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Top Home Scents for 2024

Curating an exquisite ambiance within your luxury living space goes beyond the conventional use of candles. At RPM Luxury Apartments, we appreciate the significance of captivating scents in enhancing your living experience. Discover the top home scents for 2024 that transcend traditional candle aromas, enriching the atmosphere in your RPM luxury apartment.

 

Essential Oil Diffusers

Embrace the therapeutic scents of essential oils to elevate your home's ambiance. Opt for specific scents such as:

  • Lavender for tranquility and relaxation.
  • Citrus blends for an invigorating and refreshing atmosphere.
  • Sandalwood for a warm, grounding effect.

Enhance your luxury living experience at locations like:

Novo Gateway

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Skye Reserve

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Room Sprays and Mists

Envelop your space with sophisticated scents using luxurious room sprays or mists. Consider:

  • Botanical blends featuring notes of jasmine and rosemary.
  • Woody fragrances infused with cedarwood and patchouli.

Elevate the ambiance at these RPM luxury locations:

Broadstone Memorial Park

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Circle at Point Park

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Dolce Midtown

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Reed Diffusers

Enjoy a gradual release of delightful fragrances through reed diffusers. Explore scents such as:

  • Jasmine for its delicate floral notes.
  • Bergamot for a citrusy and uplifting ambiance.
  • Cedarwood to add a touch of sophistication to your space.

Experience luxury living heightened by scents at these RPM properties:

Remy on the Trails

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San Paloma

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Trailside NoDa

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Scented Potpourri

Enhance your luxury apartment's ambiance with scented potpourri featuring:

  • Dried lavender for a calming effect.
  • Eucalyptus leaves for a refreshing, spa-like atmosphere.
  • Vanilla bean pods for a warm and inviting scent.

Adorn your living space at these RPM luxury properties:

The Keegan at Mission Glen

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The Westover at West Branch

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Northerly

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Aromatic Wax Melts

Explore wax melts in sophisticated scents like:

  • Fig for a fruity and luxurious aroma.
  • Oud for its exotic and rich scent.
  • Black currant for a sweet and captivating ambiance.

Immerse yourself in these scents at:

Eastpark Apartments

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La Tierna Apartments

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Kimbrough Towers

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Immerse yourself in a world of captivating scents that go beyond traditional candles, enhancing the luxurious ambiance of your RPM luxury apartment. Whether through the therapeutic essences of essential oils, the gradual release of reed diffusers, or the captivating fragrances of room sprays, each scent elevates your living experience. 

Explore these specific scents to create a sophisticated and personalized atmosphere tailored for your discerning taste at various RPM Living properties.

Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Essential To-Dos After Moving into RPM Luxury Apartments

Congratulations on your move into an RPM luxury apartment! As you step into your new abode, it's time to ensure a seamless transition and start creating the perfect living space. 

 

Inspect Your New Space

Begin by conducting a thorough inspection of your new apartment. Take note of any existing damages or issues and report them to RPM Living's management promptly to ensure they are addressed.

 

Unpack Strategically

Prioritize unpacking essentials first, such as kitchenware, bedding, and toiletries. Organize your belongings systematically to streamline the unpacking process and create an organized living space.

 

Familiarize Yourself with Amenities

Explore and familiarize yourself with the luxurious amenities our RPM luxury apartments offer. Take a tour of the fitness centers, pool areas, lounges, or any other exclusive features available within the property.

 

Personalize Your Space

Add a personal touch to your new home by decorating and arranging your furniture and belongings. Incorporate your style and personality into the space to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

 

Set Up Utilities and Services

Ensure all necessary utilities and services are set up and functioning correctly. Contact utility providers and internet service companies to ensure a smooth transition into your new home.

 

Meet Your Neighbors and Community

Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to your neighbors and engage with the community. Building connections within the RPM Living community can enhance your living experience and foster a sense of belonging.

 

Review Lease Terms and Documents

Review and familiarize yourself with your lease terms and important documents. Understand the rules, regulations, and policies set forth by RPM Living to ensure a harmonious tenancy.

 

Available RPM Living Properties

Still looking for the perfect RPM property to call home? Here are some of our recommendations!

