The Benefits of Renting from The Woodlands

The Woodlands - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

There are many apartment communities that don’t give their residents the feeling of “home”; this is not the case for The Woodlands. While living in our community, residents enjoy the abundant amenities available to them – all of which make life much easier and more comfortable. Life at The Woodlands is perfect for starter homes and empty nesters alike! 


Life at The Woodlands

The Woodlands offers floor plans ranging from one, two, and three bedroom layouts each with their own private entrance. Our apartments also have private balconies or patios so residents can enjoy peace and quiet while overlooking our manicured grounds. Each apartment is equipped with its own washer and dryer allowing residents the freedom to do their laundry at their leisure. This is certainly better than spending the day at the laundromat! 


Residents have exclusive use of state-of-the-art equipment in the Fitness Center which saves them time, as well as money, since they will no longer need a monthly gym membership. With convenient hours, there’s no need to feel rushed to come home right away and get a good workout in. 


We also pride ourselves with the ability to provide our residents with an experienced maintenance crew as well as a friendly management team. Maintenance staff at The Woodlands is available 24/7 and strives to make your experience with our community as enjoyable as possible. 


To learn more about The Woodlands, and to schedule a tour, contact us today. When you’re part of our community, you’ll love where you live! 

A Simple Way to Upgrade Your Storage

The Woodlands - Monday, July 02, 2018
A versatile piece of furniture that tends to get overlooked by many of us while decorating our home is the bench. It can serve multiple purposes including seating as well as stylish storage. One place in particular where a bench can be beneficial is the bedroom.


Using a bench for storage can be as simple as finding something chic and stylish in a store to fit your personality or if you’re feeling adventurous you can DIY something of your own! Benches that open and reveal a large interior are perfect for storing spare blankets or pillows, seasonal clothing, shoes, or even toys for the kids. Once the top is closed, your guests will have no idea what sort of clutter you are hiding from them. This solution can also be achieved with an ottoman or two and can work just as well in a kid’s room, guest room, or even the living room.  


While picking out your bench or ottoman, think of how it will flow with the design and décor of your space. If you have a lot of straight lines or right angles, a round ottoman or bench with a cushioned top can add a touch of softness that the room needs. They could even be the statement piece that is used to pull the room together. 


Another approach you can take to incorporating a bench into your bedroom is having one with open shelving. This can work well for people who have collections they either want to display or something that they want quicker access to such as books or record albums. 


We hope you found these tips helpful when it comes to furnishing your home with something that can serve multiple purposes! If you have tips of tricks you’d like to share, let us know on Facebook (@thewoodlandsoflatham). Or perhaps your goal this season is to find a new place to call home, schedule a tour with us today. We’re sure you’ll love what we have to offer!

Pool Safety Tips

The Woodlands - Friday, June 22, 2018
The Woodlands has a pool area that is exclusive to its residents to enjoy throughout the summer months. With that being said, we feel it’s important that our tenants understand the proper ways to keep themselves and their children safe in the pool area. Here are some of our pool safety tips!

Pool Safety Tips

Have your cell phone with you at the pool in case of an emergency.
Don’t run or engage in horseplay around the pool.
Be sure that your children are familiar with basic swimming and water safety tips.
Keep a close eye on children in the pool area.
Always swim with a buddy.
Never push anyone into the pool.


We want our residents to have fun in the sun all summer long and by keeping these tips in mind you’ll be able to do just that!

Contact The Woodlands

We want you to enjoy our pool this summer too! To do so, take a tour of our apartments and become a resident! In addition to our pool, we have numerous desirable amenities  for our residents to enjoy. Some of our amenities include: programmable thermostat for central air and heating, state-of-the-art fitness center, walk-in closets and so much more! With the combination of our amenities and our convenient location to so many local businesses, you will be calling The Woodlands ‘home’ before you know it. 

4 Tips to Help Your Indoor Plants Flourish

The Woodlands - Monday, June 04, 2018


Sprucing your home up with indoor plants not only creates a source of vibrancy and joy but can also bring life into an otherwise inanimate space. An indoor plant that is struggling to survive can make your space look dreary and can bring down the overall appearance of your home. Admittedly so, there are a few mistakes many of us are guilty of making when it comes to caring for our house plants. Continue reading to learn more about the common mistakes we make with plants and how to fix them!

