Winter can be the coziest time of the year – there’s the holidays, the warmth of a fireplace, and delicious hot chocolate. However, wintertime can be difficult to weather in your apartment if you don’t prepare for it. Cold weather and winter storms can be pesky problems in the wintertime – stay toasty and warm this season by following these five ways to prepare your apartment for winter.
1. Buy Essential Snow Supplies
First things first – buy supplies that you’ll need all throughout winter. While winter may seem far away, the snow, ice, and all the trouble that comes with them – will be here soon! Buy essential supplies such as shovels, scrapers, and salt so that when the first winter storm hits, you can dig yourself out of the snow. Don’t forget about gear too! Make sure you have a thick winter coat, gloves, and a pair of boots that can keep you warm while you shovel.
2. Draft-Proof Your Windows
Drafty windows are your worst enemy during the winter. If any cold or snow gets into your apartment, it’ll be from leaky exposed windows. Check your windows to make sure there are no holes or cracks that drafts can come in from. If there are, alert your apartment’s landlord or management company to help you fix the problem. It’s best to perform these window check-ups right now before it gets too cold and you’re shivering!
3. Cozy Up Your Apartment’s Furniture and Decor
Preparing your apartment for winter doesn’t have to all be business – you can have some decorating fun while you’re at it! To further protect your windows from possible incoming drafts, exchange your light summery curtains to heavier curtains. Cover your chairs and couches with throws and blankets for those cold winter nights. Since the holidays are right around the corner, feel free to fully decorate your apartment in advance for any parties you may be throwing for your guests this season!
4. Try a Humidifier
The winter air is notorious for being dry. Dry cold air can be a contributing factor towards dry cracked skin, along with just plain getting sick in the wintertime. Proactively combat this and stay healthy by buying a humidifier for your apartment. Humidifiers dispel moisture into the air, thus preventing it from getting dry indoors. Don’t worry – humidifiers won’t make your apartment feel like a swamp, although they are also useful for helping your central heating system circulate heat throughout your apartment, as moisture conducts heat.
5. Prepare an Emergency Kit
You can never be too careful – especially during the winter, when snowstorms can snow you in and cause extended power outages in your home. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Keep an emergency kit in a cabinet that includes essentials such as bottled water, flashlights, canned food, matches, candles, medicine, and portable chargers for your mobile devices. This way, if you are stuck inside your house for a day or two, you’ll know that you’ll be safe in any situation winter can throw at you.
Luxury Winter Apartments in Union, NJ
Thinking of moving to a cozy apartment this winter? If you’re searching for an apartment in the North Jersey area, look no further than Summit Court. Located just outside the big city, our luxury apartment community comes with essential features such as a WiFi lounge, a gym equipped with Peloton bikes, as well as a Clubhouse, where you and your neighbors can come together for a cup of hot cocoa. Check out our apartment floor plans and schedule a tour of our luxury Union apartments today!