Redecorate Your Apartments in Naperville

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If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably spent a great majority of this year at home. We’ve all adapted to this new way of life, but that doesn’t mean that at times, it isn’t rather monotonous. To cope, it’s important to keep yourself stimulated and busy. Here’s a great idea for you to do just that: redo your apartments in Naperville. Not only will it keep your creative juices flowing and your mind occupied, but you’ll get to have the feeling of a new environment to work and quarantine in that feels more refreshing.

Here are some ways to make use of new décor for your apartment:

1.            Mix up the Vibe- It’s important to come up with a theme, or at least the ambiance 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 neutral 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.            Put Up Some 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 Amazon.com. It’s very important that you do all your shopping online!

3.            Think About New 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.

This concludes how to redo your Naperville apartments. If you have additional tips, please share in the comments below.

How to Make Working From Home Work for You

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Has your employer made the switch to a remote workplace recently? Having to work from home can be hard to handle initially, but having a gameplan can help! Here are some ways you can maximize your time while working remotely here at 803 Corday!

 

Set Aside a Home Office Space

 

The environment you work in can affect your motivation to stay on task. Instead of falling for the trap of working from your bed, it’s best to set aside space for a home office. Move your workstation away from your bedroom so as not to disturb your sleep cycle. Try setting up shop by a window for gorgeous views of Naperville nature, or even on your private balcony for a breath of fresh air! Here are some more suggestions on how to organize your home office. 

 

Stick to a Set Schedule While Working From Home

 

Losing track of time without a punch-in clock to guide you is common. To make sure you’re staying on track with your goals, you’ll need to make your own remote work schedule. Wake up at the same time every day, and stop work at the same time as well. You can curate the times according to your night owl or early bird preferences! And to feel more put together, be sure to get dressed for work every day too. Check out this list for more tips on making a new work from home schedule.

 

Take the Time to Rest From Remote Work

 

With more free time in the day, you may feel tempted to fill up your work schedule with even more work to stay occupied. Don’t forget that you’re human! Taking breaks when they’re needed will help refresh your mind and body. Try doing some strengthening yoga poses in between bite-size tasks. Really enjoy your full lunch hour. Rest your eyes from the harsh light of your computer screen using the 20-20-20 rule. With regular breaks, your remote work will come easily.

 

With the right mindset and plan, working from home can work for you! How are you planning on tackling the new home office routine? Let us know in the comments!

 

Getting Involved While Living in Naperville

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As a new resident of 803 Corday, you’ve also become a new resident of the great city of Naperville, IL. The vibrant, rich community of Naperville is driven by the people who live and work here. As we gather together indoors, you can still support your new neighborhood from the comfort of your apartment. Here are some ways you can get involved while living in Naperville!

 

Locate Your Local Library in Naperville

 

One of the most underrated public resources in any town is the local library. Libraries offer a quiet place to read, study, and work at no cost, regardless of your stature. These important structures and the people who run them deserve support. The Naperville Public Library system has three locations, and conveniently offers expansive online resources on their website as well! Click here for access to a wide variety of e-books, movies, magazines, kids’ entertainment and so much more. 

 

Order Food Delivery in Naperville From a Local Restaurant

 

The culture of Naperville is also shaped by the mom and pop restaurants that line the city’s streets. Local eateries put income into the pockets of families while diversifying your palate! Sara’s Grill & Eastern Cuisine is just one restaurant that’s worthy of your attention. Featuring delicious and authentic Indian entrees, Sara’s is sure to spice up your life. Click here to start your Doordash order for food delivery in Naperville!

 

Read Local News in Naperville

 

Being an active citizen means knowing what’s happening in your neighborhood. That starts with staying posted to the local news in Naperville! More often than not, the local paper or journal is the only place to get regionally specific coverage. Plus, local news knows its audience more than mainstream media, making its coverage more relatable and relevant to your life. Positively Naperville offers daily digital coverage on their website, as well as a monthly print subscription. Check them out and stay informed!

 

Your involvement as a citizen, whether you’re out and about or here at home, will positively shape your experiences while living in Naperville. How are you planning on giving back to the community? Let us know in the comments!

 

Get a Clean Start for the Spring Season

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Springtime is upon us! That means flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, and the natural world around us experiences a general rejuvenation. If your apartment at 803 Corday could use a refresh too, consider scheduling a spring cleaning date! Tidying your home will clear away any unnecessary clutter that may have built up earlier in the year, and make your apartment more liveable. Here are some ways to make your spring cleaning seamless and fun!

