Winter is here, and with it comes its trademark chilly weather and snow! There’s nothing like cold, snowy weather to make it a perfect day to lounge in your apartment with a cup of hot cocoa. To prevent winter from snowing on your parade, here are some tips on how to prepare your apartment for this cold season.
Try a Humidifier
It’s no secret that the air turns extremely dry during the winter season. Cold, dry air can lead to dry skin and congestion and increases your likelihood of catching a cold or the flu. Fight off the winter chill by trying out a humidifier. Humidifiers will increase the moisture in the air, thereby reducing your possible discomfort during the winter. In addition to improving the air quality, they will also increase the efficiency of your apartment’s heating system, as humid air retains heat more easily than dry air.
Swap Out Your Bedding
With the warmer seasons long gone, it’s time to put away your lighter cotton sheets and exchange them for flannel or thicker bedding. Winter evenings are infamous for their extremely low temperatures, and you don’t want to go to sleep shivering. Take this opportunity to do a bit of redecorating around the house – place some warm and fuzzy throw blankets on your couch and chairs so that no matter where you relax you will be nice and toasty!
Warm Up Your Apartment
It’s important to keep the cold air and wind outside where it belongs during the winter. Check your windows for any possible openings that a draft could weasel in through, and then properly seal them. In addition to sealing your windows, you can add more protection and warmth to them by installing heavier curtains. Much like heavier bedding, thick curtains will keep the cold out. Do the same for your flooring – a doormat will give you and your guests the chance to take off and dry your wet snow boots, and a carpet in your living room will keep your feet from getting cold! Preparing a warm apartment will keep you comfortable as the weather gets colder and colder outside, and leave you with more time to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family!
Stock Up on Emergency Essentials
Snowstorms hit the Northeast every winter, so it’s a good idea to prepare for them in advance. It is important that you have the essentials to prepare for the likelihood of an extended power outage or major snowstorm that keeps you stuck inside. Make sure your First Aid kit is well stocked with basic emergency items such as Band-Aids, Aspirin, and Neosporin. Keep candles and flashlights with extra batteries on standby should the power go out. It is also a good idea to stock your pantries with three days’ worth of food and water in case you get snowed in. It’s always better to prepare now than to wait until it’s too late!
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