How To Survive The Heatwaves In Your Union City Apartment

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The summer months are well underway and have brought with them a heatwave! It can be challenging to deal with the summer heat, but when living at The Union Flats, there are plenty of options available.

Enjoy Our Outdoor Amenities
Getting outside is a wonderful way to feel refreshed during a heatwave. There is no shortage of choices at The Union Flats. You could dive into the sparkling pool to cool down from the summer heat. Alternatively, you could spend time at the indoor/outdoor club lounge, dipping between cool air conditioning and the fresh air. As the sun sets and the temperature falls, you may wish to get to know the neighbors at the outdoor fireside lounge.

Rental-Friendly Ways to Cool Down Your Home
Setting up the home for the summer months is really Apartment 101! You could install blackout curtains to keep the stream of sunlight out of your home, preventing the space from overheating. Alternatively, you could turn to the plethora of high-tech options that are available. For example, you could purchase a flex power fan that will blow cool air into the room. These utilities make apartment living in the hot weather into the peaceful experience that you deserve!

Local Attractions That Will Help You Keep Cool
The Union Flats are in an excellent location, which is particularly important when combating the heatwave. Take the 11-minute drive to the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area to swim in the glistening lake, catch the breeze by going out on a boat, or simply explore the wildlife and natural world. If you prefer the indoors, drive for 9 minutes to visit the Union Landing Shopping Center. Escape the summer heat, and spend the day shopping under the cool shelter of the mall.

Although the summer heat is difficult to manage, living at The Union Flats gives you many options to keep cool. The tips in this blog will help you to take steps towards feeling comfortable and refreshed during the summer heatwave!

Get Ready to Go Back to School At Your Union Flats Apartments

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Like many individuals, are you or your children going back to school this August? If so, have you gotten everything prepared? Do you have all the physical things you’re going to need in order, as well as a positive, disciplined mindset? Going back to school can be lots of fun if you’re open to the idea of learning and interested in stimulating your mind. Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of education in your Union City apartments:

1. Make sure that in your Union City apartments, you put aside a space that’s just for you to study and do homework. It isn’t productive to study at the kitchen table, couch, or your bed, even if that’s what feels comfortable. It’s better to study somewhere where you could be sure that studying will be your only objective so that you can have the focus and discipline that learning requires.

2. As soon as you’re aware of what materials you need for your class, be sure to get them ASAP. If you aren’t keen on leaving your apartments and standing in long lines at Target or Office Depot, order your supplies online at Amazon so that you can get great deals and you don’t even have to leave your place. It’s a great way to save some money and protect yourself from COVID all at the same time.

3. Third, ask the staff at your Union City apartments regarding if there are any amenities you can use that could be of assistance as it pertains to your studies. Maybe there are computers, printers, scanners, desks, or other things of that nature all around your property that you haven’t even considered that could be put to use to help you improve your studies.

Continuing your education can be a lot of fun, especially if you have the right attitude. It can be efficient with the right amount of preparation. We hope these tips accomplished both, and helped you start off the new school year with a smile.

Enjoy Redecorating Your Union City Apartments

Like the majority of us, it’s likely you’ve had to spend a large chunk of time in your Union City this year. After a while, looking at the same setting- the same art and décor- can get rather tiresome. Therefore, it’s pertinent to get some new décor for your apartments. There are other ways you can also add a feeling of refreshment.

Here are some things you should do to create a bit of a different vibe in your Sacramento  apartments:

1.       Prepare by having a deep clean: Before you start adding things to your apartment, make sure that it is as clean as possible. It’s probably even a better idea to do a deep clean if you find yourself coming in and out of your apartment to run errands or go to work, on the chance that there are dangerous germs lingering.

2.       Think creatively about a new ambiance you’d like: Before you start investing in new décor for your apartments, think about the general vibe and feel that you’re trying to go with in your apartment. Do you want to feel energized? Relaxed? Or both? Whatever the case may be, consider your color scheme and see if you can make some changes (not paint color, but curtains or rugs) so that you can feel like you’re in a new place.

3.       Get new accents- There are tons of sites online, ranging from Amazon to Etsy where you can go and check out home décor. Some of it is relatively inexpensive and can add an amazing element of relaxation to your home. Candles, plants, crosses, mirrors, paintings, vases, and things of the like are all wonderful ways to add new décor to your apartments.

Hopefully this article has given you some inspiration on changing up your Sacramento apartments. If you have any additional ideas, be sure to add them in the comments below.

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!



Holiday Events in Union City For You and the Crew

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2019 is almost gone, and that means holiday events in Union City will come to a close as well. Thankfully, this city will be chock full of fun attractions for the holidays. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or your splendid self, there’s plenty of seasonal tidings to take part in before this decade is over!

Perfectly Seasonal Things to Do For the Holidays in Union City

There’s plenty of exciting, seasonal things going on around The Union Flats this time of year! If you’re a diehard fan of exploring the neighborhood to see dazzling Christmas lights, you’re in luck. This website finds the best spots with all the decorated home displays in the area. And if you want to experience holiday food without the prep work, the friendly folks at Fairmont San Jose are happy to help. Simply pick and choose what you need to entertain (or keep it all to yourself), and they’ll pack up your order for pick-up, It’s that easy!

Midnight Celebrations for New Year’s Eve in Union City

NYE comes just six days after Christmas. Don’t be left out in the cold once the 31st hits by securing your spot at hot local events now! For a fun masquerade theme and awesome Latin music, check out the San Mateo Marriott party. There you’ll find five different rooms playing different styles of tunes for every taste. Be sure to book a room at the hotel for free breakfast in the morning! Rather not drink this NYE? No problem! Believe Imagine Create by Shanti Naam Yoga is throwing a unique experience to ring in 2020. From a healthy vegan dinner, guided yoga practice, and a DJ playing tribal beats, this event is perfect for getting in touch with your higher self coming into the New Year.

