Tip #69: In the summertime, take a cold shower.
You do this already, don’t you?
I’m a baby when it comes to being cold. I can handle a cool shower for the first few minutes and then I get all goosebumpy and before I know it, I’ve reached my hand back to the faucet to crank up the heat. Even on the hottest days, when all I can think about is cooling off, I still find myself under a hot shower. But lately I’ve been putting my short-term comfort on the back burner and thinking about the long-run.
When you take a shower in a tiny apartment the entire “house” takes on the microclimate of the bathroom. If it’s it hot and steamy in there, it’s only a matter of minutes before it’s hot and steamy everywhere. And with only one window, there’s no such thing as cross breezes for quickly airing the place out. Taking a hot shower is lovely, getting dressed in a swampy apartment is not.
So: Brave the goosebumps and take a cold shower. And if you’re like me, bonus points for all the water you’ll save.
Tiny Apartment Survival Tips 1 – 68, right here.