It already feels like Winter is here! If you are like us you are probably freezing when you go outside and need layers of clothing to keep you warm when you are at home. However, sometimes wearing all the clothing you can find doesn’t always sound right. So here are 5 tips you can use to keep your home warm and cozy in your home.
1. Hot-water bottles
Splurge three or four pounds now and you’ve got the ultimate snuggle buddy to see you through the rest of the season. Once you’ve spent the night with a hottie, you don’t go back.
2. Use the Oven to heat the house
Once dinner comes out of the oven, we all close the door again. But why waste that heat? Leave the oven door open and let the heat transfer slowly into your kitchen, it’ll help keep your house warm while you eat. And, naturally, keep the kids away from the door.
3. Get a mini heater
If you don’t want to heat the whole house when you’re the only one in, you need a portable heater. People give away things all the time on Freecycle, you just have to keep your eyes peeled and act fast. Remember to research the mini heater first before purchasing as some consume a lot more energy.
4. Close the curtain and the Doors
You won’t be surprised to learn that lots of warmth escape from your home through the windows. If you’ve got curtains, close them before darkness hits or while you’re out of the house and keep that lovely heat where it should be – inside. Better still, get yourself a pair of thermal curtains. Doors are there for a reason – to stop draughts. Close them when possible to keep warm air in and cold air out.
5. Light some candles
It sounds silly but you’d be surprised at the amount of heat candles generate. Plus, it sets the mood for an evening, so stock up next time you’re at the supermarket.