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8 simple pool rules

Summer is still officially one month away, but swimming pools everywhere will be opening this Memorial Day weekend. Sure, the summer is beach season, but at your apartment community pool, there’s no risk of painful jellyfish stings and hidden dangers lurking in the sand.

So to prepare you for the months ahead, here are eight pieces of advice to help you make the most of pool season before it's too late!

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As cliche as it may sound, we must remind you to keep safety first. Every pool has its own set of rules that need to be followed. They should be clearly posted in the pool area. You, your children and guests should become familiar with the rules to avoid being banned for silly things like splashing, diving or excessive cannonballing. Most importantly, never leave children in the pool unattended - not even for a quick run to the bathroom. Stay in the shallow end of the pool if you have to.

Read more: Practice Proper Pool Etiquette

This Valentine’s Day, get your kids involved with creating special Valentines for their classmates and gifts for others. Have them lend you a hand with cutting, gluing and coloring to create personalized treats and decorations for your home. [find-an-apartment] If you’re stuck or aren't sure what to do, here are a few ideas.

declutter toys

While having a child can add so much joy to a parent’s life, these little loved ones also bring certain challenges – including the spatial needs for a family. Living in a rental with a child can feel cramped and cluttered. If you have a child who loves playing with toys, but you don't have a lot of space in your home, there are some simple solutions you can employ to keep your kids’ favorite toys organized and accessible. Want to know more about the best toy storage solutions? We've compiled a list of 4 helpful tips to keep your kids' toys easy to access and out of the way.

Summer has rolled around again and everyone’s minds are on having fun in the sun -- particularly if your apartment community has a pool. Though it’s easy to forget, keeping basic safety in mind can ensure that you, your family…

Emergency phone numbers

When you move into a new place, it's impossible to foresee what events lie ahead. And of course, that's always the case for medical emergencies and pet emergencies. It's best to be prepared, by keeping certain emergency phone numbers handy,…

local library

Your local public library is much more than a great place for books. It can save you big bucks, help you with a career or education transition, and even hosts many activities for kids, teens, and adults. Here are the reasons to check out the library near your apartment.

Valentine's Day can be just as much fun with kiddos around as it is for couples! The holiday is about more than just chocolate and candy-- it's all about loving one another and showing kindness to your roommates, children, pets,…

Do your kids complain about being bored while you are busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner? You're not alone! This year, instead of having the kids watch Thanksgiving specials on TV, put their creative minds to use and have them make the…

how to stay safe when cleaning an apartment

Did you know you can actually create toxic or dangerous situations by mixing common (and effective) household cleaning products? Here’s a guide to keep your cleaning day safe; don’t go from “determined” to “dangerous.”

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