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Let's face it, everyone deserves a break from all the work of crafting home cooked meals day in and day out. Going out for a meal with friends or family doesn't have to be a day trip from our senior apartments in Denton, and it doesn't have to break the bank either. Let's take a look at some of the most popular local eats near Rayzor Ranch!


GreenHouse Restaurant

Located just 6 minutes from our Rayzor Ranch apartments, GreenHouse restaurant offers a variety of food options to fit anyone's palate. From Tex-Mex to mesquite-grilled food, you and everyone in your group can find a choice to suit your taste buds. Enjoy indoor seating, bar, and outdoor patio seating to accommodate for any comfort level near Rayzor Ranch!


Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? Only 7 minutes away from our senior apartments in Denton, you can find over 100 flavors of ice cream, along with an antique soda fountain as well as a variety of lunch food items. Beth Marie's also offers curbside pickup and delivery in addition to dining in, so anytime those sweet tooth cravings hit, be sure to check out Beth Marie's!


North Point Cafe

Wouldn't it be nice to have only a 3 minute drive from your home to find coffee, wine, and brunch all at once? Residents at Rayzor Ranch senior living are lucky enough to say they can! North Point Cafe, located just off of University Drive, is known for their great prices and calming atmosphere while enjoying all of their favorites, any day until 2pm! Be sure to check out their breakfast and brunch menus while enjoying a cup of joe, or a glass of house wine!


In-N-Out

There's a reason people who travel to Texas make In-N-Out a staple in their restaurant itinerary, so why shouldn't the locals take advantage of having one located only 4 minutes from our Rayzor Ranch apartments? Known for their customizable burgers (don't forget the signature sauce!), yummy fries, and creamy shakes, residents can take advantage of being so close to one of the nation's most popular eateries any day the cravings hit!



With The Vista at Rayzor Ranch located near so many tasty spots, who could turn it down? For more community tips and local recommendations from your favorite senior living community in Denton, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Meanwhile, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions, community updates, and events, follow us on Facebook or Instagram!

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Local Eats Near Rayzor Ranch Senior Living

Discover some of the best places to eat near Rayzor Ranch apartments!

No matter your age, there is always a need to keep your body active. How that looks is completely up to you, but our senior apartments in Denton, Texas allow a variety of options for our residents to always remain engaged. Take a peek at just some of the activities that residents can take advantage of on a daily basis at our Rayzor Ranch apartments!


Yoga Studio

Whether you consider yourself a Yogi, or are just interested in keeping your body active without having to put in a vigorous effort level, our yoga studio at The Vista at Rayzor Ranch is available to all of our residents. Get involved with group lessons, or simply bring your mat and enjoy your own solo experience. 


Bocce Ball Court

Even if you aren't an expert in the game, it's never too late to learn something new! Bocce ball is a great activity for anyone to enjoy at our senior apartments in Denton. Whether you are starting a group to play the game together, or are just looking to improve your own skills, The Vista at Rayzor Ranch's bocce ball court is a great place to look at keeping your body and mind active!


Fitness Center

Our fitness center is a great space for anyone at any fitness level to engage their body in whatever way they see fit. Staying active is not only achieved by hard, challenging workouts. It's not about being too hard on your body, it's just about keeping it moving! That's why residents can take charge of their own fitness, at whatever level they deem fit for themselves.


Dog Park

For those residents at our Rayzor Ranch apartments with furry friends, getting them to the dog park can be a great way to work out their pup's energy, as well as their own! Spending time outside and walking or playing with your pup is a great way to keep those energy levels where they need to be in order to maintain those activity levels!



Now that you know some of the different amenities that The Vista at Rayzor Ranch has to offer to keep your mind and body active, the only question left is: what are you going to try out first?


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Staying Active at Rayzor Ranch Apartments

Take a look at the ways residents at Rayzor Ranch senior living can stay active without leaving home!

Keeping your space tidy and uncluttered can be a challenge when it comes to incorporating all you want to have in your kitchen. At our Rayzor Ranch apartments, we have created a list of the best new gadgets for you to include in your apartment kitchen to avoid clutter, while also keeping all the functionality you need!


Air Fryer

There’s a reason air fryers are the most talked about kitchen appliance of 2022. You can cook literally anything in these bad boys, and with a minimal mess and cleanup time! Save space on pots and pans and take advantage of all that an air fryer has to offer. Easily store in one of our spacious kitchen cabinets, and keep your counter space free of clutter.


