My apartment is one of a kind cold in the winter. It is actually amazing to me how much the temperature drops just in my building. Most of the time, it is colder inside my apartment than outside in the open air! It’s unbelievable. I dress up nice and warm for the day, only to find out that it’s not even that cold outside! My HVAC system is terrible, we essentially have no heat all winter long. However, I think the worst part is the floor of my apartment. It is some material that seems to just retain cold. I can’t even stand on the floor without slippers because it literally feels like I’m going to lose my toes to frostbite. It’s horrible, and I need to either move out or get my landlord to do something drastic about this heating situation. I just talked to a friend who installed heated floors in her house, and when I went to visit, it was unbelievable. I actually laid down on the floor because it was so warm and nice, and you could just feel the heat radiating from beneath you–it was really cool! No slippers necessary in that house at all. It is also one of the best ways to heat your house because this way, the heat rises which allows the entire house to be heated from your feet up, instead of just hanging around your midsection like a regular heating system. I really hope my landlord goes for this idea because, quite frankly, I am absolutely freezing and want to move!