Keeping my home warm and cozy this winter is a question most of us are asking as the weather changes. I was chatting with a friend yesterday when I mentioned how quickly winter has come by. She looked at me like I was crazy before reminding me, we still about 3-4 more weeks away from winter. I mean WHAT!! Isn’t it cold enough already? If this is just Autumn, I am scared to think what winter will truly be like.
Do not despair (done that for you already), I have a few tips to help you keep your home warm and cozy this winter. And the best part, you don’t have to break the bank (well unless you’re missing the essentials).
Tips on how to keep your home warm and cozy this winter
Double Glazing – I never knew what this was until we moved to England. You see Zambia doesn’t really have ‘real’ winter, sure it gets cold (in the morning) but soon it’s back to what England calls summer weather.
Shut your doors and winters – simple right? But how many of you have kids or even partners/siblings that have the forgetful mind? You want to keep the warmth in not let it out.
Electric blankets– these are my life savers and best friends. When I was in Johannesburg visiting family in September it did get quite cold. One night my auntie brought me an electric blanket and that was the best night sleep ever. As soon as I returned to England first item I bought after food was an electric blanket. The trick is to switch it on 10-15 minutes before bed to have that bed warm and cosy this winter.
Fleece blankets or throws – though slowly in heating up compared to electric blanket these are your best friend. I have two in my living room because of my dreaded leather sofa. Everyone knows leather gets real cold during winter and real sticky during summer except me. Me I thought that was the cutest sofa since PJB.
Hot water bottle – I don’t even know how many I own. Hot water bottles are my favourite mini travel size heaters that I love. Everytime its colder than Canada here I boil some water for my hot water bottle.
Switching heating on 30 minutes before you get home.
This is will save you money, switch your heating on 30 minutes before you get home, why because you want the outside and the inside to be different temperatures. What do I mean by this, notice how when you go outside, it’s cold and gloomy and you come back in and even when it’s not truly hot you’re warm? That’s what you need to keep, you can have your heating on at 20 but because outside is even colder that temperature inside will be perfect. But if you’re home already and it gets cold outside you’re forced to up the heating because you feel colder as the weather dips.
If all else fails then buckle up, make some hot chocolate, wear some warm clothes and think of other ways to make you home warm and cosy this winter. If you can’t I suggest a holiday in a nice and warm country for the duration of the winter LOL.
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