 

Bungalows on Bowlin

Experience the charm of these bungalows offering modern amenities and a comfortable lifestyle. Bungalows on Bowlin offer a unique living experience amidst a serene ambiance.

 

Bungalows on Camelback

Step into the elegant and luxurious lifestyle at Bungalows on Camelback that embodies sophistication and comfort, perfect for those seeking upscale living.

 

The Bungalows at Asante

Explore The Bungalows at Asante for a blend of modern design and community living, providing a serene retreat in a vibrant neighborhood.

 

Novo Gateway

Discover modern luxury living at Novo Gateway, offering contemporary amenities and an ideal balance of comfort and convenience.

 

The Lennox

Experience upscale living at The Lennox, where modern design meets luxury, providing a sophisticated and stylish living space.

 

Trailside NoDa

Explore the unique lifestyle offered by Trailside NoDa with its contemporary designs and vibrant community, ideal for those seeking an eclectic living experience.

 

Granger Village

Embrace the charm of Granger Village with its distinctive amenities and serene surroundings, creating a welcoming living environment.

 

Clover Apartments

Discover the modern comforts and community-centric living at Clover Apartments, where luxury meets convenience.

 

Ridgeline at Canton

Experience elevated living at Ridgeline at Canton, offering luxurious amenities and breathtaking views for a sophisticated lifestyle.

 

Eastpark Apartments

Enjoy the vibrant and contemporary lifestyle at Eastpark Apartments, offering modern designs and exceptional living spaces.

 

Kimbrough Towers

Step into sophistication at Kimbrough Towers, where luxury and convenience meet to create an elegant living experience.

 

Moving into an RPM luxury apartment is the start of a new chapter filled with comfort, luxury, and a vibrant community. By following these essential steps and exploring the diverse range of RPM Living properties, you'll swiftly settle into your new home, creating a haven that reflects your lifestyle and preferences within these prestigious living spaces.

 

For more recommendations to help find your dream apartment at one of our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Delicious Fall Recipes to Savor in Your RPM Apartment

If you're residing in one of RPM's luxurious apartments for rent, you have the perfect backdrop for creating and savoring delightful fall recipes. 

 

Savory Pumpkin Soup

Start your culinary journey with a warm and inviting pumpkin soup. It's simple to make and a delightful way to enjoy the seasonal flavors.

Ingredients

2 cups canned pumpkin puree

1 cup vegetable broth

1 cup heavy cream

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  • Stir in the canned pumpkin and vegetable broth. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and ground cinnamon, and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the soup is heated through and well blended, serve hot

RPM apartments for rent like Circle at Point Park and Remy on the Trails offer spacious kitchens to make preparation a breeze.

Apple Cider Sangria

For a refreshing fall drink, try an apple cider sangria. It's the perfect way to unwind in your luxurious RPM apartment like San Paloma. Combine your favorite white wine, apple cider, and a variety of fruits for a delicious autumn-inspired cocktail.

Ingredients

1 bottle of white wine

2 cups apple cider

1 cup apple brandy

2 apples, sliced

1 orange, sliced

1 cinnamon stick

 

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, combine the white wine, apple cider, and apple brandy.
  • Add sliced apples, oranges, and a cinnamon stick for a touch of spice.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors meld.

 

Butternut Squash Risotto

Indulge in a creamy and comforting butternut squash risotto. With well-appointed kitchens in RPM properties like Auxo at Memorial and The Westover at West Branch, you can effortlessly prepare this rich and satisfying dish.

Ingredients

2 cups Arborio rice

4 cups vegetable broth

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp olive oil

 

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until softened.
  • Add Arborio rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour in white wine and cook until it's mostly evaporated.
  • Begin adding the vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly until absorbed. Continue until the rice is tender.
  • In a separate pot, boil the butternut squash until soft, then mash it into a puree.
  • Stir the butternut squash puree and grated Parmesan cheese into the risotto.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Baked Apple Crisp

For dessert, whip up a classic baked apple crisp.

Ingredients

4 cups of peeled, cored, and sliced apples

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples with white sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Place the mixture in a baking dish.
  • In another bowl, mix together rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, the remaining cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add the cold butter pieces to the dry mixture and combine until it forms a crumbly texture.
  • Sprinkle the oat mixture over the apples evenly.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender.

