Your Stillwater Apartments Guide to Awesome Travel Apps

We pride ourselves on having the Stillwater apartments people choose for luxury living, and this week’s blog post is a big part of that. If you’re going to live luxuriously, you might as well vacation luxuriously, too.

 

As summer comes to a close, you might find yourself wondering what you did all summer. Maybe you had tons of plans for your summer that never materialized, or you just never found the free time to go on that vacation that you wanted to experience. We’re here to tell you that a fall vacation can be just as enjoyable as a summer vacation — if not more so. Flights are more affordable in the fall because fewer people are traveling, and the same is true for hotels. You’ll also avoid crowds by traveling in the fall, which means you’ll spend more of your vacation relaxing and less time standing in line.

 

Forget about your summer vacation plans and start imagining your fall vacation. It’ll still be awesome, we swear. In this week’s blog post, we’re going to introduce you to some apps that are super helpful if you’re trying trying to enjoy a weekend getaway from your Stillwater apartment.

 

Can you imagine what life was like before we had technology to help us plan and experience vacations? Well, we’re sure some of our residents can probably imagine that time pretty easily, but the point remains. It’s easier than ever to plan an amazing vacation, so take advantage of these techy times by downloading some of the apps we mention below.

 

Check out this week’s blog about travel apps, and don’t forget to share this post with your friends and neighbors who might also be in need of an extended vacation.

 

Tripit

Yes, technology has made travel easier, but there’s still a lot to keep track of when you’re planning a big trip. Enter Tripit, a cool new app that acts as your personal secretary. All you have to do is forward all your important emails and other documents to Tripit, and the app will organize the info to create an easy-to-read itinerary. Tripit can take care of your plane tickets, hotel info, dinner reservations, car rental agreements and more, so you don’t have to.

 

Grab

Okay, this next app has nothing to do with travel plans and everything to do with travel dining. You know the stress that you feel when you have to rush from one flight to another? Have you ever experienced that stress while also trying to squeeze in a meal at the airport? If you have, you know how horrible it is. Grab resolves that problem by letting users order food ahead of time from most airport restaurants, so all you have to do is show up, pay for the food, and keep running to your next flight. The future is truly amazing.

 

GateGuru

These days, you can get updated info through Yelp that tells you about almost any establishment including restaurants, bars, shopping centers and event venues. We’re very used to knowing everything about a place before we ever step foot inside. However, we almost never get that feeling at airports. They’re big and confusing, which is an awful combination for a place that demands quick decision making and adhering to a strict schedule. GateGuru has tons of info on almost every airport in the world. You can see maps, directories, lists of restaurants, and more. It’s a lifesaver, so don’t go on your next vacation without downloading this app.

We want to thank all our readers for taking some time to read this blog post from 51 at Tradan apartments in Stillwater. Hopefully, you were able to discover a new app that will simplify your next vacation. If you liked this week’s blog, why not check this page again in a couple weeks? We’re posting informative blogs all the time. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media to stay up to date with everything happening at our community.

Products Worth Buying for your Stillwater Apartment

Welcome to the first August blog post from 51 at Tradan Stillwater apartments. In this week’s post, we’re discussing some of the top-rated products from IKEA that apartment dwellers should know about.  Apartment living has a lot of advantages, and more and more people are choosing to live in apartments over buying a house.

 

As many of you probably know, living in an apartment means buying totally different furniture than you’d buy if you lived in a house. For instance, you’re not going to buy the biggest couch you can find because you don’t want all your floor space being taken up by one piece of furniture. On the other hand, there are tons of awesome furniture pieces that make more sense in apartments than in houses. You can have a lot of fun picking out the perfect pieces for your apartment, whether you just moved in or you’re in the mood for rearranging.

 

Give your apartment new life by purchasing one of the products on this list. Not only will you save some space, but you’ll get an exciting new project to tackle this weekend in the form of IKEA furniture assembly. Just kidding, no one likes assembling IKEA furniture.

