5 Winter Tips for Apartment Living in Omaha

  1. Parking Lot Parking: If you park your vehicle outside in your apartment complex’s parking lot and have just experienced a snowfall, consider parking in a different spot each day for the next few days while maintenance works to clear the lot. This will help open up spots for maintenance to shovel and lay ice melt to ensure a safe and ice free lot!
  2. Christmas Trees: Artificial trees are always recommended for apartment living! However, if you want to keep up tradition and set up an authentic tree for your apartment, its’ always a smart idea to bundle up your tree while you bring it in to your apartment and when your taking it out at the end of the holiday season. This keeps the hallways of your apartment building nice and tidy and free of any pine needles!
  3. Cozy Throw Blanket: Toss a throw blanket over the arm of your couch or over the back of your favorite chair for easy access during the cold months. This will add a hint of creative charm and aesthetic warmth to your apartment, making the chill feel less invasive. If you want to take your winter prep game to the next level, purchase a nice big mug and some hot chocolate to enjoy in the evening when its’ time to hunker down for the night!
  4. Bird Feeders: It sure is tempting to hang a bird feeder out for the little snow birds to take advantage of during the cold winter months! However, before you do, take a moment to consider the area your apartment is located. Are you near a wooded area? Are any dumpsters nearby? Destructive critters such as squirrels, opossums, and raccoons love bird seed too! But they can also cause quite a bit of damage to your apartment building as well. For this reason, some apartments don’t allow bird feeders at all, so be sure to check with management beforehand, just to be sure!
  5. Baking: What better way to warm up your apartment than to bake a fresh batch of Christmas cookies or holiday goodies? Feel free to turn on some festive music or have a holiday movie playing in the background to really get you in the Christmas spirit!