4 Indoor House Plant Mistakes 

1. Fertilization: For indoor plants to survive, they rely on nutrients found in their soil. For them to truly thrive and flourish, they may require additional nutrients found in fertilizers. Ideally, you will want to fertilize during the plant’s natural growing season and then taper off until their dormant season. This schedule will vary depending on the plants natural schedule. 
2. Hygiene: This may sound odd, but, plants need to have their hygiene maintained too. Plants that live outside essentially become clean with the wind and rain. To help their continued growth and prevent possible pest infestation, it is ideal to dust their leaves and remove any dead foliage.
3. Location: For us, where we live is typically based on the age old adage of ‘location, location, location!’ the same can be said for your indoor plants. Your interior design hopes and dreams shouldn’t determine where your plants should live. For plants to thrive, you need to keep in mind what they need in order to flourish. Is it 8 hours of full sun or maybe they prefer a life that’s only in the sun for a few hours? If they aren’t receiving the proper amount of sunlight, it could be detrimental to their survival.  
4. Water: Are you the person who forgets to water their plants or the person who waters them too frequently? Whichever category you find yourself in, you’re actually causing serious harm to your plants. Familiarize yourself with their watering needs and then set a schedule for yourself whether it’s a reminder in your phone or you write it on the calendar in your kitchen. 


Contact The Woodlands

Whether you’re looking to add a variety of plants to your home, or only one or two in the living room, your plants are sure to thrive in our apartments! Residents of The Woodlands enjoy a lot of natural light in their apartments from the oversized windows and patio area, which their plants are sure to enjoy. Contact us today to schedule a tour!   

Amenities That Even Millennials Will Love

The Woodlands - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Where you live used to be determined by “location, location, location” while this still holds a bit of truth, there’s more to it. This is especially true when it comes to millennials who are searching for their first apartment, or their next apartment. Rest assured, The Woodlands has the amenities that will make you want to call us “home”!


Multiple Floor Plans: We offer one, two, and three bedroom floor plans – each of which offers something amazing! Our one bedroom apartments have a walk-in-closet in the master bedroom which gives you a complete master suite. Our two and three bedroom units also include a personal bathroom in the master bedroom so you can get ready for your day in peace without having to share the space with your guests. 


Pool and Fitness Center: The Woodlands includes a pool area and a state-of-the-art fitness center, which is the best of both worlds and creates the ultimate convenience. After a grueling workout session during the summer months, head to the pool for some well-deserved rest and relaxation!


Programmable Thermostat: Control the temperature in your home with your own programmable thermostat. You will always feel comfortable with our central air conditioning and gas heat! 


In-Unit Laundry: Doing your laundry is already a time consuming task, so why not eliminate having to go to a laundromat or to another building in order to wash your clothes?  Our apartments at The Woodlands offer an in-unit washer and dryer! This allows you the luxury to leave your clothes in the machine and run an errand without having to worry if someone will remove your laundry if you’re gone too long. 


Private Entrance: If you’ve ever lived in a place with a shared entrance, you will be happy to know that you will have a private entrance for your apartment! 


When you’re ready to take the next step, contact The Woodlands to schedule a tour! We have so much to offer our residents, we’re certain you’ll be calling us “home” in no time. 

5 Effortless Ways to Entertain This Season

The Woodlands - Monday, May 07, 2018

When you’re entertaining your guests you want it to feel effortless while still being fun, especially during the warmer months. From an edible tablescape to unique ice that will have them talking, we’ve compiled 5 ways to entertain your guests with ease!