 

Check out the items on this list, and be sure to share this post with any of your friends or neighbors at our community of apartments in Stillwater.

 

GARNES Over-the-Door Mirror

The back of your door is the obvious place for a full-length mirror, but nobody thinks of that spot! Well, IKEA did, and you should take advantage of their innovation. You can hang belts or hats from the hooks at the top of the mirror, too. Hanging this mirror on the underutilized space on the back of your door will open up more room for art or other decorations on your wall space, so throw this mirror in your cart and don’t think twice before clicking, “Checkout.”

 

PAX Wardrobes

We like to think we give our residents plenty of closet space, but we know there are some of you out there than buy new clothes every week. If you’re a shopaholic that’s quickly running out of room in your closet, in your dresser and on top of the various chairs around your apartment, we have a solution. Or rather, IKEA has a solution. Buying one of their PAX wardrobes is like buying yourself a second (or third) closet. They’re compact, relatively affordable, and perfect for renters.

 

IMMELN Bathroom Storage

Whether you’re trying add some storage to your shower or to the area around your sink, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for with the IMMELN series. These suction-based hangers can hold mirrors, towels, soaps, lotions and everything else that you normally keep on the edge of your shower or tucked away in a cupboard. Each piece is pretty cheap too; ranging from $5.99 to $14.99. Your bathroom contains dozens of items that you use everyday, so being able to store them right out in the open is a huge time-saver.

That’s all we have for today, folks! As always, we appreciate you taking some time out of your busy August schedule to check out the most recent blog post. We’re always happy to help you get the most out of your time at your Stillwater apartment, and we’re glad that companies like IKEA have created so many products to improve the lives of apartment renters. If you enjoyed reading this week’s post, check this page again in a couple weeks to read our next blog. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media to stay updated and informed about everything happening at our luxury living community.

Travel Tech for Residents of Stillwater Apartments

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Everyone’s favorite apartments in Stillwater are back with another informative blog post for our residents. This week, we’re talking travel because it’s that time of the year when Oklahoma becomes so hot that you’d rather be almost anywhere else. Well, anywhere except Texas.

 

For those of you out there who are thinking of booking a flight to somewhere with a beach, we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find detailed descriptions of two new apps that are quickly becoming essential to any traveler’s home screen. One of the apps will help you find a hotel, and the other will help you figure out what to do when you’re not at your hotel. Both apps are game-changers for travelers, and we highly recommend making use of one or both for the next time you take a trip.

 

Without further ado, here are the two apps that travelers absolutely must download to make the most out of their vacation. Of course, you’ll also want to download Instagram if you haven’t already. Everyone knows that your trip might as well have not happened if you don’t post about it on social media. Snap some pics, otherwise your friends will think you’re just hanging around your Stillwater apartments all summer.

 

Chatnbook

 

If you aren’t one of those people that’s totally addicted to Airbnb, you probably still search for deals on hotels when you travel. We get it, Airbnb isn’t for everyone. There’s something strange about staying in a stranger’s house and using a stranger’s bathroom. Plus, there are all these unwritten rules that you have to navigate when you’re a guest in someone else’s home as opposed to a guest in a hotel room.

 

So, you want to be a 21st century tech-savvy traveler, but you don’t want to use Airbnb. In that case, you need to hop on the App store and download Chatnbook. You can think of Chatnbook as a dating app that’s meant to pair you with a hotel, instead of a date. Here’s how it works; you enter all the criteria you have for your ideal hotel room including location, price, number of beds, amenities, etc. The app then shows you which hotels match with your criteria, and you can either hit “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each hotel. If you hit “thumbs up” on a hotel, one of their booking agents will be in contact with you to discuss your potential accommodations.  

 

Cool Cousin

 

Everyone has a cool cousin who lives in a different state or country. You’re probably thinking of someone right now. You haven’t talked to them in years, but you know they’re out there, doing their thing in an awesome city halfway across the world.

