Getting Prepared for School in Your Clackamas Apartments

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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!

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Clackamas

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Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? It’s a fantastic chance to get out of the heat and enjoy some cold dessert. There are so many types of ice cream out there as well, especially if you have food allergies, and your apartments in Clackamas are near a few places that dish out delicious ice cream. However, if you’re more interested in staying at home, the good news is that you can make ice cream from there too!

Here are some facts you should know while you celebrate National Ice Cream month:

1.       The great news is that there are a variety of kinds of ice cream, like dairy, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and sherbert. National Ice Cream Month should be used as a fun excuse to try them all. Sure, ice cream is sometimes high in calories, but not always. Do your research online if you’re interested in finding a sweet treat that is low in calories yet delicious in taste.

2.       If you aren’t keen on abandoning your Clackamas apartments, then you don’t have to! There are a variety of ways you can make ice cream from your very own home. For tips on how to do that, click here. This will satisfy your cravings and make sure you are still safe regarding everything that is still going on with the virus.

3.       Finally, as mentioned before, Clackamas has lots of great places to enjoy this cold dessert. You should try ice cream from Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream because it’s close to your apartments and their reviews are great!

How will you take advantage of National Ice Cream Month? Will you use the opportunity to try every type of ice cream you can? Will you take on the challenge of creating your own ice cream from home, or do you feel like venturing out to your local spots and try ice cream that Clackamas has to offer? If you know of any great places to try ice cream, feel free to share with your fellow neighbors in the comments below..

Change It Up: Trending Apartment Décor in Clackamas

Now that you’ve gotten the opportunity to spend more time than usual in your Clackamas apartments this year, do you feel like it can use a little decor update? There are lots of creative ways you can change your apartments up so that it feels like you’re in a new space, or at the very least, refreshed in some way.

Here are some tips on how you can make use of new décor for your apartment:

1.       Theme- It’s important to come up with a theme, or at least the ESSENCE of what you’d like your apartment to have. When you’re home, is your goal to feel relaxed, energized, or both? If you want to feel relaxed, use more earth tones, and get things like succulents and incense (if your building allows this) to feel as though you’re more grounded. If you want to feel more energized, bring in some color and use either a citrus-type or spicy kind of air diffuser so that your senses are awakened.

2.       Little Accents- People underestimate the power of little accessories in your home that can truly give it some character. If you’re drawing a blank on this one, think about getting the following things: a wall clock, a movie poster, a record player, a decorative candle, pillows for your couch, and more if you go to the home section of It’s very important that you do all your shopping online!

3.       Furniture- Right now is a great time to shop for new furniture online or on different apps, like OfferUp, where people are trying to get rid of quality things in order to get more money. Add a new chair or desk to your apartment in order to accentuate the new vibe you’re going for.

That wraps it up in terms of tips for new décor for your Clackamas apartments. If you have any tips, please share in the comments below.

Sparkling Clean for the Spring

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With springtime in the air, new growth awaits this season! You can take ahold of some of that growth by scheduling a spring cleaning session for your apartment at Sunnyside Village Apartments. Here are some cleaning tips and tricks to make the date as seamless as possible.


Kids Cleaning Tips to Get Them on Board


Most likely, those little ones aren’t the biggest fans of helping out around the house. Getting kids on board with spring cleaning starts with some reframing. There are a few cleaning games for kids that can make it easier for them to get on board with tidying up. You can try a “timed tidy”: Everyone must clean as much as they can before a song finishes playing. Kids will love the excitement of scrambling to get the task done fast so much that they might forget they’re cleaning! Or, you can set up a token system, where for every time they complete an age-appropriate chore, they rack up a token to collect toward a small reward. By associating spring cleaning with good feelings, kids can change their tune with tidying down the line!


Powerful DIY Cleaning Products


Springtime is known for reinvigorating the natural world around us. Why not celebrate the environment by committing to homemade cleaning products? Not only are they a more frugal choice, but DIY cleaning products are typically simple to make. For example, this all-purpose cleaner recipe uses common household ingredients to create a powerful grime-fighter with a pleasant citrus scent. Spray on kitchen and bathroom counters for an earth-friendly option to store-bought products!