Wall Mug Rack

Free up that cabinet space by storing your favorite mugs on display in your kitchen without cluttering your counters! These wall mug racks are the ideal purchase for coffee and tea lovers who can’t say no to new mugs (we get it!). Easily hang and store your mugs while freeing up that cabinet space.


Apartment Cart

Increase your cabinet and counter space with this moveable and stylish cart in your senior apartment in Denton. From bar carts to cooking carts, the sky's the limit with what you can choose to incorporate with these carts. The convenience of these carts is unmatched, and who doesn’t love a gadget that makes life just that much easier? 


Use Those Corners

Corner shelf spacing is a great tool when it comes to finding space in your apartment kitchen. Corner shelves, stands, and even your own corner storage ideas will help to take advantage of that typically unused space, and free up your counter and cabinet storage. This is also an ideal place to set up our next recommendation…


Coffee Machines

Whether you want to go simple with a slim keurig, or go all out with a full espresso machine, it’s rare to see a coffee lover of today without their own coffee machine. Depending on how much space you have to spare will dictate what kind of coffee machine you can choose from, but taking advantage of those corner spaces and other non-functional areas in your kitchen are your best bet. 


Of these 5 recommendations for your Rayzor Ranch apartment kitchen, which are you the most excited about? Let us know!


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Top Kitchen Gadgets for Your Senior Apartment in Denton

Looking for the best ways to maximize your space without missing out on the best kitchen gear? We’ve got you covered with our list of the 5 best gadgets for your Senior Apartment in Denton.

No matter the circumstances, we understand that there are times that you may be away from your Rayzor Ranch apartment for an extended period of time. We’re here to help take away the stress of figuring out how to leave your apartment behind in the best efficient and safest ways.


Mail

There are a couple of ways to go about taking care of your mail while being gone for a while. You can call or visit your local post office and inform them of the dates you will be gone, and they can put a hold on your mail by keeping it with them. When you return, be sure to pick it up from the post office - don’t forget! Another option is asking a friend or family member to stop by every day or two and pick up your mail for you. Don’t let it build up outside your door or in your mailbox!


Unplug Everything

Small appliances, TVs, consoles, lamps - all the things we keep plugged in on a daily basis for regular use will not be necessary while you’re gone. Not only will this keep your electronics and home safe and your energy bill low, it will also help the environment! Bonus points all around. 


Pets and Plants

Make sure to create a plan with a friend or family member when it comes to taking care of your furry friends as well as your leafy friends! It’s always effective to have a backup plan in place as well - you never know what could come up! Be sure to let your property manager know so that they will be aware of a possibly unknown or unfamiliar person entering your apartment regularly during this time.


Light Timers

If you know you won’t be having any activity in your apartment while you’re away, it’s always a good idea to leave a light or two on a timer. For safety, this looks from an outside perspective like there is someone in and out of your apartment as usual. This is also much more efficient than leaving a lamp or light on 24/7 while you are away, both for the environment and for your energy bill.


Bill Plan

Whether you enroll in automatic payments or keep yourself on a schedule to pay your bills, make sure that you aren’t getting behind! Avoid those late fees by creating a plan before you leave, and keep that stress out of your time away. After all, who wants to be worrying about bills when you’re enjoying your vacation?


That’s all for now on tips for prepping your senior apartment in Denton, TX before leaving for an extended period of time! 

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Preparing For an Extended Absence From Your Rayzor Ranch Apartment

Whether you’re taking a vacation or visiting friends and family, we’ve got some tips for you to prepare your Rayzor Ranch apartment for an extended absence.

Everyone loves having a new movie release to look forward to. Here’s a list of some upcoming movies we’re excited about. So grab some popcorn with the family, and get ready to enjoy these blockbusters at home or in a theater near your senior apartments in Denton. 


The Woman King

Viola Davis stars in this historical epic based upon true events from the African kingdom of Dahomey, which was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. As European colonization threatens the nation, the Dahomey kingdom raises one of the most powerful armies the world has ever seen - and it’s all females. For those who are fans of Black Panther, the Dahomey kingdom is the real-life inspiration of Wakanda. Coming September 16, you are not going to want to miss this epic film in theaters.