The Keegan at Mission Glen and Broadstone Memorial Park’s apartment living spaces provide a great setting to enjoy this sweet treat while watching the leaves change from your window.

 

Embrace the autumn season to the fullest by indulging in these easy and delicious fall recipes in the comfort of your RPM apartment for rent. Enjoy these culinary delights and make this season truly memorable in your home.

 

As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

 

How To Get The Most From Your Property Management Team

When choosing to rent over buying a home, one of many perks one will receive is the ability to work with a property manager for your home. From billing questions to maintenance requests, here are some of our top ways to ensure you’re getting the best experience with your property management team at your RPM Living apartment home.

Safety issues

While we pride ourselves in maintaining safe environments for all of our RPM Living residents, if there is ever a situation regarding another resident, unknown visitor, or an incident such as doors being left propped open, etc., these are all prime reasons to contact a property manager, and voice your concerns. This helps to ensure not only your safety and comfort, but the same for all of our residents.

Maintenance requests

From leaking pipes to broken appliances, one of the top perks of renting instead of owning is the luxury of having someone other than yourself install (and foot the bill for) repairs to your apartment - no matter how big or small they may be. When making a maintenance request to your property management team, please keep in mind that typically, the urgency of your repair team coincides with the severity of your maintenance issue. 

Emergencies

While this may seem a little on the nose, it’s important to recognize what constitutes a true emergency to contact your property manager, and when to call the authorities. A serious emergency such as flooding, loss of heat / AC, and power outages should always be reported to your property manager, but instances such as fires, gas leaks, home invasions, etc. should always be reported to emergency services first, and only after should you reach out to a property manager. This ensures the safety of all involved, as well as the safety of your home.

Moving concerns

Whether you’re moving in or out, it’s never a bad idea to request some help with any questions or concerns from your property manager! Oftentimes, they can give helpful recommendations into the best local moving companies, moving procedures for a specific property, and can help ensure you are assigned / removed from all utility requirements (gas, water, electric, trash, wifi, etc.) where necessary.

Rent concerns

We’re all human, and all online systems have their quirks. If at any time, you feel that an incorrect charge has been placed on your account, don’t hesitate to reach out to your property manager to confirm! The main goal of a property manager is to ensure the comfort of residents across all properties, and this is one way to ensure open communication and respect goes both ways.

 

As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

Tips On Saving Money While Renting

Choosing to rent is a big decision that many are faced with, and we’re thrilled you chose an RPM Living apartment community! Now that you’ve decided to rent your home, even if only temporarily, it’s a good idea to look ahead and start thinking about how to save money while you’re in a rental. Here are some of our tips!

Pay rent with a cash-back credit card

You’ve probably heard people say that credit cards are “scary” and you should avoid using them unless absolutely necessary, but this isn’t true for those who know how to use them responsibly. By paying your rent with a credit card that offers cash back on all purchases, you can truly make some of your money back on your rent payments each month, all while spending the same amount of money you’d be spending anyways.

Find a roommate

This one may seem a little on the nose, but there’s a reason why many renters choose to go in 50/50 with roommates! You’ll still be able to live in a space you love in a perfect location for your lifestyle, but at only a fraction of the cost. However, it’s important to choose your roommates wisely. Just because someone is your friend - or even family - doesn’t mean they’ll be a good fit to live with. There’s no point in choosing a roommate to split costs with if they aren’t going to stick around long enough to really make a difference.

Know how much space you need

It can seem tempting to choose an apartment that comes with extra space for storage, living, entertaining, etc., but if you’re keen on saving your money, choose a space that adequately suits your needs. In order to get more, you oftentimes have to pay more, so why pay for more than you really need? Trust us, you’re going to thank yourself in the long run.

Eliminate your debt

From credit card debt to student loans, it’s no secret that getting out of debt is one of the most common challenges that people are facing these days, especially with rising costs of living. Getting out of that hole is a great way to start seeing your savings grow each month, rather than sit in the same place month in and month out. Consider working with a free financial advisor to create a plan, both short and long term, to get your debt into a good place - or eliminated altogether.

