Peace & Relaxation at Your 777 Broadway Home!

Relaxation is one of the most important aspects of life! Whether we realize just how important it is for us to relax, if you miss out on it your body recognizes that. While it’s important to do, many don’t have a lot of free time, but your home can be the best place for you to relax when you do have the time. Creating a place of Zen in your home is a great way to bring peace! You can bring that peace and relaxation in with ease at your 777 Broadway Apartment home!

How to Rearrange Your Furniture for a Better Flow of Energy (Feng Shui)

You can arrange your furniture in a manner that will bring Feng Shui into your home and it can be done in any room. In this instance, we will discuss how you can arrange the furniture in the bedroom in order to bring peace in your bedroom and give you the ultimate sleep experience.

  • Purchase a king or super-king bed/mattress
  • Limit the electronic devices you have there
  • Choose muted color tones, they’re soothing
  • Utilize low light bulbs or candles
  • Position your bed in a central area that is out of line from the doorway

You can gain great tips by going to the Golden Gate Feng Shui School in your local area!

Pets for Mental Health

Having a pet companion is a great way to help with mental health and bring a great source of peace in your life. Pets have their own way of reducing stress, depression, anxiety, and can encourage playfulness, and help in putting you in a different place in your life and peaceful place.

Apartment Features That Help Create a Zen Home

There are some great apartment features and amenities that we offer that will help bring Feng Shui in your life. You can enjoy the extensive rooftop deck with outdoor kitchen, hardwood style floors, oversized windows and much more!

Peace is needed in your life and you can obtain it in your home with these simple tips!

It’s Time For Spring Cleaning At 777 Broadway

man cleaning house and using broom as guitar

It’s Time For Spring Cleaning At 777 Broadway !!

The Mental Health Benefits Of A Clean Home

Serenity goes out the window when you have to dig to find something you need, or constantly trip over things getting from point A to point B. Apartment living can become cramped at any time. Cleaning your home can have positive benefits on both your mental and physical health too. Like:

  • Lower Stress
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Reduce Headaches
  • Reduce allergies
  • Easier to relax
  • Sleep deeper And longer

Ways To Go Green With Your Cleaning Process

Look for the Green Leaf on your cleaning product labels or the recycle symbol. Green cleaning is double rewarding. By going “Green” you can help clean and protect the Earth. You also avoid harsh chemicals that can cause headaches or worse. Not into chemical cleaners? Try using these natural ingredients you may already have laying around.

  • Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Baking Soda
  • Heat / Steam
  • Rubbing alcohol / Hydrogen Peroxide
  • & Many More

Check out this great article on Natural Cleaning Tips and Tricks. It’s full of amazing recipes and hacks too. A healthier option for you and those you love also.

Local Cleaning Service For Hire

It’s not always beneficial to push all of that dust around yourself if you have physical limitations or allergies so here are a few maid services to consider.

Have fun with your cleaning. Make it a game or a competition and get the whole family involved in helping. If you’re not prone to allergies, then enjoy the spring breeze through your open window while airing out your apartment. A clean home means a clean mind.

 

Tips and Tricks to Stay Warm and Cozy in Your 777 Broadway Apartment

If you are finding it difficult to stay warm during cold nights in your 777 Broadway apartment, you will be happy to know that you are not alone and that there are indeed things that you can do to improve the situation.

If you live in a warm city, such as Oakland, CA, you may have thought that cold weather simply would not be a problem. It usually is not; the weather rarely goes below 50 degrees. However, areas such as Los Angeles and Oakland can indeed get cold, and a big issue is that because these people believe that these areas are always warm, many people just aren’t ready for cold weather when it does happen.

If it happens to get cold in your apartment, there are some things you can try. For example, you can try dressing in layers. Sometimes, you may find that you are getting too warm in these layers, but it will be easy to just take something off and have the option to put it back on later if you want. Also, you should keep your extremities (feet and head) covered if you really want to stay warm, as people tend to lose a lot of heat through their extremities. Also, keep the kitchen running as much as you can; if the tea kettle, oven, and other cooking devices are constantly generating heat, it will help to keep the place warm.

There are also several amenities within these apartments that can be of a lot of use when you are trying to stay warm on a chilly night. For example, there is air conditioning with an electronic thermostat. This can be helpful on the more typical days, when it is warm, but the electronic thermostat can also help keep you warm when this is necessary.

If you want to stay as warm as possible in your 777 Broadway apartment, you have plenty of options in terms of making this happen.

New Year, New Possibilities at 777 Broadway

Personal Goals to Set for the Year

Here at 777 Broadway, we’re serious about achieving our personal goals and getting healthy for 2021. We’ve learned that getting healthy involves an improvement in both physical and mental health. In this short guide, we talk about a few straightforward ways to meet your personal and apartment goals this year. Making an improvement in your overall health can be as simple as learning something new every day or adding in a few minutes of meditation.

Apartment/Home Goals

A simple way to eat healthier is to stock your refrigerator (and pantry) with healthy foods and snacks that promote a cleaner diet. Adding snackable fruits, vegetables, and water to your diet can give you more energy to take on the tasks of cleaning and updating your apartment home. The good news is that you can stock your home and pantry even easier by using online grocery delivery services offered by top companies. These services are making it easier for people to eat healthy by delivering store-bought and grocery store foods right to your doorstep.

