My Dh, DS and I are possibly moving to Chicago soon. We've gotten some lovely advice from you all about neighborhoods (though if anyone has an opinion, feel free to chime in on that too). When faced with a big change, my personality tends to focus/ obsess over details. Sometimes they are important, sometimes not. So I have some questions about life in Chicago that I'd like to just get off my chest and hopefully stop chasing them around my brain (how's that for a mixed metaphor?).
1. Is a king sized bed a liability? We bedshare and were planning on getting a king bed before this whole move thing came up. However, now I'm wondering if that would make it hard to find an apartment that could accommodate such a thing. Would we be better off with a queen? (We have a full now and it is way too small.)
2. Can someone please explain all the heating options to me? Where I live you either have central heat or none at all. What's the difference between radiant, radiators, ect? Is one kind preferable to others?
3. Does anyone know if hanging out laundry is ok? I've heard in bigger cities it can still be against the rules in certain complexes. Is that generally true? We cloth diaper, so do a lot of laundry. And I hate using the dryer both for the cost, extra heat, and waste of energy.
Thank you all for taking time to answer all these details!