 

The Cool Cousin app is perfect for people who either don’t have, or weren’t able to get in contact with their cool cousin. The app is essentially a guidebook to thousands of different cities, but it doesn’t just pull suggestions from generic tourist websites and the like. Instead, the app makers actively seek out cool individuals in each city, then ask them to make suggestions for travelers. Examples of such cool people include a London mixologist and a Parisian artist. Travelers are able to “match” with a local in the city that they’re traveling to, then that local will give the traveler customized advice. It’s a whole lot better than any guidebook.

 

Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to read the latest edition of the 98 Apartments blog. As the apartments Stillwater residents turn to for comfortable living, we want to make sure our residents stay comfortable during their time away from Oklahoma as well. Be sure to check back in a couple weeks for another blog post. Until then, you can follow 51 at Tradan Apartments on social media to stay up to date with all the latest news coming out of your Stillwater apartment community.

Your Stillwater Apartments Discuss More OK History

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We’d like to welcome all residents of our Stillwater apartments to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History! July has, for whatever, been an especially interesting month for Oklahomans historically. Maybe it’s because of the intense heat, or the fact that college kids aren’t in school, but either way, we have a lot of important dates to get to.

 

We hope this blog post helped you understand a little bit more about our great state. If you enjoy this post, be sure to check back next month for another edition. There’s always another incredible event from Oklahoma’s past that we want to tell residents about. Of course, not all events in Oklahoma history are positive events, but here at the most transparent community of apartments in Stillwater, we feel obligated to share them all.

 

July 4th, 1882 — The Krebs Baseball Game

 

Baseball was just starting to gain popularity in Oklahoma near the end of the Civil War. When small towns started popping up in Oklahoma, teams began to form based on the townships. Eventually, two teams would come together in Krebs, OK to play an actual game in front of a crowd.

 

Most men in Krebs were miners. They had come here from Ohio and Pennsylvania to work in this new part of the country. On July 4th, 1882, they used bases made of sacks of hay and a catcher without a glove or mask to play the first organized baseball game in Oklahoma. More than three hundred people gathered to watch Krebs beat Savanna by a score of 35-4. Clearly, there was a talent gap between the two towns.

 

July 5th, 1943 — The Bombing of Boise City

 

You’re probably wondering why you’ve never heard of a U.S. city being bombed during World War II. Well, it wasn’t the Germans that did it, nor was it the Japanese. Actually, the culprit was an American B-17 Bomber. That’s right, the pilots were in flight-training and they made the mistake of thinking Boise City was the target. The actual target was miles away, safely placed in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the attack because it happened in the middle of the night and the town square was empty.

 

July 5th, 1982 — Penn Square Bank Fails

 

Thousands of people in Oklahoma City trusted Penn Square Bank with their commercial finances. The bank made their money by taking huge risks on energy loans during the oil boom that happened in the early 1980s in Texas and Oklahoma. Unfortunately for the bank and its thousands of customers, the bank failed in July of 1982. The failure of Penn Square Bank had a ripple effect across the country. Because Penn Square Bank sold its faulty loans to other banks, the other banks also suffered losses. This included banks in Chicago, Seattle, Michigan and New York.

 

When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) investigated Penn Square Bank’s failures, they found over 450 potential crimes committed by the bank’s employees and owners. One chief officer at Penn Square Bank would end up serving 2 years in jail. There have also been two best-selling books written about the Penn Square Bank collapse, if you’re interested in learning more about this interesting event in Oklahoma history.
We’d like to thank our residents for taking the time to read the latest edition of the 51 at Tradan blog. We’re always happy to share interesting bits of information about the great state of Oklahoma. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check back in a couple weeks for another blog post from the apartments Stillwater residents choose for luxury living. You can also follow us on social media to stay up to date with everything happening at 51 at Tradan apartments.

3 Simple Recipes from your Stillwater Apartments

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These days, our residents just want to collapse on the couch as soon as they step inside their Stillwater apartments.  There’s something about the summer heat in Oklahoma that just drains people’s energy. As we move from July to August, the heat will only intensify, and the fatigue will only set in further.

