How To Beat Seasonal Allergies

How To Beat Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are common and can be a real drag on your health and quality of life. But there are things you can do to beat them. Let us tell you some of the best ways to beat seasonal allergies.

Avoid Known Allergens 

Keep away from pollen, mold spores and other airborne irritants. If you know what sets off your allergies, don’t expose yourself to them. This includes avoiding areas where there’s a lot of pollen in the air, such as parks and fields during planting season. 

Use Allergy Medications 

Medications help reduce inflammation in the nose and throat that may cause allergic symptoms such as congestion, sneezing and runny nose. They may also help prevent asthma attacks triggered by allergies. 

Keep Indoor Air Clean 

It’s important to keep your indoor air clean with an air filter that collects pollen particles, mold spores, dust mites and pet dander. Change filters regularly according to manufacturer instructions. If necessary, get an air purifier that uses ultraviolet light to kill germs such as mold spores and bacteria without generating ozone (an irritant). 

Keep Your Home Clean 

Keep your home clean to avoid allergens that may irritate your nasal passages and trigger symptoms. This means avoiding dust mites (found in upholstered furniture), pet dander (from dogs and cats), cockroaches, molds and pollens found outside your home. Vacuum floors weekly using an attachment designed to remove dust mites and clean upholstered furniture at least once a month with a damp cloth; use allergen-proof covers on pillows, mattresses and box springs; wash bedding in hot water weekly. 

Keep Windows Closed 

An easy way to help keep pollen out is by keeping your windows closed. That cool breeze may feel nice, but this can allow pollen, dander or dirt to come in with the breeze leaving invisible residue on your furniture that can cause reactions. 

The more you can help control your seasonal allergy symptoms, the better off you’ll be and the more likely it is you’ll be able to enjoy the glorious weather that can come with allergy season. At South Pointe Apartments & Homes, we’re dedicated to helping make your life (and your seasonal allergies) easier. Enjoy community living by scheduling a tour today!

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Cleaning: Have you forgotten any of these places

Cleaning: Have you forgotten any of these places

There are many places in your home that you don’t think about cleaning. They’re not hidden in the sense of being tucked away in a hard-to-access space. They’re right there, staring at you, and you pass by them every single day. These are the spots where dust bunnies can thrive, allergens can build and more. 

Be sure not to miss them next time to ensure maximum home health.

Cabinets and Drawers 

Cabinets and drawers are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning, but they need to be cleaned just as often as the rest of your house. You can start by pulling out all of the contents and wiping them down with a damp cloth or sponge. If there is any food left behind, use a little bit of dish soap to remove it. Then wipe down the inside of the cabinet or drawer with a clean cloth dipped in warm water. Finally, dry everything off with another clean cloth or towel. 


Baseboards are also overlooked when it comes to cleaning because they’re hidden away from sight most of the time. However, they tend to build up dust over time if they’re not cleaned regularly and this can lead to allergies if you breathe in too much dust every day. To clean baseboards, use an old toothbrush or rag and some water mixed with vinegar or lemon juice (a teaspoon per cup) as this will kill off any germs on them without damaging them as bleach would. 

The Back of Your Refrigerator 

Get a soft cloth and wipe down the back of your refrigerator. You’ll be surprised at how much dust accumulates there over time. Make sure to remove all food from shelves before cleaning as well as any containers or items stored on top of it (since they can easily fall off). 

Your Toilet Brush Holder 

This is another area that people often forget about when cleaning their bathrooms! Remove anything from inside the brush holder and clean with warm water and soap or vinegar. 

The Back Of The Toilet 

A toilet is a place where germs can build up if not cleaned regularly. The back of your toilet often gets neglected, but it needs to be cleaned just as much as the rest of your bathroom. 

The Shower Curtain Rod 

Your shower curtain rod is another area that is often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. This can lead to mold and mildew buildup if you don’t clean it regularly. Simply remove the hooks that hold your shower curtain rod in place and clean with warm, soapy water. 

Cleaning is essential for a happy, healthy home. South Pointe Apartments & Homes is proud to provide a secluded yet accessible, tranquil community to the Foley area. We are only minutes from countless recreational possibilities and more. Our community is setting the standards for

excellence in apartment and rental home living. Schedule a tour today by calling (251) 971-3800 or visiting our website

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Summer Staycation

Summer Staycation

There’s so much to enjoy when you live in Foley, Alabama. Our beautiful Gulf Coast is filled with a plethora of things to do and see during the summer months. Why leave for vacation when you can just have a staycation? That’s right, a staycation! This is where you stay in your area, and vacation as a tourist, doing all the fun things that make our area so great.

We’ve come up with a list of things to do while you’re (still) here!

