Transition Your Apartment from Fall to Winter

We know Fall has just arrived, but now that it’s getting colder, Winter is getting closer! We want you to be prepared. We’re sharing some ways to transition your apartment from fall to winter!

Wardrobe

Not everyone likes to keep fall/winter and spring/summer clothing separate, but if you do, now is the time to start transitioning all of those spring/summer pieces out of your closet for the colder seasons.
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DIY Halloween Home Décor + CONTEST

Halloween is just a few days away! We put together a roundup of 10 of our favorite Pinterest DIY Halloween Home Décor ideas for you all, plus we’re giving away $20 to Silver Mine Subs when you send us your DIY Halloween Home Décor. See below for more details.

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UW Madison Homecoming 2017 | #wiscohoco2017

Happy Homecoming week Madison! For the past several years MPM has been the sponsor for the UW Madison Homecoming. Get ready to show your Badger Pride with the many homecoming events coming up, and be on the lookout for the MPM Street Team, who will be at some of the events handing out free swag and other prizes!

October 18th

Light of the Moon 5K
MPM had so much fun handing out swag prior to the run last night!
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Monkey Business Institute | Guest Blog Post

guest blog postUnscripted and unapologetically fun.

We are excited to have Monkey Business Institute be our guest blogger for this week’s blog post! Monkey Business Institute is located at 2916 Atwood Avenue in Madison, WI. They are ready to show you a good time!

Monkey Business Institute, Madison’s Favorite Improv Troupe

Since 2004, Monkey Business Institute has been bringing improv comedy fun to Madison with weekly performances, classes, corporate training sessions and private parties. Check out the website, monkeybusinessinstitute.com for a performance calendar, show information, tickets, and more.

Performances

It’s Saturday. Your mission: coming up with plans for the evening. Where should you start looking? Look no further than Monkey Business Institute’s Saturday improv comedy lineup. Whether it’s date night or you’ve got family and friends paying a visit, there’s an MBI improv show that’s certain to fit your entertainment needs. Continue reading

Fall Colors in Wisconsin

fall in madisonFall is here and Wisconsin is the perfect place to live to see the beautiful colors of Fall. According to the TravelWisconsin.com website, Madison is currently at 15% Fall color, where Fon du Lac is showing about 65% color! The estimated week of peak color in Madison this year is the 4th week of October, so it’ll be here soon enough. We’re sharing some information on Fall and where to go to see the best Fall colors during the peak!

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Meg Mitchell’s Tenacious Numismatic Hops Exchange at MMoCA | Guest Blog Post

mmoca hops gardenWe at MPM are excited to be collaborating again with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for this week’s blog post. The MMoCA is located at 227 State Street. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 12-5 pm; Friday 12-8 pm; Saturday 10 am-8 pm; and Sunday 12-5 pm. Museum admission is free.

The Exhibit

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art recently added an exciting and interactive dimension to the museum Rooftop Sculpture Garden: Meg Mitchell’s Tenacious Numismatic Hops Exchange (TNHE): a hop garden for unyielding people. Familiarly referred to as the Hops Exchange, Mitchell’s sculptural installation is composed of six twenty-foot-tall aluminum beams that support the growth of hop plants. This site-specific, living artwork combines the visual language of industrial construction with an ethic of social engagement. Continue reading

Renewing Your Lease in the Madison Campus/Downtown Area

high rise housing renewingIt’s that time of year. You’ve just moved into your apartment, are finally settling in, and suddenly you’re already being asked about renewing your lease for the 2018-2019 lease term! You may be thinking “I don’t even know if I’m going to like who I’m living with or where I’m living now, so how am I supposed to choose for next year already?”. We totally understand!

Madison’s campus area market is a unique one. Almost all apartments in the campus area begin leasing for the following fall nearly 11 months in advance. It seems crazy, we know, but MPM adheres to this schedule in order to be as fair and efficient as possible for our residents and property owners.

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Ways to Meet People at Your New Apartment

Whether you are living alone and want to meet some of your neighbors, or you live with your friends and you all want to make some new friends, meeting new people in your apartment community is easier than you may think!

Introduce Yourselves to Your Neighbors

Don’t be shy. Say hi and introduce yourselves while in the hallway, getting your mail, in the parking area, or even walking your dog. Spark up a conversation or at least exchange names so that you can have a conversation in the future.

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What to Do This Weekend in Madison | Labor Day Weekend Happenings

Summer is coming to an end, but we have one more chance at a last hoorah before it’s back to school. This weekend is Labor Day weekend and there are many fun and exciting events going on in the Madison area! We’ve put together a list of what to do, from music to food to exercise.

Friday, September 1st

SUP Yoga – Outdoors on the water at the Wisconsin Union at 7:15 am, $14/class.

Terrace Yoga – Terrace at the Memorial Union at 7 am, $7 per class.

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Post-Move-In Tips for Your New Apartment

apartmentsNow that the craziness is over and you’ve had a few days to get settled into your new apartment, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While the stress of your actual move may be over, there are still a few things that you should take care of after moving to a new place in order to prevent headaches later. Check out these tips that we recommend to new residents:

Read the Lease

Even though you should have already read the lease at the time of the lease signing, it’s not fresh in your mind. Read it, and then read it again. You may have just initialed where you were told to, but you should have received a copy of your lease with your move-in packet or emailed to you. If you did not receive one, ask your landlord or property representative for a copy. Make sure you understand everything you are responsible for, like making sure your rent is turned into the office before the first of the month, not just postmarking it by then. Continue reading