Keep Warm With These 10 Thrifty Tips

Keep Warm With These 10 Thrifty Tips

It’s ironic that I’m writing a post about keeping warm in winter when we’ve just experienced the warmest December in 54 years here in the UK, but the thermostat has dipped a little so I’ve decided to share some thrifty ways to keep warm this winter, helping to avoid excessive Home heating bills.

There are a few tweaks and things you can do which shouldn’t break the bank and thanks to a winter warmer package, courtesy of LV, I’ve been able to put together a thrifty winter warmer kit, which, given the unpredictable weather, will probably be more at home in July!

10 thrifty tips to help you keep warm this winter

  1. Close the curtains at dusk and tuck them behind radiators (if you can) to help minimise heat loss through the windows.
  2. Tilt  venetian blinds to face down so heat is reflected back into the room rather than at the ceiling
  3. After using the oven, leave the door (open once it’s switched off ) to help warms up the kitchen. n.b. don’t do this if you have young children.
  4. If you have a log burner or open fire, leave internal doors open so it heats throughout the house.
  5. Keeps cosy throws on the end of your bed and within reach in living rooms to use rather than turning up the radiators.
  6. Warm drinks help heat from within when you’re feeling particularly chilled. A Horlicks at bedtime will not only warm you up for bed, but research has shown that warm milk will help send you off to the land of nod.
  7. Eat  something hot, using the same principle as above, a warm bowl of soup will help warm you from the inside and provide extra fuel for your body.
  8. Cuddle a hot water bottle or place it in your bed 20 minutes before you turn in for the night. Make sure it has a cover to avoid burns and don’t give them to children. Microwaveable teddys or heat packs are much safer.
  9. Move around, gentle exercise will help warmer the cockles after a long period of sitting down.
  10. Invite some friends round, maybe even offer them a hot drink and something to eat, then you can all hokey cokey and get moving together. The extra body heat will work wonders!

 

10 thrifty ways to keep warm at home

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I was gifted a winter warmer kit to inspire me to write this post

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16 Comments

  1. Emma
    7th January 2016 / 7:07 am

    I love having throws, they look good and it’s lovely to cuddle up under them with the family.

    • 7th January 2016 / 7:28 am

      I totally agree, although when mine are over the sofa I’m constantly rearranging them so I’ve moved them to a basket nearby

  2. 7th January 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I love big snuggly throws – and I have a scarf/poncho cross (I’m sure it has a real name but no clue what) which lives in my office at home, and which I can hide under while I type too…

    • 7th January 2016 / 1:02 pm

      I shuffled round the house yesterday with my throw round my shoulders!

  3. 7th January 2016 / 6:52 pm

    This is perfect now that the chill is settling in! I like to drink warm drinks and have heartwarming soups as I get cold very easily.

    • 9th January 2016 / 9:58 pm

      I accidentally scheduled it to be perfectly timed with a cold spell, go me!

  4. Miranda (Anosa)
    7th January 2016 / 7:06 pm

    You’ve just reminded me I need to turn on my heating as I am freezing since I stupidly decided to eat cold food and have cold drinks. I am loving all of these tips and I will be hugging a hot water bottle tonight

  5. 7th January 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Great tips – it has actually been so cold here today! Better than all that rain though. Kaz x

    • 8th January 2016 / 5:12 pm

      I prefer cold to rain any day., I’ve turned the heating on in the day here for the first time this winter

  6. Nicola Cassidy
    7th January 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Great tips! Like the last one, Party maybe? I love being cosy – currently sitting typing in front of my fire!

  7. 8th January 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Some great tips and some I use myself, I have been loving our faux summer December although I can not sit on the sofa without my blanket wrapped round and I just got a hot water bottle for Christmas so I like putting it to good use. 🙂 x

    • 9th January 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Looks like I’ll be using my new hot water bottle next week if we do get the artic blast they’re warning about.

  8. 11th January 2016 / 7:08 am

    We dont have this problem at the moment in Dubai – but some great tips here!!
    My fav is always to have a hot water bottle!!! Hot shower- new sheets – new pjs and a hot water bottle and cup of taee!!! Nothing better xxx

    • 11th January 2016 / 9:57 pm

      YES! Thats what I do every Sunday, nothing like getting into a bed of fresh clean sheets with clean pj’s and a hot water bottle

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