Fall and Winter in NYC can be some of the most magical times the city has to offer. While the summer outings to rooftop bars and nearby NYC beaches can make summer feel special, the reality of splintering hot train rides and sweltering hot city parks gets pretty old pretty quickly. So, most New Yorkers breath a sigh of relief when the cooler weather finally hits. But, if you’re still trying to find somewhere to live in the big apple, the weather outside can mean very little to you. Moving to NYC is a daunting task. If you know anyone who has made the big city move, you’ve likely heard their horror stories–from sky high broker fees to nightmarish roommates to being stuck in a neighborhood with a horrifying commute–it can feel pretty impossible to find your way into the city as a millennial on a budget. And good luck to you if you’re at student–it can feel pretty impossible.
Luckily for you, Bedly is here to make the NYC housing market simplified. Bedly’s fully furnished apartments are in all of New York City’s major neighborhoods (some even close to your favorite celebrities). With their flexible leases and fully furnished apartments, Bedly is here to help make sure that your living arrangement doesn’t keep you from having the adventures your mid-twenties were made for. Bedly will be your middleman so you don’t have to worry about setting up your gas or electricity bills, and they take the broker out of the picture. You also have a ton of flexibility with your roommates–you can request to live with certain people or you can just list your own preferences and Bedly will help vet them for you.
One of the best parts of being in the Bedly community is the Bedly blog. Here you’ll find all sorts of tips and tricks for making it in the Big Apple. Whether it’s tips on rocking your new job, how to master the dating scene in the big city, how to navigate the big city on a budget, or just tips and tricks on how to decorate your apartment, the blog is a great resource!
While Bedly has some great tips for making your apartment cozy for fall, we also want to make sure you’re prepared for the oncoming winter! Fall is the perfect time to rack up cozy blankets and new candles, fall drinks and decorating with pumpkins–and fall is also the perfect time to start making moves for winter. Because as any New Yorker will tell you, Winter in the Big Apple can be beautiful–and it can also be brutal! So here are some apartment focused tips on how to make sure you’re ready, and when you’re done you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite pumpkin flavored beverage!
Step 1: Make sure your appliances are winter ready!
While Bedly’s fully furnished apartments take care of many of your apartment needs for you, you are also always welcome to add any fans or portable AC units you may need to to get through those sweltering summer months. So, a recommended best shared practice from the Bedly team is to make sure all of those appliances are off and stored away before the summer time hits. Especially if you’ve invested in a window AC unit. The last thing you’ll want on a cold winter’s night is to be freezing because of the cold air that window unit can let into your apartment! It’s also a good idea to connect with your roommates (and might even be a good idea to include in your roommate agreements) to figure out where in the space you’ll need to store any extra summer appliances for the winter. They can be bulky and take up some space, so just make sure you’re ready to make those adjustments so you aren’t shivering in those early winter months! You’ll also want to connect with your roommates about your plans for your winter outfits. Are you going to invest in a coat rack together? Or just use your hall closet? Where will you want to put your snowy bulky shoes and boots? Important things to plan for since you’ll definitely be wearing way more than you do in the summer months.
Step 2: Switch out your bedding + wardrobe.
The shift from summer to winter will happen before you know it, and as nice as the fall months of hanging light jackets can be, full winter will be here before you know it. So if you have warm wool jackets and sweaters in storage in your apartment or in a storage facility, you’ll want to be super proactive about making sure you have everything you need as soon as you might need it, otherwise you’ll be in for some cold commutes and freezing days at work–and no on wants that! While switching out for winter isn’t the most fun of tasks, you can use it as a great Saturday afternoon bonding activity with your roommates! Making sure your bedding is really ready for winter is also a key tip on preparing for the frigid months ahead. No matter how warm your radiator might be, you’ll want to make sure you have deliciously yummy cotton sheets and several (we mean SEVERAL) layers of blankets to help keep you warm!
Step 3: Start planning your Winter Parties
The reality of the summer months is that everyone is outside all the time. The parks are perfectly ready for playing–and did we mention the rooftop bars?? But in the winter everyone tends to hibernate more, so it’s the perfect time to host all of your humans at your apartment for the perfect cozy gathering. You can make spiked hot apple cider and reminisce on the summer days–but not to worry, they’ll be back before you know it!
There you have it! Bedly is here to make sure that you are totally ready to both enjoy your fall and prepare for the upcoming winter!
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