Tips for Renters blog

Advantages living in a Mobile Home Community vs  Apartment for Rent, Imperial MO

Posted by M Litel on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 16:02 PM


Carlsbad Management, LLC  

We will have an apartment with a carport coming soon,  (approximately 2 months)  

Check our availablity.  

We currently have a 2 bedroom 2 bath

Rent to Own (pay like rent),

Lease Option Purchase Mobile Home Available. 

This can ALSO give you material for Advantages of  living in a MH Park instead of an apartment, such as

  • You have a yard that is not so big as to be a major chore but still offers the conveniences of a yard including space for your own flower and or vegetable garden.
  • More green space,
  • No neighbors above you with the sounds and vibrations of kids running.
  • No need to wrap your kids feet with something to muffle the sounds because no one lives below you.
  • Less need to go out because always being guarded due to living in an apartment that shares walls, floors and/or ceilings with your  neighbors can be stifling
  • Many 3 BR MHs have the kids bedroom on one end and the parents on the other end so you are less apt to disturb each other.


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Curb that appetite in your New (to you) Lease Purchase Mobile Home, House Springs MO

Posted by M Litel on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 @ 14:02 PM

Welcome to Carlsbad Management, LLC  

Home of Golden Acres Mobile Home Community!  

Please check out our homes that are available- just click the link above! You can own them but pay like Rent!  Your Home payment will not go up! 


The Super Simple, Science-Backed Way to Curb Cravings

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Most of us are guilty of mindless eating at some point—maybe it's while watching TV, procrastinating, or feeling just plain bored. Next time you're craving a late-night snack, silence your inner cookie monster by saying, "some other time." A new study found that people who try to stop cravings by telling themselves they can enjoy the treat sometime in the future were less likely to actually indulge than those who tried a hard no.

Scientists believe this works because you trick your brain into thinking the craving isn't very important. It's like how you keep telling yourself you're going to reorganize your closet next weekend. "I'll get to it some other time" becomes a euphemism for something that's not exactly at the top of your list. And when something is less important, you'll want it less. Science.



Notation:   We have several 3 bedroom 2 bath 16X80 homes coming available soon! They are being rehabbed - refurbished as I am writing this!   Give us a call for more information or to see a floor plan


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Extreme Cold - After a Winter's Storm: Golden Acres MH Community, Jefferson County, MO

Posted by M Litel on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 14:01 PM

Golden Acres Mobile Home Community


Carlsbad Management, LLC 

We want everyone to be safe and warm during the winter months.  We are passing on some helpful tips below from

After Winter Storms And Extreme Cold

  • If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER20472)
  • Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries, medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the shelter. Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
  • Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

Learn From Every Storm

Restock your emergency supplies to be ready in case another storm hits.

  • Assess how well your supplies and family plan worked. What could you have done better?
  • Take a few minutes to improve your family plan and supplies before the next winter storm hits.
  • Talk to your neighbors and colleagues about their experiences and share tips with each other.

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Be safe and warm!

Take precaution when shoveling sidewalks and driveways.   


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Here  is a same of one that is available now as of January 22, 2016



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Winter Comfort Foods but Healthy for you, Apartments and Mobile Homes Jefferson County, MO

Posted by Myra L on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 12:01 PM


Winter Comfort foods make them more healthy.

  My boss gets a lot of emails from different websites such as the Mayo Clinic, SSM - Slucare and many other.  We like to pass on the information that we obtain thru emails and surfing the net. 

Today's Healthy-Cooking Tip
Boost flavor, cut fat
Braising, broiling, grilling and steaming can make your food taste great without adding lots of fat, oil or sodium. Baste meat or vegetables in wine, vegetable juice or fat-free vegetable broth instead of oil or drippings. Your taste buds and your waistline will thank you!

These are tips from SLUCare  (SSM)

Did you know that you can lose one pound per week if you decrease your food intake by 500 calories per day? Although many people have already made the switch from regular soda and tea to diet counterparts, there are still many ways to eliminate calories. If you cook at home, try cutting back on oil and butter, which have about 120 calories per tablespoon.

7 Tips for healthy living

  • Move More
  • Cut Fat - The today's tip above will help with this.
  • Reduce Stress
  • Wear Your Seat Belt
  • Floss Your Teeth
  • Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
  • Drink Plenty of Water  (I personally struggle with this one, but when I do drink water I do feel better!)  

