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Valentines Day is right around the corner!

Check out these Tasty Valentines treats that Campus Crossing loved so much, we just had to share with you!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamieharrington/22-decadent-valentines-desserts-that-will-make-yo-k9uc#.ylmNN4pwjX

Valentine's Day Sugar Cookie Dough Bark
Red Velvet Cheesecake Pops

How to reduce my electricity bill in my apartment?

Light bulb

As winter approaches and the temperature drops, your apartment will use more electricity and cost you more money.  Here are some ways tips from the Consumer Energy Center to keep your bill from getting out of control:

  1. Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you’ll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. Wear warm clothing like a sweater and set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower during the day and evening, health permitting.
  2. Let the sunshine in. Open blinds and let the sun heat your apartment for free (get them closed again at sundown so they help insulate).
  3. Eliminate wasted energy. Turn off lights when you leave the room.
  4. Shorten showers. Simply reducing that lingering time by a few minutes can save hundreds of gallons of hot water per month. Showers account for 2/3 of your water heating costs. Cutting your showers in half will reduce your water heating costs by 33 percent.
  5. Use appliances efficiently. Do only full loads when using your dishwasher and clothes washer. Use the cold water setting on your clothes washer when you can. Using cold water reduces your washer’s energy use by 75 percent. Be sure to clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap after each use and avoid overloading the washer and dryer.
  6. Put your computer and monitor to sleep. Most computers come with the power management features turned off. On computers using Windows, open your power management software and set it so your computer goes to sleep if you’re away from your machine for 5 to 15 minutes. Those who use Macintosh computers look for the setting in your Control Panels called “Energy Saver” and set it accordingly. When you’re done using your computer, turn it off. Do not leave it in sleep mode overnight as it is still drawing a small amount of power.
  7. Plug “leaking energy” in electronics. Many new TVs, chargers, computer peripherals and other electronics use electricity even when they are switched “off.” Although these “standby losses” are only a few watts each, they add up to more than 50 watts in a typical home that is consumed all the time. If possible, unplug electronic devices and chargers that have a block-shaped transformer on the plug when they are not in use. For computer scanners, printers and other devices that are plugged into a power strip, simply switch off the power strip after shutting down your computer. The best way to minimize these losses of electricity is to purchase ENERGY STAR® products.

It not a good idea to cut off the heat or set it below 60 degrees when you leave your apartment. If the apartment gets too cold, often the heater is forced to overwork or revert to emergency heat, using more power than if left to run efficiently.

If you have any questions or comments, please stop by the Campus Crossing clubhouse!

For more ideas, check out: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/winter.html

Maintenance DIY’s for the apartment

Top 5 DIY Home Skills You Should Know

One of the best parts about living in an apartment is that when something goes wrong (like the heat isn’t working or the toilet won’t stop running), you don’t really have to take care of it yourself– maintenance can help!

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know

But there are some DIY basics you should know how to do yourself. Sometimes maintenance may not be as quick as you’d like, or it may just be something you’d rather handle on your own. From fixes to decor, here are five easy DIY projects you should know how to do:

1. How to Unclog a Drain

Small plumbing inconveniences like a clogged drain or toilet can be frustrating, but the great news is they’re pretty easy to take care of on your own. Unclogging a sink requires just the tiniest bit of plumbing know-how, but it’s relatively simple.

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know - How to Unclog a Drain

First, remove the drain stopper by locating the pivot rod that’s holding it in place under your sink. The pivot rod should be stuck through the pipe and secured with a nut on the pipe near the bottom of the sink. Remove the nut and the rod, and the drain stopper should be easy to pull up and out.

Then, use a snake to clear the drain (you can buy these at any hardware store). Thread the snake as far as it will go into the drain– you want it to reach as deep into the P trap as it can go (that pipe that’s shaped like a U). Pull it out slowly, and repeat until you hook whatever’s clogging the pipes. Then, replace the drain stopper and pivot rod, and you’re finished!

Keep in mind that most landlords prohibit tenants from using products like Drano to clear clogs because they can damage pipes.

2. How to Change a Showerhead

​There’s nothing worse than a showerhead that makes taking a shower feel like you’re standing underneath a leaky faucet. But while showerheads can’t dictate water pressure, many can adjust the spray into something a little more bearable– and low-flow versions are better for the environment, too.

