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Winter Is Coming: Here’s How To Winterize Your Cleveland Apartment

December is here, and that means holiday celebrations and feelings of togetherness among friends, family, and loved ones. Still, this is Cleveland, which means everything the winter season has to offer. Weather forecasts warned us well in advance of frigid temperatures and lake-effect snow.

There’s no doubt our apartments are well heated and insulated, but sometimes it’s nice to have that little extra dose of coziness. Without further ado, here are some tips on how to winterize your Cleveland apartment.

Flannel Sheets

I don’t know about about you, but I’m feelin’ 22…degrees. If you don’t have a set already on hand, there is an abundance of flannel sheets available at any big box retailer. Or our beloved friend, Amazon.

Insulated Windows

Drafts are common with any window installation, regardless of how recent the installation was. To keep warm during the chilly months and reduce heating costs, we recommend adding some extra insulation to your windows. All you need are some scissors and a hair dryer!

Boot Trays

Tired of cleaning up ice and snow on your carpet, linoleum, or wood floors? We are too. Thankfully, there’s a solution: Boot trays! Simply place inside the doorway of your unit. The reinforced plastic trays are great for trapping water and are a cinch to clean.


Humidity drops significantly during the winter months. Cold air is unable to hold as much moisture as warm air. As a result, our skin becomes dry and lotion starts flying off the shelves. A great way to winterize your apartment is through the use of a humidifier. These appliances are relatively inexpensive and are also great for the ears, nose, and throat – particularly when our bodies are busy battling a viral infection.

Emergency Kits

Emphasis on ‘kits’, plural. During a Cleveland snowstorm, it’s not uncommon to lose power, and the chance for an automobile collision is significantly greater. We recommend keeping a stash of the following items in your unit and your vehicle:

1. Batteries (AA, AAA, D)

2. Flashlight

3. Portable AM radio

4. Basic first aid supplies

5. Charging cables for your mobile device (to be used in your vehicle; ensure your car battery is good to go)

6. Canned and jarred food

7. Bottled water 

8. Candles and matches (for your apartment)

At Millennium, we encourage you to live your best life. If you have any questions or need more tips on how to winterize your apartment, give us a call at 216-831-1400 or send us an email. One of our representatives will be happy to assist.