Monthly Archives: November 2020

Thankful for Our Neighborhood

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It’s a wonderful time of year. A time to give thanks, especially for the little things like a warm cup of coffee on your patio or the cup of sugar you borrowed from your neighbor. These moments contribute to the warmth and comfort of home at Portofino and the people that make them possible deserve much thanks. Thanksgiving has us reflecting on our neighborhood and its most valuable assets.

Our Friendly Residents

Residents, any note of gratitude starts with you! You are the heart of our little neighborhood and your presence is one of the finest simple pleasures of Portofino. You enhance our community with a charm and warmth that we so adore. We enjoy serving you and we hope our efforts will continue to enrich your life as you have enriched ours. Thank you for everything, for settling in with us, for trusting our team with your happiness and most importantly, for making this community feel like home!

Our Devoted Staff

Behind every beautiful home is a dedicated caretaker and at Portofino, we are fortunate to have an entire crew of devoted professionals. From leasing agents to maintenance personnel, we have many blessings to count. If you work at Portofino, you are part of the family. You are the comfort that welcomes people in and the kindness that keeps them. You are a pivotal part of home at Portofino. We take notice of your passion and expertise, and we are truly grateful. Thank you for being a valuable asset to our team!

Our HealthCare Heroes

Portofino has many medical professionals in residency and we consider that an honor. Providing the comforts of home for our healthcare heroes is a pleasure. It’s the least we can do for the sacrifices they make every day, especially during these uncertain times. If you are a medical professional, your selfless dedication and commitment deserve our deepest gratitude. Thank you for your courage to face fear and your drive to work tirelessly for the health and safety of our communities. You are making a difference—you are saving lives, and we can not say thank you enough.

 

Thank You for Being Part of the Neighborhood

The biggest joys of living at Portofino come from these people. The companionship of friendly neighbors, caring gestures from kind staff, and the comfort of a beautiful home are what make Portofino a wonderful neighborhood. Thanks to all of you for making them possible! May you use this time of year to appreciate some of life’s simplest pleasures with us. Happy Thanksgiving from Portofino!

 

Tips & Tricks to Prep Your Kitchen for the Holidays

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The holidays are just around the corner and that means your kitchen will soon be working overtime! Fortunately, a little pre-cleaning now can go a long way for later. With these simple tidying tips and tricks, you can give your kitchen a full refresh before the holiday hustle begins.

Organize the Pantry

If you’re constantly playing hide-n-seek with items in your pantry or buying them multiple times unknowingly, it’s time to organize! This four-step guide by Elva Fonseca is everything you need. With Elva’s guidance, you’ll finally find that can of cranberry sauce you knew you had AND an easy way to hassle-free holidays. Luckily the floorplans at Portofino have spacious, walk-in pantries that make the reorganizing process that much simpler! 

Organize the Spice Rack

For most people, the holidays mean lots of cooking, and lots of cooking means your spice cabinet will get a workout! But when your seasonings are fully stocked, clearly distinguishable and neatly organized, your holiday menu stays manageable and merry. Avoid spilling the salt or anything else in your spice cabinet this season and check out these 10 smart ways to store your spices by Brittney Morgan. 

Organize the Pots & Pans

As a kitchen essential, we need them but pots and pans are always causing problems in the kitchen. They are bulky to store, trouble to pull out, and make the whole room look cluttered unless you give them a little more attention. Check out this guide by Rebecca at Mother’s Little Helpers to get them in check with 7 ways to organize pots and pans in your kitchen cabinets

Clean the Clutter

Those granite countertops aren’t just easy to clean, they’re easy on the eye, too! Show them off by clearing away everything that’s piled up in your kitchen, especially before the holidays add to it. Clear counter space is trending in home decor right now and we’re all for it, for good reasons—style and functionality. Stay on-trend and clear off your countertops with these helpful decluttering tips from Jenn Lifford.

Clean the Kitchen Sink

Cleaning the sink might not sound revolutionary, but if you’ve deep cleaned your sink before you know it’s power. Day-to-day cooking causes build up on your sink surface so it will only get worse when you’re cooking full holiday spreads. For the cleanest sink you’ve ever seen, check out this guide by Elizabeth Voyles and limit those future headaches. Also super helpful is this list of 15 things you shouldn’t put down the garbage disposal by Dan Stout, to keep the magic of your garbage disposal alive during the season it’s needed most. 

Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Portofino!

Use these simple tips to refresh your kitchen now, before your guests arrive, and your holiday feels will last long after they leave. Portofino is a great place to host fun, friends, and family! Enjoy a charming corridor kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, plenty of counter space, an oversized pantry, and more at Portofino Apartments in Lubbock, Texas.

Join the neighborhood today to start living life’s simple pleasures! Now pre-leasing for fall.