Best Time of Year for Renters to Move

Believe it or not, there are peak times of year for moving and if you play your cards right you can take advantage of the slow season to save money. Moving industry professionals usually note April to September as being the busiest time of year to move.¹ That means the “slow” season is the key timeframe for you to tackle your move.

Man holding stack of boxesProfessional movers often offer slightly lower prices for their services from October to March. 

As a rule of thumb, call and schedule your move with the moving company of your choice at least two weeks in advance. If you don’t have a choice but to move during peak season, play it safe and call four weeks in advance to secure your desired day of the week and time of day. Of course, the most cost-effective means of moving is enlisting the help of friends. After they have helped lift your couch and other heavy belongings don’t forget to thank them with food and refreshments! If you are moving with a furry friend, here are some helpful tips on how to move with a pet.                                                                                                                       Apartment Kitchen

Autumn is the perfect time of year to move apartments, especially when your new destination is one of the White Oak Apartments communities in Silver Spring, MD. With a wide variety of floor plans and amenities to meet the needs and desires of all our residents, the communities are situated in Montgomery County. The county boasts the second best schools in the state, is close to three major cities, and offers the comforts of suburban living.  

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.

Top 6 Fall Decor Trends

One of the many fabulous things about living in Maryland is experiencing all four seasons throughout the year. As fall begins to grace us with its presence swimsuits are traded for sweaters, watermelons for pumpkins, and orange crushes for stouts. It is not uncommon for people to start spending more time indoors to stay cozy. As you reorient your activities and tastes for the fall, don’t forget about your apartment! Here are the top six home decor trends to freshen up your space this fall:

Pops of Color

Gray is out and pops of bright color are in! This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy all new furniture. You can bring a little color to any existing couch or armchair with playful pillows or a tasteful throw blanket.

Plants That Take Care of Themselves (Well, almost)

Shorter days mean fewer hours of sunlight to nurture your houseplants. Do yourself a favor and exchange ‘needy’ plants for those that require less attention such as succulents, ZZ plants, Philodendrons, or Monstreas. And of course, you could always opt for fake plants, which really do take care of themselves.

Back to Basics Furniture

Gone are the days of ornate or ‘heavy’ furniture. Nowadays it is all about clean lines and functionality. When seeking a new dining set or coffee table keep it simple with muted tones and storage space. Your kitchen table can be accented with pops of color from your plate settings.

Metallic Accents

Shiny never looked so good! Forget about waiting for special holidays to add a little sparkle to your apartment, add it now. From cool geometric lamps to candle holders to wall accents, metallic shimmer is the perfect way to add some edge to your space.

Velvet

Velvet blankets, chairs, and pillows add a bit of texture to any room. The slightly shimmery material will go well with your metallic accents. The elegant style of velvet is sure to elevate your apartments overall decor.

Playful Patterns

If pops of color and different texture materials aren’t your thing, then implementing playful patterns might be. From the living area to the bathroom, patterns are eye-catchers. Consider spicing up your space with a patterned rug, shower curtain, or comforter.

The White Oak Communities are located in close proximity to stores with an excellent inventory of home decor, which makes it easy to switch up your apartment’s style with the changing seasons. You can peruse the aisles of the Westfield Wheaton or Orchard Center Target, the Silver Spring T.J.Maxx, or the Rockville HomeGoods.

 

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.