If you’re low on funds, time off, or both, and still have the urge for a summer vacation, never fear! A staycation is the perfect solution!

The pandemic forced most of us to swap vacation ideas for staycation ideas, COVID-style in 2020. But in 2021, vacationers are consciously choosing to stay local. Whatever the reason, opting to hang in your apartment for a staycation can be the ultimate way to unwind and reset. Here are some tips and tricks for turning your apartment into a relaxing oasis, plus – how to plan the ultimate staycation.

Prepare Your Mind – and Apartment – for a Staycation

A staycation isn’t a vacation if you don’t treat it like one.

  • Commit to Your Staycation – Tell your boss and co-workers. Put it on your calendar. Set the out-of-office email. Tell your friends and family you’re taking time off and resist the urge to responds to messages and emails. If you can, take a break from your digital devices and social media altogether.
  • Treat Yourself – Instead of spending money on a hotel, buy some luxurious, high-thread-count sheets, fluffy towels, and lush bath products. Put your kitchen on pause and order meal delivery from a different restaurant every night, or splurge on some new smart device technology for your apartment. Do whatever feels decadent to you.
  • Try Something New – Sure, you could spend your time off tackling those long-delayed to-dos and DIY projects, but make time to explore new activities or experiences, like a new exercise class or virtual cooking and mixology classes.

Staycation Ideas, COVID-Style

If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we can have a great time at home. Here are some simple, yet refreshing, staycation ideas and activities.

Find Your Perfect Apartment for a Staycation with Southern Management

Travel is a state of mind, even if that means putting aside a few days in your apartment for a staycation. Whichever staycation idea you choose to pursue, a change of pace and structure can create a fresh perspective and leave you feeling refreshed and recharged.

At Southern Management, we are dedicated to your entire well-being. We are always reachable through RentCafe (our resident portal), by email or by phone.

With 75 apartment communities, our team is confident that we can find the perfect location and floor plan to make you feel right at home. Our helpful team members would love to answer any questions you have about specific apartment communities, including pricing, location and amenities. We’d love for you to plan your next staycation in one of our communities!

Contact our team to learn more today.