9 Fun Hacks to Organize Your Walk-in Closet

It’s only 7 days until the official start of Fall. When you think of Fall many people associate it with football, crisp air, leaves changing color, and the start of the holiday season. What many people don’t think of is Fall cleaning. We’ve all heard of Spring cleaning but why not Fall cleaning? It’s the perfect time to declutter and reorganize your walk-in closet while living at a Polinger, Shannon, and Luchs property! What better time to get rid of the old and embrace the new than the changing of seasons and especially the changing of wardrobes. It’s time to ditch the shorts and flip-flops and time to embrace the sweaters and boots! Why not clean, declutter, and organize while you’re at it! Here are a few of our favorite hacks for utilizing your walk-in closet to the best of its ability:

1. Create a confined space for the small stuff.

Use a large bowl or over-the-door shoe rack to organize your leftover change, wallet, receipts, keys, hair supplies, nail polish, or even makeup. This allows for storage for items in places you wouldn’t normally think to use.


2. Repurpose a tie rack to organize necklaces and bracelets.

Order a tie rack online to hang your necklaces and bracelets. They’re perfect for storing necklaces due to their size and many prongs, originally meant for holding ties! You can put this behind hanging clothes on the wall or on the back of the closet door. The best part is that it keeps your necklaces from becoming tangled and allows for easy viewing of your entire jewelry collection for quick selection for busy mornings. You can even paint the tie rack using acrylic paint to match your closet or your favorite color.

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Choose A Polinger Property For Your Back to School Needs!

It’s August so as a parent or student you know what that means! Back to school time! If you’re an undergraduate, graduate or post graduate student or the parent of a student, you know that one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to back to school time is finding the proper housing. Many universities and colleges in the Maryland and D.C. area don’t offer on-campus housing or only offer it for first year students due to campus size and capacity. With that being said, off-campus housing is a necessity and we’re here to tell you why Polinger properties make great options for you!

1) Location, Location, Location

It’s no secret, D.C. offers some of the best higher education institutions in the nation univand our properties are in prime location to many of them. Universities such as American, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, and even University of Maryland, College Park are all within an easy distance from many of our properties. Whether it’s a quick metro ride or a short drive, living at a Polinger property is ideal for students in the Maryland and D.C. area.

2) Affordability

Not only is location a prime factor in choosing an apartment while in college but it’s also important to consider the financial aspect. All of our properties are reasonably priced, and many offer 2 and 3 bedrooms, which is perfect for roommates. Many Polinger properties offer co-signing so parents can be a part of the process should they find it beneficial. Another great cost-saving feature of many of our properties is that we offer fully furnished units. No need to spend the money on living room furniture or bedroom sets, it’s essentially like dorm living but in a much nicer, larger apartment!

3) Utilities Included

Many of our properties such as Highland House and Congressional Towers, have all utilities included within the monthly rent. This means there’s no hassle in choosing a cable and internet service provider or electricity provider since these are already set up for you prior to your move. This also means all charges are included on one bill. There’s no need for busy and focused college students and parents to remember various billing dates or charges. Read More “Choose A Polinger Property For Your Back to School Needs!” »

National Independence Day Celebrations

July 4, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Constitution Avenue, from 7th to 17th Street

A major benefit of living in or near Washington, D.C. is being in the center of the nation’s capital, where celebrations are frequent and extravagant. Festivals such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival attract people from all over the world while the Memorial and Labor Day parades are national traditions that capture America’s attention.

One of the greatest D.C. celebrations is, unsurprisingly, the National 03-MDP-FlaglineIndependence Day Parade. This is an annual event that takes place on July 4 starting at 11:45 AM on Constitution Avenue, from 7th to 17th Street. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come together in D.C. in honor of America’s Birthday since there is no better place to celebrate than right in the heart of our great nation’s capital. It is a day filled with fun, excitement, and patriotism thanks to the parade coordinators who strive to bring the true meaning of the American holiday to citizens and international tourists alike.   Read More “National Independence Day Celebrations” »

Best of Bethesda

It’s no secret; Washington, D.C. is a spectacular place to be in the summer and if you live in a place like Bethesda or Chevy Chase you have incredibly easy access to everything fun that the city life has to offer without the hassle of city living.  Not only are there great stores, restaurants, and nightlife nearby that are all accessible via public transportation, but there’s also plenty to do on a Saturday afternoon if you’re into adventure and exploring.  Our list of “Best Of” Summer D.C. area activities will prove why the Northern suburbs such as Bethesda or Chevy Chase are quite possibly the best places to live if you’re looking for city style with a suburban vibe.

Capital Crescent Trail

frontfotoThe Capital Crescent trail is an 11 mile long path that runs from the Georgetown neighborhood of D.C.  to Silver Springs, Maryland. Offering luscious and vibrant scenery, this “rail trail” is a great place to strap on your rollerblades, hop on your bike or simply embark upon a leisurely stroll.

Mon Ami Gabi

skateKnown as one of the best restaurants in the Bethesda & Chevy Chase area, this French Bistro is the perfect place for a Friday or Saturday night if you’re looking for good food, beverages and live music. Zagat rated a 22 out of 30 for food, this is the place to impress a first date or show off your culinary prowess to someone you care about.

Round House Theatre

RHT-Bethesda-at-night-300x207Looking to make it a complete night out after your dinner at Mon Ami Gabi? Look no further than the iconic Round House Theatre where you can find some of the best professional actors and performances in the Washington D.C. suburbs.

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D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival 2015

Washington DC Cherry BlossomsThe Cherry Blossom Festival is finally in full swing in Washington, D.C., and it is beautiful. In 1912, Japan gave the United States the cherry trees in order to strengthen the relationship that was forming between the two nations. To commemorate the gift from Japan and to celebrate the beauty they bring to D.C., the Cherry Blossom Festival is held each spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The Festival brings D.C. to life with amazing art exhibits, cultural events, and an exciting parade. The events and the blossoms come together to create a celebration that people come from around the country to experience.

This year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 10 AM until noon. The parade will run on Constitution Avenue, from 7th Street to 17th Street. You can purchase seats in the Grandstand for $20. Or, you can stand along the parade route between 9th and 15th streets for free. The parade is always a spectacle to see, sporting extravagant floats, wonderful performers, and bands from all over the country. Read More “D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival 2015” »