Halloween Ends

You may be thinking, “How many Halloween movies can there really be? Isn’t Michael Meyers dead yet?” In Halloween Ends, coming to theaters October 14, you’re going to find out how it all ends… for real. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her role as a grandma from Halloween Kills, and we will finally see how her story with Michael comes to an end. Watch the trailer to get yourself in the mood for spooky season - it’s closer than you might think!


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Bring on the tissues - this one’s a tearjerker. Coming November 11, Wakanda Forever follows the country’s mourning of the death of their beloved King T’Challa (RIP Chadwick Boseman), and introduces a new threat to their home nation of Wakanda as they develop their new sense of leadership. If you’re a Black Panther fan and you haven’t checked out the trailer yet, please go do it now! Even if you aren’t a Marvel maniac, this is still a movie to put on your list!


Violent Night

This one’s for the Stranger Things fans! Coming December 2, David Harbour (aka Jim Hopper from Netflix’s Stranger Things) stars as Santa Claus - but not your ordinary vision of Santa Claus. No, in this mystery thriller, Santa must save a family who has been kidnapped by mercenaries on Christmas Eve. The movie has already been compared to a modern day Die Hard, with Harbour’s version of Santa Claus as the new John McClane. So, whether you’re there for Harbour, McClane, or Santa Claus, you’re in for a treat!


Avatar: The Way of Water

Coming December 16, the long-awaited sequel to Avatar (10 years long!) is finally hitting the big screen. Jake and Ney-tiri have started a family and are living peacefully on Pandora, until a historic threat returns to the planet. Jake finds himself again having to battle the greed of humanity, all while protecting his family and home. Whether you’re a long-time Avatar fan, or you’re just a film connoisseur, be sure to check out Avatar this winter! 


With all of these exciting movies coming soon, we’ve got to start marking our calendars now to find time to hit the theaters near our Rayzor Ranch senior apartments! What are you looking forward to most?


Don’t miss out on our grand opening celebration! On Wednesday, October 6, from 4-7 PM, get ready to eat, drink, and see our community! There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor’s office. For more details, visit our website or reach out to one of our property managers. We can’t wait to see you there!


For more community tips and local recommendations from your favorite senior living community in Denton, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Meanwhile, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions, community updates, and events, follow us on Facebook or Instagram!

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Upcoming Movies Near Your Senior Apartment In Denton

Want to know what movies are hitting theaters near our senior apartments in Denton? Take a look at our list of movies we’re most excited about!

Even if the leaves aren’t turning yet and the cool, crisp air hasn't arrived, as soon as September hits, it’s never too early to get started on your fall recipes! Whether you plan on entertaining or enjoying a quiet evening in your senior apartment in Denton, check out these 5 recipes sure to impress anyone’s taste buds this fall season.


Pumpkin Chorizo Pizza

This easy dinner recipe is a delicious choice to feed 3-4 people who are in the fall mood! Of course, you can double/triple the recipe if you have more mouths to feed. 

  • Choose your pizza dough based on your dietary needs (gluten free options available!), coat with olive oil, and add your toppings! 
  • In a separate bowl, combine sliced pumpkin, chorizo, parsley, onion pepper, lemon zest, half of the called-for Gruyere, and desired seasoning. 
  • Coat your pizza dough with the topping mixture, and cover with the remaining Gruyere.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes on a cookie sheet at 475 degrees, serve, and enjoy!


Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

While this Pioneer Woman recipe gives directions on how to make your cinnamon rolls from scratch (yum) it can be modified to use pre-made dough to save some time! With a filling made of butter, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and pecans, AND a frosting made of cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, butter, maple extract, and pecans, how could it not turn out delicious?!

  • For supplies, you will need 1-2 round baking dishes or pie pans, and an electric mixer for your icing and filling. 
  • Whether you make the rolls yourself or use pre-made dough, you will coat it with your filling mixture, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 
  • As soon as they are taken out of the oven, you will coat with your icing and allow it to melt for the maximum flavor experience!


Pumpkin Ravioli

Another one of our favorites from Pioneer Woman, make this fall favorite Pumpkin Ravioli recipe in 20 minutes or less! 