More Green Cleaning Hacks


Eco-friendly cleaning invokes the spirit of springtime in general! There are plenty of ways to change up your current cleaning arsenal to make your spring cleaning session greener. This helpful list is a great resource for those looking to adopt safer cleaning product choices. Baking soda, vinegar, and pure castile soap are some common (and cost-effective) cleaning heavy-hitters. Feel free to experiment with these green cleaning hacks for all your seasonal tidying sessions!


Spring cleaning clears the home of clutter and welcomes a breath of fresh air! How are you planning on getting your space sparkling? Let us know in the comments!

Turn Around a Rainy Day!

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With the rainy season headed our way, it’s best to stay indoors to avoid getting washed away. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give in to cabin fever! If you need ideas on how to have fun while staying inside, you’re in the right place. We’re going to dive into some of the fun things to do in Clackamas and here at Sunnyside Village Apartments that won’t make you feel cooped up.


Get Cozy With Comfort Food


There’s nothing quite as cozy as staying nice and warm in your apartment on a rainy day. All you need to live a day of leisure is a plush sofa, bundles of blankets, and a mug of your favorite hot drink! But if you want to amp up the comforting nature of a day at home, cooking some comfort food is a must. Check out these delicious recipes for some tasty ideas on what to make. From hearty stews to baked mac and cheese, these comfort food favorites are sure to warm your bones.


Host a Board Game Night


You can also get social while still staying indoors! Invite your friends and neighbors over for a board game night here at Sunnyside Village Apartments. Just reserve your space at the on-site clubhouse for the perfect hosting location. This list of rainy day board games is sure to please and stimulate some friendly competition between everyone!


Wander About Museums in Clackamas


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. The museums in Clackamas and nearby are truly unique and perfect for spending a day in. For true Oregonian flavor, check out the McLoughlin House. This museum is actually the original home of Dr. John McLoughlin, renowned as the “Father of Oregon.” This classic property has stood for over one hundred years! For more classic Oregonian history, the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is calling. Featuring interactive exhibits and pioneer-era arts & crafts, a visit here is sure to educate and entertain.


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 – Reaching Your Goals!

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As we settle into this new decade, it’s time to take stock and rethink what behaviors you’d like to leave behind in 2019. Making personal 2020 predictions into realities can be tricky, but with the right approach, you’ll experience success sooner than you’d think. Read on for a few examples of New Year’s resolutions and the best ways to achieve them!


Fitness Goals in 2020 – Building a Regular Routine


Who doesn’t want to get into better shape? Increasing your physical activity is a great way to increase focus, treat your body right, and build strength. But going all-in too quickly can actually have adverse effects! If you’ve burned out your energy at the gym already, it may be time to rethink the way to tackle those fitness goals in 2020. You’ll want to start with a routine within your limits first, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve exercised regularly. This 28-day fitness challenge is a great jumping-off point as it parses out physical activities into 15-minute bursts. These bite-sized exercises will fit into your daily schedule and build a regular routine, making it easier to crush more intense fitness sessions in the future. The 24/7 fitness center on-site at Sunnyside Village is the perfect spot to begin your healthier lifestyle!


Meal Prepping in 2020 – Fight the Food Delivery Urge


In the hustle and bustle of that full schedule, finding time to cook can seem daunting. But ordering takeout time and time again can really hurt your wallet! If you want to lower your food delivery bill this year, meal prepping in 2020 is the goal for you. But, cooking more doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. You can cheat it with slow cooker dump meals! These tasty, easy recipes will have your taste buds and bank account singing. Add a fun element to the meal prep process and invite some friends over! You can all make different dishes, then exchange portions with each other. That way, you won’t eat the same meal all week and have a home-centered hangout in the process. Win-win!


No matter what 2020 predictions you’ve set, one thing is clear: By starting off slow and steady, you’ll win the race to success in no time. What are some other intentions you’ve set for yourself this year? Let us know in the comments!

Best of Holiday Events in Clackamas

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Can you believe 2019 is almost over? That means seasonal holiday events in Clackamas will soon fade along with the year. Luckily, this city will be chock full of fun attractions for the holidays! Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or just your charming self, there’s plenty of seasonal tidings to take part in before this decade is over.