 

Implement Cleaning Games for Kids

 

If you have little ones, chances are the thought of pitching in to help clean sends them running for the hills. You can get them back on board by encouraging cleaning games for kids! These activities add an element of playfulness to the tidying process. By reframing chores as something to enjoy, kids become more open-minded and develop healthy habits with cleaning in the long term. Plus, parents who join in with their little ones get back in touch with their inner child too!

 

DIY Cleaners for the Craft-Curious

 

One mantra that’s symbolic of springtime is, “out with the old, in with the new.” Embracing positive change can include the cleaning products you use to tidy too! Depending on store-bought cleaners can cut into that household budget, but DIY cleaners can be made for pennies on the dollar. This citrus-scented all-purpose cleaner, for example, takes just five ingredients to make, and includes some common household supplies you may already have on hand. 

 

Even More Green Cleaning Hacks

 

The best part about using homemade cleaning products? How eco-conscious it can be! Another problem with store-bought products is that they typically contain harmful chemicals and give off harsh smells. The naturally grime-fighting properties found in vinegar, baking soda, and borax leave less of an impact on Mother Earth, and don’t skimp out on effectiveness. Check out this list of green cleaning hacks to see how you can use these supplies and more for every corner of your household!

 

Once you get that spring cleaning done, the general mood of your home environment can improve considerably! How do you plan on tackling that mess? Let us know in the comments!

What To Do on a Rainy Day

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The rainy season is upon us, which means you’re probably spending more time indoors. That doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up though! If you want to maximize your time staying inside, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to dive into some of the fun things to do in Naperville and here at 803 Corday that’ll keep you from getting washed away in the wet weather!

 

Cooking Up Some 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 bites to try. From hearty stews to baked mac and cheese, these selections are sure to warm your bones.

 

Focus on Fitness at 803 Corday

 

With rainy weather usually comes colder conditions and chilling winds. Luckily, you can beat the cold by focusing on fitness here at 803 Corday. Even light exercise will get your blood pumping and energy up to be able to take on any rainy day. The 24-hour fitness center on-site is perfect for exercise routines of all kinds. For some inspiration on where to start, check out this link!

 

Experience Culture at Museums in Naperville

 

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 Naperville that are sure to keep you entertained for hours. If you have little ones, check out the DuPage Children’s Museum! This little spot features a wide variety of colorful and interactive exhibits. And animal enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. Educational taxidermy specimens abound, with incredibly detailed information about each! 

 

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!

Transforming 2020 Predictions Into Reality

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As we settle into January, revisiting the personal 2020 predictions made for yourself might be necessary. Have you lost some steam in meeting those resolutions? Not to worry! We’ll dive into how to avoid common pitfalls in reaching goals and encourage rethinking your approaches to success. Read on for just some examples of how to make those set intentions solid!

 

Meal Prepping in 2020 – Build a Better Relationship With Food

 

In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it’s no wonder why cooking can sound like a total chore. Why spend hours prepping in the kitchen when your phone can deliver tasty takeout in minutes? But once you see those food delivery bills on your statement, you start thinking about all the other things you could have done with that money. To save time on meal prepping in 2020 without sacrificing on taste, try making slow cooker dump meals! This list is a perfect guide for the kitchen-intolerant; simply set it and forget it. You can even throw a meal prepping party with some friends! Gather your crew together and prepare a different dish each, then pack up portions of each to take home. You’ll have tasty leftovers to last you the week, and won’t get bored eating the same thing!

 

Going Green in 2020 – Upcycling is Your Friend

 

Perhaps living more sustainably is your goal for this year! If going green in 2020 is right up your alley, you’re in luck. There are so many simple changes you can make that will promote zero-waste living and boost creativity. Upcycled home decor projects are a great place to start! Check out this link for a few fun projects you can create with objects you already have laying around your apartment at 803 Corday. You can even gift your upcycled projects for birthdays and other special occasions! A homemade present saves you a trip to the store, conserves environmental resources, and adds a special touch to your gift-giving.

 

No matter what kinds of 2020 predictions you have for yourself, one thing is clear: By starting with small changes first, getting into a disciplined groove becomes much easier. What are some other goals you’re shooting for this year? Let us know in the comments!

Spread the Joy at Holiday Events in Naperville

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2019 is almost done, and that means holiday events in Naperville will also fade with the year’s end. Thankfully, this city will be chock full of fun attractions that celebrate the season. Whether you’re experiencing them with friends, family, or all on your own, there’s plenty of seasonal tidings to take part in before this decade is over!

