(BPT) - While 2020 was a rollercoaster of emotions, this year doesn’t have to be. These hacks will help you navigate the new norm this year — and make sure 2021 kicks off on a stress-free note.

1) Make your home cozy

Make your home extra cozy this season since everyone is still spending more time at home. Missing family members who can't visit? Incorporate their photos into your decor to invoke family memories and to feel closer. Cheery decor can improve your entire vibe — so whether you deck the patio with string lights, buy some new cozy candles or spice up your bar cart with festive beverages, embrace the at-home life.

2) Protect your packages with in-garage delivery

If you’re planning to do most of your shopping online like the majority of Americans, it’s even more important than ever to be prepared with a secure and contactless delivery solution like Key by Amazon In-Garage Delivery. Amazon recently expanded the service to millions more Prime members in more than 4,000 cities across the United States. Ensure your packages are protected against damage, theft and weather. All you need is a myQ smart garage door opener linked to Key by Amazon app to have packages delivered directly into your garage. myQ technology can be added to all leading brands of garage door openers in minutes via a myQ Smart Garage Hub.

3) Start a new family tradition

Since life is slowed down and everyone is snuggled in at home, consider making the most of the situation and putting some extra thought into starting a new family tradition for special days in 2021. Try experimenting with new delicious family recipes (perhaps spark some friendly competition with a bakeoff over Zoom?), having an online trivia party for your birthday or maybe even try building an ice-skating rink or putting green on your lawn.

4) Entertaining and need extra space to spread out? Consider your garage

Your garage is an extension of your home and can be a great place this year to remain socially distant. If you’re entertaining and need extra space to spread out, why not utilize your garage? The indoor/outdoor space lets in fresh air and creates additional room for hosting loved ones. Add space heaters, twinkling lights, some fun music and pour the hot cocoa!

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