Tip #85: Turn off your radiator.
James has been pestering me to write this post. But I was chagrined to broach the subject again. Remember this radiator post from last year? I’ve already covered it, I kept on telling him. And I haven’t even painted it like I said I would…
Except, I’ve been holding out on all of you.
This year we’ve tried something radical. We turn off our radiator at night. Every night.
The little stinker is too loud and too powerful for such a tiny space, and turning it off every night has made all the difference. We were afraid to mess with it for past two years—some mumbling from our super about not messing with the knob—but now that we’ve decided to respectfully flout his instructions, our cold-weather nightlife has improved tenfold. TMI?
For anyone else suffering through life with a radiator, let this post be your inspiration, crank that knob.
PS. More on tiny apartment decorating coming up next week. For now? A tangle of lights on the radiator.
PPS. Tiny apartment survival tips #1 – 84, right here.