Peace and Relaxation at Sunnyside Village Apartments

Peace and relaxation are more important than ever this spring. All of us have been affected by a year of uncertainty that has put more strain on mental health and happiness than ever before. Wellness starts at home and here are some can’t miss ways that you can bring more peace and relaxation into your life. Peace and relaxation can be an important part of your well-being in your Sunnyside Village Apartments.

How to Rearrange Your Furniture for a Better Flow of Energy (Feng Shui)

Your home should capture and keep positive energy in your home. This should be a place you want to be, a place that lets you relax, recharge, and live your best life. It all starts with maintaining a balance in your environment.

Because so many of us are working from home more than ever that means balancing your home as a place to live and as a place to work. Starting with the front door, make sure that you position lights or plants on either side of your door to attract success (evergreen shrubs are a great choice).

Hallways are conduits for energy, so they can’t be disrupted. Make sure they are free of clutter (like coats hung in closets with nothing left on the floor). Place your sofa against a wall and use mirrors to feature your living spaces to accelerate positive energy.

Pets for Mental Health

The mental health benefits of living with a pet are well known. But why kind of pet and why? Well, different animals can provide different kinds of emotional support. Cats are fantastic mental health support animals. They are usually silent, and they can be kept indoors. A cat doesn’t need a lot of space, keep themselves clean, and generally don’t take a lot of work.

If you have a cat, make sure you set time aside every day to play with them and keep them stimulated. They are great companions and highly adaptable to change as your life will be changing as well. Rabbits are a great choice as well. A rabbit is quieter than a cat and use up even less living space. Bunny rabbits are a bit messier and take a little more care than cats do. Unlike a cat, rabbits usually need a cage, which must be kept clean. Rabbits are especially good at helping with anxiety as they tend to be calm and quiet.

Products for Relaxation

Relaxation is a must for a happier, healthier life. There are some great products that can help turn any apartment into a relaxing haven for you to recharge every day. Plants make any space happier, and they will help turn your apartment into a living, breathing space. Books are a great way to help you feel at home and unwind after a long day and research suggests that reading is truly therapeutic.

Crawling into bed should be a great way to unplug from your stress and using soft bedsheets is a great way to make that memorable for you. Choose sheets that feel the best and most comfortable for you. Candles in your home can also help you relax. Your sense of smell has a big impact on your stress level, and there are some fantastic stress-reducing aroma candles that can make a big difference.

Apartment Features or Amenities That Help Create a Zen Home

When you are looking for an apartment, there are features that will help you create a relaxing Zen home. First, of course, is size and layout. Does the apartment fit your needs and lifestyle? If yours is cramped or living becomes awkward, it’s hard to relax.

But what do you look for beyond that? Certainly, it’s important to keep your home clutter-free, so make sure your closet space and storage are up to the task. Finally, a patio or balcony can help you bring some outdoor living into your apartment. 

Sunnyside Village has fantastic amenities including:

  • Full Size Washer and Dryer in Every Unit
  • Private Patios and Balconies With Extra Storage 
  • Views of Mt Hood (select units)
  • Spacious Kitchen with Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal and Microwave 
  • Extra Storage
  • Large Closets
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Window Coverings
  • Cable Ready

Check out Sunnyside Village’s amenities page for more information.

This spring you can bring even more peace and relaxation into your home than ever before. It starts with organizing your home to capture and amplify positive energy. There are great products that can help you turn your home into a relaxing sanctuary. There are amenities that can help you live your best life in your next apartment. Make this spring all about achieving new levels of peace and relaxation at home.

Spring Cleaning in Eco-Friendly Ways

Wellness has never been more important than it is today. Living in a tidy and organized home can have a major impact on your emotional and physical health. We have all spent 2020 cooped up at home and many of us have probably let things slip. Let’s make 2021 a fresh start with a great spring cleaning in your Sunnyside Village Apartments.

The Mental Health Benefits of a Clean Home

There are clear and measurable mental health benefits of a clean home. A clean home relieves stress. Recent studies have shown that people who regularly spend time cleaning their homes are more relaxed and happier than people that don’t. Clean homes boost productivity. Experts agree that keeping your home organized with everything in its place has a significant impact on personal productivity. Clean homes can help you stay active. Studies show that people who spend time cleaning their homes exercise more often than people that don’t.

Ways to Go Green with Your Cleaning Process

Most of us want a clean home without contributing unnecessarily to climate change, so it’s very important that we follow green practices during our spring cleaning. The good news is that there are several easy tips you can follow to do just that. First, since many products are not safe for kids or pets, make sure you are using basic safety when storing and handling cleaning products. With that out of the way, it’s important to target green cleaning products. Baking soda is great as a gritty base for scrubbing. Vinegar is great as a disinfectant and for loosening dirt. Lemon juice is also a powerful disinfectant and it’s excellent with grease. As a pro tip, you can use all three together. Adding lemon or vinegar activates baking soda with a mild acid to really improve its cleaning power.

