The one thing I won’t let my boyfriend cook in the house (or strongly discourage him to cook, I guess if he rebelled he could make whatever he wants) is bacon. I just can’t stand the smell of it and it seems to permeate everything. Maybe I am super sensitive to smells, but I really find that when a strongly-scented meal is cooked, I can smell it on my clothes (not the ones that I was wearing, the ones hanging in the closet) for days. Therefore, one of the most challenging aspects of winter is not only that it is so cold outside but that I can’t open my windows because it would make it so cold inside. This definitely results in a stuffy and sometimes smelly apartment. Whenever it sneaks up closer to 0 degrees, I open up the windows and let the fresh air fill the room. It is always so short lived though.