Just how tiny your apartment is won't dawn on you until you're forced to spend long stretches of time in it. While summer is a heady mix of long hours at work and longer hours at the bar, winter is just a depressing pivot between eating unreasonable amounts of pizza and falling asleep.

This means you'll be afforded plenty of time to examine the fatal flaws of your apartment's design. You'll discover the unreliable nature of your apartment's heating system, how poor the paint job is, and just how many cockroaches have made their way into your pantry. And to think, you would have thought you snagged a deal if you hadn't spent the entire winter in the city, cooped up in your glorified closet.