Watch your utilities

It’s easy to get caught up in cranking your heat in the winter and your A/C in the summer, but how much extra are your utilities really costing you each month? While we would never suggest a tactic that would cause you to be uncomfortable in your own time, keeping an eye on your energy, water, heating and cooling usage each month could be what helps add some extra funds into your savings.

There are so many benefits to renting your home, don’t sell yourself short over fear of not being able to grow your savings in the meantime. Let us know if these tips have helped you, or if you have any additional tips that have proven effective in your time as a renter!

For more recommendations on resident life, and for finding your ideal home at one of our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Valentine’s Day Activities To Enjoy In San Antonio

No matter what activity leads its way deepest into your heart - food, shopping, art, live music - San Antonio has it all, and then some. Spend this Valentine’s Day living your dream at any of these amazing locations conveniently located near our apartments in San Antonio.

The Witte Museum

Eye-catching architecture, stunning exhibits, and immersive art displays are just the start of ways to describe the Witte Museum in San Antonio. Experience for yourself what Texas - and the rest of the world - used to look like before it was touched by man, and step outside of yourself for an experience that will leave you craving more. Perfectly located in the heart of San Antonio, plan a lunch, dinner, shopping trip, and more to pair with your museum visit!

Go Rio San Antonio River Cruise

Experience the true essence of the river walk on this guided river cruise with your valentine! Enjoy a romantic tour through one of the most picturesque locations in San Antonio, and scope out where you should go next! This 30-minute tour is full of stunning views, rich history, and a chance to see parts of the river walk you’d otherwise miss out on.

Walking Taco Tour at The Pearl

This one’s for the foodies out there! The Pearl is widely recognized as one of San Antonio’s top culinary destinations, where you can explore markets, restaurants, bars, and other events throughout their many recognized spaces. While taking in the scene, be sure and enjoy a Walking Taco tour - it’s like a two-for-one experience!

Heart Shaped Pizza

Is it even Valentine’s Day if you don’t enjoy some type of heart shaped delicacy? We didn’t think so, which is why you and your valentine should head over to Volare Italian Restaurant to grab one for yourselves! Not only is it an adorable tribute to this day of love - it’s going to make your mouth water.

Cookie Cab Delivery

Spending the evening in, or spending it away from your valentine this year? That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy it together! Cookie Cab’s “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day cookie package can be delivered, no matter the circumstances of your Valentine’s Day, and it includes a heart shaped cookie cake, 6 cookies, milk, and more - and did we mention it’s ADORABLE?

No matter what your Valentine’s Day looks like this year in San Antonio, we’ve got you covered with our favorite recommendations. As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

Best Restaurants in Dallas

In a city as big and full of life as Dallas, having a guide to the best local restaurants can be a lifesaver for last minute plans, or even for a month in advance. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Capital Grille

500 Crescent Ct., #135, Dallas, TX, 75201

With an extensive drink list and a dinner menu to die for, this steakhouse favorite is the perfect place to enjoy a night out. After all, with a menu including everything from beluga caviar to filets, and mongo-sized portions to put the icing on the cake, you better get your reservations in now. 

Fearing’s

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX, 75201

If you’re looking for a Southwestern array of options for your dinner of choice, allow Chef Dean Fearing to take over the cooking this time. Begin with some griddled lump crab cakes or lobster tacos, and pair it with a buffalo tenderloin and one of their extensive wine options. If you’re looking for a laid-back evening, head over to the Rattlesnake Bar for some Wagyu short rib and a drink of your choice. 

Princi Italia

5959 Royal Lane, Ste. 707, Dallas, TX, 75230

Be sure and add this chic Italian cafe to your dinner must-visit list! Whether your heart yearns for a bowl of pasta, a bite of bruschetta, or a slice of pizza pie rather than a dessert, Princi Italia has got you covered. Don’t forget to include a glass of vintage wine with your entree, no matter which direction you choose! Wines as good as these can be paired with anything. 

