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Top Four Holiday Travel Tips

Posted On: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

‘Tis the season for holiday travel! While the holiday season may be fun and exciting, holiday travel can be the exact opposite. Luckily, there are ways to travel smart and stress-free during the hectic holiday rush. Follow these four holiday travel tips to help you travel like a pro.

Avoid Peak Travel Dates

Whether traveling by plane or car, avoiding peak travel dates can not only help you to avoid heavy holiday traffic, but it can also help you save money. At Christmas and the New Year, peak travel dates tend to change depending on what days the holidays lands on. Generally, most people tend to travel during the latter part of the week in order to maximize the long weekend without having to take too much time off of work. If you’re looking to avoid travel traffic and get cheaper flights, try to fly during weekdays if possible. Also, try to book your flights in advance for cheaper flights and greater availability. (more…)

Host a CTBest Friendsgiving

Posted On: Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Whether you’re staying out or heading home to spend the day with family, the days leading up to Thanksgiving provide the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of friends while overeating everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving foods. Thankfully, the popular mashup holiday of “Friendsgiving” offers an opportunity to do just that! So, before you head home, gather your friends and get ready for a feast. We’ve created a guide to help you host a Friendsgiving in your CTBest apartment.

Invitations

When it comes to inviting guests, only invite as many people as your apartment can handle. The last thing you want is for your guests to feel cramped and uncomfortable in your home. Consider factors like seating arrangements and where guests will hang out beforehand to determine how many people to invite. As far as invitations go, keep it informal by calling up friends or sending a mass text or email. (more…)

Renting in the Fall and Winter

Posted On: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Moving into a new apartment in the fall and winter months can be less than ideal. The days are shorter, the weather is colder and moving around the busy holiday season can be challenging. While renting in the fall and winter months may be inevitable, there are a few benefits that make it well worth braving the cold.

Lower Demand

Peak apartment hunting season takes place between the months of May and September. During this time, kids are out of school and with longer days, people simply have more time on their hands to move. However, once fall and winter comes around, most people are settled into their routine and the demand to rent slows down drastically. While there may be slightly less inventory during the off-season due to slower apartment turnover, the decrease in apartment demand means that renters face less competition and are able to claim an apartment more easily. (more…)

Common First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

Posted On: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Decorating your new apartment is one of the best parts of moving, especially for first time apartment renters. While it’s an exciting new decorating opportunity, the excitement can easily result in new renters making rookie decorating mistakes. Luckily, these common first apartment decorating mistakes can be easily avoided with a few helpful tips and a plan in mind.

Not Taking Measurements

Before spending money on furniture for your new apartment and paying for it to be delivered, it’s a good idea to make sure it will fit it the space, let alone through the front doorway. When measuring, consider both height and width. If your apartment building has an elevator that you plan to use to move furniture, make sure to measure its dimensions as well. When in doubt, go with smaller scale pieces that make the space feel bigger and that can be easily transported in and out of your apartment. (more…)

One Bedroom Apartments at 65 Prospect

Posted On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Redefine your standard of living at 65 Prospect Street. Located in Downtown Stamford, the eight-story building at 65 Prospect Street offers one of the top spots to live in the city, especially when it comes to one-bedroom living. With a large assortment of one-bedroom designs, the community offers many unexpected benefits to residents depending on their unique preferences.

The spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments at 65 Prospect Street are offered in seven different floorplan options that feature wall-to-wall carpeting, fully-equipped ceramic tiled kitchens, ample closet space and a convenient, in-home washer/dryer unit. (more…)

Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Posted On: Monday, October 28th, 2019

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? If so, there’s no need to be spooked! Finding a last-minute Halloween costume doesn’t have to involve buying an overpriced costume at the pop-up Halloween store or showing up to the Halloween party costume-less. We’ve created a list of eight last-minute DIY Halloween costumes that are quick, inexpensive and festively fun.

Tacky Tourist - Transform yourself into a vacationer’s worst nightmare. Grab a colorful Hawaiian shirt, slip on some socks and sandals and add some tacky accessories like big sunglasses, a fanny pack or a bucket hat. Don’t forget the white paint to create the iconic, heavily-applied sunscreen nose.

Party Animal - Unleash your inner party animal by turning into one. Throw on some animal ears and coordinate your outfit color to match. Use makeup or paint to draw on a nose and whiskers and you’re ready to go wild (more…)

Healthy Habits for Cold and Flu Season

Posted On: Friday, October 25th, 2019

If you haven’t already noticed everyone coughing, sneezing and feeling miserable yet, you will soon because cold and flu season is here. While the arrival of cooler weather in the fall and winter months increase your chances of catching a cold or coming down with the flu, it doesn’t guarantee it. Incorporating some healthy habits ahead of time can help protect you from those cold and flu germs so you enjoy the upcoming seasons illness free!

Get a Flu Shot

The best way to prevent yourself from coming down with the flu is to get the flu vaccine. While flu viruses are detected year-round, activity tends to increase in the fall and winter months. It is recommended that everyone over the age of six months get a yearly flu shot to lower the risk of contracting the flu virus. Many clinics even offer discounted or free flu shots throughout the season to make sure everyone has the opportunity to stay protected and healthy. (more…)

How to be a Good Apartment Neighbor

Posted On: Monday, October 14th, 2019

Everyone who has ever lived in an apartment can agree that much of the stress that comes from apartment living stems from issues with neighbors. Shared walls aren’t the most effective in drowning out noisy neighbors and addressing problems can be awkward and uncomfortable when you don’t know who your neighbors are. Luckily, these issues are easily preventable. The key to having a good experience with your apartment neighbors is to be a good apartment neighbor yourself. Follow these easy tips to create a neighborly community among your apartment neighbors.

Introduce Yourself

If you haven’t already, take the time to introduce yourself to your apartment neighbors and open up the line of communication. Not only does this show your neighbor that you are a nice and inviting person, but it also allows you to create an ally that you can go to if a problem ever arises. (more…)

One Bedroom Living at Hoyt Bedford

Posted On: Friday, October 11th, 2019

Still searching for that perfect one-bedroom apartment to call home? Hoyt Bedford has you covered. Located in Downtown Stamford, Hoyt Bedford has it all with its charming park-like setting, incredible amenities and vibrant location. However, what makes Hoyt Bedford a perfect place for single living is its abundance of unique one-bedroom configurations. With over 24 one bedroom floor plans, finding that perfect one to call home may just be closer and easier than you think.

At Hoyt Bedford, residents have the option of both terrace and traditional one-bedroom apartment floor plans. Terrace one-bedroom apartments range from 545 to 1,135 square feet and feature wall-to-wall carpeting and ceramic tiled kitchens and bathrooms. Select apartments also include a washer and dryer and open out to an outdoor terrace. (more…)

October Events in Stamford

Posted On: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

October is an exciting month in Stamford with fall festivities and spooky Halloween events on every corner. If you’re looking to add some fun to your weekend plans, it’s time to mark your calendars! We’ve created a list of some of the best October events that you do not want to miss out on.

  • Stamford Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest – Bar hop meets doughnut celebration! On Saturday, October 12 from 3 to 9 p.m., kick of the fall season with seven bars and restaurants featuring premium hard cider and 2,000 custom doughnuts. Ages 21 and up only. (more…)