 

As the most resident-friendly apartments in Stillwater, we love helping residents beat the Oklahoma heat and enjoy their evenings. That’s why this week’s blog post reveals some simple summer recipes that you can cook without having to slave over the stovetop for hours on end.

 

Once you become a master of your kitchen, you’ll no longer have the dread that you feel when you’re driving home. You know the feeling, when there’s nothing in your fridge because you haven’t felt like going to the grocery store for the past couple weeks. Instead of resorting to another night of ordering food and throwing away money, just use one of these easy recipes. They’re all easy, they’re all short, and they’re all delicious.

 

On second thought, we cannot guarantee that they’re delicious. That all depends on you and your cooking skills. All that we ask is that you don’t burn down the apartment complex.

 

Summer-Style Goat-Cheese Linguine with Veggies

 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

 

  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Olive Oil
  • Corn
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Oregano
  • Goat Cheese
  • Linguine

 

This recipe only takes about 20 minutes to whip up, and it isn’t so filling that you’ll have to spend the rest of the evening on the couch. Perhaps most importantly, this recipe creates a super colorful dish that can drastically improve anyone’s Instagram aesthetic. Oh, and it tastes fantastic. That last bit is actually the most important part. Anyway, you can get the recipe here.

 

Tomato Salad with a Side of Steak

 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

 

  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Garlic Clove
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parsley Leaves
  • Chopped Anchovy Fillets
  • Olive Oil
  • Country Bread
  • Strip Steak

 

Obviously, you’re still reading this because you saw the word “steak” in the recipe. It sounds healthier if you call it salad with a side of steak, so that’s what we did. This is a very simple meal that won’t take you more than 25 minutes to make, so don’t let the steak intimidate you. The recipe suggests combining the steak and salad with a side of lightly grilled bread, so don’t forget to buy the expensive loaf next time you go to the grocery store.

 

Dijon Crumble with Sausage and Zucchini

 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

 

  • Italian Sausage Links
  • Sheet of Puff Pastry
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Your Choice of Greens
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sliced Zucchini

 

We saved the fanciest recipe for last. This is the recipe you want to whip out when you have to host friends for dinner but you’re exhausted and don’t feel like cooking. It only takes about 25 minutes to make (plus another 30 minutes in the oven) and you’ll have a healthy, tasty meal to serve your guests. You can get the full recipe here.
As always, we appreciate you taking the time to read our latest blog. These simple recipes should relieve some of the stress you might feel when you walk in the door without a plan for dinner, especially when you’re walking in from 95-degree heat. If you enjoyed this post, check this page again in a couple weeks for another edition of the 51 at Tradan blog. While you wait, be sure to follow us on social media so you don’t miss a single update from the apartments Stillwater residents choose for luxurious living.

Chef Goals with 51 at Tradan Stillwater Apartments

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The staff at 51 at Tradan Stillwater apartments for rent is back with another blog post! This week, we’re talking about all the little things you can do in your kitchen to get yourself to eat out less and save a little money.

 

You’ve got your favorite things in your cooking corner.

What is a cooking corner, you ask? It’s pretty self-explanatory actually. A cooking corner is your little space in the kitchen, where you have all the essentials within reach, a pair of speakers nearby and a couple of snacks on hand at all times.

 

You create your own cooking corner, and the goal should be to make a space where you actually might want to hang out while you cook your meals. It’s a lot easier to convince yourself to cook a meal if you’ve got a nice place to hang out while you wait for water to boil or chicken breasts to thaw.

 

If you want to get really fancy, you can set your cooking corner up with an iPad or other tablet to keep Netflix on while you play chef. It’s all about creating a space that you can spend time in, so start designing your own cooking corner tonight!

 

You’re able to make your home feel like a restaurant.

What do we like about going out to eat? Besides the food, we usually like the ambiance that restaurants provide, which can be hard to replicate at home. Notice we said hard, not impossible.

