Send Message

Blog & News

Winter Apartment Essentials






Keep your apartment toasty and comfortable during the winter season by including a few extra items in your apartment space. While most of these essentials are related to the beauty of your apartment, there are a few items listed that will keep residents looking stunning when the cold weather hits and winter is in full swing. At Williams and McDaniel, we want our residents to enjoy the season of snow and have compiled some items that will ensure that the cold weather stays outside and your apartment becomes a warm escape from Old Man Winter.



Bedside Rug

If you're looking for a way to avoid the shock of cold floors in the morning at your Midland apartment, investing in bedside rug is a great option. Keep your toes toasty with a soft, cushy and compact-sized rug that also adds a decorative element to your bedroom. If you're currently on the lookout for a rug, the 'Apartment Therapy' blog features a roundup of the best bedside rugs. There is also a large selection of rugs available at almost all Ikea stores.



Once you're out of bed make sure the warmth continues by getting some slippers, moccasins or booties to keep you cozy around your Orillia apartment. If you're someone who likes to multitask, the Slipper Genie Microfiber Slippers clean tile, linoleum and wood floors just by walking across them. This means your feet stay warm and your floors stay sparkling clean and free of dust and dirt.



Use blankets to add a bit of warmth and colour to your existing bedding. Choose from materials like fleece, corduroy, wool and cotton while selecting a style that complements the existing scheme. Most of these blanket styles are available at Walmart stores. Fold one or two blankets at the foot of your bed, just in case the weather gets a little chilly or you want to bundle up even more in the middle of the night.


Lotion and Chap stick

During the winter months, lips and skin become especially susceptible to dryness and chapping. Purchase products like ChapStick for your lips and Olay's Quench lotion for your body to stay hydrated, smooth and irritation free. For additional tips on winter care for your skin the WebMD site offers some helpful hints and for simple tips to avoid dry lips, this 'Winter Count' article offers some insights.

Warm Beverages

Combat the cold weather by indulging in a piping-hot cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Truly get into the winter spirit by trying a pumpkin spice latte, peppermint hot chocolate or gingerbread latte. While you can often purchase these mixtures in store, it is more fun to try to make them at home in your Orangeville apartment. Give 'The Naptime Chef's' Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate or 'Sweet Happy Life's' Homemade Starbucks Gingerbread Latte a try and give your taste buds a real treat.


Stock Up on Essentials

When snowstorms or power outrages occur, it can be hard to get out of your apartment to get the food and supplies you might need. Be proactive and prepare for situations like this by keeping enough water, pet food and canned items on hand to get you through the times when Mother Nature isn't being the most accommodating.


When winter hits make sure you've got all your bases covered by including some or all of these items in your apartment. Having these things on hand will allow you to focus on enjoying the crisp, winter season without falling victim to its tricks. At Williams and McDaniel Property Management, we want to help current or prospective residents in any way we can and we hope this lists assists you in getting ready for the winter months!


Tags: apartment living, winter, apartment essentials