  • To create your filling, you will need butter, garlic, pumpkin puree, salt, and chili powder.
  • Combine and cook in a skillet for 4-5 minutes, and remove from heat while making your ravioli. 
  • The ravioli is just as easy to make as the filling! You’ll only need pine nuts, butter, wonton wrappers, an egg, and black pepper, parmesan, and sage leaves to taste. 
  • After toasting your pine nuts in a separate skillet from your filling, coat your wonton wrappers in egg and add in your filling. 
  • Use a separate wonton wrapper to cover, and press the edges together firmly to create your ravioli. Be sure to push out any air pockets that may form to ensure evenly cooking!
  • Boil your completed raviolis for 2-3 minutes, and serve with browned butter, pine nuts, salt, pepper, and parmesan to taste!


Chocolate Pecan Pie

Whether you choose to make your own pie crust or use a store bought crust, this Pioneer Woman pie recipe is sure to become a fall favorite! 

  • To make the yummy, fudgy filling, you will need sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, dark corn syrup, maple syrup, butter, 3 eggs, vanilla extract, pecan halves, chocolate chips (semisweet or dark!), and flaky sea salt if desired. Don’t worry - the end result will be worth all the ingredients!
  • After lining your pie plate and lightly baking your pie crust, you’ll add in your filling, and can sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on the top to add a little more sweetness. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes, or until the filling is puffed up. 
  • To add a sweet-and-saltiness to your pie, sprinkle it with sea salt after removing it from the oven.


BONUS: Apple Bourbon Fizz Cocktail

We couldn’t leave this list without a fall cocktail to add to these delicious recipes! 

  • All you’ll need for this easy fall-favorite drink is apple butter, bourbon, and ginger ale or ginger beer - either works, so use whatever you prefer! And of course, some cinnamon and sugar for the rim. You can even add some fresh figs for garnish. 
  • To add a little more sweetness, you can coat the rim of your glass with caramel syrup, or to add a citrus kick, orange, lemon, or lime are all great liners! 
  • Then, dip in your cinnamon and sugar mixture to evenly coat the rim of your glass.
  • Next, fill a shaker glass with ice, add 3 tablespoons of apple butter, 2 ounces of bourbon, and a pinch of cinnamon. 
  • Shake for 30 seconds before pouring into your coated glass, and fill the rest of the way with ginger beer or ginger ale. 
  • Now is also the time to add that fig garnish, if you’re feeling fancy!


With so many delicious options to choose from, welcome the fall season into your Rayzor Ranch senior apartment in the yummiest way! For full directions of these fall favorites, visit their linked recipes and get cooking!


Have you heard about our grand opening celebration? On Wednesday, October 6, from 4-7 PM, get ready to eat, drink, and see our community! There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor’s office. For more details, visit our website or reach out to one of our property managers. We can’t wait to see you there!


If you found this post helpful, be sure to bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts. Before long we’ll have another blog post up, but in the meantime, make sure you’re following Vista at Rayzor Ranch on Facebook and Instagram so you never miss our special events, promotions, and community updates!

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Fall Recipes for Your Senior Apartment in Denton

Looking for new fall recipes to make at your senior apartment in Denton? We’ve got you covered!

You may have heard the term “self-care isn’t selfish” from any number of platforms, events, or postings, and we want to emphasize that. Here’s a list of 5 ways you can incorporate self-care into your daily routine at our Rayzor Ranch apartments and work to eliminate unnecessary stress.


Meditation

Whether you decide to make meditation a part of your daily routine, or use it as a resource when you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s a great way to regain your headspace and composure. Meditation aids in relaxing you by encouraging mindfulness through focus and breathing exercises. If you’re new to meditation and are looking for a place to start, we recommend apps like Calm and Headspace.


Spend time outside

Our bodies naturally crave sunlight and clean air, so taking a few minutes to step outside can be a great way to calm yourself in those moments of stress. The Vista at Rayzor ranch offers many outdoor amenities to take advantage of, like our community garden, dog park, resort-style pool, and more. Focusing on your breathing and your 5 senses when outdoors is a great technique to ground yourself and release tension to get you back in the right headspace to continue your daily activities.


Get organized

Lack of organization, whether it be your home, office, or even your agenda, can cause unnecessary added stress to your day to day life. Take time to ensure your space, as well as your mind, is organized and well maintained. As they say, a cluttered desk equals a cluttered mind. By regaining that control, your mind will realize a new level of comfort and confidence as you continue on in your daily activities.


