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Tips for Creating a Better Grocery Budget in Raleigh

How much money do you spend on a typical grocery shop? The average U.S. household spends 13 percent of their income on edibles and household essentials every year. Based on research gathered by the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a family of four will spend $786 per month on groceries!

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Woman wearing a green shirt is checking a tray of frozen meat in a supermarket Source: istockphoto

Despite this, it is possible to slash your monthly expenditure with some simple budget advice. Here are some apartment living tips to help you create an affordable grocery budget:

  1. Plan Each Week – Decide what you will eat ahead of the weekly grocery shop. Not only will this help you stick to a monthly budget but also, it will prevent unnecessary purchases and food waste.
  2. Prioritize Purchases – Sure, that blender might be on sale or that outfit is really in this season, but what do you need the most? Name your priorities and stick to them.
  3. Don’t Eat Out – Instead of dining at expensive restaurants, recreate the menus in an affordable way from the comfort of your own apartment!

You can try out our apartment living tips in a one, two or three-bedroom property at The Trestles community. To check availability for our rental spaces, contact us today to tour our Raleigh apartments.

Notable Events Happening in Raleigh This July

Now that summer’s in full swing every week there’s dozens of events happening in Raleigh. Here’s five noteworthy Raleigh events that’ll take place near our The Trestles Apartments this July.

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    People partaking in a food tourSource: Wikimedia Commons

    On July 17th, Boutique Blowout is happening at the City Market. At this event near our Raleigh apartments, local stores will sell extra inventory at a discount.

  • From July 8 through July 26 you can catch the musical “Dreamgirls” at the Kennedy Theatre. Tickets are $27, and production takes place Wednesdays through Sundays.
  • For a fine dining experience don’t miss the Heirloom Tomato Wine Dinner on July 8 at Irregardless Cafe and Catering. It’s $60 per person, and you’ll get a four course meal, plus a chance to hear author Craig LeHoullier speak.
  • One free event is the Band of Oz concert on July 30 at the Commons of North Hills. It takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • At Museum Park you can watch a movie under the stars. On July 18 it’s “Selma,” and on July 24 it’s “The Theory of Everything.”

If you’re looking for a new place to live near fun events, come see our Raleigh apartments. Please contact us to set up a tour.

3 Great Weekend Attractions in Raleigh

Are you looking for something new to do this weekend? Do you need an excuse to get out of the house?

People having fun at a parkSource: Wikimedia Commons

If you live in Raleigh apartments and you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are three excellent attractions in The Triangle that will create lasting memories with family and friends. ?

Frankie’s Fun Park – The name alone makes this Raleigh attraction a winner. Frankie’s Fun Park reverberates nostalgia, with  classic theme park-like features such as mini-golf, multiple go-kart courses, laser tag, batting cages, fun house, bumper boats, sky trail, arcade and more. Load up on concessions after you’re done, and head home tired and happy.

Located at 11190 Fun Park Drive, this park would be the perfect way to shake-up a boring weekend.

Mordecai Historic Park – This incredible landmark sits on 3.2 acres full of history. With a new visitor’s center and tours, you can learn about Raleigh and the home. There are also trolley rides which are fun for kids and adults of all ages. This historic park can be found at 1 Mimosa Street.?

Boxcar Bar + Arcade – Enjoy a little adult fun at Boxcar in Raleigh’s warehouse district. It is the ultimate source for good drinks, new and classic arcade games and plenty of special drink nights. If you’re a skeeball fanatic, they have their own league. Boxcar Bar can be found at 330 West Davies Street.

Are you looking to live near fun attractions in Raleigh-Durham? If so, be sure to contact us at The Trestles for further insight on our Raleigh apartments.