7 Super foods for your health

  • Salmon
  • Yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Blueberries

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for approximately one of every five deaths ever year. However, there are estimated 46 million American adults -- or 20.6% of the population -- who say they currently smoke. While quitting isn't easy, Saint Louis University Cancer Center's free comprehensive smoking cessation classes can help turn statistics into success stories.


If you notice Beans is one of the 7 Super Foods for your health.  I love a great bowl of "Ham & Beans" with Cornbread served with Fried Potatoes (NOT So good for you but when you  wash the slices first and remove a lot of the starch & it helps to use half sweet potatoes and red potatoes, then add onions, pepers etc  :) and green onions. Yummy Known as a great southern meal.  However to cut down on the salt content, I substitute - cut up pork steaks or a pork loin for the meat and sometimes add carrots. So yummy and slightly healthier.    


I love cooking and baking as I get older I prefer to eat less salt and sugar. Not a bad thing but it is not an easy task to make. But you substitute with items that add and enrich flavor such as onions, garlic, basil, tomatoes, cumin, etc .  It makes your food much more flavorable and savory.

I enjoy cooking in my kitchen as I think you would like cooking in a kitchen in a Remodeled and Refurbished Rent to Own Mobile Home - Lease Purchase (Pay like Rent) in our quiet mobile home community - Golden Acres Mobile Home Community, House Springs Mo 63051.

 We currently as of today, January 20th, 2016, we have a 3 bedroom 2 bath and a 2 bedroom 1 bath ready today!   Call us for more details about our Rent to Own , Lease Purchase Mobile Homes.  We would love to speak with you and show you our Refurbished Mobile homes.  


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Why spend($$$$) the money on a brand new $30,000 Plus when you can buy one here with us that has been refurbished for less $$$ --- - Some with  new plywood subfloors, new vanities, counter tops, cabinets, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring in wet areas, such as bath, kitchen, laundry rooms, new faucets, roof freshly sealed, freshly painted, new furnace/ac, etc.  Every home is different.  We have a few homes we just brought into our community and is being refurbished - (should be ready in the spring!) Lot rent is included on our pricing on line with the monthly discount already included.  Call today for more details. 636-942-3100

Here is a  photo of one that is available now on January 20th, 2016!



Lots of counter space for some "Healthy Cooking" for your family.  Brand new Vinyl Laminate flooring in Kitchen/Dining Area!  You need stove and refrigerator, ask for details when calling!   


Enjoy some Healthy Family Time Meals.  

Chili, Stews, Soups, even White Creamy chili 

Check out

Chili Recipes from all over the world!

Beef Chili, Chicken Chili, Turkey Chili, Pork Chili,  (from that frozen left over turkey from Thanksgiving/Christmas)


Enjoy some modified recipes - Go head and go for it! Try something different!  Just like a new place to live! Give us a call today. 636-942-3100  

Thanks for reading our  blog!  


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Tips for the common Cold - Apartments for Rent, Jefferson County

Posted by Myra L on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 @ 13:01 PM

Tips for the Common Cold!

You know we get the commond cold sometime during the year and we (ALL) dread it.  There is no known cure for the common cold however, you can do certain things to help relieve some of the syptoms.  

Here is some tips from one of our favorite website - The Mayo Clinic --

that always has helpful tips for us.

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Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt

There's no cure for the common cold. But what about cold remedies that claim to make you feel better faster? Find out what's effective — and what's not.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Here's a look at some common cold remedies and what's known about them.

Cold remedies: What works

If you catch a cold, you can expect to be sick for one to two weeks. That doesn't mean you have to be miserable. Besides getting enough rest, these remedies might help you feel better:

  • Stay hydrated.Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas, which can make dehydration worse.
  • Rest. Your body needs to heal.
  • Soothe a sore throat. A saltwater gargle — 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water — can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. Children younger than 6 years are unlikely to be able to gargle properly.

You can also try ice chips, sore throat sprays, lozenges or hard candy. Don't give lozenges or hard candy to children younger than 3 to 4 years old because they can choke on them.