Condominiums & Beach Houses 

When living at South Pointe Apartments & Homes, you’re only minutes away from excellent tourist vacation spots like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. These cities have many incredible condominiums and beach houses if you’re looking to have a staycation in the town over! Enjoy all that these home-away-from-home spots have to offer. Tonsmeire Properties, South Pointe Apartments & Homes property management team, offers wonderful beach houses to rent! There are so many ways to enjoy the sun!

Local Restaurants 

When you’re on a staycation, you may be able to try out some local restaurants you haven’t had the chance to try. The great thing about staycations is when you find a restaurant you like, you can go back when your staycation is over! It’s nice to support a local business that will be happy to see your face again when you come back!

South Pointe Pool 

Our South Pointe pool is always cool and ready for you to enjoy during your staycation. Even if you decide to have a staycation instead of a vacation, you’ll always have your community pool to enjoy day in and day out. There truly is no place like home!

Summer Events 

Living near a vacation spot means there are so many things to enjoy and do, such as community events, concerts, summer activities, festivals and more! In Foley and the surrounding areas, there are a lot of fun things to enjoy that will make your vacation or staycation just that much sweeter.


When you live at South Pointe Apartments & Homes, you are 10 minutes from the beach. Whether you decide to stay in a condominium, a hotel or even your own home, the beach is convenient and always ready for visitors! Take a day trip (or a week trip) and enjoy all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer!

South Pointe Apartments & Homes is proud to be located in the beautiful city of Foley, Alabama. Secluded yet accessible, tranquil yet minutes from countless recreational possibilities, our community is setting the standards for excellence in apartment and rental home living. Schedule a tour today by calling (251) 971-3800 or visiting our website

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How To Beat The Heat This Summer At South Pointe

How To Beat The Heat This Summer At South Pointe

South Pointe Apartments and Homes is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Foley, Alabama. Foley, along with many other cities along the Gulf Coast, experiences a substantial amount of heat throughout the year. The heat can reach temperatures around 100 degrees almost daily during the summer months. 

Luckily, South Pointe Apartments and Homes has compiled a list of things to do this summer to beat the heat!

Enjoy Our Community Pool 

South Pointe Apartments and Homes feature an incredible Olympic-sized, saltwater pool for all of our residents to enjoy. We understand that comfort sometimes includes having access to a pool for you to take advantage of when you have the opportunity to! Our wonderful management takes pride in keeping the community pool in tip-top shape with regular maintenance and cleaning. We even had a brand new pool liner installed earlier this year! 

Visit Our Local Beaches 

Being located in Foley, Alabama, we are fortunate enough to be only minutes away from our beautiful Alabama beaches. The white-sandy shores attract tourists and locals alike every year to enjoy all it has to offer. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are sister cities with many ways for you to enjoy the beach. They offer public and private beaches, along with public and private parking for you to choose from to create a beach day to remember! 

Get a Workout In Our Fitness Center 

Our Fitness Center at South Pointe Apartments and Homes is a great way to break a sweat without the pressing heat on your shoulders. It features many wonderful options for you to choose from including free weights, workout machines, a Peloton and more! You don’t have to wait until a certain time to utilize this amenity because it’s open 24 hours a day and seven days a week to accommodate our residents’ needs. 

Relax Under Our Community Pavillions 

Our Community Pavillions are a hit with our residents! Not only is it a convenient place to relax during any season, but they also feature grills, a kitchen and chairs to help unwind. Grab some friends or loved ones and have a cookout, or bring your favorite book to read and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the community. The possibilities are endless! 

Enjoy Local Restaurants 

Being located in the South along the Gulf Coast means there are a plethora of restaurants with delicious, local seafood along with many other varieties of food to be enjoyed. Enjoy local restaurants in Foley like Wolf Bay Restaurant, Local and Company Food+Drink, Fish River Grill and many more! There’s something for everyone! 

Experience Water Activities On The Gulf 

It’s no secret that our beautiful Gulf Coast waters are filled with water activities for any age. Take a day to experience all of the marvelous things you can do along the water. Charter fishing is a

popular activity along with renting jet skis and even parasailing! Dolphin and sunset cruises emphasize the magnificent environment that surrounds our Gulf waters and cities! 

South Pointe Apartments and Homes is conveniently located just off Highway 59, a few blocks from downtown Foley. The Gulf Coast’s most pristine beaches are a short drive away, and the nationally known Tanger Outlet Mall is just around the corner. Our one and two-bedroom apartment homes and three-bedroom rental houses provide a quiet community that blends the serenity of the country with modern conveniences — making this one of the most charming places to live in Baldwin County.

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Poolside Safety (In an Apartment Community)

Poolside Safety (In an Apartment Community)

The sun is shining, it’s getting warmer out and that can only mean one thing – It’s pool season! While we love a dip in our Olympic size saltwater pool here at South Pointe Apartments and Homes, we understand that there are safety concerns involved. Here are our tips to have a safe and fun-filled time at the pool.

