Posts Tagged: winter

Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments, even those built with proper insulation, have imperfectly sealed areas through which cold drafts enter your space. Often, cold drafts will require you to use more energy (and thus spend more money) to heat your apartment, so they’re worth fixing – but how? And what are the most energy-efficient ways to stay warm?…
Space Heater Safety 101: Stay Warm While Staying Safe
Space Heater Safety 101: Stay Warm While Staying Safe

Space Heater Safety 101: Stay Warm While Staying Safe

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Using heat in your apartment during the winter might increase your utility bills, but it’s well worth spending that extra amount to stay comfortable in your apartment. But what if the heat is weak or just doesn’t work? When that’s the case, space heaters can provide powerful, localized heating, but they can be dangerous if…
Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment
Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment

Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the winter, it can be infinitely more difficult to find the willpower to leave your apartment. It’s cold outside and it gets darker earlier — in other words, the temptation to stay home and binge watch TV is strong! That’s certainly way more appealing than stepping outside for a run or a gym trip,…
Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?
Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?

Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Properly heating your apartment is just one part of staying comfortable and safe during the winter. It’s also important that all entryways into your apartment building and the sidewalk in front of it remain clear of snow and ice so that people don’t slip and injure themselves on your property. Depending on what your lease…
Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter
Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter

Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you think about moving, you probably picture breaking a sweat as you load your belongings into your moving truck, unload them into your new apartment, and unpack and organize all your possessions. Chances are that you’re picturing sweat because you’ve often moved in the summer – after all, summer moves are far more common…
Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!
Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!

Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Packing up and leaving your apartment behind while you enjoy a little holiday comfort at home with your family? Awesome! But, before you get in too much of a hurry to rush out of your new place and head home for the holidays, make sure you check all these important steps for preparing your apartment…
Beat the Winter Blues
Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Got a case of the winter blahs? It’s understandable. After all, those of us with 9-5 jobs get up in the dark, work all day, and when it’s time to go home – oh look, it’s dark again. Depending on where you live, it may also be wickedly cold. In winter, people tend to eat…
Six ways to survive winter in your first apartment
Six ways to survive winter in your first apartment

Six ways to survive winter in your first apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The days of frosty windows and six hours of sunlight are upon us. Brrrr! Here are six tips for staying cozy, saving money and being green. Wait for a sale, then stock up on soup and hot cocoa/tea/instant cider. Also, pony up for a Netflix subscription. My plan is only about $9 a month and…