Things to Do For the Holidays in Clackamas for Everyone

There are so many exciting, seasonal things going on around Sunnyside Village Apartments this time of year! At the Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, charming puppet shows, a delightful petting zoo, and Christmas carols abound. This family-friendly event is sure to make even the scroogiest of Scrooges smile. Interested in an alternative take on the traditionally celebrated holiday? The delightfully dark Krampus celebration at the Victorian Belle Mansion has got just the thing. Come sing your praises to the diabolical and legendary Christmas demon! Or if appeasing a dark force isn’t your style, simply sit back and take it all in while enjoying a brew or two.

Awesome Ideas for New Year’s Eve in Clackamas

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! Want to ring in 2020 with some Roaring 20’s revival? Then Gatsby’s Portland New Year’s Eve Cruise is just the place! You and your group will board the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, where you can indulge in tasty appetizers and drinks galore. And all while enjoying the gorgeous views of Portland Harbor! And for a family-friendly shindig, head over to the Midday Family NYE at Dave & Buster’s Clackamas. From drinks to sip, video games to play, and an all-around vibrant atmosphere, what’s not to like?

A Home-Centered Holiday in Clackamas

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 Sunnyside Village. For New Year’s, consider renting a photobooth and accessories for snapshot memories your friends and family can take home and treasure forever. And a pajama party plus holiday movie marathon is sure to be a hit for guests looking to stay cozy this holiday season. There are endless ideas out there for celebrating the season, so put on that thinking cap!


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

Time For Turkey Bowl Season!

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The Thanksgiving season is upon us! That means it’s time to take part in such time-honored traditions as gathering ‘round the dinner table with loved ones, tucking into a delicious seasonal spread, and expressing all that you’re grateful for. But don’t forget about football! The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl, football played exclusively on the holiday, is another all-American custom that’s been a part of Thanksgiving since almost the very first one!


Tracing the Turkey Bowl Back

Just six years after Turkey Day #1, Philadelphia, PA held a football match between The Young American Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club. This landmark game in 1869 would start a trend in another prominent American city: New York! From 1876 to 1881, Yale and Princeton would play every year on Thanksgiving Day. It was clear to see that the holiday match wasn’t going away anytime soon. When the Intercollegiate Football Association recognized Thanksgiving Day football as a national event in 1882, football on Thanksgiving became as American as apple pie! As for the term “Turkey Bowl”? Well, when high school leagues began to name their games after that tasty bird, that tradition gained popularity as well!


Where to View

Excited to take part in your own seasonal football festivities this year? Well, you definitely won’t have any trouble finding football games to watch on Thanksgiving! The NFL will host three exciting games this year: Chicago Bears v. Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills v. Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints v. Atlanta Falcons. Click here for their air times so you can plan them around your busy Thanksgiving prep schedule.


More Spirited Celebrations

While watching from home sure is comfy, especially after devouring that turkey dinner, watching the game with fans will really bring on the heat. Check out this list for just a selection of Clackamas, OR based bars open on Thanksgiving, perfect for viewing the game. There, you can sip on a few brews and meet fellow football fanatics, and perhaps create some friendly rivalries! Rather throw a Turkey Bowl of your own? Planning a football match with fellow Sunnyside Village residents at a public park is a great way to get active and spread Thanksgiving togetherness.


If you’re unsure what day is Thanksgiving 2019, keep November 28th on your radar. Whether you prefer to watch the pros duke it out from the comfort of home, on a barstool with some beers, or you do decide to toss that pigskin yourself with friends and neighbors, you might just feel a little closer to the classic roots of the holiday this year. Have a happy Turkey Bowl Thursday!

Celebrate Halloween in Your Clackamas Apartments

Are you looking for a fun way to make the most out of Halloween this year near your Clackamas apartments? Halloween is such a fun holiday that sadly, only comes once a year. There are a plethora of things you can do to make the most out of this holiday, whether you’re celebrating it alone, with a friend, your significant other, or your family. If you are new to the area and have no clue what to do, here is what I suggest doing this Halloween.
• Check to see if your apartments in Clackamas 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. That being said, do you have any leads on what to do this Halloween near your Clackamas 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 New Fragrance to Your Clackamas Apartments

The public generally underestimates the power of smell. 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 Clackamas 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 here. 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 Clackamas 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 Clackamas apartments? You’d be surprised in what change of mood and attitude it can bring for you as well.