Get a Clean Start for the Spring Season

Spring Cleaning, Cleaning Games for Kids, Green Cleaning, Cleaning Hacks, DIY Cleaning Products

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!