New Year’s Resolutions for Better Apartment Living

New Year’s is right around the corner, which means it’s time to decide what you’re going to improve on in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions can be very personal or cliché, it really depends on what you’d like to change about your life in the future. If you’d like your resolutions to be focused on saving money on apartment living in Center City, we have some suggestions for you!

Invite Guests Over More

Let’s face it, going out to eat with friends can be expensive. Going to the movies can be expensive. Going out, in general, can really start to cost a lot of money! Staying in and inviting friends to hang out at your place can help you save in the long run. Put your Center City apartment to good use and host a board game night, a potluck for a small gathering, a movie night, or even just a night of drinks and good friends to keep your bank account happy while enjoying the place you call home. Reinhold Residential’s apartment communities have several comfortable community spaces for you and your friends to enjoy. Many of our properties have resident lounges with pool tables, large flat-screen televisions and an abundance of seating, as well as outdoor entertainment areas when the weather allows.

Become Your Own Barista

The cost of your morning coffee can also add up if you order at popular coffee chains, so try making your coffee at home each day. We understand that your specially-made latte can be hard to give up on, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself every now and then! Alternatively, you can search for an espresso maker or milk steamer to keep at home so that you can learn to mix up your own custom coffee creations. Complimentary on-site coffee service is also available at many Reinhold Residential communities and is a perfect option for those “grab and go” mornings.

Try Thrifting

Decorating your apartment can be really fun, but it tends to take a toll on your wallet. Instead of spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on new furniture, take a look at some of the thrift shops in your area. Online yard sales can also provide some awesome furniture, housewares, and decor. You never know what you can find; even if something looks a little beat up or doesn’t match your apartment’s decor theme, you can always try your hand at painting, staining, or otherwise refining your treasures! Take advantage of some of Philadelphia’s best shopping districts and find the perfect pieces for your apartment on a budget.

Use Your Kitchen

It can be hard to find time to cook in our fast-paced lives, but ordering take-out isn’t always the best for our spending habits (or our eating habits!). By setting aside a little time each week for cooking or meal prepping, you can save a lot of money that you’d be spending on fast food or dining out. Plus, you get to know exactly what goes into your food; you can throw in your favorite veggies and other healthy foods so you can be sure you’re eating a balanced meal. Each of Reinhold Residential’s apartments is designed with modern kitchens that include gourmet amenities—using your kitchen will feel indulgent!

Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions can be tough, but reminding yourself why you made your resolutions in the first place can help you stay on track. Apartment living in Center City offers a ton of great options for lifestyle-based resolutions, so give it some thought; you’re sure to find a resolution that you’re

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