How To Have A Staycation At Home

As nice as it is to leave the city and vacation in another place, we all usually crave heading home by the end of it. The next time you think about spending an arm and a leg on a trip, consider staying home instead. Here are some easy suggestions to get you started!

Get your apartment cleaned

Before embarking on your staycation, hire a cleaning service to make sure that your home is somewhere you actually want to be. A neat and tidy apartment sets the perfect mood for relaxing and enjoying all the convenience and coziness of home. As a Reside resident, you are eligible for discounts on several cleaning services, which can be found here under “cleaning services.”

Buy flowers, light candles, etc.

Setting the mood like you’re arriving at a hotel or bed and breakfast can make your space feel different than it normally does. Buy some flowers (Trader Joe’s has some excellent prices), light a candle or two, or play music depending on your mood.

Pamper yourelf

Gone are the days when you had to leave the house for services like massages, haircuts, and manicures. Using services like the Lisa App (Reside residents receive $20 off their first service!) allows you to order all of these things and more and have them come straight to your door. No leaving required.

Order in

Unless you like cooking (in which case you should totally make yourself an EPIC meal), order in from your favorite restaurant using services like Postmates, GrubHub, or Seamless. There’s nothing like sitting back with a delicious meal and not having to worry about any of the prep or cleanup. Check out our extensive list of partners here!

City adventure

If spending all your time inside isn’t your cup of tea, take advantage of living in a city with tons of things to do. See a movie, take yourself out to eat, or spend time touring places that you might not normally see like museums. The “City Tours” tab, found here, can give you more ideas and get you further discounts on different ways to view the city.

In addition to the options listed above, don’t forget that your Reside Rewards cover a variety of categories from nightlife and arts to pet care and workshops. Take a look at all the benefits of being a Reside member here!


  1. July 12, 2018 / 7:21 am

    Thanks for these tips. Yeah sometimes staying home is better than having out of town vacation. Cheaper and hassle free.

    • August 7, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      We totally agree! Thanks for your feedback, we hope you are enjoying a staycation right now!

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