Snuggle your pet

There’s a reason animal therapy has grown so popular in recent years, and it’s because it really does work. Engaging the part of your brain that produces dopamine and serotonin when petting, playing with, or even being in the same room as an animal, can cause a significant decrease in your stress levels. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few minutes to focus on spending time with your dog, cat, or any other animal in your life that brings you joy.


Be sure you’re getting enough sleep

Even though we can’t always stop what we’re doing to get some rest, working to incorporate an adequate sleep schedule into your daily routine will work wonders for your stress management. Knowing the healthiest amount of sleep for your age group, and finding ways to implement and maintain it throughout your daily routine will keep your mind and body fresh enough to handle any challenge that comes your way.


That's it for our self-care tips to reduce stress at our Rayzor Ranch apartments. If you found this post helpful, be sure to bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts. Before long we’ll have another blog post up, but in the meantime, make sure you’re following Vista at Rayzor Ranch on Facebook and Instagram so you never miss our special events, promotions, and community updates!

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Managing Stress At Your Rayzor Ranch Apartment

Stress is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to take over your life! Check out these tips for ways you can practice self-care to manage your stress at your Rayzor Ranch apartment.

We love being able to offer an enriching lifestyle for our active senior residents. We offer an array of planned social activities as well as resort-inspired features and amenities throughout our senior apartments in Denton. Take a look at some of our favorite amenities we have to offer below, and if you haven’t visited our community yet, schedule a tour to see and learn more!

Community Garden

Looking to work on your green thumb during your time at our senior apartments in Denton? Take advantage of our community garden! There’s nothing better than bringing taking time to nurture something and bring it to life, and we want to ensure you are receiving an opportunity to do just that in our community. Enjoy a quiet morning by yourself or make it a social hour with your closest friends. However you spend your time there, we know you’ll love our beautiful garden.

Salon

The convenience of having an on-site salon to visit whenever the need arises is virtually unmatched, and that’s exactly what we were going for here at The Vista at Rayzor Ranch. A community where everything you could imagine is included, hassle free. Whether you need a touchup or are going for something brand new, it’s all available to you right here.

Theater Room

Is there anything better than a movie night with friends and family? How about a movie night without the movie theater prices? We’ve got you covered! Enjoy full access to our community theater room and regular movie night events, hosted right here at home.

Coffee Bar

Switch up your routine every once in a while. Skip a cup of coffee in your luxury apartment, and enjoy one instead at our community coffee bar! Enjoy a variety of flavors with the convenience of never having to leave the property. Who knows, you may just run into your new best friend while you’re there!

Demonstration Kitchen

Learn some new recipes at our demonstration kitchen! With cooking classes offered regularly, find a new staple meal to add to your rotation, or a new entree or dessert to surprise your family with at the holidays! It’s true that camaraderie is built in the kitchen, so join us for our next community class!


There’s no lack of community fun and activities here at our senior apartments in Denton, and we can’t wait to hear about what you do next! Let us know in the comments or on our social media pages - we LOVE your feedback!


Don’t miss out on our grand opening celebration! On Wednesday, October 6, from 4-7 PM, get ready to eat, drink, and see our community! There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor’s office. For more details, visit our website or reach out to one of our property managers. We can’t wait to see you there!


For more community tips and local recommendations from your favorite senior living community in Denton, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Meanwhile, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions, community updates, and events, follow us on Facebook or Instagram!

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Our Best Community Amenities At Our Senior Apartments in Denton

Searching for a new activity to enjoy at our senior apartments in Denton? Check these out without ever leaving the property!

Most Underrated Amenities

In the world of apartments, some amenities tend to get all the love. Resort-style pools, fitness centers, and stainless steel appliances are some of the heavy-hitters (and we have them all, of course), but there are plenty of amenities at our Rayzor Ranch apartments that truly make a difference, even if they aren’t as flashy. Here are some of the unsung heroes of our Denton senior living community!

Community Garden

The community garden at The Vista at Rayzor Ranch is one of our favorite spaces. Not only does it add beautiful scenery to our community, it also provides opportunities for residents to come together and take part in creating something amazing. If you loved gardening at your previous home, there’s no need to give that up when you move to The Vista.

Walk-In Glass Showers

Walk-in glass showers are a thoughtful touch to our apartment bathrooms that help keep residents comfortable and safe. Besides looking great, these walk-in showers help reduce falls or strain that can occur when stepping over the side of a tub and offers a more accessible option for those with limited mobility.

