Celebrate the Season With Spring Cleaning

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This month, we celebrate the arrival of the spring season! As the natural world around us is reinvigorated with warmer weather and beautiful blooms, your apartment at Riverside Park can do with a refresh too! Scheduling a spring cleaning session will clear away unnecessary clutter, both in physical spaces as well as mental. Here are some ways you can make your tidying date as productive as possible!


Engage in Cleaning Games for Kids


Living with little ones is a rewarding experience that can sometimes lead to messy living quarters. Get them on board with doing their part to keep the home tidy with cleaning games for kids! By adding an element of playfulness to the mundane task of chores, children will associate cleaning with positivity. Plus, parents who engage in the games will get in touch with their inner child too!


Get Crafty With DIY Cleaners


The overall message of springtime is letting go of the old to make way for the new. You can follow through with the mood by switching up your current cleaning product arsenal! While store-bought cleaners drive up your household budget, DIY cleaners typically cost pennies on the dollar to create. Whether you’re a natural hobbyist or are frugally minded, making your own cleaning products is simpler than it sounds! For example, this citrus-scented all-purpose spray takes just five ingredients to make and is perfect for beginners to try out.


Even More Green Cleaning Hacks


The greatest quality of switching to homemade cleaners is that, more often than not, it is the more eco-conscious choice. Store-bought products tend to contain harsh chemicals that harm the environment, as well as pose risks when used around pets and young children. Not only do naturally cleansing powerhouses like vinegar and baking soda get the job done just as effectively, but they’re a lot gentler on Mother Earth. Check out this list of green cleaning hacks to learn more about the best supplies to buy in bulk to clean every corner of your household safely!


Once you get your spring cleaning session underway, you may find your apartment to be a lot calmer and welcoming. How do you plan on tackling that clutter? Let us know in the comments!

What to Do On a Rainy Day

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Wet weather got you down? As the rainy season approaches, now is the best time to spend engaging in fun seasonal activities. Instead of letting the rain put a damper on your parade, celebrate with these ideas!


Cozy Comfort Food at Home


The easiest way to stay nice and dry? By staying cozy and warm at home in your apartment. Nothing beats the comforting feeling of bundling up on the couch with some blankets and a cup of your favorite tea. If you choose to lounge about, be sure to up the soothing factor by cooking up some comfort food! These tasty recipes are sure to give you a little inspiration. From loaded stews to baked mac and cheese, these selections are perfect to warm you up on a rainy day. 


Nature Walk at Riverside Park


Maybe you’re not afraid of a few raindrops. Sometimes, walking about in the rain can provide calm and solace! If you’re open to it, taking a nature walk during a rainy day can be quite beautiful. Here at Riverside Park, we’ve got you covered. With gorgeous trails just steps away, you can take in the beauty of the wet weather firsthand. Be prepared before you head out by taking an umbrella or a coat with a waterproof hood!


Fun Things to Do in Reno While it Rains


If you truly want to venture out during a rainy day, Reno is an ideal place to be. There are a ton of fun things to do in Reno you can partake in while staying dry. For example, the vibrant museums in Reno are a sight to see. On weekends, you can visit the Fleischmann Planetarium! The center hosts breathtaking shows spanning across the astronomical spectrum. Or, you can check out the Nevada Museum of Art. With rotating exhibits and varied pieces, this place is sure to engage artists and appreciators alike.


There are so many other indoor activities you can partake in on a rainy day. What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

Turning Your 2020 Predictions Into Reality

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With the start of a new year comes new movies, new music, and, if you’re focused, new goals reached. It’s tradition to let go of old habits for healthy new ones once January 1st hits. If you didn’t make one and are wondering where to start, read on. Your 2020 predictions for yourself begin with a little research and a lot of dedication! 


Fitness Goals for 2020 – Finding Your Routine


What plagues many who pledge to exercise more at the start of the new year is going all-in without preparation. Going hard at the gym may feel good for a few weeks, but if you aren’t practiced, you can burn out that energy fast. Starting small at first can make all the difference in reaching your fitness goals for 2020. This Exercise-A-Day challenge is a great way to start and stick to exercising daily, and none of the routines require equipment. Does exercising in the open air sound more appealing to you? Make a commitment to walk the nearby nature trails just outside of Riverside Park! You’ll get the combo of a fitter figure as well as being more outdoorsy. 


Writing Challenges for 2020 – Express Your Creativity


Perhaps you’re craving a new way to express your thoughts and feelings. Starting some writing challenges for 2020 can help hone your natural ability to communicate, as well as spark your creativity. Scribendi has a 30-day writing challenge with a ton of fun prompts to try! Whether you prefer pen to paper or can’t get enough of your notes app on your smartphone, writing daily is well within your reach. 


2020 predictions for the year may or may not come true, but one thing is clear: If you take the time to turn around your old behaviors to create valuable new ones, you can look at yourself at the end of the first year of the new decade with pride. Good luck out there!