Apartment Living Resolutions for 2014

New Year's is a great time for resolutions. Why not resolve to improve yourself and your surroundings? Below you will find some great ‘apartment’ resolutions to help improve not only your personal life, but also your living situation and everything it encompasses such as finances, legal rights, décor, and more. Vertica has apartments throughout Canada in vibrant cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Oakville, Edmonton, Calgary, and more.

Get your financial status in order

There is nothing more liberating than having full control over your finances. This New Year why not make a goal to set a household budget (and stick to it)? This is a great idea for singles, couples, and entire families. A budget can help you organize financial savings, pay off debt and expenses promptly, and make long term monetary decisions. There are also a few other great ways to achieve a more economical home that include simply eating in more often, conducting an energy audit, and going ‘green’ wherever possible. For a great beginners guide to budgeting, check out ‘About.com’s’ article here.

Spruce up your home

Another relatively easy and fun New Year's resolution for your apartment is to simply tidy up and enhance your home’s décor and atmosphere. Start by getting rid of old unworn clothing, toys, and other items you no longer use.  You can donate these items to your favourite charity or local thrift shop. This is a great way to do some good while decluttering. Once you have a nice junk-free space to work with, decorating becomes easy and fun. 

Get familiar with apartment policies and procedures

Every apartment renter can seriously benefit from understanding his or her apartment building’s policies and procedures. Vertica makes it easy for our tenants in our Toronto, Milton, North York, Ottawa, Brampton, Oakville, and Burlington apartments to obtain this information through our Resident Service and Leasing Centre OR through our Resident Portal available here.

Utilize your apartment facilities

Vertica apartments offer some of the most impressive free amenities around for our renters, so why not make the most of them? For apartments that feature gym facilities, use them to get in shape without having to pay extra for a costly gym membership. Enjoy the landscaped grounds, outdoor pools, barbeque areas, laundry facilities, rooftop terraces, social rooms, and other amenities that many of our apartments feature. Many of these facilities also provide the perfect social setting to get to know your neighbours -- which is its own great apartment resolution.


The above apartment resolutions are easy to make and will make a huge impact on your quality of life as a renter. Vertica has apartments conveniently located throughout Canada, with great options for everyone. For more information on Vertica properties please click here. Happy New Year!