2021 Apartment Decor Trends

Not only is having clean indoor air good for you and your family, it’s also in line with one of 2021’s hottest trends. This year top home decor sites like HGTV are saying the more plants the better. HGTV recommends using indoor plants to freshen your air and brighten your mood.

Having plants in the home can break up the monotony of having to spend long days inside. Adding green plants to your home decor is easy. You can find affordable options at local nurseries, home improvement stores, and plant retailers online.

Clean indoor air quality inside the home is now more important than ever. Make a pledge to take better care of your indoor air quality and eliminate harmful irritants and bacteria by regularly changing and cleaning your apartment air filters.

Oakland, CA Holiday Guide

Wondering how to celebrate the holidays at home this year in Oakland? If so, you’re like many other Oaklanders struggling to figure out how to have a happy holiday under the current circumstances. The good news is, being under a stay-at-home order or on lockdown due to COVID-19 doesn’t have to mean the end of your holiday season. To make things easier for you, 777 Broadway put together this handy holiday city guide to help you get into the holiday spirit while celebrating at home this year.

How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays

Contrary to popular belief, decorating your apartment for the holidays doesn’t have to be complicated (or expensive). Start by using holiday decorations stored away from previous years or create handmade decorations to add festivity and cheer to your apartment home. Adding small touches like strategically placed mistletoe, poinsettias, tiny Christmas trees and twinkling holiday lights to your decor can go a long way toward making your apartment feel more like a holiday home.

How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Been feeling down in the dumps lately? If you’re looking for simple ways to boost your mood, start with easy ideas like making holiday crafts to share with family and friends. You can easily make homemade Christmas cards, decorative wreaths, and glitter pinecones to enhance your Christmas spirit. Join online Christmas parties, New Year’s parties and other virtual events with friends, family, and coworkers to feel more connected. Free video conferencing services like Zoom and Skype are making it much easier to create virtual holidays online during the pandemic.

Holiday Events Near Your Apartment

Following is a list of virtual and outdoor holiday events near your apartment in Oakland.

Virtual GIFTY: Shop Unique Local Artisanal Gifts

When: November 9, 2020 – December 20, 2020

Where: Online

Details: Virtually shop local vendors for glassware, crafts, jewelry, handcrafted soaps and more.

meta: Oakland, California holiday guide. How to decorate your apartment for the holidays.

Thanksgiving Fun at 777 Broadway

Thanksgiving dinner table with hands passing food to naother member of the table

The pandemic has left many of us with doubt and uncertainty in our minds about how the festive holidays is going to play out. But if there’s anything Americans like more than road trips, it’s recreating moments. Home chefs throughout the country are coming up with methods to make the holiday feel extraordinary even in these weird times. The lack of traditional Thanksgiving formalities like a traditional dinner-table meeting has made people appreciate the finer sentiments about the day. Cooking may be a good way of staying connected, expressing gratitude and making memories.

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Preparation

If the weather is expected to be favorable on the day at Broadway, think about taking full advantage and throw an outdoor celebration. This makes it easier for several families to gather at a safe distance outside. You can host the party at a nearby recreational area. Organize a feast with a designated food station which enables each family to take turns dishing out their own food. Otherwise, you can portion the food beforehand in individual containers and then distribute it at the party.

Safety in the Kitchen

Kitchen Etiquette

There are so many things to do on Thanksgiving.  Given our current circumstances, social distancing as well as working independently is extremely imperative. Doing many things at once can cause you to be forgetful. To avoid forgetting what is cooking on the stove, set a timer. You can also set reminders on your phone to remind you about certain tasks that need to be completed in the kitchen. Alternatively, you can create a checklist on a white page and stick it on the fridge.

Online Black Friday Shopping

Shopping Ideas 

If you are looking for some great savings for this festive season, the Rockridge Market Hall will be having some amazing online Black Friday shopping specials. This includes delicious Thanksgiving specials and Christmas specials which can be ordered online at the best-discounted prices. All products are available for pick up or delivery.

This year’s Thanksgiving celebrations may be a little different from the usual. However, this gives us the chance to create new traditions as well as new memories. It teaches us that the little things do matter. The most important thing is that you remember to keep your spirits high during this festive season.

Celebrating Halloween at 777 Broadway

Halloween, the holiday where scariness abounds, and people have the potential to transform into hideous monsters, aliens, other forms and go around to strange houses demanding sugary food. Only this year, the scariest thing about Halloween is the current pandemic. It may not be safe to congregate in large groups, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate Halloween in Oakland, California, especially at home at 777 Broadway.

How To Decorate Your Apartment

First things first, if you have a balcony with your apartment, that’s the most visible thing that people will see. Decorate the railings with streamers, fake cobwebs, and other decorations, taking care to secure them, so they don’t come loose and impact traffic. A flying ghoul at someone’s home is one thing; having one come towards you when you’re driving is quite another.

