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These Fun Apps will Motivate You to Get to The Tresles Fitness Center

A happier, healthier lifestyle can be enjoyed by everyone who leases our apartments in Raleigh with a fitness center. If you consider working out to be a chore, think about changing your mindset.

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Young lady running on a rural road during sunsetSource: istockphoto

Getting active is actually very enjoyable and could boost the mood, as well as help you reach your target weight and live a longer life. The following fun fitness apps will make working out a pleasant pastime:

  • Zombies, Run! – Are you a fan of zombie movies and video games? If so, you’ll get a thrill as you join a zombie survivor camp and complete tasks, such as gathering supplies, whilst listening to a pre-compiled playlist.
  • Nexercise – Your physical movements will be tracked by this app, which will motivate you to burn calories. When points are earned, they can be exchanged for gift cards at local stores!
  • Pact – Having a workout buddy will inspire you to get active, so use Pact to make an agreement  with other app users for achieving healthy eating and exercise goals.

If you want to have easy access to fitness amenities, our apartments in Raleigh with a fitness center would suit your needs. Contact us at The Trestles to apply for residency today.

Discover Downtown Raleigh on a Segway Tour

Have you heard about the latest mode of transport, the Segway? Unlike a car, a Segway doesn’t have a steering wheel, engine or brakes. The fact that it takes up just as much space on a sidewalk as a person means that it does not contribute to road congestion.

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People on a segway tourSource: Wikimedia Commons

What’s more, these battery-powered devices can travel at speeds of up to 12.5 mph, so why not experience the fun for yourself?

Hopping on Dean Kamen’s invention with Triangle Glides offers a great way to see Raleigh-Durham. Described as “the best way to see Raleigh,” this fully narrated Segway Tour starts in Historic City Market, and tour-goers are provided with a wireless audio pack, helmets and training.

For just $45, you can enjoy one hour of gliding. Both new and historic landmarks can be seen on the tour, such as the Legislative Building Complex, North Carolina State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion, which was built in 1981.

Children aged 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult and reservations are required. Buy your tickets online now, or call (919) 828-1988 for more information.

The Trestles Apartments are located close to downtown Raleigh and all that it has to offer. Get in touch with us to apply today.

How to Breathe Easier in Your Raleigh Apartment

The Triangle region is beautiful. Unlike high-developed industrial cities, Raleigh-Durham is surrounded by trees, green space and tons of natural beauty. However, one of the drawbacks of this lush scenery is that hay fever and allergies are a problem for many people who live here.

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The woman of the house inhales the scent of orange lilies standing in a vaseSource: istockphoto

Here are a few tips to breathe easier in your Raleigh apartment:

  • Keep your windows shut at all times. While a fresh breeze is wonderful, it can also cover your apartment with a layer of pollen. Use your air conditioning to keep your apartment cool and fresh.
  • Eliminate items that can hold pollen and dust.This includes rugs, drapes, pillows, and other fabrics. Less is more, so embrace a minimalist decor.
  • Thoroughly wash your bedding on a regular basis.
  • Change air conditioning filters on a monthly basis.
  • Clean the area under your sinks regularly. This area grows mold very easily, so it is in your best interest to keep it sparkling clean.
  • When you are done with your shower allow the fan to run for a few minutes to dry the room out. Keep mold and mildew to a minimum by adhering to a regular cleaning schedule.

Our apartments in Raleigh are just minutes from Downtown Raleigh. Contact us today at The Trestles to learn more about living in our community.

5 Cool Ways to Display Fresh Flowers in Your Apartment

Fresh flowers in your The Trestles apartment home in downtown Raleigh not only look pretty, but can make you feel good every time you see them. They add to the ambiance of a home and are easy to incorporate into your space.

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A mason jar with flowers in itSource: istockphoto

If you’re looking to bring fresh flowers into a home, make note of the following apartment decorating tips:

  • Place a few large blooms that are long stemmed into a pitcher or a vase. While simple and minimal, it can look professional.
  • A single bloom put in a bud vase can look right at home.
  • For an alternative to a vase, tie a bouquet together at the stems and place in a shallow tray with some water.
  • For a beautiful centerpiece, place flowering branches in a clear, glass vase. A bouquet of flowers that are all the same also make a wonderful and simple centerpiece.
  • If you would like to add depth to your flower arrangement, go with greens and flowers that are from similar color families. To tailor the look, opt for a vase that matches your flowers.

Are you searching for a place to call home just a few miles outside of downtown Raleigh? If that’s the case, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Trestles to learn more about our community.

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.

Try Different Ice Cream at Raleigh’s Best Creameries and Parlors

We all have a guilty pleasure or two, and there is one that most of us share – ice cream. Tucking into frosty full-fat dairy products is an indulgence that could actually curb hunger cravings. A scoop of your favorite flavored treat will give your body a dose of nutrients and will even boost your sex drive!

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Young woman in yellow sweater and sunglasses eating ice creamSource: istockphoto

Now that we’ve made you feel a little better about eating this calcium-rich frozen dessert, why not check out some of the best ice cream parlors in Raleigh?

Cool off and get your sugar fix at the following local businesses:

  • Dairy DepotWake Forest Dairy Depot has been serving ice cream treats since 2012. Custom cakes are available in 60+ flavors, such as Amaretto, Key Lime and Cotton Candy.
  • Sunni Sky’sTuck into homemade ice cream flavors like Fudge, Strawberry Shortcake and Pineapple here.
  • Howling CowThis parlor sells ice cream by the cup and by the pint. Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream, Cherry Vanilla, Banana Pudding and Raspberry Sherbert are just a few of the delightful flavors on offer.

The above ice cream parlors in Raleigh are easily accessible from The Trestles Apartments. Contact our team to find out more about our location apartments in Raleigh.

Take a Summer Stroll at the NC Botanical Gardens

Our residents are lucky to live in apartments near the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, as it is truly one of the most beautiful places in the Triangle region. Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy the stunning scenery this local treasure offers.

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A mushroom at the NC Botanical GardensSource: Wikimedia Commons

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens has several events for you to enjoy this summer. Here are a couple of highlights of this outdoor oasis.

Save Our Pollinators is a fascinating look at the plight of the many insects that keep our flowering plants blooming. Many people do not realize the plight of the thousands of insects that keep plants thriving in our region. This program runs through October 15, and it is an eye-opening exhibit that people of all ages will enjoy.

Every Saturday during the month of August learn more about plants with their class on botany. This is an introductory course that teaches you the basics about botany, anatomy, and the physiology of all the greenery surrounding you.

Getting to the botanical gardens is a breeze. It is located down I-40 west in Chapel Hill at 100 Old Mason Farm Road.

Are you searching for new apartments near NC botanical gardens? If so, be sure to contact us today at The Trestles.

Be More Eco-Friendly with these DIY Cleaners

Cleaning your apartment is a necessary part of daily life. Unfortunately, a lot of the cleaning agents we use are terrible for the environment. Here are a few eco-friendly apartment living tips to help you be more green and make your own cleaners.

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To make an all-purpose cleaner for all surfaces except for glass, all you need is 3/4 a cup of water, 1/4 a cup of rubbing alcohol, a drop of dish soap and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Go for an oil that has a scent you enjoy like peppermint or orange. Mix these ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up and put it to use.

For a fantastic glass cleaner, mix together two cups of water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and five drops of essential oil with peppermint. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake it up and spray it onto a rag for the best results.

One cup of water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar makes for a fantastic shower cleaner.

To learn more about our luxury apartments for rent in Raleigh, please contact us at The Trestles and schedule a walkthrough.

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.