5 Way to Effortlessly Entertain

1. Ice that’s unique: Guests always want ice for their beverage, especially during the warmer months. Rather than offering plain ice, do something a little special. Adding a raspberry or blueberry to the water before freezing adds a nice touch. You can also eliminate the water entirely and create ice cubes out of iced tea or lemonade (depending on what you’re serving) this way you avoid diluting the drink.
2. Fresh flowers: The day before your get together, or if you have time that morning, pick up a bouquet or two of fresh flowers. Fresh flowers create an added touch that looks and smells wonderful that your guests will love and appreciate.
3. Bring something to share: You know they’ll end up asking you what they can bring to share, so get ahead of the questions and ask them to bring a favorite dessert or side dish to share. If you plan to take this route, encourage them to also bring the recipe so if someone loves it as much as them, they can have their own copy!
4. Edible tablescape: Rather than taking up room on your table with a centerpiece that serves no function other than simply looking nice, create a tablescape that is edible. Crudité platters, tea cakes, or visually appealing hors d’oeuvres will create the same desired effect as a traditional center piece.   
5. Playlist: Create a playlist ahead of time for your gathering so you aren’t left to find songs during the event. You could even take it one step further and ask your guests to give you the name of their favorite artist or their favorite song; this way you can create a custom playlist that makes everyone feel included. 


While all of these are important, the most important part of your get together is your home! Do you have enough space? Are the grounds outside your building well-maintained? If you answered “no”, then it’s time to find a new place to call your home. They may seem like little details, but, these are details your guests are sure to notice. Contact The Woodlands today to schedule your tour! 

Better Organized Cabinets in 5 Easy Steps

The Woodlands - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Creating more storage and becoming more organized may seem like an impossible task to take on while living in an apartment. Truthfully, it isn’t difficult at all; you just haven’t come across the best tips and ideas! Continue reading for ways to increase the capacity of the cabinets you already have.


5 Ways to Make Your Cabinets More Efficient



1. Items that you don’t use as frequently, but maybe need easy access to, can be stored in cute bins and baskets on top of cabinets where they are out of the way. If they are items that won’t be used quite as much, consider using a container that has a lid so you can keep the dust out. 
2. Try incorporating purposeful tools into your kitchen. Magnetic spice containers, for example, are a great way to clear up counter space or cabinet space since they can stick to the side of your refrigerator. 
3. Open your cabinets and take a step back to truly look at them. Does everything make sense where it’s currently living? Does it flow well with the space? If you’re searching for a utensil while cooking and can’t quickly find it, then it’s time to reorganize so the space works more efficiently. 
4. Cabinet cubbies, rather than open shelving, kind of force your hand and make you keep everything organized. This way you are less likely to have cluttered messy looming behind the cabinet door. 
5. Store-bought inserts can also help increase the amount of items cabinets can hold, much like cabinet cubbies. Plate racks, Lazy Susans, vertical cookie sheets, and so much more can help hold everything in its rightful place. 


We would love to see how you’ve organized your space, or even if you feel like you need a little help and you’re looking for suggestions! Share photos of your cabinets with us on Facebook (@thewoodlandsoflatham), and don’t forget to follow our page so you can keep up with everything we share each month.


If you’ve tried organizing your cabinets and find you still struggle with finding a home for everything, perhaps your home just doesn’t offer enough space for everything. If this is the case for you, schedule a tour of The Woodlands! Our apartments are spacious with many amenities people dream of – swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, private entrance, and so much more! 

Keep Your WiFi Secure In Your New Apartment

The Woodlands - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Renting an apartment, whether it’s your first or not, comes with a lot of responsibilities! After setting up your utilities and getting moved in, it's time to take care of a security task - protecting your home WiFi network. 


Why Do I Need to Worry About Secure WiFi?


In short: because you don't want other people using your WiFi, for many reasons. One of the most obvious is that you don't want anyone else sucking up your bandwidth and slowing down your internet speeds. However, there are major security risks, as well. 


With just a little work, anyone can get into an unsecured network. When someone is in your network, they can:


- Monitor your web activity. When this is happening, the unauthorized individual can not only read your emails and see which sites you visit, they can also steal any of your log-in and personal information that you input online.
- View all of your files on your computer
- Spread a virus on your computer. 
- Use your internet connection to perform illegal activity.
- Use your accounts to send spam to all of your contacts.


How Do I Keep The WiFi In My Apartment Safe?


There are two simple ways to make sure that your router is secure: 


Change Your Preset Name: Every router comes with a preset name, which includes the factory name of the router. The problem with this is that if any potential hackers want to get into your router, they will be able to easily identify vulnerabilities with your network, based on their knowledge of the router model. 

