The Red Cross currently has shelters up across 16 states to help with Hurricane Sandy. If you have been wanting to help out with relief efforts but aren’t sure how, we want to take the time to remind you to look into your local schools, thrift stores, or churches because some of them will undoubtedly be running donation drives to help the victims of this terrible storm. If you are unable to find local efforts to participate in, we have found a few other ways that you can pitch in.
The American Red Cross has provided shelter for nearly 11,000 people already and the relief effort will continue for several months. Your donation to them can help with providing shelter, basic health care, meals, emotional support, and more emergency services that people in the Northeast are going to need.
In New Jersey alone, The Salvation Army has provided 12,537 meals as well as 26,420 bottles or water and 26,967 snacks. You can join in with companies like Food Lion in donating food or money so that this organization can continue doing their work in the area.
We know that our residents at TriBridge Apartments have a lot of heart! If you want to get involved with this aid effort, contact the staff in your leasing office and find out if a donation drive is planned or if you can help in getting your own community involved with the efforts.
The thoughts and hearts of everyone with TriBridge are with the people who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and the families that are still without power. If you have a local donation drive that you know needs the attention, please share it with us on our Facebook page!
Jumping Jacks- Your elementary school gym teacher may have seemed cruel for making you do these all of the time, but jumping jacks are an excellent cardio exercise. Get your heartbeat going with a few reps.
Push Ups – Push ups help build strength and are an exercise with a lot of benefit from a short amount of time.
Squats – Squats are a great way to work out your legs when you don’t want to go for a run.
Dancing – Dancing is a great way to use various muscle groups while also getting a great cardio workout.
Yoga- Yoga is fun, soothing, and is a great exercise to do in your living room.
How do you get fit? Do you prefer the gym, running outside, or working out in your apartment?
Make use of great smartphone apps to help you make the most of your city and your apartment's great location.
Looking for something to do or somewhere to eat near your TriBridge apartment? There’s an app for that. Smart phone apps are just about games or having a lighter to hold up at the next concert; they also help you navigate places in and around your city. If you’re new to an area after just having moved into your apartment, or if you just can’t wait to discover new things near your place, then here are four apps you’ll want to download today:
City Maps 2Go – This app offers you access to maps anytime, whether you’re online or off. You can also use it to bookmark your favorite places so you won’t forget how to find that little cafe you stumbled upon last week.
Poynt – Poynt is the perfect app for the socialite, connecting you to friends, restaurants, movie theaters and more in your area. View show times, get directions, or call a business from the app with ease.
Mango Transit – This app is city specific, so before you download it, be sure that it’s available for your city as some TriBridge communities are within range while others are not. This app helps you to find public transit easily so you can navigate in an eco-friendly way.
Yelp – Yelp for Mobile will lead you to your taste-buds’ desire while telling you how various restaurants and businesses rate in your area. It’s like having a friend offer suggestions at the drop of a hat.
How many apps do you have going on your phone? Tell us about your favorites, or just “Check In” to your favorite TriBridge apartment community the next time you stop in.
Host a romantic dinner that your date will remember for years in your TriBridge apartment.
Valentine’s Day can be an expensive and daunting holiday. If you plan for a romantic dinner, you have to find a restaurant with available reservations, pay for an expensive dinner, and deal with the lines and crowds that are out an about. Have you thought about enjoying your Valentine’s Day date in your apartment instead of out on the town? You can host a romantic dinner from the comfort of your home in your TriBridge community, creating a setting that’s more special and personal while also saving a few bucks. Here are few tips on how to host a fantastic Valentine’s Day date night at your place:
Clean your apartment. While this may seem obvious, now is not the time to have your clutter out and about. Make sure your space is tidy and fresh.
Set the stage. Part of the reason we go out for Valentine’s Day is the romantic ambiance of the restaurants. Set your own romantic stage with flowers, candles, and soft music.
Know your date’s culinary preferences, and plan accordingly. Before you prepare to cook dinner, know what your date likes or doesn’t like, as well as any allergies they have. If you’re making something new to you, practice it a few times and have friends do a taste test to ensure date night turns out well.
Are you hosting your Valentine’s Day date night? Share your tips on hosting a romantic dinner in a comment.
Plug in a humidifier at night. Humidity can raise the temperature in the air, and is an amazing asset when you’re trying to stay warm.
Bake something, then leave the oven open while it cools (with care taken to watch children and pets, of course). The baked goods will warm you while offering a sweet treat, while the heat from the oven heats the room.
Enjoy a fire. Does your apartment have a fireplace? Make the most of it! Light a fire this season and enjoy the warm and nostalgic glow while also enjoying energy savings.
How do you stay warm throughout the winter while saving on energy costs?