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Woman's feet in cozy socks next to open book, cup of coffee, and white headphonesDoes winter weather make you weary? Do you roll your eyes at the thought of the first snow? Are you cold right this second? Winter can be tough for some of us, but apartment dwellers have some situations that can’t always be fixed without the landlord making alterations, or even worse, without accidentally ruining something. Luckily, we’ve got some apartment life hacks for how to survive the winter without spending all of your money on running your heater and replacing your carpet (yikes!). Read up, because baby, it’s cold outside.

Young beautiful girl decorates the Christmas treeAhhh. Christmas has finally arrived. For some of us, the holiday signals time with family, who travel from far and near to eat dinner and open presents with us. For college students, it signals the end of a busy semester, and the fact that you have finally completed their final exams. For many of us, the two weeks that include Christmas and New Year’s Day, also signal a welcome vacation, after weeks of preparing for the big holidays. Now, we can finally relax and have fun with family and friends.

Holiday snowmanThis Tuesday, December 22, marks the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. While this is the official start to winter, in many places, winter is already in full effect. As schoolchildren, college students and others wrap up their studies and testing, their thoughts quickly turn to enjoying the holiday season – including throwing a snowball or two.

For apartment renters, winter is a terrific time of year. These are the top reasons why, when it comes to winter, renting rules:

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

group of frAs we near Thanksgiving, those of us who live in apartments have a few extra things to be grateful for. We reflect on how great life is when we are not burdened by a home mortgage – in addition to hefty monthly expenses that include utilities, home maintenance and repairs as well as yard upkeep. In addition to cost savings, there are many additional things to be grateful for when you live in an apartment versus a home.