Change The Password: Routers also come with a factory password. Again, a hacker knows what router you're using, they can easily guess the password, as well. While you're at it, make sure your password is something unique and difficult to guess! Tip: Avoid pet names (or your own name!) and any combination that make be easy to figure out. 


How Do I Change My WiFi’s Name And Password?


Changing your network name and password are fairly simple tasks. Once you identify the kind of router you have, simple look on the company's website for instructions on how to change your information.


That's it! Now, all you need is the perfect first apartment! 


Contact The Woodlands

Our community is conveniently located in the heart of Latham with a close proximity to the Adirondack Northway, Rt. 7 and Rt. 155 as well as the New York State Thruway. Restaurants, hospitals, professional buildings and so much more are just moments away! Our residents also have the luxury of 24/7 maintenance, state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pool, as well as a private entrance to their home. Schedule your tour today!

3 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks From The Woodlands

The Woodlands - Friday, March 30, 2018

The temperatures are beginning to pick up and the warmer weather is just on the horizon which makes this the perfect time to get your spring cleaning done (or at least underway). We’ve gathered a list of 3 tips and tricks to help you make your way through the dust and clutter! 

3 Spring Cleaning Tips

1. Reduce, reuse, recycle: the three R’s don’t just pertain to what we do with our empty bottles and cardboard boxes. Reduce the amount of paper towels you use while cleaning windows and mirrors, or better yet, replace your paper towels with a reusable cloth. If you’re getting rid of items you no longer use, consider donating them to help your community rather than disposing of them. 
2. Freshen up your space: Our homes can get so musty during the winter months. When the temperatures begin to rise and you can turn your heat off, open up your windows to air out your space! While the windows are open you can take that time to give them a good cleaning as well. Warmer weather also creates the opportune time to take your duvet, rugs, and blankets outside to air out!
3. Don’t get overwhelmed: Spring cleaning can be a big task to take on, but, it doesn’t have to be. Unless you’re planning a gathering of friends and family, take your time and chip away at the process. Set goals for yourself and then once they’re reached, take a break!


When it comes time to clean, we hope you find these tips to be useful for you!  If you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share, let us know on Facebook (@thewoodlandsoflatham). Or, if your goal this spring is to find a new place to call home, schedule a tour ; we’re sure you’ll love what you see!

4 Quick Tips to Save Space While Renting

The Woodlands - Thursday, March 01, 2018

How many times have you started reading a blog about maximizing your space, only to realize their suggested solutions won’t actually work for you? Whether it’s installing shelving units, or suspending your pans from the kitchen ceiling, not every solution is viable for your space. 

Space Saving Tips For Renters

Maximize your floor space: Whether you live in one of our one bedroom or even one of our 3 bedroom apartments , floor space can be a hot commodity. Lofted beds, for example, are a great piece for a child’s bedroom. This allows for plenty of space for a desk to do their homework without overcrowding the floor.  


Small tool kitchen storage: While renting, you may find that the kitchen space or layout isn’t completely what you desire. Investing in organizational containers, stand-alone shelves, or even tension rods will allow you the ability to customize your kitchen to fit your needs. 


Invest in baskets: Decorative baskets serve a higher purpose than simply looking nice. Baskets can be tucked into the corner of a room while holding extra throw blankets. If your kitchen cabinets don’t rest up against the ceiling, this creates an ideal place for decorative baskets that hold items you aren’t using on a regular basis but can’t seem to part with. 


Embrace the decorative ladder: Whether you’re aiming for a country feel, or a mid-century vibe, ladders have found their way into our homes and out of storage. Depending on where you want your ladder to live will vary how it’s used for storage. From blankets and throws, to bookshelves (if the rungs are wide enough) ladders create storage that is both unique and purposeful. 


Perhaps you’ve simply run out of space in your apartment and you’re in need of a new place to call home. Contact us today and schedule a tour! The Woodlands is in the heart of Latham, and offers luxurious living spaces for all of our residents. We’re sure to have a place you’d love to call your home.  
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