Wednesday, May 26, 2010

another day in the life of a property manager

I know some of you like to hear about my job renting properties to college students. Its an art school so most of them arent too good with the numbers. I frequently have to spell out what they owe and why it is that way. Its time consuming and exhausting sometimes.

SCAD students are going home this week and have to be out of the dorms or their leases are up at other places so EVERYONE wants to move this week. I have 4 move ins tomorrow. Here are a few things that have happened already:

I had to show a guy how to write a check, yes how to fill the entire thing out and where to sign and how to write out the amount. The whole drill.

I had 2 girls who didnt know how to use a dishwasher so we went through step by step of what detergent to use and where it goes and you have to close the little door and then lock the big door and so on.

On a regular basis I show how to change an air filter and take lint out of the dryer. Today though I had to explain to a girl what a breaker box is and why a breaker may trip and what to do if something goes out (her stove didnt have power, the breaker was tripped).

I had a house of girls drop beer bottle caps down the garbage disposal and then called me upset when I charged them for the service call and repair. COME ON, get it together kids.

I walked in a house this morning to show it and the tenants forgot I was coming and there was a naked boy in BOTH of their beds.

On a brighter note I am proud of myself for moving really cool kids into a complex with 8 apartments. I would have been friends with these people in college and I think they will all get along well. I feel like I just made a little party quad and I hope I get invited to the first kegger!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weighing in on new products: Beauty!!

I am a product whore as previously discovered. I really love makeup and beauty products. Some of these arent new products but more the products that I cant live without.

Loreal Studio Secrets foundation primer is AMAZING!! I got a free sample in a magazine and tried it. I have used Smashbox face primer as well as the Bare Escentuals equal. Both are great but this is less expensive and a little creamier. The others are gels and dont seem to last very long. 

Lash Stilletto is my FAVORITE mascara. It lengthens but doesnt give you tarantula eyes. It has a shiny sheen to it that makes your eyes sparkle a little. I'm a huge fan. I also like the liquid eyeliner that goes with it. 

I probably dont actually have bad under eye circles but I think I do. So I use this handy little stick to roll gel under my eyes at night to get rid of the purplish color that does show up when I miss 30 minutes of sleep. 

I know so many people that use this and everyone loves it. It leaves your skin soft and smooth. I even know men that use it and swear by it. This is the best face exfoliator in my opinion. I have the one with a blackhead reducer in it and it works great. 

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