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5 Ways To Decide On A New Year Resolution That Doesn’t Need Work

It’s that time of the year when almost everyone around you is coming up with ways of making the incoming year more productive. Some people have been planning their new year resolutions since the latter half of the year. Piling on one promise after another with a failed attempt at each is not the way to go, is it? Well, ApnaComplex is happy to lend a helping hand. Here are 5 easy new year resolutions in case you haven’t got on to the ‘change is good’ wagon yet. Trust us, these are more helpful than you’d know.


  • Save water –

With all the global warming signs getting bigger and bigger, doing your bit for the planet will only make you feel good about the next year. Tracking water usage levels and avoiding water wastage is one option. ApnaComplex provides you with Water Monitor, a water tracking app that allows you to track the volume of water being used by your society. A plus point is that it tracks the billing as per water usage too. Find out more about Water Monitor here.

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  • Avoid preventable theft –

This one leans towards those who have faced theft issues in the past. Why offer a chance when there doesn’t have to be one? One aspect of this problem is vehicle theft. ApnaComplex’s solution to that is Vehicle Sentry, a vehicle tracking system that lets you stay aware of your vehicle’s whereabouts. Know more about Vehicle Sentry here.

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  • Family safety –

For all those who believe that safety in any form can never be enough, ApnaComplex has Gatekeeper, a visitor tracking app. Gatekeeper lets you know about your visitor beforehand and lets you verify their entry. Be aware of who knocks on your door. Stay alert with Gatekeeper here.

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  • Spend less –

Everyone can cash in on this new year resolution. Spending less is never an idea that is unwelcome. One way of going about with this is by holding less change in your pockets and using cashless services. Collection Gateway by ApnaComplex is another such service that lets you pay maintenance dues via NEFT or RTGS. Here’s why Collection Gateway should be your new year resolution this year.

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  • Make lives easier –

Why not have an easy management system in place for those who work hard at settling the books in your society? Get some good karma under your belt by getting ApnaComplex for your society. Keep track of reminders, bill and maintenance payments and vendors of your society in a more automated manner. This is one of the most easiest ways of fulfilling a new year resolution, don’t you think?

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So, this time, let’s all make a promise to ourselves to move forward with the new year resolutions we choose. Good luck chasing the new life!

Party Planning Tips for Ushering the New Year

New Year’s eve provides a wonderful occasion for apartment complex residents to throw a party where people can get together and welcome a new beginning. To usher the new year in style, the party needs to be properly planned.

Ushering the New year

A New Year party is always a unique and fun experience as there’s a widely prevalent sense of expectation around. This is because every single person in the room looks forward to what the New Year’s got to offer, so a well planned party can provide the perfect stimulus to kick-start the year in a joyous mood.

Party Planning Tips for the New Year

A well organized party depends more on what is done before the party than during it. Here are certain tips that could help you in being well prepared while throwing an awesome new year’s party.

Come Up With Invites

You need to be sure of who are the invitees for your party. After making a list of the guests you need to send them invites in the form of mails or E-invites. Word of mouth may not be the preferred mode of inviting.

Fix the Menu

You need to plan the menu for the party in advance. Also, you have to decide if you are going to serve alcohol during the night. Many apartment complex parties do feature alcohol, although the residents are instructred to go easy on the same.

A little bit of alcohol can help in keeping the proceedings fun and your friends tipsy, so moderation is key here. Make sure that you arrange for both vegetarian and non vegetarian food in order to cater to both sections of people in your apartment complex.

It also makes sense to place the vegetarian dishes in one end at a separate table and the non vegetarian dishes at the other end, with labels  for the same. It is best to buy your provisions in advance by 2 or 3 days. Stock up on your beverages, snacks and other non perishable items that are part of your mini menu for the night of the party.

Amp Up the Music

Since your party is going to be a long one it is nice to have music playing to keep your guests in celebration mood. You could prepare your playlists well in advance so that you might not have to do it on the night of the party.

It is very important to ensure that there is not a single dull moment in your party. You can involve your guests in playing party games. Kids could have their own games like guessing others’ resolutions or word games with “Happy New Year” while adults can engage themselves in charades or bench games like move off my bench.

Be sure to plan something special when the clock strikes twelve. This could be as simple as ballons with confetti bursting over the party floor or a special performance to mark the start of a new year. Most importantly, do remember to have your share of fun at the party as well.

Get your Society on ApnaComplex – Today!

ApnaComplex is India’s most comprehensive web based housing society accounting, management and communication software. It is designed to make the life of residents and owners a lot better by bringing in more transparency and accountability in managing a housing society. Check out the features of ApnaComplex and sign up your society today to get the benefits! We offer a free 30-day trial as well so that you can try before you buy!