How to Prepare Your Apartment For Guests During Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year, both regarding the number of guests and the amount of prep work needed. Getting your home ready to host Thanksgiving dinner requires more than tidying up, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathrooms.

You’ll need to consider what Thanksgiving recipes you need to prepare, make time to shop for ingredients, plan to thaw and roast your turkey, and coordinate who’s bringing what side dishes and fixings. You’ll probably have far more dinner guests than you would for your average dinner party, so you’ll need to plan space for everyone to eat. And, if friends or family members are coming in from out of town, you may need to get the spare bedroom and other areas ready for overnight guests.

What’s On The Menu

You’ll most likely be serving many of the same holiday staples that everyone enjoys on Thanksgiving. Dishes like turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. Many families like to mix dishes from their specific cultural backgrounds, vegetarian dishes, food sensitivities, trendy recipes, and so on. Plan your Thanksgiving dinner menu several weeks in advance so you have an idea of what you’ll be preparing well before the holiday arrives.

Create A Guest List

You may be hosting the usual suspects, just like every year. Or you may even decide to extend an invitation to friends, neighbors, or anyone else. Knowing in advance who will be present can help you plan the menu and seating arrangements.

The day before Thanksgiving, take the time to give your home the last cleaning before everyone gets there. Dust, sweep or vacuum common areas, tidy up, prepare your kitchen and clean the bathrooms.

 

Getting your Foothill Place Apartment ready for Thanksgiving is no small chore. But if you follow this step-by-step list, you’ll host a Thanksgiving to remember.

DIY Halloween Decorations That Transition Into Thanksgiving

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Autumn season is here, so it’s time to decorate your Foothill Place apartment with trending DIY interior decorations. You can easily transition your apartment decor from Halloween to Thanksgiving without much hassle or cost when purchasing new decor items. Use these simple trending DIY ideas below to transform your apartment into a cozy fall theme.

Why DIY?

Making fall 2021 decor is a fun exercise for everyone. You can put on music and sing as you work. DIY decorations are inexpensive and easy to make and can involve everyone from children to adults creating engaging social networks. You can also improve your autumn decor skills when you DIY. The activity is the perfect excuse for hosting friends over for brunch.

Get Inspired By These Decor Ideas

Pumpkin is the centerpiece decor for transitioning from Halloween to Thanksgiving. The trending DIY trick is to carve one side of the pumpkin. Use the carved side for Halloween and the uncarved side for thanksgiving. Place the pumpkin next to your fireplace to create an autumn decor theme.

Hanging mason jars with maple leaves will light up your apartment from Halloween through Thanksgiving, giving it the fall feel. You can hang the jars on your bathroom or living room walls just before you invite friends or family over to enjoy the turkey you’ve prepared.

Apartment Living: Be Part of The Community Living At Foothill Place Apartments

If you are looking for a pet-friendly apartment, look no further than Foothill Place Apartments. The building has spacious one and two-bedroom units, giving you more room for your decor items. Also, you can enjoy the cool breeze as you read a DIY interior decor magazine on your private patio or balcony.

Accompany your family to Memory Grove Park and relax at the picnic tables as you discuss trending decor ideas to use this Holiday season.

Prepping for Fall 2021: Apartment Decor at Foothill Place Apartments

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Fall has always felt like a time for new beginnings. Updating the interior decor in your Foothill Place Apartment is the perfect way to get a fresh start this season. So say so long to summer and say hello to these trending decor ideas for Fall 2021.

Our Favorite Fall ’21 Trends

Apartment living gets much cozier when Fall rolls around. Here are some of our favorite interior decor trends for you to try this season.

  • DIY decor with natural elements
  • Warm earthy tones
  • Layered fabrics
  • Partitions and room dividers

How To Adapt These Trends for Your Apartment

It’s easier than you might think to implement these fall decor trends into your apartment. You can make a big difference with just a few renter-friendly tricks.

Get ready to flex those crafting skills because DIY is in this season. From painted pumpkin vases to festive acorn garland, natural elements will be huge this fall. If you’re not the best painter, don’t worry. Try using oil-based paint markers to make designing your pumpkins easier.