 

If you want to get that restaurant experience in the comfort of our Stillwater apartments, you can start by investing in some candles. Keep a few on your dining room table and a few on shelves around the apartment. Next, start searching for an affordable little bar cart to add to your place. When you’re serving drinks or entertaining friends, a bar car makes everything seem a little more luxurious.

 

Finally, make sure you have some speakers around. Whether you get one of those little Bluetooth speakers or a nicer, more expensive set, having some music playing in the background is a great way to create a restaurant-like atmosphere. If you have music and candles to pair with a delicious meal, you’ll start to wonder why you ever spent so much money at restaurants in the past.

 

Entertaining guests is second nature to you

 

Most people automatically decide to go to a restaurant when they want to meet up with a friend. For some reason, few people ever think to just have that same experience at home and pay nothing for it. We’re here to tell you that it’s possible to have just as much fun at home and save that money for some other occasion. All you have to do is invest in some essential snacks and a few drinks to keep around the house in case someone wants to hang out.

 

Two words, folks: Charcuterie boards. If you have the ingredients necessary to whip one up at a moment’s notice, you’ll start to default to inviting friends over to your place when they want to hang out.

 

Your kitchen’s cleanliness is of the utmost importance.

 

Nothing makes people decide to go out to eat faster than seeing a sink full of dirty dishes. If you can keep your stovetop clean and your kitchen crumb-free, you might actually feel like spending some time in the kitchen. Give it a shot!
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History Lessons from your Apartments in Stillwater

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Hello residents, and welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History from 51 at Tradan apartments in Stillwater. We’re back this week with a jam-packed blog post describing some of the more notable events that have taken place in Oklahoma during the month of May.

 

The story of Oklahoma is really the story of America, as Oklahoma was one of the first states to be settled during the country’s western expansion. St. Louis may have an arch that they call, “The Gateway to the West,” but Oklahoma is truly the start of America’s wild west.

 

Our state’s geographic location means we have tons of cool history like the early settlements that gave rise to the term Sooners, but it also means we have tragic history like that of the Snyder tornado. Read more about Oklahoma’s fascinating history below, brought to you by your favorite apartments in Stillwater.

 

May 2nd, 1890 — Oklahoma Territory is Organized

 

Before we were the 46th state, we were a simple territory. The land that we now refer to as Oklahoma was opened up for settlement in 1890, and people quickly went on land runs to claim their piece of the American pie. Some people came as early as 1889, and they were referred to as Sooners. Sound familiar? People actually got mad about other people coming early, and the “Sooner Clause” was enacted, which, according to Wikipedia, said that “anyone who violated the official start would be denied a claim to the land.” Being a Sooner used to have its drawbacks.

 

May 10th, 1905 — The Snyder Tornado Touches Down

 

Unfortunately, much of Oklahoma’s May history is filled with destructive tornados. Such is life when you live in the middle of Tornado Alley. Oklahomans are accustomed to these natural disasters, but that doesn’t make it any easier to pick up the pieces when a tornado rips through a small town.

 

The Snyder tornado did just that when it flattened the town of Snyder in 1905. This happened before Oklahoma was even a state. The Snyder tornado struck our great state over 110 years ago, but it still ranks as the second deadliest tornado in Oklahoma history.

 

May 16th, 1953 — SONIC opens in Oklahoma, under another name.

 

In the 1950s, a man named Troy Smith had the novel idea to open a fast food restaurant with an intercom speaker system for ordering. He also built a car park and developed customized trays that would fit on car doors. His restaurant was called Top Hat Drive-In and it was built in Shawnee, OK. Later, the restaurant that teenagers loved would be renamed SONIC Drive-In. Tro Smith’s little fast food joint would quickly grow to become the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants.

 

May 26th, 1973 — National Softball Hall of Fame Dedication Ceremony

 

Oklahoma City has its fair share of cool museums. Although a Hall of Fame is technically not a museum, it serves a similar purpose, to preserve and display the legacy of a group of people. Oklahoma City also has the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, so be sure to check out both places on your next educational trip to Oklahoma City.