  • Combat stuffiness. Over-the-counter saline nasal drops and sprays can help relieve stuffiness and congestion. In infants, experts recommend putting several saline drops into one nostril, then gently suctioning that nostril with a bulb syringe. To do this, squeeze the bulb, gently place the syringe tip in the nostril about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (about 6 to 12 millimeters) and slowly release the bulb. Saline nasal sprays may be used in older children.
  • Relieve pain. For children 6 months or younger, give only acetaminophen. For children older than 6 months, give either acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Ask your child's doctor for the correct dose for your child's age and weight. Adults can take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or aspirin.
  • Use caution when giving aspirin to children or teenagers. Though aspirin is approved for use in children older than age 3, children and teenagers recovering from chickenpox or flu-like symptoms should never take aspirin. This is because aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition, in such children.
  • Sip warm liquids. A cold remedy used in many cultures, taking in warm liquids, such as chicken soup, tea, or warm apple juice, might be soothing and might ease congestion by increasing mucus flow.
  • Add moisture to the air.  A cool mist vaporizer or humidifier can add moisture to your home, which might help loosen congestion. Change the water daily, and clean the unit according to the manufacturer's instructions. Don't use steam, which hasn't been shown to help and may cause burns.
  • Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications.For adults and children older than 5, OTC decongestants, antihistamines and pain relievers might offer some symptom relief. However, they won't prevent a cold or shorten its duration, and most have some side effects.

Experts agree that these shouldn't be given to younger children. Overuse and misuse of these medications can cause serious damage.

Take medications only as directed. Some cold remedies contain multiple ingredients, such as a decongestant plus a pain reliever, so read the labels of cold medications you take to make sure you're not taking too much of any medication.

Cold remedies: What doesn't work

The list of ineffective cold remedies is long. A few of the more common ones that don't work include:

  • These attack bacteria, but they're no help against cold viruses. Avoid asking your doctor for antibiotics for a cold or using old antibiotics you have on hand. You won't get well any faster, and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the serious and growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
  • Over-the-counter cold and cough medications in young children.OTC cold and cough medications may cause serious and even life-threatening side effects in children. The FDA warns against their use in children younger than age 6.
  • The cold-fighting reputation of zinc has had its ups and downs. That's because many zinc studies are flawed.

The jury is still out, but a review of 18 randomized, controlled studies indicated that zinc lozenges or syrup reduced the average length of a cold in otherwise healthy people when taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. The review also found some evidence that zinc taken for five months to prevent colds reduced the incidence of colds in children. Keep in mind, though, that you can't really know what's in the zinc 

Cold remedies: What probably doesn't hurt

In spite of ongoing studies, the scientific jury is still out on some popular cold remedies, such as vitamin C and echinacea. Here's an update on some common alternative remedies:

  • Vitamin C.It appears that for the most part taking vitamin C won't help the average person prevent colds. However, taking vitamin C before the onset of cold symptoms may shorten the duration of symptoms. Vitamin C may provide benefit for people at high risk of colds due to frequent exposure — for example, children who attend group child care during the winter.
  • Study results on whether echinacea prevents or shortens colds are mixed. Some studies show no benefit. Others show some reduction in the severity and duration of cold symptoms when taken in the early stages of a cold. Different types of echinacea used in different studies may have contributed to the differing results.
  • Echinacea seems to be most effective if you take it when you notice cold symptoms and continue it for seven to 10 days. It appears to be safe for healthy adults, but it can interact with many drugs. Check with your doctor before taking echinacea or any other supplement.

Take care of yourself

Although usually minor, colds can make you feel miserable. It's tempting to try the latest remedy, but the best thing you can do is take care of yourself. Rest, drink fluids and keep the air around you moist. Remember to wash your hands frequently.


We would like to thank you for reading our blog at this time and invite you to call us  636-942-3100 or email to schedule a viewing of our available units.  We have Rent to Own Refurbished, Remodeled Mobile Homes, 2 bedrooms and  3 bedrooms. Lease Option Purchase  - You pay just like rent but your Mobile Home payment never increases!

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Flooding in the Jefferson County - St Louis County and surrounding counties.

Posted by Myra L on Sun, Dec 27, 2015 @ 13:12 PM

The Weather in the United States of America as well as other parts of the world has been a bit out of sorts.  Since before Christmas, the weather has been devasting throughout our country.  The photo below is from

KSDK.COM  website.  This is from a RV Park located near

Fenton MO off Hwy 141.  