Holiday Events From Home!

While going out and celebrating is always fun, homebodies can organize their own NYE and Xmas events from the comfort of their apartment here at The Union Flats. For New Year’s, consider renting a photobooth and accessories to capture your friends’ cute faces for some tangible 2020 memories. And for Christmas, a holiday movie marathon with your pajama-clad tribe is sure to be a hit. There are endless ideas out there for holiday celebrating, so put on that thinking cap!


Whether you stay at home to party or decide to experience what Union City has to offer this December, be sure always to celebrate safely and use ridesharing if traveling. Have a happy holiday!

A Turkey Bowl Thanksgiving 

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Thanksgiving marks the return of wonderful time-honored traditions. From gathering ‘round the table with the warmth of friends and loved ones to devouring that delicious holiday spread, it’s no wonder why it’s considered a favorite among American citizens. Another heralded custom on this day? Playing (or watching) football! The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl is a classic event that goes almost as far back as the first Thanksgiving.

Two National Favorites Combine

It all started in 1869 in Philadelphia, PA, just six years after Turkey Day #1, when The Young American Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club played a noteworthy match against each other on the date. This would soon start forming as a trend in another prominent city: New York! The Princeton team would compete against Yale’s on Thanksgivings from 1876 to 1881. It was clear to see that having football on the holiday wasn’t leaving anytime soon. Finally, in 1882, the Intercollegiate Football Association made the match official, and the rest is history. Today, “Turkey Bowls” are a staple of this country’s culture, as American as apple pie. But where did that term come from? Well, when high school leagues started to name their matches after that deliciously prepared bird, Turkey Bowl it became!

A Can’t-Miss It Event

With the NFL hosting three exciting matches this November 28th, you truly won’t have any trouble finding football games to watch on Thanksgiving! Tune in throughout the day, perhaps while you wait for that beautiful bird to finish cooking, or while recovering from a food-induced coma after tucking into dinner together with family. This year, it’s the Chicago Bears v. Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills v. Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints v. Atlanta Falcons. Check out what time the matches are airing beforehand so you can catch all your favorite teams!

Make the Turkey Bowl Your Own!

While watching from the comfort of the sofa is very cozy, sometimes enjoying football with real fanatics can up the feelings of Thanksgiving togetherness. Luckily, the sports bar scene around Union City, CA is sure to be brimming. Check out this list for a selection of neighborhood dives that’ll be open on the holiday. There, you can sip a beer (or two!), indulge in some pub fare, and make some new friends! Rather throw a Turkey Bowl of your own? Why not organize a community game at a local park close to home? That way, you can spread some togetherness and good-natured competition with your neighbors at The Union Flats!


If you’re not sure what day is Thanksgiving 2019, be sure to keep November 28th posted up. Whether you prefer to watch the pros duke it out from your living room, on a barstool with some brews, or decide to toss the pigskin yourself with friendly residents, you might just feel a little closer to the American roots of the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate Halloween Near Your Union City Apartments

This year, do you already have something in the works for you to have a fantastic Halloween? If not, worry not. There are plenty of things going on around your apartments in Union City. Even if you are new to the area, the short list below should provide some insight on some fun, low-cost things you and/or your family or loved ones can do to make the most out of October 31st! Here are some ideas:
• Check to see if your apartments in Union City are hosting something special! In this case, you wouldn’t even have to go far to celebrate and you’d get the opportunity to know your neighbors.
• Go to your local party store for some inspiration. Perhaps you can host a Halloween-inspired party to entertain all of your friends and invite some of the people who live right by you! For tips on how to have an awesome Halloween party, click here.
• Go on Eventbrite and type in the name of your city or your area code to find events that are going on that are closest to you. This is a great way to figure out what’s going on out there so that you make some solid plans.
Hopefully, this short bullet point list gave you some insight into what you need to do to celebrate October 31st the best way possible. Now there’s no excuse on simply staying in! That being said, do you have any leads on what to do this Halloween near your Union City apartments? If so, write them in the comments below to share with fellow neighbors or those who may be visiting. Make sure you get out there and do something this year! You deserve to have fun with all the hard work that you do. And take your friends and family out with you!

Add Some Fragrance to Your Union City Apartments

When people think about decorating their apartments, they usually focus on sight instead of the other four senses. Why is that? It’s just as important to live in a place where the ambiance has comforting sounds and smells as well. This year, as you transition from summer to fall, consider filling your apartments with flowers that provide you with a comforting fragrance. Your Union City apartments will come to life as you bring in flowers and nurture them while they nurture you.

There are quite a few ways you can go when it comes to fragrance for your apartments. These flowers require their own maintenance rituals, which you can find online. They are a wonderful way to bring some much-needed life and soul into your apartment. And depending on which scent you decide on, it can set the entire ambiance for what you’re trying to go for.

For instance, if you want a scent that’s fragrance will leave you feeling refreshed and less anxious, then lavender is a good way to go. Lavender is notorious for having a great impact on one’s mental health and nerves. If you’re looking for something a bit more stimulating, having the smell of a citrus flower can be more beneficial. In fact, if you work from your Union City apartments, it can be something that helps you get your work done. Finally, if you’re looking for a smell that overpowers all and leaves you with a sense of purity, gardenia might be the best way to go.

When decorating apartments, most people get so fixated on what it looks like that they forget the other senses that truly help create a home. Which fragrant flower will you choose to bring the best out of your Union City apartments? You’d be surprised in what change of mood and attitude it can bring for you as well.