Keep it Clean This Spring

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Springtime marks the arrival of new life in our natural environment. You can bring new life into your home too with a spring cleaning session for your apartment at The Union Flats! Spring cleaning your space will refresh areas that may have grown tired or cluttered. Here are some ways to make your spring clean simple and fun!


Cleaning Games for Kids That Actually Work


Chances are, your kids aren’t the biggest fans of cleaning. If you want them to help out with spring cleaning without running for the hills, try some cleaning games for kids! This list breaks down some imaginative methods parents can use to teach their children that while cleaning is necessary, it doesn’t have to be boring. 


Make Some DIY Cleaning Products


Spring cleaning embraces a message of “out with the old, in with the new.” Develop a handy new hobby on your next tidying adventure with DIY cleaning products! Not only is making your own cleaners typically cheaper than store-bought, but you’ll find that you may already have the ingredients available to create your own cleaning products on hand. Check out this simple recipe for a citrus-scented all-purpose cleaner using just five low-cost materials!


Green Cleaning Hacks for the Eco-Conscious


There’s no better way to appreciate the reinvigoration of our natural environment during springtime than with green cleaning hacks. Most store-bought cleaners contain harsh additives that can harm the earth. Stocking up on natural grime-fighters like vinegar, baking soda, and borax to use instead protects the environment without losing out on effectiveness. This guide breaks down the many different ways to use these ingredients and more throughout your home during a spring cleaning session. 


Welcoming cleaner spaces into your home through spring cleaning can be a breeze, with a little creativity and an open mind. Got any more tidying tips? Let us know in the comments!

How to Rock Your Rainy Day

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The rainy season is upon us, which means you’re probably spending more time indoors. But staying inside doesn’t have to mean being bored! If you’re looking for ways to pass the time until the clouds clear, you’re in luck. We’re going to dive into some of the fun things to do in Union City and here at The Union Flats that keep you from getting washed away in the wet weather!


Cozying Up With Comfort Food


There’s nothing quite as cozy as bundling up inside on a rainy day. Plopping down on the couch with blankets and a mug of hot tea, watching the raindrops outside your window – It’s a feeling that truly can’t be topped. Unless you top it off with some comfort food! Check out these delicious recipes for tasty meals you can make that pair well with your leisurely day at home. They’re sure to warm your bones while the rain patters down.


Host a Board Game Night at The Union Flats


Feeling social? Gathering together with friends and neighbors during a rainy day brings a different kind of warmth to the table. Host a low-key hangout here at The Union Flats at the conveniently located indoor/outdoor club lounge! This location is perfect for throwing a board game night together. Check out this list of titles to try together, and be sure to contact Union Flats staff to reserve the space before planning!


Experience Culture at Museums in Union City


You can also visit a museum when it’s raining! It’s a nice compromise to wanting to be outside; you’re exploring vibrant new worlds indoors instead. There are quite a few interesting museums in Union City that are sure to keep you entertained for hours. For some true local flavor, check out Union City Historical Museum. This hidden gem hosts authentic pieces of the city’s history across the years inside, and admission is free! Or, for those enamored with flight, the Hiller Aviator Museum is the place to be. Here you can get up close and personal with amazing aircraft carriers and even try out a flight simulator!


Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade. With a little creativity, you can make the most of the rainy day! What are some indoor activities you’re planning on taking part in this season? Let us know in the comments!

2020 Predictions and You – How to Achieve Your Goals

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We’ve just begun a new decade! This clean slate offers a lot of promise, and perhaps you’ve made some 2020 predictions for yourself that you’d like to keep. If you have trouble building new habits, you’re in the right place. We’ll go into some common goals that can benefit your life and detail the best approaches in getting them to stick!


Meal Prepping in 2020 – Building a Healthier Relationship with Food


Were you addicted to food delivery apps in 2019? In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it’s easy to reach for takeout instead of using those groceries in the fridge. But if you find yourself throwing more spoiled food away instead of eating it, change must come. Luckily, slow cooker dump meals are the perfect solution! This list of tasty recipes just might inspire you to pull that dusty slow cooker out onto your counter again. By simply setting your food in the cooker and going about your day, you’ll come back to your Union Flats apartment with a home-cooked meal ready to enjoy. Low effort meal prepping in 2020 will save you a ton of time and money!


Fitness Goals in 2020 – Making an At-Home Routine Work


Going to the gym can be a total pain! From finding parking to sharing sweaty equipment, it can be enough to kick those fitness goals in 2020 aside. However, building an at-home routine for yourself can make all the difference. This 20-minute no-equipment program is a great way to implement regular exercise in your life without excessive altering of your regular schedule. You can also take advantage of the on-site fitness center at The Union Flats! Enlisting a friendly neighbor to tackle your fitness goal together can help motivate you to make this your strongest year yet. 


One thing is absolutely true for all 2020 predictions; with the right amount of dedication, patience, and personal forgiveness, achieving them can be easy and fun. What are some other goals you’re looking to reach this year? Let us know in the comments!