Things to do for Halloween in the Des Moines Area

October 18, 2017 / by Jake Meier

Things To Do In Des Moines For Halloween
It's a spooky time of year that we all love. The ghosts and goblins come out to play, pumpkin patches are thriving, and Halloween outfits are rapidly disappearing from the shelves. Whether you are a horror film guru or love the thrill of an occasional good hearted scare, the fall is the perfect time of the year to visit a fright filled haunted house in West Des Moines or Waukee. 

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7 Great Cleaning Tools that Take the “Work” Out of Housework

October 16, 2017 / by Jake Meier

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Will we ever have the luxury of owning a robot maid like Rosie on The Jetsons? Until then, science has come up with some pretty ingenious tools to complete your household cleaning with less time and effort.

Here are some of our favorite products to keep your Springs luxury apartment home passing the white-glove test.

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October Halloween Activities

October 09, 2017 / by Jenny Armer

Halloween is quickly approaching and there are plenty of things to do in Des Moines to celebrate the day. Whether you have kids who are excited about the treats that Halloween brings or you're an adult who loves to dress up and have fun, there are plenty of activities and events to satisfy both camps. Here, we'll run down a sampling of them for you to choose from. 

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Upcoming Heritage Pride Festivals in Des Moines

October 02, 2017 / by Jenny Armer

With the arrival of the crisp fall air, there are even more festivals to enjoy in the Des Moines area. We've rounded up some of the can't-miss events that allow you to experience those characteristics that make the city unique while having a memorable time. 

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Cable vs. Streaming: Which Makes the Most Sense For You?

September 27, 2017 / by Jean Jones

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

In-home entertainment has come a long way from the days of "rabbit ears" and a handful of channels. Between cable, satellite, DVDs, DVRs, streaming and on-demand, you can choose your content as well as when you want to watch it. The number of different platforms has created fierce competition for viewers, resulting in higher-quality product and flexible pricing plans.

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Local Des Moines Breweries

September 25, 2017 / by Jake Meier

Gathering with some buddies or a few close girlfriends is often the highlight at the end of a long day at work. Fortunately, you'll find lots of diverse and eclectic things to do in Des Moines. For plenty of good times and delicious beverages, head out to one or more of these featured local breweries. 

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How to Evaluate Apartment Communities in the Age of Social Networking

September 20, 2017 / by Prince Solomon

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Social media is great for sharing vacation photos, watching videos of piano-playing cats and starting hashtag trends. Over and above the fun stuff, social media has a wealth of practical applications, such as getting the 411 on apartment communities you're thinking of calling home. Here's the scoop on some insider tips for taking your apartment search to the Internet.

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Celebrate the Fall Football Season in West Des Moines and Waukee

September 18, 2017 / by Jean Jones

As your mind turns from backyard cookouts and baseball to parking lot tailgating parties and football, it is time to start plotting your gridiron game plans for the crisp fall season in your new apartment in Waukee or West Des Moines. Like any passionate football fan, the first thing you do as fall approaches is to look for a way to occasionally take in some live football on Fridays and Saturdays near home to complement your Sunday marathon sessions in front of the television in your cozy living room. 

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The Best Blogs & Magazines For Renters

September 13, 2017 / by Jean Jones

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Do you enjoy reading about the latest in decorating, cooking and other lifestyle tips? Blogs and magazines are great resources because their frequent publication means that they stay up-to-date on the most current trends and ideas. Here are some of the best online and print sources that should be a part of your reading material.

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6 Organization Apps We Love

September 06, 2017 / by Jean Jones

 This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Remember the days when being organized meant carrying "hard copies" of to-do lists and having a forest of post-it notes around your home or office? Today smartphones and tablets have made those times just a distant memory. Their convenient portability and sophisticated features make them virtual personal assistants.

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