All you need for a natural garland is some craft twine and a collection of things you can find outside like colorful leaves, acorns, etc. If you need DIY inspiration, then take a quick 10-minute drive to JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, where you’ll find tons of autumn-inspired supplies.

DIY elements are sure to bring warm earthy tones into your space. But don’t be afraid to upgrade your throw pillows, bedsheets, and curtains for something in a trendier color.

Who doesn’t love an extra blanket or two in the Fall? Add layered throw blankets to your bed, couch, and chairs this season to make your apartment feel cozy and inviting.

Partitions can be used to creatively add more “rooms” to your apartment. You can use closets, dressers, curtains, or other room dividers to create a small reading nook or workspace. Decorate your new area with DIY crafts, layered blankets, and warm colors to stay on-trend.

Enjoy Fall 2021 At Foothill Place Apartments

Fall is one of the prettiest seasons of the year, and you can enjoy it to the fullest at Foothill Place Apartments. Whether you’re whipping up a fall meal using the included stainless steel appliances, or enjoying fall views from the year-round outdoor jacuzzi, Fall is more fun at Foothill. For more information, visit the website today.

How To Survive A Heatwave In Your SLC Apartment

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Having a hard time staying out of the hot weather in Salt Lake City, UT, while looking for affordable apartment living? It’s a rule of thumb for apartment living to choose a spot with affordable utilities and excellent amenities. Here’s a guide to show you how to do that at Foothill Place.

 

Enjoy Our Outdoor Amenities

At Foothill Place, the community amenities can keep you cool during a Salt Lake City heatwave. A dip in the community’s resort-style pool and jacuzzi will refresh and relax you, and the sand volleyball court will transport you to the beach from the comfort of your backyard. The amenities of Foothill Place will bring summer to your doorstep at your convenience.

Rental-Friendly Ways to Cool Down Your Home

Other tricks to keep your utility bills and your indoor temperatures low include using high-tech fans that circulate air well. Fans reduce the amount of time your air conditioning has to run, which in turn reduces your electric bill. In the bedrooms, blackout curtains can keep sunlight out, also reducing your cooling bill. Adjusting your thermostat to as high a temperature as is comfortable for you and your family also prevents unnecessary energy waste and spending.

Local Attractions That Will Help You Keep Cool

With Salt Lake City’s attractions at your doorstep, at Foothill Place, you’re never far from summer fun and ways to stay cool. The family-friendly Lighthouse Point Splash Zone at Hogle Zoo is a great way to keep kids hydrated. You’re also close to the Steiner Aquatic Center, part of the SLC Sports Complex, which features indoor and outdoor pools and an ice rink.

At Foothill Palace, your escape from summer is affordable and unbeatable. Beat Salt Lake City’s high temperatures today by contacting us to learn more.

 

Follow these helpful tips to beat the heat this summer, Enjoy! 

Summertime Fun Near Foothill Place Apartments 

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Located in Salt Lake City, UT, Foothill Place Apartments are near various amenities in the city. They also have many well-thought-out amenities that will make your stay here comfortable and enjoyable. The apartments cater to the needs of both individuals and families because there are one and two bedrooms available with spacious walk-in closets and ample storage space.

Enjoy Everything Our City Has to Offer

There are many enjoyable things that you can do and see in Lake Salt City while staying in Foothill Place Apartments. You can visit Salt Lake Temple and learn some religion and history. You can visit the Great Salt Lake and see the fantastic mineral solidification process and other lake’s natural features if you love nature. If going out at night is your thing, there are many entertainment joints nearby. And Patagonia Outlet lets you go shopping.

Family-Friendly Weekend Ideas

If you love the outdoors or you have small children, Foothill Place Apartments are perfect for you. Visit Liberty Park for your family outings, and you will get to see animals and ride bikes in the bike paths available there. Besides these, there are also ball courts, picnic areas, and playgrounds in the park.

Hosting At Your Apartment

Our apartments have renovated or new interiors that are easy to decorate to suit your taste and preferences. There are also two resort-like pools where you can hang out with your friends. The other shared amenities you will find in Foothill Place Apartments are a dog park where you can walk your dog and a rock climbing boulder to participate in TRX or rowing with your friends. A high ceiling allows the air to circulate better and a private balcony where you can bask as you watch the sunset.