How To Celebrate At Home

Due to the pandemic, it’s far safer to celebrate Halloween in Oakland, California at home. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a small party for yourself and your immediate family or roommates. Find some spooky music, change the lights to the appropriately festive colors and light level and have fun.

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit with non-alcoholic drinks there are so many out there. You could try the Ocean Blue Goblet, which is a mix of lemon-lime soda, sour mix, and Torani Blue Raspberry Syrup. You put the ingredients into a glass or a goblet and you place a couple gummy or marshmallow sharks inside the glass.

Halloween Hotspots Around Oakland, CA

Oakland zoo

The Oakland Zoo is doing Boo At The Zoo from the 24th to the 31st.

Pirates of Emerson Theme Park

A 10-acre drive-through experience at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Only enclose vehicles are permitted and windows must remain shut.

Even if you don’t go anywhere to celebrate Halloween, you can always host a virtual Halloween party online. Just because you can’t have fun in person doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at all.

Stay Healthy and Fit on Your Oakland Apartments

The quarantine has greatly affected us all in the sense that it has made a lot of us have our regular routines shift. No longer are we as active as we used to be, as we are now bound down to the constraints of our Oakland apartments and our tight circle of errands. Several people have packed on weight since the quarantine has started and have let themselves eat rather unhealthily as this whole thing has unraveled. However, since we don’t know how much longer the quarantine will last, we have to do our best to stay fit. We owe it to ourselves and to our families to take care of our bodies and our health.  

These are some ideas on how to stay healthy while living in your Oakland apartments:

  1.       Make sure to eat healthy, if you haven’t already been doing so. There are supermarkets around you that sell healthy food, and plenty of websites online that you can find recipes to make the most out of these foods.
  2.       There are also at-home work-outs you can do to stay in shape. You don’t have to rely on the gym, and it probably isn’t a good idea to, since it is probably saturated with people and the likelihood that you could catch the Coronavirus.
  3.       Make sure your mental health stays in tip-top shape. It’s difficult for people to make the most out of the quarantine, and studies show that people are getting increasingly depressed and anxious. You should be sure to get lots of sunlight and lots of movement in order to stay on top of yourself. Remember, without your mental health, you have nothing.

Most likely, these tips have assisted you when it comes to making the most out of the quarantine. If you have any other tips on how to stay healthy, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Get Ready to Learn from Your Oakland Apartments

Do you or your kin plan on attending school this fall in Oakland? Or perhaps the two of you are. The best way to start school again this August or September is with a good attitude and strategies on how you can study the most effective way possible in your Oakland apartments. The great thing about going back to school, besides getting an education, of course, is the fact that you have something stimulating and fun to look forward to. Here are some ideas you should think about in terms of having your education be a success.

  1.       You need to be sure that in your Oakland apartments, you have a good workspace available, as it is not productive to do your homework or study on the couch or in bed, even (or especially) if it feels comfortable. This just triggers your brain into thinking you are getting ready to relax, and you need to stay energized. So, if you don’t have this already, invest in a little table or desk and chair to set up in your apartments.
  2.       Buy school supplies that are going to help you succeed. To do well, you must be prepared. Therefore, read your class list on what supplies are required, and consider shopping online, such as Amazon, to get great discounts on your materials. It may cost you less and you may have more of a variety of options. And if you have a little extra money, don’t hesitate to invest in a little planner as well.
  3.       Find out if there are other spots in your Oakland apartments where you can study or do work. Sometimes, being inside your own apartment can be a distraction in itself, especially if you live with other people. There’s something about just going somewhere outside where you live to accomplish work that can lead to more productivity.

Congratulations on going back to school! Whether it be for you or your child/children, education is always a great investment. Be sure to have a positive attitude and things will work more to your advantage this year!

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Your Oakland Apartments

national ice cream month july

Were you aware that that July is National Ice Cream month? It’s a fun time to escape the heat and enjoy some cold dessert. There are so many types of ice cream out there as well, especially if you have any food restrictions. And your apartments in Oakland are near a few places that dish out delicious ice cream. However, if you’re more interested in staying at home, the good news is that you can make ice cream from there too!
Here are some facts you should know while you celebrate National Ice Cream month:
1. The good news is that there are quite a few different kinds of ice cream, like dairy, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and sherbert. You should use National Ice Cream month as an excuse to try them all. Sure, ice cream is sometimes high in calories, but not always. Do your research online if you’re interested in finding a sweet treat that is low in calories yet delicious in taste.
2. If you don’t want to leave your Oakland apartments, then you don’t have to! There are a variety of ways you actually prepare ice cream from your very own home. For tips on how to do that, click here. This will satisfy your cravings and make sure you are still safe regarding COVID-19.
3. And lastly, as mentioned above, Oakland has lots of great places to enjoy this cold dessert. You should try ice cream from Fenton’s Creamery because it’s close to your apartments and their reviews are great!
What will you do to celebrate National Ice Cream Month? Will you use the opportunity to try every type of ice cream you can? Will you take on the challenge of creating your own ice cream from home? Will you venture out to your local spots and try ice cream that Oakland has to offer? If you suggest any places specifically to try ice cream, comment below.