Local Stores for Cleaning Material or Cleaning Services for Hire

Things are starting to open up in Clackamas in 2021! Target and Walmart are chock full of great cleaning materials. Need a hand with your spring cleaning? Check out Maid Prime and their 5 Star Reviews. They are a solid local cleaning service.

Spring 2021 is going to be all about a fresh start, which starts with a clean home. Having a clean home will really help with your mental and emotional health. This year, you can have one without hurting the environment and visiting your local stores will help them get off to a strong start, too. Have a great time making that clean, orderly, and organized house a reality this year!

New Year, New Possibilities

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 and say hello to 2021! With some planning, a little work, and a great attitude this can be your best year ever. Check out these can’t miss ideas to make the most out of 2021. This is a new year with new possibilities at the Sunnyside Village Apartments.

Personal Goals to Set for the Year

Every year we tend to focus on what we can do better and that certainly is true for 2021. The New Year is a time for goal setting, for doing new things, and for making sure we improve the important things. Here are some of our favorite goals for 2021. First, learn a new skill, what could be better than investing in yourself? Money is always a challenge, so be sure to create a monthly budget.

Perhaps it’s time to stop streaming shows and movies and start reading more, so try to read 12 new books this year. Start the day off right by creating and sticking to a new morning routine. Many of us probably picked up some bad habits in 2020, so be sure to eliminate one.

We have all been separated by COVID-19, so be sure to spend less time online and more time reconnecting to friends and family. For the adventurers, travel to a new place and start a travel journal. No matter what you choose, make sure to focus on a goal that makes this version of you the best version ever! For many of us, celebrating the holidays this year will probably have to be done at home. 

Apartment/Home Goals

There are so many ways to get your apartment ready for the New Year. We all know it’s important to make a good first impression and this year that’s truer than ever. Time to throw out the old and bring in the new. Get rid of the clutter and organize your workspaces. Since you may still be working at home or your children may still be attending school from home, then it’s time to reorganize the areas around your home to help with productivity.

Organizing your living spaces and workspaces can help you to destress and we could all definitely use less stress in the new year. Take the time to clean out what you no longer use and keep only what you need. Less is more in 2021. You don’t need the stress from clutter and disorganization. Get rid of what you don’t need and keep your life and living areas simple. A clean and organized home can help you stay healthy, make it easier to clean, and help you to find what you need when you need it. 

2021 Apartment Décor Trends

With a new year, you may want to redecorate your apartment. Start with a theme. 2021 will be all about a basic modern style driven by a return to minimalism. Next, make sure the new year is bright with maximized light in your living space. 2021 will see a dominance of lighter woods combined with darker color accents. Make sure to choose design elements that elevate your own style whether that’s casual, formal, elegant, or even rustic.

A new year probably means some great new shopping. Although most shopping will likely be done online this year, you will have more options than ever. Sometimes you need to actually get out and look for yourself. Plus, most of the malls will be sure to have some new and fun things to do. If you need to pick up new decorations or gear for your great new habits, visit Greenhouse Square or Clackamas Promenade. They are open and sure to help you make 2021 your best year ever.

Getting Prepared for School in Your Clackamas Apartments

Since school is picking up again towards the end of this summer, it’s time for you to be as prepared as possible in your Clackamas apartments. Whether it’s you going back to school or it’s your child(ren), there are a few things you should think about before the new school year. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to be attending a physical school or you will be telecommuting, it’s important to keep the following objectives in mind:

  1.       Always make sure to keep it a priority to have at least one part of your apartment clear and clean for schoolwork. This promotes concentration and discipline. If you start doing your schoolwork on your bed or your couch, your mind may go into relaxation mode, and you may not do as well as you normally would. So be sure to invest in a sturdy work area that you can keep clean and full of clutter.
  2.       For the sake of staying organized, invest in some school supplies. If you aren’t up to going shopping for school supplies in person, you can always go shopping online, like on Amazon. This is safer, anyway, in terms of not contracting COVID-19. It’s good to have school supplies ahead of time that you’re going to need throughout the year instead of buying them one by one so you don’t have to stress out or spend extra money.
  3.       Lastly, take a look around and see if your Clackamas apartments have certain amenities on the properties that you can take advantage of if you’re going to be doing schoolwork there, such as a computer lab or a lounge. This can be very helpful in terms of compartmentalizing: keeping your personal life and your studies separate. Some people find it almost impossible to study in the same place where they live, anyway. Ask the staff if there are any amenities you can use to make the most of your studies.

Hopefully, these suggestions were helpful to you in terms of making the most out of your studies for the upcoming school year. Be sure to use your Clackamas apartments in your favor, and you are bound to succeed!

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

One of the best parts of living in Clackamas are all the beautiful parks and open areas that are under a half-hour drive from the Sunnyside Village Apartments! This Earth Day, why not make a day out of a visit to Mount Talbert Nature Park? The forested mountain features not only fun activities and exciting wildlife, but great views as well.

Mount Talbert Nature Park is one of the coolest parks in the area, as it stands in stark contrast to the bustling neighborhoods around it. If you are looking to break a sweat this Earth Day, you will love the miles of trails, which range in difficulty. The summit features fantastic views, so be sure to bring a camera. The park also features a peaceful prairie and picnic areas, so relaxation is always a viable option at the park! Relaxing can also provide you with a chance to watch for native wildlife and examine local plants.