The 24-hour fitness room will help you and your friends achieve your fitness or weight goals. You can also enjoy playing sand volleyball with your friends or relax and chat with them in a Jacuzzi.

A Good Night’s Rest at Foothill Place Apartments

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At Foothill Place Apartments, we are proud to offer some of the best apartment living in Salt Lake City, UT. With an excellent location and dynamic apartment amenities that are comfortable and easy to use, we are certain you will get better sleep as soon as you move in!

 

Getting a Workout in

Foothill Place Apartments offers the best in apartment living to help you get better sleep each day. The two resort style pools are great ways to get daily exercises in, which is sure to tire you out when it comes to bedtime. 

 

Tips Before Going to Bed

Right before heading to bed, ensure to discover activities that will help relax and calm your senses. Some great tips to consider are: taking a warm bath where the steam is sure to put you at ease – use Epson Salt as well, our favorite is the Lavender Salt-, reading a story, exercising such as yoga, or meditating. 

 

Products for a Restful Night

Every individual has different needs when it comes to falling asleep at night. Whether you like to have a comfortable mattress, a new pillow, or would like to do some guided meditation, you can find products to make this happen. 

  1. A diffuser to lull you to sleep with tranquilizing essential oils may help.
  2. A sound machine can help in falling and staying asleep – sound machines can help to fade out outside noise. 
  3. Night Time Tea is a fantastic natural and holistic sleeping aid; most sleeping teas use the Valerian Root, which is known to help with a variety of health concerns in a natural matter. 

 

At Foothill Place Apartments, we understand the importance of a good night’s rest and want to provide you with the best sleeping tips around. Contact us when you are ready to make this your new home.

Getting Ready For Summertime at Foothill Place Apartments

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If you have been looking for a perfect home to settle in Salt Lake City, Foothill Place Apartments is your choice living space. It has spacious units, quality amenities, and appliances to ensure that you live in luxury and comfort. Learn how you can make the best of the summertime from one of the units.

Amenities That Help You Make the Most of the Season

Some of the shared amenities at the apartments include a rock climbing boulder where you can take part in rowing or TRX with friends. You can also cool down in any of the two resort-style pools or walk your pet in the dog park. Besides, each unit has central air conditioning to cool you, a private balcony where you can enjoy the sunshine, and high ceiling interiors for better air circulation.

Ways to Stay Cool inside Your Apartment.

Here are  easy ways to keep cool during the summer season.

• Use blinds to block the sun from your living room. This prevents raising temperatures in interior space.
• Put your bedsheets in a freezer a few hours before going to bed to cool down.
• Use a fan to circulate some cool air produced by the air conditioner. You can even buy a portable one to use in each room in your home.
• Open the windows at night to bring in cool air.

Must-See Things in Salt Lake City

When preparing for summer, consider the following areas in Salt Lake City.

• Visit the Great Salt Lake. See the marvelous solidification of minerals and the natural features of the lake.
• Visit Liberty Park for a fresh outdoor experience. In addition to animals, there are bike paths, playgrounds, picnic areas, and ball courts.
• Learn some history and religion by visiting the Salt Lake Temple

If looking for a safe, luxurious, and spacious living unit in Salt Lake City, visit Foothill Place Apartments. Use all the other tips for a comfortable stay during the summer season.

Pets & Feng Shui at Foothill Place Apartments

Everyone needs relaxation and peace in your life at some point! When you are at home you know you want it to be a place of peace and somewhere you can enjoy the space at the same time! This month we will focus on how you can obtain that peace in your home and relax with ease! Peace and relaxation are essential and we want you to always have that in your Foothill Place Apartment home!

How to Rearrange Your Furniture for a Better Flow of Energy (Feng Shui)

Your home is your place of peace, and you can achieve Feng Shui in every room of your home! One place many people love to apply Feng Shui in their home is the living room, and that’s the room we’ll focus on and give easy tips to achieve this in your own home!

