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.

Easy New Year’s Resolutions to Try

resolutionsOne reason that New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep is that we try to change a whole bunch of things all at once. While it may seem tempting to make a long list of lofty goals for the year ahead, it’s important to be realistic! Here are a few easy resolution ideas to try in 2018 if you really want to stick with it.


Start a Money Jar

The good thing about using hard cash is that there’s always loose change floating about. If you can, spend the next 30 days using only cash. When you get home, place all of your extra change into a money jar. If you want to keep this up all year long, you’ll be astounded by how much extra money you have by the end of the year. What you will you use the extra money for? A new outfit? A fancy dinner with your loved one?


Get Outside

Did you know that simply being outside can help improve your mood? Make it a goal to spend at least 10 minutes outside every day! Once you’ve hit your 10-minute goal for 30 days, make it 15, 20, and so on.


Remember that a resolution doesn’t have to be grand. These are easy resolutions that you can definitely keep!