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know - How to Change a Showerhead

As far as easy DIY projects go, changing a showerhead is one of the simplest– just buy a new one and some Teflon tape (aka plumber’s tape).

Unscrew the old showerhead from its arm using an adjustable wrench or some pliers. You may have a fight on your hands if it’s old, but be careful not to apply too much pressure or squeeze too hard.

Once the old head is removed, clean the end of the pipe and wrap it in a new layer of Teflon tape to prevent leaks. Then, screw your new showerhead on over the tape, and voila! Good as new.

3. How to Hang Something Heavy

You should know one DIY skill in particular to hang something heavy: how to find a stud. Studs are strong enough to withstand heavy items like floating shelves or mirrors, many of which could damage drywall. One easy to way to find a stud is to use an electronic stud finder– just pick one up at the hardware store.

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know - How to Hang Something Heavy

You can also do it the old-fashioned way and simply knock on your walls– a hollow-sounding knock means no stud, while a solid-sounding knock means you’ve hit gold, so to speak. Remember that studs can always be found around windows, doors and in corners, and they’re located every 1.5 to 2 feet.

4. How to Patch a Hole in the Wall

If you hang a bunch of stuff in your apartment, patching the holes in your walls may be necessary when you move out to ensure you get your security deposit back. All you need to patch holes is some lightweight spackle, a putty knife and some sandpaper.

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know - How to Patch a Hole in the Wall

Simply use one corner of the putty knife to scoop out a small amount of spackle, and use it to fill the hole. Then use the straight edge of the putty knife to smooth and even out the spackle. Let it dry for a few hours (or overnight), then sand the area lightly with your sandpaper, blending the spackle into the surrounding drywall.

5. How to Fix Your Toilet

There are any number of toilet issues renters may want to learn how to fix themselves, but if there’s one you should know it’s how to fix a clog. If your toilet is clogged, it’s time to break out the plunger.

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know - How to Fix Your Toilet

First, place the plunger over the hole at the bottom of your toilet, making sure the rubber head is completely covered by water. If there isn’t enough water in the bowl, simply use a pitcher to add some more. Then, pump the handle into the head a few times and pull the plunger up sharply, breaking the seal. The power of suction should do the trick.

2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

You're Invited to join your Campus Crossing Family for our 2nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday at 5 PM!

You’re Invited to join your Campus Crossing Family for our 2nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday at 5 PM!

Welcome new (and old) residents!

We hope that all of our new (and old) residents are settled in their groove and have a great school year!

If you haven’t already downloaded our new app from the Apple Store or the Android Store, now is the time.  Plus, it is FREE!!!

You can use it to place a work order, pay your rent, check out the upcoming events at Campus Crossing and much more.

Stop by or call the office for directions on how to register!

Iphone app

Free TV when you fill your Three, Hurry!

This offer has expired.  Call the office for our updated specials!

 

Until July 10th, get a 32″ TV when you fill your Three.  That’s right!  Fill a complete three bedroom apartment and we will throw in a free TV.

This promotion ends July 10th, so hurry in and claim your spot (s) 🙂ActNowbutton

Looking for a One Bedroom apartment in Greensboro? We have them!

Edit:  Sorry, all of our 1 bedroom apartments are sold for the 2015 school year.  Check back soon for your 2016 reservation!

 

Are you still looking for an apartment for the 2015-2016 school year?  While we are sold out of many of our floor plans, a few of our prized one bedroom apartments are left near the Clubhouse!  Call today for availability and secure yours before they are gone!

Remember that we are very close to UNCG, and convenient to NCA&T, GTCC, Guilford College, Greensboro College, Bennett College, downtown Greensboro and much more.

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Campus Crossing’s Newest Partner – ArcBARKS!

CC visits ArcBARKS

Exciting News!

ArcBARKS, our awesome neighbors at 2823 Spring Garden Street, have donated treats to us for all of our furry friends! We look forward to hanging out with these awesome chefs in the future and seeing what other goodies they come up with for us!

Tips for New Residents

Welcome! We are so glad to have you at our community. Let us know if you have any questions or if there are any ways we can serve you. Please remember to break down your moving boxes when you dispose of them so there’s enough room for everyone’s trash. Welcome to our community!

Community Activities

Do you have an idea for an activity you’d like to see here? Whether it’s a game night or a walking group, let us know so we can help facilitate. We are always interested to hear your ideas about ways we can bring neighbors together for meaningful activities. We look forward to hearing from you.

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