There is also houses that have been effected as well.

Local Media has many photos of  local flooding and damages throughout our country.  


Most of us have seen the photo's of the devastation on Social Media.  

 Those of us that have the statements are all basically the same and that is "All of the Victims of this outbreak of devasting weather here in the USA - is in our thought and prayers throughout our land and the world."

And we would like to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as well. 

And this storm is expected to continue through Monday. Please be aware of your weather in your area



Here is just a couple of the webpages reporting on the devastation throughout our country.

Tornado's in Dallas Texas reported December 27th, 2015


Historic "rain" floods in Missouri December 2015


 There are many different agencies in your effected area that are there to help you.  Unfortuately, there are folks who like to take advantage of your situation. Please research and get the proper assistance. 

Angie's List for contractors/services,Churches, American Red Cross, FEMA as well as many other agencies are available for you.  


 Carlsbad Management, LLC

OF House Springs MO

extends there condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones, their homes, had damage due to this outbreak of weather.

Christmas and the New Year!  Are you ready?

Posted by Myra L on Sun, Dec 20, 2015 @ 20:12 PM

Are you ready for Christmas and the New Year?

Many of us our ready for Christmas and many of us are

anxious for the New Year to begin.  New Beginnings - whether you are down-sizing or wanting to move to a new place to call home or Beginning a new chapter in your life with a "Starter" home.  We offer Lease Purchase Mobile Homes (You pay like Rent!).  We have 2 bedroom 1 bath,  3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 bedroom 2 bath available.  Call us today for details!


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New Years Resolutions are always fun to make but hard to stick too.  So make one this year to start your new beginnings with us!  We would love to speak with you with about our available Rehabbed/Remodeled Lease Purchase (Rent to Own)Mobile Homes!




Check out our available  Mobile Homes and see which one you would like to start your new year with!  Our mobile home payments does not ever change.  Our prices include the mobile home payment and the Lot rent with the monthly discount included.   Price includes the first 1000 Gallons of Water and the first 1000 Gallons of Sewer Service.  We bill your account the difference. (the current rate is less than 1 cent per gallon)




We, Carlsbad Management, LLC wants to wish you all a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Don't forget to give us a call to schedule an appointment to view your

  place that you will own and call home.


Christmas in your Rent To Own Mobile Home or Apartment for Rent in House Springs, Jefferson County, MO

Posted by Myra L on Sun, Dec 13, 2015 @ 20:12 PM

Christmas and the New Year 

Holiday's are fast approaching!

We have a couple of Rent to Own Mobile Homes, ready now just in time for the holidays and the new year!  Start the year in your new home! Apply today and get approved quickly!  Just in time to prepare your Wonderful Christmas Dinner or New Year's Celebration for your friends and/or family in your new kitchen. You need appliances for your new place with us, just ask for details. 


Wait, you already have a mobile home and you wish to move it to a new location. Ask about our move -in special for moving your home on one of our available lots.  We have mobile home lots available.  We will also consider your home for a trade-in on one of our remodeled/rehabbed mobile home with lots of updates for example:  Brand new Laminate flooring, new or newer a/c -furnaces, new carpet.   



This is our 3 bedroom 2 bath rehabbed mobile home in the photo's above. Stove and Refrigerator Available ask about details.  Apply today and move in before the holidays.  Enjoy Christmas and/or New Years in a new place that you can call home. And that you are purchasing and paying like rent!  Call for details about our available units. We would like to speak with you and schedule a viewing with you to see our available units. 


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Expired Food Dates - Cleaning out fridge in your apartment, mobile home in Jefferson County MO!

Posted by Myra L on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 09:11 AM


Wait Don't throw that food out just yet!   Save Grocery Money! 

The  following information was emailed to me and I found it interesting and it will save me $$$ So I wish to pass on the information to save our Tenants/Residents Money, and our Future Residents - Home Owners with us!


We currently have 3 bedroom 2 bath Mobile Home

available for Rent to Own  Lease Purchase! 

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  So without further hesitation  here is a copy of the email sent to me taken from the  website!  Visit them for more tips for saving money!

Is Expired Food Safe to Eat?