 

The National Softball Hall of Fame has 394 members, including 2010 players in both men’s and women’s fast pitch softball. If you have a child who loves softball, the National Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City is a must-see.
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Uplifting Quotes from 51 at Tradan Stillwater Apartments

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The staff at 51 at Tradan apartments in Stillwater has a little bit of advice this week for anyone who’s looking to make a career change or apply for a new job. Transitional periods are some of the most stressful times that people go through, and we thought we’d help ease the transition for anyone who’s experiencing that right now. If you’re not going through a transition, you may still find some of this advice helpful.

 

The quotes below are about living with the reality that we must work for a living in order to support ourselves and our families. If you’re passionate and extremely fortunate, you might be able to do something every day that you don’t really think of as work. If you’re still toiling away at a 9 to 5 job that doesn’t inspire you, these quotes might be the spark you need to launch yourself out of that office and into a more empowering career.

 

We didn’t come up with this advice ourselves, of course, but we have sourced it from some pretty successful people. Below, you’ll find quotes from a president, a millionnaire, an award winning actor and a world leader. Here they are, presented by the most resident-friendly Stillwater apartments for rent.

 

#1. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

If you’re considering a few different job offers, it’s important to compare more than just the salaries. A high salary won’t matter one bit if you’re quitting in six months because you can’t stand the culture or your boss. Speaking of bosses….

 

#2. “I’ve always been terrified of working for a boss who I didn’t like but who I was in fear of, because I wanted my salary” —Simon Cowell

 

In some cases, you have to take a job because you need the money. However, if given the choice, you should never take a job with an overly demanding or intimidating boss. Our bosses are some of the few people in our lives who have the power to make our lives miserable or spectacular, depending on their demeanor.

 

#3. “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

 

Applying for jobs in a specific field can get stressful when you don’t have early success. It can be tempting to broaden your search to include some positions that you might not be crazy about. Avoid doing this whenever possible, because a job that lacks passion leads to a life that lacks passion.

 

#4. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. “ —Michael J. Fox

 

Remember those demanding bosses we talked about earlier? If your boss is keeping you at work late or making you work on the weekends, it’s time to find a new job. A good boss should understand that you need time with your family and friends, and that your work will undoubtedly suffer if you’re deprived of that time.

 

#5. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” — Kofi Annan

 

The best jobs let people continue their education. If your job doesn’t let you educate yourself, it’s up to you to make it happen on your own time. If you never stop educating improving yourself, you’ll be able to get better jobs than your peers who remain stagnant.
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3 Tidy Tips from your Stillwater Apartments

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At 51 at Tradan Apartments in Stillwater, we want to help our residents enjoy apartment life to the fullest. That’s why we stocked the property with all the finest amenities that residents have come to expect out of the luxury living experience. For example, our massive resort-style pool and cabana area is an open invitation for residents to come outside, get to know their neighbors and truly establish a sense of community at the property.

We always try to go beyond just providing a space for residents to live. We want this to be a place where residents can thrive, build a life for themselves and enjoy everything that the surrounding community has to offer.

We’re aware that day-to-day life can get hectic for our residents, which is why we try to provide as many little tips as we can in every blog. Whether you use this blog as a distraction from work or as a resource for apartment lifestyle advice, we’re happy as long as you’re getting something out of it.

In this week’s post, we have some tips to organize your life without really trying. These are basically cheat codes to trick your brain into thinking that you’re organized when in reality, you’re just cleaning a few key areas to look tidier than you really are. Here are those tips, courtesy of our trendy, upscale apartments for rent in Stillwater.

Make Your Bed Every Morning

Alright, we don’t mean to act like your parents, but this is a seriously worthwhile life-hack. The best part of making your bed every morning is coming home to a made bed at the end of every day. The second best part of making your bed every morning is getting into a made bed every night. Think about every picture of every amazing bedroom that you’ve ever seen. The bed is always made in the picture, right? We associate a disheveled bed with messy people and we associate made beds with tidy, organized people. Trick your brain into thinking you’re the latter!