  • Air the area out
  • Clear the space
  • Declutter your stuff
  • Use a Bagua energy map
  • Have a balance of the five Feng Shui elements
  • Choose a meaningful color
  • Make sure every item has space
  • Bring in plants and art

Another good way to achieve Feng Shui in your home would be to bring in a company to help you. Elements of Harmony Feng Shui is one of the best companies you can find in Salt Lake City that you can contact!

Pets for Mental Health

In Feng Shui, pets symbolize good energy which is always great! Cats are considered to be good for financial luck but more importantly dogs help to boost and infuse energy in your home. Pets are a great way to boost your home; they are great for all ages and can bring wonderful light, energy, and Feng Shui that will be helpful for years to come!

Apartment Features/Amenities That Help Create a Zen Home

Our property has 2 resort-style pools and our apartments have new/renovated interiors that are ready to be decorated in the way you want to achieve the proper peace and tranquility you’re looking for!

You can have peace in your daily life in your home and it is a great feeling to be able to achieve that!

From Spring Cleaning to Green Cleaning at Foothill Place Apartments

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The weather is starting to warm up, the days are getting sunnier and the birds are singing! It’s finally spring … cleaning time!

While it may not be the activity you look forward to the most, taking a more eco-friendly approach and green cleaning your home might add to the positive effects cleaning may already have on your mental health.

The Mental Health Benefits of a Clean Home

Research shows that people who live in messy homes are more stressed than people who don’t. Clutter may also cause depression, confusion and tension. Fortunately, the opposite is also true. Cleaning your home causes feelings of empowerment and control, as well as an elevated mood, less anxiety and better concentration.

Those are pretty good reasons to change the way you think about spring cleaning your Foothill Place apartment. You may still prefer to go to Utah’s Hogle Zoo if given the choice but it’s good to know that cleaning is something that can turn your mood around.

Ways To Go Green With Your Cleaning Process

What can make you feel even better is taking care of the environment, which you can do by using cleaners with natural ingredients like lemon, vinegar, and baking soda, instead of the toxic chemicals that are common in most cleaning products.

There are some eco-friendly cleaners in-store you can get your hands on too if that’s what you prefer.

Local Stores for Cleaning Material

If you want to pick up some eco-friendly household cleaner to make your surfaces — and your smile — shine, you can get it at any of your local Home Depots.

The way you maintain the space you live in may have a significant effect on your happiness so try to keep your space uncluttered and take care of your mental health.

Tips and Tricks to Stay Warm and Cozy in Your Foothill Place Apartments

Winter months here in Salt Lake City can be brutal. If you’re not fully prepared it can really hit hard and take a toll on you. One should be adequately ready for this time of year in every way possible. When winter comes it comes in with a lot of snow, freezing temperatures, and extreme wind that you can’t explain. Here at Foothill Place Apartments we always want you to be prepared… no one likes to get caught off guard with anything, weather is no different.

Winter Weather in Your City

Living here one thing you should know is that it snows! During the snow season, we will experience 62.7 inches of snow on average. Temperatures during this time will range from 27⁰-40⁰. There are moments also where it will rain; when you couple this with low temperatures and some wind it makes it extremely cold and it may seem unbearable. It is important that you ensure you’re staying warm always.

Ways to Stay Warm

There are so many different ways you can make sure you’re doing a wonderful job at staying warm. Here are some great tips that you can use to help yourself stay warm.

  • Keep Your Feet Warm: An essential part of staying warm is to make sure your feet are warm. It helps to keep the rest of your body temperature warm. Keeping fuzzy, warm socks or slippers on helps.
  • Go to a Hot Springs: It may be cold out, but you can enjoy going to a natural hot spring like Crystal Hot Springs. It’s an opportunity to get out, enjoy the fresh air and stay warm.
  • Electric Blanket: A nice electric throw blanket or an amazing electric blanket on your bed will bring in extra heat that you can easily control.

Apartment Features for Comfort

Your apartment is equipped with energy-efficient thermostats, select units have a fireplaces and windows that help keep the cold air out.

You always want to be prepared for winter; we do what we can to help you to be!