If you live in Greenbelt, Maryland, you are most likely accustomed to the cold winter weather that comes through each year. At Lerner University Square, we know how much our residents aim to save money where they can. There are some simple things you can do to stay warm this winter while limiting the amount of time you have to turn up the heat within your apartment. Check out our top 5 tips for keeping your apartment warm this winter, without turning up the heat.
1. Bring Out the Throw Blankets
Throw blankets are both stylish and functional, making them a necessity for your Greenbelt, Maryland apartment in the winter. You can keep some stacked in a cute basket so that they are easy to grab, or drape them over a chair or over the side of your couch. These are perfect for warming up when you get home, or for snuggling up with while watching television on a chilly day. If you really want a game changer, invest in a heated blanket to keep nearby and experience the amplified coziness! In addition to being functional, just having throw blankets within your apartment will make it look and feel more cozy.
2. Keep Windows Shut Tight
Leaving the windows cracked or even closed but not locked can let in a ton of cold air. By ensuring all of your windows are locked and tightly shut, it can help you keep heat in your apartment and keep the cool air outside. Cracks in the seal are a huge waste of money, as you will need to constantly turn up the heat in your apartment while your money flows right out the window. At Lerner University Square, we are more than happy to make any repairs needed if your windows are letting in too much cold air, so check them out when it starts getting cool outside.
3. Dress Cozy While Inside
Your body heat is most likely to escape through your hands, feet, and head. If you are feeling chilly but are committed to conserving energy, put some wool socks on your feet and a cozy beanie on your head! This will keep your body toasty while in your apartment. Fleece leggings are great for keeping your legs warm, and some comfy sweaters will also make for perfect winter time loungewear in Greenbelt.
4. Open Curtains in the Day, Close Them at Night
Opening your curtains while the sun is out will ensure that sunlight is entering your apartment. This light will naturally heat up your apartment a bit, even if there are freezing temperatures outside. Let the sun in for as long as possible, but when it sets you will want to make sure to close those curtains! Keeping them closed will help keep heat inside your apartment while the sun hides away for the night.
5. Consume Warm Foods
You’ve most likely heard the phrase, “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”. While it is a double entendre, cooking up a hot meal will actually produce quite a bit of heat in the room, especially when living in a smaller space like an apartment! Additionally, cooking or baking a nice hot meal will warm the body. There is nothing better than to bite into a hot, home cooked meal in dead of winter. So find some winter recipes and get cooking on your next snow day!
Get Cozy at Lerner University Square
If you are looking for somewhere new to call home in Greenbelt, Maryland, you don’t need to look any further than Lerner University Square. Our apartment homes are affordable, while still offering the amenities our residents know and love. Our area offers so much to do, even in the cold winter weather. Fill out an online application today and then head over to tour a floorplan for yourself. We look forward to seeing you this winter in Greenbelt!