How To Get Your Apartment Ready for Winter

It’s October, meaning the cold weather will be here before you know it. The colder it gets outside, the less likely you’ll want to venture out into the chill (and probably end up ordering a lot of takeout), which is why it’s time to start thinking about getting your apartment ready for nights inside for the winter months to come! Get a jumpstart on winter by taking care of a few things around the house while it’s still bearable outside. Here are a few things to get your apartment ready for winter.

  • Test your heating system — Before cold weather hits, make sure your heater is working as it should. If not, make sure to get it fixed before you actually need the heat. You can also consider getting smaller heaters to add some extra warmth to parts of your apartment that you use the most.
  • Reverse your ceiling fan — In the summer, ceiling fan blades cool a room by pushing the air down – but in the winter, you want the opposite to happen. Flipping the switch on your fan will change the direction of the blades and keep warm air near the room you’re in.
  • Switch or update your bedding — You’ll keep yourself from shivering at night by getting flannel sheets, a down comforter or other types of warm bedding. Layering on some throw blankets will add some extra comfort and coziness as well.
  • Put away outdoor gear — It’s finally time to move all your patio furniture and either cover it or store it away to keep it from getting ruined. Covering your plants with a tarp might be smart to keep them from freezing temperatures (when those happen).
  • Get your windows ready — Inspect your windows to look for leaks or holes that may allow the cold to get in. Getting maintenance to caulk the window can prevent this from happening.

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