Adhere to All Posted Rules 

Our amenities are part of the reason why our residents love living in the South Pointe community, and we have rules for use of them to ensure everyone has a fun, safe time. Take note of any posted pool rules, such as if there are specific times you can use the pool and any etiquette you need to abide by. 

Watch Out for Children 

School is about to be out for the summer, so be mindful of children who are using the pool. If you bring children to the pool, stay close to them at all times, even if they are strong swimmers. Along with this, ensure that they don’t run around the pool deck as these areas slippery and they can fall and injure themselves. 

Keep an Eye on Weather 

Weather in the south is finicky – in the blink of an eye, a bright, sunny day can quickly be replaced by an afternoon thunderstorm. Be sure to pay attention to the weather conditions while swimming and leave the pool immediately if you hear or see thunder or lightning. 

Regularly Apply Sunblock 

Summertime in Alabama is notoriously hot. With temperatures rising well above 90°F, it’s important to apply sunscreen before swimming to prevent damaging sunburns. SPF 35 is the minimum coverage that will protect you from the sun, and it is important to reapply every few hours to fully protect your skin. 

Bring a First-Aid Kit 

Stock up your first-aid kit with bandaids for skinned knees and medicine for bee stings, along with any extra supplies you may need. Bring it with you to the pool in case of emergencies. Also be sure to bring your phone with you to the pool in case you need to call for help. Our South Pointe emergency phone is located near the exterior pool bathroom in the case of an emergency. Keep it away from the water or in a waterproof case or container. Be sure to pack a water bottle as well to prevent dehydration. 

Dress Appropriately

Beads and other small buttons on bathing suits can fall off and get caught in the filters. They also present a choking hazard for small children, so be mindful of this when picking out your swimsuit. Don’t wear any jewelry that can get stuck in the vents, and be sure to wear flip-flops or other shoes to protect your feet. 

Be Mindful of the Space 

We all want to enjoy the pool, so be mindful of others when swimming. Keep your area clean, especially since people can trip on the clutter that gets blown around in the wind, and don’t play loud music that can bother others. The pool is a shared space and we all want to have a fun, relaxing time while using it. 

Enjoy the warm weather this summer at South Pointe Apartments and Homes. We value our residents and offer fun amenities such as pools, ping pong tables and a sand volleyball court for your enjoyment. We are located in a prime location at 679 East Michigan Ave. in Foley, Alabama. To schedule a tour of our community give us a call at (251) 971-3800 or visit our website

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Ways You Can Support Local Businesses In Our Area

Ways you can support local businesses in our area

Finding ways to support local businesses has always been an important part of a growing community, especially now more than ever. Our local businesses make up the fabric of our communities, thus developing the livelihood of those who work, play and live in and around them. There are many ways to support local businesses in our area, and all it takes is a little effort on our part to help make a big difference!

Shop Local 

Doing this is easier than you might think! There are plenty of local businesses with storefronts in Baldwin County that would love to have you walk through their doors. Coffee shops, clothing stores, restaurants… You name it! Those sales are crucial to not only the business owners and their businesses, but also to our local economy. Even if you’re just stopping by to check the place out, we’re sure those businesses appreciate it! 


A small donation towards a local business or tip goes a long way. Consider going the extra mile by doing the “Tip The Bill” challenge, or even making a small donation towards business continuity for a local business. No matter the amount, these businesses can benefit from your gracious generosity towards their vision and services! 

Shop Now for Later 

Shop with local businesses now to help continue constant cash flow. Purchase a gift for a loved one’s birthday next month, or purchase items ahead of time before you may need them. Not only does this keep constant funds flowing through local businesses, but you’re helping create supply and demand for these business owners to keep doing more with their business for their community. 

Buy Gift Cards 

Everyone loves gift cards! You may not use a gift card right away, but revenue from this can help excel businesses forward. Consider purchasing a gift card or certificate for your next upcoming service or for a friend. This also makes you a customer later when you’re able to use it! 

Support Their Online Efforts 

Local businesses often have a brick and mortar location as well as an online hub for you to access from anywhere at any time. Don’t forget about these wonderful avenues! Purchase your items online from their online stores or websites to boost online sales. Maybe even engage with posts on their social media or post your recent purchase to show your friends and loved ones how awesome these local businesses are. The possibilities to help local businesses are endless when it comes to online efforts! 

Let’s join together to be there for local businesses in our area. Our efforts can make a difference in the lives of business owners, their employees and our community. South Pointe Apartments

and Homes strives to always be community forward in our local community and in our apartments and homes. To schedule a tour today, call (251) 971-3800 or visit our website

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