Splendidly Spirited Things to Do For The Holidays in Naperville

There are plenty of exciting holiday events going on around 803 Corday this season! Granite City Food and Brewery is hosting a Christmas Eve buffet dinner, complete with craft beers and special mistletoe martinis. Adults and kids are both welcome, so save your spot now! There’s also Jingle & Mingle, an ugly sweater party. With an open bar, delicious food, and a chance to win a $100 cash prize, this shindig sure to get you moving in that horrendous getup.

New Year’s Eve in Naperville Never Sleeps

NYE comes soon after the holidays. Don’t be left out in the cold once the 31st hits by securing your spot at hot local events now! Bar Louie Naperville will be throwing a Gatsby-themed 2020 extravaganza, complete with a complimentary champagne toast and danceable music all night. Grab GA and VIP tickets here! And if you’re a fiend for the hottest kicks, the NYE Sneakers Ball is made just for you. Come dressed in cocktail attire and your favorite casual kicks to stunt on the dance floor until the clock strikes 12. 

Home-Centered Celebrations Instead

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 803 Corday. For New Year’s, consider renting a photobooth and accessories to capture your friends’ cute faces for some tangible 2020 memories. And a holiday movie marathon clad in pajamas will truly up the cozy factor of the season. 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 Naperville has to offer this December, be sure always to celebrate safely and use ridesharing if traveling a long distance. Happy holidays and ‘tis the season!

Take the Time to Turkey Bowl!

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Thanksgiving marks the return of the wonderfully American and time-honored traditions of the season. From gathering ‘round the table with loved ones, to tucking into that delicious holiday spread, it’s no wonder why many US citizens consider it a favorite. Another noteworthy tradition on this day? Playing (or watching) football! But did you know the history of the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl dates almost as far back as our country’s first celebration of the holiday?

Back to School: Where it All Began

Back in 1869, a mere six years after Turkey Day #1, The Young American Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club played a noteworthy match against each other in Philadelphia, PA; this would begin a trend in another prominent city. In New York, from 1876 to 1881, the Princeton team would compete against Yale’s every Thanksgiving. It was clear to see that Thanksgiving Day football was slowly starting to stick. And when the Intercollegiate Football Association officially recognized holiday football in 1882, the rest became history. Today, football on Thanksgiving is a staple of this country’s culture, just as American as apple pie! But where did the name “Turkey Bowl” come from? Well, when high school leagues started to coin their games after the delectably prepared bird many Americans enjoy ‘round that dinner table, the custom was set!

Turkey Bowl From Home

With the NFL promising three thrilling matches this November 28th, you definitely won’t have any problem looking for football games to watch on Thanksgiving! Tune in throughout the day, and catch these matches: 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 sit back, relax with the family, and cheer on your favorite teams as they duke it out on the field.

More Seasonal Celebrations

While watching from the comfort of your couch is nice, sometimes enjoying football with sportier fans can up the natural energy of the game. Thankfully, the Naperville, IL sports bar crowds are sure to be booming for football season. Check out this list for just a selection of neighborhood spots that’ll be perfect for watching the game with new friends (or friendly rivals!). Sip a brew (or two!) and indulge in some pub fare if your stomach can handle it. Rather throw a Turkey Bowl of your own? Why not plan a neighborhood match at a park close to home? That way, you can spread some togetherness and good-natured competition with your fellow residents!
If you’re not sure what day is Thanksgiving 2019, be sure to keep November 28th marked on your calendar. Whether you prefer to watch the pros duke it out from the comfort of home, on a barstool with a beer, or decide to toss the pigskin yourself with family and neighbors at 803 Corday, you might just feel a little closer to the American roots of the holiday this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate Halloween Near Your Naperville Apartments

Are you looking for a fun way to make the most out of Halloween this year near your Naperville 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 Naperville 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 Naperville 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!

Enjoy Fragrant Plants in Your Naperville Apartments

We can all agree that flowers are a beautiful addition to any home. They’re also a sweet way to mark the transition between seasons from summer to fall is to have a nice aroma in your Naperville apartments that leaves you a bit reminiscent about summer. While there are lots of things out there like candles and incense you can burn, there’s just something refreshing about going lighter and tending to an actual flower in your Naperville apartments. Luckily, there are so many to choose from that are going to leave a fragrant imprint on where you live. Here’s just a short list of some of the flowers you may choose to have in your apartments:

1. Gardenia
2. Lavender
3. Scented Geraniums
4. Indoor Citrus
5. Orchids

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 Naperville 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 Naperville apartments?