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House

2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201

As their name implies, there is something on this menu for everyone at the dinner table, whether you’re in the mood for surf or turf. As the cravings call for, keep it real with their dessert menu by ordering a slice of decadent chocolate cake to finish off your meal - whatever it looks like, the choice is yours. 

St. Martin’s Wine Bistro

3020 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

If your hope is for a more intimate dining experience, St. Martin’s Wine Bistro is just the place to visit. With over 200 options on its wine list, St. Martin’s food and drink menu includes something for every taste palate. It’s also a great idea to finish off your night with their signature creme brulee, but we won’t tell you how to spend your time.

 

No matter where you choose to dine in Dallas, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Minimalist Decorating Tips for Your Apartment

Essential elements

Minimalism is based around only using essential elements to create a simple, functional, and clutter-free space. This is done through utilizing light, form, and materials most often in an open concept layout. Avoid excessive ornamentation and decoration, and instead opt for single pieces of artwork or other decorative elements in a large space. 

Clean lines

Functionality and practicality are at the forefront of a minimalist design. This means focusing on maintaining flat, clean surfaces. Avoid lots of small decorations or furniture on tables, desks, shelves, etc., and stick to the basics. When choosing furniture, avoid excessive patterns and textures, and instead opt for a simple form, and neutral colors to your scheme.

Monochromatic color schemes

Whites, beiges, and greys will become your best friend, and are very standard in minimalist spaces. Colors are to be brought down to their most simple, natural shade rather than incorporating vibrance. When including colors, opt for the soft or baby shade rather than a hot or neon.

Textiles

To add a sense of dimension to your minimalist space without clashing designs, textiles such as linen, wool, and cotton are easy ways to add a sense of texture, color, and warmth to your space without causing distraction. Simple additions such as bedding, rugs, blankets, etc. are an easy and often inexpensive way to incorporate this element.

Combine shades

While all your shades should remain a faint, soft color as was previously discussed, it’s important to know that a blend of those faint shades in a room is key to keeping your home from looking washed out or bland, which is a fine line when it comes to minimalist design patterns. Wallpapers, fabrics used in furniture or decor, and even tile design can be used to incorporate this subtle, yet tasteful mix.

 

For more decorating tips, check out some of our other blogs!

 

As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

Your Ultimate Guide to Austin, TX

If you are new to Austin or looking to fall in love with Austin all over again, this blog is for you. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to Austin, TX, and we can’t wait for you to try our recommendations. 

Music in the Live Music Capital of the World

6th Street - Dirty 6th

Austin’s version of Bourbon Street is located on 6th Street between Congress Avenue (to the west) and I-35 (to the east). Here you’ll find a collection of eclectic dive bars, restaurants, food trucks, and lots, and we mean LOTS of live music. 

6th Street - East Side

Find a refreshing variety of live music venues In historic Old East Austin on East 6th Street, where live music is featured every night. 

  • Hotel Vegas
  • The White Horse
  • Whisler’s

Continental Club

They don’t call themselves “the granddaddy of all local music venues” for nothing. The bands they book lean towards blues and country, and are something any Austin local or visitor should see.

Rainey Street

Another collection of unique bars and dining, similar to Dirty 6th, but for a less grunge, more classic clientele. Check out some of our favorites: 

  • Banger’s 
  • Lucille
  • Half Step
  • Geraldine’s located in the Hotel Van Zandt

The Broken Spoke

If you’re in the mood to visit an iconic old honky tonk & dance hall, this is the place to be. When you enter, it feels like stepping back in time to the ‘60s. The venue includes a mini museum of the country music royalty that has performed there. Bonus: we have it on good authority that they have the best chicken fried steak in Austin.

 

Activities and Sights

Alamo Drafthouse

The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse is a great choice if you’re looking for a unique activity. They show old & new features and serve you drinks and food during the show.  

Austin’s Central Public Library 

The Library features an amazing design, great art, green roof/patio, plus a bar and restaurant with literary-inspired cocktails. Can it get any better than that for a lit-lover?

Barton Springs 

Barton Springs is the real star amongst Austin’s natural gems. It’s a spring-fed pool that is 68 degrees year round with a natural bottom. It’s really magical. 

