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7
Aug 17

Visit Discovery Cove

Visit Discovery Cove

In this Windrift Apartments Blog post we are highlighting one of Orlando’s top attractions: Discovery Cove! Keep reading to find out about this attraction and what is offered there. (more…)

17
Jul 17

Summer Desserts, No Oven Required

Summer Desserts, No Oven Required

Summer is the perfect time for making fun, tasty, and refreshing treats, but turning on the oven can heat up your apartment pretty fast. The Windrift Apartments Blog is featuring a few tasty, perfect-for-summer recipes that you don’t need the oven to make. (more…)

3
Jul 17

Making the Most of your Balcony Space

Making the Most of your Balcony Space

Balcony space is probably one of the most under-utilized spaces of most apartments. Make your balcony a fun and lively hangout place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of your apartment. This Windrift Apartments Blog is featuring some great ideas to bring your balcony to life and make it a fun place to hangout. (more…)

19
Jun 17

Movie Night at Windrift Apartments

Movie Night at Windrift Apartments

Take some time out this month to watch a movie at an Orlando, FL theater, or right at home. One of the perks of living at Windrift Apartments is the convenience of having a spacious living room perfect for showing movies. Watch an animated movie in your Orlando, FL apartment soon. We have some good ones to recommend! (And some of them may take you directly back to your childhood!) (more…)

5
Jun 17

Books to Read at Your Book Club

Books to Read at Your Book Club

This month the Windrift Apartments Blog is featuring three titles that we think you should read for your next book club. There’s no better way to escape the heat than by reading a book in your air-conditioned Orlando, FL apartment. We hope that you have a great month full of great books and authors! (more…)

15
May 17

Stock Your Kitchen

Stock Your Kitchen

Welcome back to the Windrift Apartments Blog. This is where we share with our readers all of our best advice for apartment living. Check here often for things like recipes, local events, and best places to eat in the Orlando area! We’re always sharing unique and useful information here. Today we’ve got some ideas for stocking your Windrift Apartments kitchen. Below, we’ve listed some essentials we think you’ll want in your kitchen.

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1
May 17

Try Yoga

Try Yoga

Welcome back to the Windrift Apartments Blog. Our post today is all about yoga. If you’re an experienced practitioner or a beginner, this a great activity! There’s something for everyone. This workout is great for all ages. It requires little equipment and can be done indoors or outside in Orlando, FL! It is very low impact and it can be a great addition to your evening routine. Since little equipment is required, you don’t have to have a ton of space. Near your Canyon Park apartment are a few establishments you can attend a yoga class at.

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17
Apr 17

Hosting Guests at Windrift Apartments

Hosting Guests at Windrift Apartments

Get prepared for hosting guests this spring and summer by making some adjustments to your apartment for allowing extra people in your space. Today the Windrift Blog is focused on some ways to successfully provide accommodations for guests visiting Orlando, FL.

 

Be welcoming. A good way to help a guest feel welcome is to provide some essential (and nonessential) items in a pretty basket. Include the guest Wi-Fi password, a charging bar or powerstrip for phones and other mobile devices, a list of phone numbers and your schedule, mints, snacks, earplugs, sleeping masks, a flashlight, and other items you can think of. These kinds of items can make a guest feel at home away from home and provide answers before they even have to ask questions.

 

Decide where are they going to sleep. Depending on your circumstances, that may be a fold-out sofa, a daybed, a futon, an air mattress (splurge for the kind that is a couple of feet off the floor and inflates and deflates quickly), or even a camping cot. Ideally, the guest can use a second bedroom, or perhaps the office or den. If those places aren’t available, the living room becomes a de facto guest room. Make sure the sheets are clean. Throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet before making the bed to help them feel fresh and static-free. Offer plenty of blankets and pillows, and even a fan, if it is warm.

 

Offer guests a place for them to put their things. Clear out a drawer or shelf, or even provide a folding suitcase rack (like those found in a hotel) so your guest will have a clearly defined place to put their things. Also provide some hangers and indicate a place they may hang things. (An over the door hook is a good option for this.)

 

If a guest is in the living room, it can be a good idea to provide a screen for privacy; if that is not available, mention or post scheduled times, working around your schedule, that the bathroom will be available. Provide a basket of travel-sized toiletries for your guest — a new bar of soap, shampoo and conditioner, and a new toothbrush are a nice touch. Make sure the bathroom is clean and pleasant smelling.

 

The most important thing is to simply enjoy your time with your guests. Being a prepared host helps with that! Share your favorite tricks for hosting guests in our comment section!

3
Apr 17

Orlando Apartment Living at Windrift Apartments

Orlando Apartment Living at Windrift Apartments

Welcome to the brand new blog for Windrift Apartments, our apartment homes serving the Orlando community. We will update this blog every few weeks to keep you up-to-date with local events in and around Orlando, Florida, as well as to give you recommendations for local restaurants, attractions, and more.

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