Monthly Archives: April 2020

FOX Corporate Housing Introduces Chromecast Streaming

Tanya Leach 17/04/2020

FOX Corporate Housing is pleased to announce the addition of Google Chromecast Streaming to our standard rental package in lieu of basic cable.

Why Google Chromecast?

Google Chromecast Streaming gives you access to basic cable channels, but much more. You can stream your favorite shows and programs. For our tenants that have subscriptions to services such as: Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Watch ESPN, etc., you can utilize Google Chromecast Streaming to stream on your TV. No need to watch on your iPhone, Android phone or tablet when traveling.

How do I set it up?

No need to setup the Google Chromecast device. Just as with basic cable, when you step into your apartment or home, everything is installed and ready to stream. FOX provides high speed Internet as part of our standard package. All you need to ensure is that your device is connected to the WiFi. Of course, FOX provides all the instructions and password for your secure Internet connection. FOX takes care of it all.

Why the change?

This shift will give our tenants access to entertainment services well beyond the offerings of basic cable, improving the overall travel and stay experience. In addition, as you know, for quick turnarounds in our units not already equipped with cable, cable wait times can extend past the move in date. This eliminates any delay in receiving services.

So sit back, grab your remote, and flip through the numerous offerings Google Chromecast Streaming has to offer!

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FOX Corporate Housing offers short-term, temporary housing solutions across the Nation in all Major U.S. cities as well as non-major market areas. Business Corporate Housing options are available in Seattle, Houston, Dallas, New York, Austin, Midland, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and many more.

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Zoom Backgrounds from FOX | FOX Corporate Housing

Michelle McAden 10/04/2020

As the COVID-19 Outbreak continues to spread, and more and more companies, businesses, and schools transitioning online, Zoom meetings are becoming increasingly more frequent and commonplace. These virtual meetings come with the added pressure of finding a clean, distraction-free space to call in from – no one wants to be embarrassed by a family member waltzing into the room in the background, or by some old Justin Bieber posters you never got around to taking down before heading off to college.

Thankfully, Zoom allows users to upload and/or change their virtual backgrounds. With this in mind, the FOX Corporate Housing team has designed, and uploaded some of our favorite FOX apartments as Zoom backgrounds so you can join your Zoom conference calls or online lectures without fear of a fellow coworker or student getting a glimpse of your unfolded laundry.

How to Download

To download one of our FOX Zoom background, simply hover your mouse over the appropriate image, right click your mouse button, and click “Save image as.”

To upload a FOX background to Zoom, open the Zoom application, and click the up arrow next to the “Start/Stop Video” button located on the bottom bar. Then, select “choose virtual background,” followed by the
“+” sign, and select the appropriate image from your image library.

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Fox Corporate Housing offers short-term, temporary housing solutions across the Nation in all Major U.S. cities as well as non-major market areas. Business Corporate Housing options are available in Seattle, Houston, Dallas, New York, Austin, Midland, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and many more.

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How to Make Working from Home Work for You | FOX Corporate Housing

Michelle McAden 10/04/2020

In the midst of these unprecedented circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies and organizations are implementing voluntary and/or mandatory work-from-home policies. Turning your home into your office can be difficult, and if you’re new to working from home, figuring out how to stay productive and sane can feel like rocket science. Luckily, FOX Corporate Housing has compiled some tips to help get you through this craziness and to help you get your work done effectively, while also keeping up with your mental well-being.

1. Get dressed.

Although it can be tempting to lounge around in your pajamas, doing so could lead to a less productive work day. There’s no need to dress yourself to the nines, but the simple act of putting on a “leaving-the-house” outfit can help kick-start your day. Getting dressed helps build a routine, and having such a routine helps you feel more organized and ready to take on the day.

Plus, we live in the 21st century where online meetings are exceedingly becoming the norm. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’d want my boss and coworkers seeing me in my fluffy robe!

2. Designate a work space.

When working from home, it can be difficult to ignore your bed’s siren call, but people who regularly work from home are the first to admit that dedicating a certain room and/or surface in your home just for work is much more productive. This way, your already pre-designated “leisure areas,” i.e., your bed, couch, etc., can remain separate from your work life.

Doing so will help you feel like you are at the “office,” and thus will put you in the right mindset while concurrently helping to reduce distractions, and allowing you to feel as though you can “leave the office” and “leave your work behind” at the end of the day.

3. Stay connected!

It’s easy to feel isolated and cut off from the world when you work from home. This is why consistent communication with your colleagues is so important.

Use programs like Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc., to keep up with your coworkers and to stay connected with them, even if it’s just to say a quick hello or to catch up briefly!

4. Put on some background noise.

Although it may seem working in total silence might help you focus, a complete lack of noise can further add to feelings of loneliness. Putting on a TV show or playing music softly in the background can help you feel connected, and can imitate the chit-chat you might encounter while at the office. If you find yourself getting distracted, switching to light classical or “study” music might be something to consider. Spotify and YouTube have tons of playlists that are suitable.

5. Keep a morning routine.

Don’t let staying at home prevent you from going about your daily routine, just like before. A morning routine is a powerful tool to get your mind prepared for a day at the “office.”

This can be as simple as making sure you have your cup of joe before sitting at your desk, or going for a quick jog before work.

6. Take breaks and stretch your legs!

Consider setting an alarm or a reminder to get up and stretch every so often. Even something as small as walking around your house, or taking a quick – but leisurely – stroll outside to the mailbox can help your mind feel refreshed and will help increase your productivity when you return to your work.

Working from home is not everyone’s cup of tea, and hopefully things will soon return to normalcy. Until then, however, these tips can help you stay calm and be productive.

Fox Corporate Housing offers short-term, temporary housing solutions across the Nation in all Major U.S. cities as well as non-major market areas. Business Corporate Housing options are available in Seattle, Houston, Dallas, New York, Austin, Midland, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and many more.

Call us TODAY for a FREE Quote!

+1 (844) 440-4369

www.foxcorphousing.com

info@foxcorphousing.com

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