter experience. ApartmentRatings is an online site used by renters to see reviews from verified residents. Top Rated Apartments 2017 Apartment RatingsThe parameters for this award include a recommended score of 70% or higher, at least 10 reviews in total, and 5 reviews in 2017.

Grady is thankful to the teams at each community for their hard work and dedication to our residents. Their support makes these awards possible, and we congratulate our teams for the recognition.