Long before we're homeowners, we're renters. From a tiny basement on St Botolph Street in Boston, MA to sharing an old house near State Street in Bellingham, WA, many of us have transformed a few boxes, a mattress and a bit of the IKEA catalog into our homes. Some of us prefer to rent, especially if we're going to school or if we live near skyrocketing home values. Whatever the case may be for you, it's your home. Maybe the landlord lets you paint the walls. You may move furniture around a dozen times. As it gets colder outside, you don't know what to do inside. Some people turn on the broiler (Your mom, your landlord and your local fire marshall wouldn't recommend it.). Your sweater-clad roommate keeps calling it the coldest place ever. How do you quell complaining? Better yet, how do you stay warm without cranking up the oven? College kids, city slickers and free spirits alike need to feel comfortable at home, right? You can bet your first month deposit you do. Just because you lease doesn't mean you can't insulate. Of course, just OK it with your landlord before doing anything permanent. There are a few quick, easy and inexpensive projects you can do to insulate your home for winter. Review five ways to insulate your rental home with video tutorials from Frost King?
By making these small, inexpensive adjustments throughout your rental home, you can quickly see the benefits to your comfort level at home and to your (or their) energy bill. For more do-it-yourself tips, follow us, like us and bookmark the DIY home renters blog. If you have questions about these five ways to insulate your rental, please view our FAQs, call 1-800-299-5700 or send us a message. We're here to help you.