Congress Avenues Bats 

In case you didn’t know, Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in the world! Every night at sunset they fly out from under the Congress Ave bridge over Lady Bird Lake and create a ribbon in the air as they head downstream to feed on insects at night. Fun fact: farmers love them!

 

Tacos

Veracruz

Although they are known for their migas tacos, all are amazing! They have a food truck location as well as a permanent location at the Line hotel. The Linel’s lobby features artwork by Austin artists if you’re looking for a 2-for-1 kind of thing.

Torchy’s Tacos 

Absolutely the best Austin-based taco chain. It’s something special that everyone in Austin should experience for themselves. We promise it will become a favorite in your Austin rotation!

 

Eats

Easy Tiger 

This German beer garden and bakery offers great outdoor seating at multiple locations across Austin, and is one that should definitely be on your bucket list.

Juan in a Million

If you’re looking for great Mexican-inspired breakfast options in Texas-sized portions, Juan in a Million is sure to check all of your boxes.

Loro

Two of Austin’s top chefs collaborated and had a baby to create this Asian Smokehouse, with such a variety of choices, your hardest decision will be picking just one.  

 

Drinks

P6 

P6 is located on the top floor of the Line hotel’s parking garage, and includes great drinks and snacks, and a killer view of Lady Bird Lake. Also, the elevator ride up is an experience to try in itself!

Tiki Tatsu-Ya

This tiki-themed bar (they serve food, too!) is an immersive experience where you can sip elaborate cocktails…some of which are served with a sound and light show. Reservations book out about a month but you can often pop in and grab a spot at the upstairs bar.

Meanwhile Brewing

If you’re looking for an extensive drink menu for options that everyone will love, a great location and atmosphere, and some of the best taco trucks in Austin, Meanwhile should be your first stop on this list.

 

If you’d like a few more recommendations on local Austin life, here are a few other blogs we’ve created.

 

For more recommendations on resident life, and for finding your ideal home at one of our RPM communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Fall Apartment Cleaning Checklist

Seasonal cleaning doesn’t have to be the stressor many think it is! We hope these tips will keep your regimen in check this fall season.

Turn Mattresses

It’s a good idea to turn your mattress front to back a few times a year. While you’ve got the sheets off and are in the process of moving your mattress around anyways, another tip for the cleanest and most comfortable mattresses is to sprinkle baking soda across your mattress. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and vacuum it up when you’re done. This helps remove any lingering odors from your mattress, and will increase its life substantially.

Baseboards + Fans

Use a damp rag or towel to wipe down your baseboards and ceiling fans, as they are the 2 top dust collectors in your home that are not usually considered a part of a regular cleaning rotation. Even if you don’t think they look dusty or dirty, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see a difference when you’re done. It’s the little things that really help to spruce up your apartment. 

Wash Holiday or Seasonal Dishes

Whether you’re hosting during the holidays or are just swapping out your typical dishes for some seasonal fun, be sure and give them a good wash. Though it can be tempting to believe your dishes are still clean from when you washed and packed them away last season, don’t let a lack of dust or grime deceive you - wash those dishes, and thank us later.

Wash Bedding

This is especially true if you are expecting any holiday guests, but even if you’re planning on spending the holidays solo, the changing of seasons is a great opportunity to freshen up all of your bedding, and pillows - yes, the actual pillows, not just the pillowcases this time. This goes for any couch or decorative pillows around your apartment as well.

Clean Storage Containers

As tempting as it can be to throw your storage containers back into storage after a long day of putting up holiday or seasonal decorations, don’t do it! Rinse out and wipe down your containers to keep them fresh, and avoid any buildups of dust, dirt, or other grime. Bonus: it helps keep bugs away longer. No one likes opening up containers that have been sitting for a year and finding dead spiders and other bugs in the bottom of your precious decor.

Plant Love

As we move into the colder months, be sure to keep your plants in check. Avoid keeping plants next to drafty windows that could result in a cold shock, and be sure and give them a little extra fertilizer to make up for the lack of sunshine. You might even consider purchasing a grow light to help keep your plants warm, and supplement that missing Vitamin D. 

 If you’re looking for more recommendations on cleaning tips, check out some of our past blogs for more inspiration.

Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM communities across the US, check out our Communities page.