Fall is a good time of year to begin preparing your apartment for the winter. As temperatures begin to drop, your apartment will require some low maintenance in order to keep it worry-free throughout the winter. Here are tips on how to get your apartment ready for the coming season. Air Conditioner: Be sure to remove your air conditioner. Close and latch all windows. Water Lines – to prevent water lines from freezing and bursting during cold weather: When temperature drops below 10 degrees, allow water to trickle, especially at night when the temperatures drop. Open up all cabinet doors [...]
When the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves start to change colors, that means you've made it to the best season of the year. No, not because it's stunning and Halloween — the best holiday ever — happens in the middle of it, although all of that is true. What makes autumn so spectacular is the endless amount of cozy fall activities you can do together with your family for little to no money. Whether you want to cuddle up inside with a cup of warm apple cider and watch one of the best Halloween movies of all time on Freeform (yes, [...]
Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed down and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Click here for more information on how to stay safe.
The apartment search is often about the location, the view, the amenities. But consider, too, that your new neighbors, the doorman, and the others in the immediate area will shape your experience of living in the apartment. Wondering how to imbue those relationships with positive feelings? Domu asked Leontina Richardson, the Chicago owner of Stepping Into Etiquette, for her top etiquette tips for apartment dwellers. Learn more here >>>
Frigid Temperature Warning With frigid temperatures forecasted for the next several days, please remember to take precautionary measures to avoid frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are suspected when water does not flow from the faucet after being turned on. If you believe this is happening in your unit, please alert your property manager immediately, as it could quickly escalate to an urgent matter and cause significant damage to your home and the property. In general, we suggest the temperature in the apartment to be a minimum of 60 degrees as this will help minimize the possibility of your pipes freezing. [...]
Sometimes there are too many details when choosing an apartment, making it hard to make a final decision. There are many angles that might might make one new apartment seem more appealing to you than another. Search carefully The first step in choosing the right apartment is to search in the right way. Record the details of the apartments you visit, including the property's stats, your notes, photos, and whatever questions you asked the landlord. Know your priorities and stick to them! The most important aspect of making a choice is knowing what is really important to you. By putting your [...]
Winter in Chicago may be cold (and filled with snow and slush), but Christmas in Chicago makes it worth the extra layers you might have to wear. The period between Thanksgiving and the New Year's Eve is filled with heartfelt traditions, from tree-lighting ceremonies to wreathing and department store window displays. It's the only time of year when you can sip a mug of steaming spiced wine beneath the Picasso statue, visit the Walnut Room tree at Macy's and sing carols in front of the Bean. There's something undeniably special about Christmas in Chicago. Things to do in Chicago during [...]