De-Clutter Surface Areas Before Bed

Clutter is the last thing you want to see when you walk into your kitchen or dining room in the morning. If you start your day by dealing with a mess, that mentality will affect your whole day. It’s amazing how our first actions in the morning set the tone for our day. That being said, we have a simple trick to avoid dealing with clutter in the morning. Just clear off only your surface areas at night and put things back where they belong. A clean apartment looks that way because it has plenty of open space, and clearing off surface areas will give you just that.

Invest in Storage Cubes

You know how department stores have those wicker or fabric boxes that can slide into square shaped shelves? Investing in a couple of those will save you from having to look at the clutter that piles up in entertainment centers and entryways. With a few of these, you can look at a nice clean box instead of staring at your collection of DVDs, video games, cords and controllers. The storage cubes also make for great shoe bins if you’re tired of looking at the same pair of Nikes in your hallway every day, or kicking that same boot every time you walk in the door. Head to the nearest Target and grab a few of these today. You won’t regret it!

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April OK History by 51 at Tradan Stillwater Apartments

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A big congratulations to everyone living in 51 at Tradan apartments in Stillwater for making it through another Oklahoma winter. April is here, along with warmer weather, melting snow and a few rain storms headed our way no doubt.

51 at Tradan is back this month with another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History. We haven’t run out of historical events yet, and we don’t plan on it any time soon. April is an especially crowded month when it comes to historical events. We’ve got everything from Bonnie and Clyde kidnappings to the first settlement of Oklahoma City. Without further delay, please enjoy this week’s post from 51 at Tradan Stillwater apartments!

April 6th, 1934 — Bonnie and Clyde Kidnap the Police Chief

“Bonnie and Clyde” are actually Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. They, along with Henry Methvin, committed numerous crimes on this day in 1934 in the small town of Commerce, Oklahoma. One of these crimes was kidnapping the Commerce police chief, Percy Boyd, and driving him across state borders into Kansas. Once they were out of Oklahoma, Bonnie and Clyde dropped the chief off in the middle of nowhere, leaving him with nothing but a few dollars and a clean shirt.

April 7th, 1959 — Oklahoma (Finally) Ends Over 50 Years of Prohibition

Most of our residents are aware of the fact that Prohibition is considered a failed experiment in U.S. policy. However, did you know that Oklahoma was actually pretty into the idea of prohibition? The state extended it long past 1933, when the federal ban was repealed. In fact, Oklahoma actually left prohibition laws in place until 1959. Finally, the law was abolished by a public vote. Not surprisingly, Oklahomans showed up to the polls en masse to express their displeasure with the law.

April 9th, 1947 — Woodward Tornado Touches Down

Quick, what’s the first thing you think of when you think of Oklahoma? Some of you probably thought of tornados, and you would not be wrong to think that Oklahoma gets its fair share of twisters. The most destructive twister of all was the Woodward Tornado, which struck Woodward, Oklahoma in 1947. In fact, six tornadoes spun off this tornadic storm, destroying more than 220 miles of farmland and towns from North Texas to South Kansas. By the time it died out, the Woodward tornadic event had caused more than $9,700,000 in property damage.

April 22nd, 1889 — Oklahoma City Area Opens for Settlement

Our state’s capitol city was settled on this day more than 125 years ago. The government opened up the land for settlement and 10,000 people flocked to the area to start their new lives out West. By the turn of the century, the city had a population of 20,000 people and was well on its way to becoming Oklahoma’s bustling commercial hub.

April 30th, 1803 — Signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

This could be the oldest historical event to ever be featured in “This Month in Oklahoma History.” We have to go back over 200 years to get to the signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, which gave the American Government the rights to lands that included what is now Oklahoma. We paid France a small fee of $11,250,000 for this land. If this treaty were not signed, who knows what kinds of cities and people would live in Oklahoma today. Of course, a whole lot more land was included in the treaty, but we love making Oklahomans feel special.
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