5 Easy Ways to Make your Apartment Feel Cozier

We’re in the middle of winter and who doesn’t like feeling cozy inside when it’s cold and wet outside? You don’t need an interior designer to make your apartment have a cozier feel. Try following these 5 simple steps before you curl up at home to relax.


  1. Have lots of soft throw blankets in your living room. Store them in baskets or on a blanket ladder for a decorative touch.
  2. Use soft lighting. Instead of turning on overhead lights, turn on a table lamp or use flameless LED candles to give your home a soft glow.
  3. Switch to slippers right when you get home. Leave your slippers by the front door so you can slip right into them and take off your snow boots without tracking in any snow.
  4. Decorate with warm colors. Earth tones have a cozier feel than bright, bold colors.
  5. Designate a spot in your home that is comfortable to curl up. Whether it’s a comfortable chair or spot on the couch, make sure you have a soft place to unwind after a long day.

Princeton’s 5 Days of Giveaways – Day 1

Happy Holidays! We’ve had our first snow of the season this year so we’ve all probably pulled out our shovels, gloves and boots! Whether you love spending time skiing in the winter or you only go outside to get to your car, you need to warm up. Here are some tips for drying out your clothes and warming up after spending time out in the snow…

  1. Have a designated spot in your home (maybe in a back hallway or by the front door) that you can keep a tray for wet shoes and boots. Let your footwear dry after coming inside and avoid tracking snowy footprints in the house.
  2. Use a drying rack to hang wet clothes in the bathroom or laundry room after you’ve taken them off.
  3. Speaking of wet clothes…don’t linger in them! Take them off as soon as possible to change into something warm and dry.
  4. Our feet and hands tend to be coldest after being outside. Step into some warm slippers and hold onto a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate to warm up.
  5. You should always wear a hat outdoors in the winter, but if your hair got wet, use a hair dryer soon after changing clothes to keep cold, wet tresses off your neck.

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5 Ways to Get Your Outerwear Ready for Winter

There is already talk of snow in the forecast in New England so it’s (finally) time to start pulling out the winter jackets, hats and boots! In order to keep things organized and to make sure your gear doesn’t take up too much space, follow these tips:


  1. Start by washing your winter coats, gloves and hats and scarves after you pull them out of storage.
  2. Make sure you have matched all of your gloves and mittens and fold or tie them together to keep them from separating.
  3. Shop for a shoe tray if you don’t already have one. Clean a spot by your front door to place it so you can take off your wet, snowy boots without making a mess.
  4. Have baskets laying around the house? Use one for your gloves, one for hats and one for scarves to keep things organized. Put the baskets on a shelf in your coat closet.
  5. Pull your lightweight jackets out of the closet to make room and put them in storage. Hang your winter coats underneath your baskets for your cold weather accessories.