For every dollar Americans spend on food, they chuck about 10 cents’ worth into the trash. That doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up fast—to the tune of about $1,500 per year, on average, for a family of four, according to the Department of Agriculture. Not only is that a hit to your wallet, but food waste also has far-reaching consequences. Food is the largest source of garbage in landfills, and it’s a significant contributor to the production of methane, which is a cause of global warming. And then there are the water, electricity, fuel, and other resources wasted on growing and producing food that no one ever eats.

Picky kids, busy lifestyles, and poor planning are a few reasons so much of what we toss into our grocery carts winds up in garbage cans. But another major factor is a misconception about what all of those date labels on food packages—“sell by,” “use by,” “best by,” and the like—really mean.

“Most consumers don’t realize that they’re really more about food quality than food safety,” says Robert Gravani, Ph.D., a professor of food science at Cornell University. Food may not be at its peak after those dates, but such factors as staleness and color change are quality problems, not safety concerns. The truth is that in many cases, food on a shelf—or even in a fridge—past the date on the package is fine to eat. That "expired food" doesn’t have to be thrown away.

“Foodborne illness comes from contamination, not from the natural process of decay,” says Dana Gunders, a staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the author of “Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook” (Chronicle Books, 2015). “And our senses are well-equipped to recognize decay.” Foods past their prime might develop mold, become rancid, or spoil in other ways, but they are likely to look, smell, and taste bad before they actually become unsafe to eat.

Check our food-safety-guide, and read our special report. "How Safe Is Your Ground Beef?"

There’s no federal requirement that foods carry a date label except for infant formula, for which the concern is nutritional quality, not safety. Several states have regulations, but the guidelines used to set the dates—and the meaning of terms—vary. The USDA offers these general definitions:

  • ‘Sell by.’This is the date by which manufacturers suggest that retailers remove the product from shelves. The goal is to ensure quality for a period of time after you buy it. That can be several days to several weeks, depending on the item. For instance, milk, assuming proper refrigeration, should last five to seven days past its sell-by date before turning sour.
  • ‘Best by’ and ‘use by.’Those terms tell you when to eat (or freeze) a product for the best quality. A jar of salsa may not taste as fresh and tangy as it’s supposed to, for example, and crackers may be soft instead of crisp after those dates.

How are the dates determined? In most cases, manufacturers decide on dates and terms based on their own product testing. According to a report from the NRDC and Harvard University, they use a number of methods, such as lab tests and taste testing, to set them. And consumers have no way of knowing the background. In many cases, dates are conservative, and if you go beyond them, you may not notice any difference in quality, especially if the date has recently passed.

And in some cases, even expired food that has seen better days can still be used. “Use sour milk like buttermilk in pancake or biscuit batter,” Gunders says. “You can revive wilted vegetables like carrots and celery by soaking them in ice water, and salad greens that are too limp to serve raw can be sautéed.”







Christmas Trees - Decorating your Home, Apartment in Jefferson County MO

Posted by Myra L on Sat, Nov 28, 2015 @ 20:11 PM

Time to Decorate your Home for Christmas!  



This 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Rehabbed Mobile Home!


It would be great to be able to decorate your Own 3 bedroom 2 bath 16x80 home.  We have a rent to own Lease Option Purchase and ready to move in just in time for Christmas.   Click on the link above to view the Better Homes & Garden website and clik on the "Own" link and see our available units..   BHG  has some awesome tips for decorating your home for Christmas! 

The following is  from their page!

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Christmas tree season is here, and we can help you tackle every step, from cutting down a fresh spruce to topping off the tree. Many people set up their tree the day after Thanksgiving. That's perfect timing for fresh trees, which will last for six weeks with proper care. From there, it's all about decorating. Our Christmas tree decorations, handmade ornament ideas, and Christmas tree themes will give you plenty of ideas for your tree. Start with our basic tips on how to decorate a Christmas tree, from hanging the lights and stringing the garland to adding the finishing touches with pretty ornaments. Get to know the different types of Christmas tree lights with our tips for tree lighting, plus learn some basic safety and care tips for your tree to ensure it lasts all season and doesn't pose a fire hazard. Take a look through our decorative tabletop trees for small-space inspiration, or check out our creative Christmas tree themes for fun and unusual ways to decorate your tree, with adornments such as family photos, paper stars, flags, starfish, and more. Our Christmas decorating ideas will make your holiday planning a breeze.


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