With so much to do, you will be able to return to Mount Talbert Nature Park weekend after weekend! The park is located at 10945 SE Mather Road, Clackamas, OR, just a twenty-minute drive from the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR.

Top Place to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Apartments in Clackamas

Top Place to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Apartments in Clackamas

Saint Patrick’s Day is an excellent opportunity to get out with your friends and family and celebrate all that Ireland has provided us with. And where’s the best place to celebrate the upcoming holiday? At an Irish pub! This weekend, why not visit Maher’s Irish Pub in Lake Oswego for their fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival!

This year, Maher’s Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held all weekend long, beginning each day at 11 am! Each day there will be Irish dancers, bands, and bagpipers all day long, providing entertainment for everyone. If you would like to bring any children along, make sure to bring them in the afternoon because once the sun goes down it is adults only! In addition to the entertainment and other activities, Maher’s will be serving up what they do best: traditional Irish food and drink! Regulars highly recommend the Saint Patrick’s Irish Meatloaf or the Guinness Irish Stew. But make sure to save room for the Bailey’s Chocolate Cheese Cake!

What are you waiting for? Make a plan to attend Maher’s Irish Pub’s Fourth Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival this weekend! Maher’s is located at 352 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, just twenty minutes from the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR.

Excellent Date Night Ideas For This Weekend

Date Night in Clackamas

Excellent Date Night Ideas For This Weekend

Date Night in Clackamas

While many do not think of Clackamas as a date night destination, many do not know that there are many fabulous romantic restaurants within a short drive of the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR. So what are you waiting for? Take your special someone out tonight!

If you are looking for the perfect, upscale eatery for Valentine’s Day or special occasion, look no further than Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar, just down the road in Lake Oswego. Not only does Five Spice showcase some of the best seafood and wine in the area, but it is also an incredibly romantic setting. Make sure to try oysters with your loved one, the regulars adore them!

Alternatively, if you are looking for a perfect place to end a day out together, or get a late night date started, why not discover Stone Cliff Inn in Oregon City? This steakhouse is not just romantic but includes a menu with something for everyone. The restaurant often fills with couples on the weekend, so we do recommend calling ahead and getting a reservation!

Weather for Valentine’s Day or just a night out with the one you love, there are many options for you and yours! Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar is located at 315 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR, while Stone Cliff Inn can be found at 17900 S Clackamas River Drive, Oregon City, OR. Both are within a twenty-minute drive of the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR.

Get Ready for Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is coming up, so it’s a time for many to get ready for relaxation and recharging during your much-needed break from work.

If you’re the outdoorsy type who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of noisy city life, there’s always the beautiful Mount Talbert Nature Park! Perched on top of extinct volcanoes, there are incredibly tall trees surrounding the four miles of trails. It’s also not uncommon to see deer, woodpeckers, and other wildlife during your trek in the woods. Take a rest in one of the many picnic areas for a bite! If you’re wanting to stay indoors instead, check out the Aquatic Park in North Clackamas. Completely indoors away from the elements, you can take the family for a swim! There’s surfing, swimming, slides, plus more!

From all of us here at Sunnyside Village apartments, we hope you have a very fun and safe holiday weekend!

Weekend Destinations

Weekend destinations are always good for when you want to do something different and fun but not a lot of time to do it in. Clackamas, OR has a plethora of things to offer in the way of weekend fun!

For instance, if you’re into history, there’s the Philip Foster Farm. His farm was a welcome sight to weary travelers of the Oregon Trail, and you’ll learn all about him and the way of life of those long before us! There’s also the Museum of the Oregon Territory. There’s plenty of exhibits there on the local history of Clackamas County from the 19th and 20th centuries to the present. Educational and fun for the entire family! If you’re just wanting to keep things chilled out and want to enjoy nature, stop by Little Zigzag Falls. It has plenty of nature and wildlife trails, plus the falls are absolutely beautiful!

We know you’ll find something you’ll enjoy close to home in Clackamas, OR for your weekend destination!

Welcoming Sunnyside Village Apartments

Sunnyside Village Apartments

We know how hard it can be find your new place to call home. Searching for the perfect place may be tiring and frustrating. Here at Sunnyside Village Apartments, we are sure we’ll have everything you’ll need!

Our apartments range from a 1 bedroom to a 3 bedroom and 2 baths floor plans. Every apartment is equipped with full-size washer and dryer, large closets, window coverings and private patios and balconies with extra storage. Our apartments are also all cable ready and wheelchair accessible. Selected units have a perfect view of Mt. Hood as well.

Within our Sunnyside Village Apartments community, we offer a 24-hour fitness center, a clubhouse, year round spa, and sundeck. The safety of our residents is important to us here at Sunnyside Village Apartments, so we have night patrol watch and on-site management.

Whether you enjoy soaking up the sun near the pool or taking a stroll with your furry friend in our pet-friendly community, here at Sunnyside Village Apartments, we ensure a safe and fun filled complex to call your new home!