Storage Units

One of the few downsides of moving to a senior living apartment for those who previously lived in a single-family home is reduced storage space for all the things you love. At The Vista at Rayzor Ranch, we ensure you have plenty of space by offering on-site storage units so that your favorite things are never far away, and you can rest easy knowing everything is safe and secure. Ask our management team about this awesome amenity!

Dog Washing Station

Bathtime can be a hassle for dog owners, but the on-site dog washing station makes it so much easier. With a large tub, flexible hose, and great water pressure, this amenity helps you clean, detangle, and dry your pet without getting fur all over your apartment shower.

Responsive Maintenance 

Although not traditionally categorized as an amenity, a responsive maintenance team is far from a sure thing when choosing between apartment communities. Luckily, at The Vista at Rayzor Ranch, our residents enjoy prompt and thorough maintenance from our awesome team of maintenance professionals. Plus, you can easily submit maintenance requests through our convenient online portal. Big shout out to our maintenance staff for the peace of mind you add to our residents’ lives!

That’s it for our top underrated amenities at our Rayzor Ranch apartments! For more community tips and local recommendations from your favorite senior living community in Denton, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Meanwhile, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions, community updates, and events, follow us on Facebook or Instagram!

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Most Underrated Amenities

These amenities at our Rayzor Ranch apartments truly make a difference, even if they aren’t as flashy.

How To Move Awkward Furniture

We like to make it easy to move into our senior apartments in Denton because we know moving can be a major undertaking. That goes double if you have a lot of heavy or awkwardly shaped furniture to get through the door and potentially even up a flight of stairs! Luckily, there are a lot of steps you can take to make moving awkward furniture easier and keep both your body and your home protected along the way. Plus, these tips also work great for existing residents adding new pieces of furniture to their home.

Buy or Rent a Furniture Dolly

“Lift with your legs and not with your back” is great advice, but “put it on a dolly” is even better. You’ll exert way less energy when you’re rolling your furniture along instead of lifting it or dragging it, so it’s kinder on your body as well as your floors. You can easily buy or rent a dolly at a store like Lowe’s or Home Depot. Uhaul will also rent out dollies and other moving supplies. 

Buy or Rent Lifting Straps

Where a dolly won’t cut it, lifting straps can help. These straps wrap around your body and then around the object being lifted to provide extra support and stability during the lift. They’ll also help you find the most comfortable position to grip your furniture because you don’t have to worry about your grip strength as much and can focus more on keeping the object stable and moving it carefully.

Fully or Partially Disassemble It 

Taking the legs off a table or sliding the drawers out of a dresser can turn a challenging lift into a doable one. Not only does this make the object lighter, it can also make for a more convenient shape to carry through doorways, narrow hallways, or around tight corners. This is especially helpful if you’re adding new furniture to your apartment and need to maneuver around the furniture that is already in your living areas or bedroom.

Protect Floors and Doorways

Moving into or out of a home can result in accidental scrapes and scuffs to either your home or your treasured belongings. That’s why laying down plastic tarps, wrapping blankets around sharp corners, or renting moving blankets made specifically to protect your furniture can help you move in safely and without accidental damage. 

Putting furniture sliders on the bottom of heavy furniture can also help protect your floors while you move in or out of your senior apartment in Denton.

Get Help 

This one may be obvious, but whenever possible, don’t move furniture alone! Whether you decide to hire movers or ask a friend or two to help you, you’ll save yourself a lot of strain and potential damage compared to pushing yourself to your limits to move your awkward furniture yourself. Some movers can even be hired by the item, which helps keep costs low while still ensuring you have the help you need for your heaviest and most awkward items.

We can also assist you by recommending local movers we trust and helping you coordinate parking for a moving van, etc.! Don’t hesitate to ask us for help with your moving logistics. That’s part of our commitment to creating a hassle-free living experience at our Denton senior apartments.

That’s all our tips for moving awkward furniture! If you found this post helpful, be sure to bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts. Before long we’ll have another blog post up, but in the meantime, make sure you’re following Vista at Rayzor Ranch on Facebook and Instagram, so you never miss our special events, promotions, and community updates!

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How To Move Awkward Furniture

We like to make it easy to move into our senior apartments in Denton, and these tips can help with your most heavy or awkward furniture.