Keep your home and you warm and cozy this winter 

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).

 

Keep your home and you warm and cozy this winter

 

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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  1. December 4, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I cannot live without my hot water bottle. I’ve never tried an electric blanket but I’m so keen to. Great tips! x

  2. Hannah
    November 29, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I have an electric blanket and I’m obsessed with it!

  3. November 28, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Hot Water Bottles are my saviour for keeping me cosy in the winter, as well as snuggly blankets and ALL the jumpers, hats and scarves 🙂

  4. November 28, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I am lucky in the flat I am in I haven’t had the heating on for 3 years can you believe it. Heat comes from all the other flats and I don’t need it. x

  5. November 28, 2016 / 8:24 am

    I have so many blankets and throws around my house – I hate being cold! x

  6. Evelina
    November 27, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Electric blankets are my saviours! Don’t know know how I lived without them before

  7. Melanie Edjourian
    November 27, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    I need to get some more warm clothes in, I feel like I don’t have enough at the moment I’ve been freezing when I have been out and about.

  8. Kira L Curtis
    November 27, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    One of my favourite things about winter is being able to wrap up in a fleece blanket with hot chocolate and heating!

    • November 27, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      You and me both, hot chocolate all wraped up with a good movie is the dream

  9. November 27, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I have never had an electric blanket. Will look that up. I wonder if it would be expensive to use.

    • November 27, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Actually it isn’t at all, I normally have mine on 5 minutes before bed and switch if off 10-15 after getting into bed.

  10. Jazmin Williams
    November 27, 2016 / 2:49 am

    I really need to invest in an electric blanket – I’ve heard so much hype and I think I may need one since there’s no heating in our bedrooms because it’s such an old house!

    • November 27, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      The electric blankets are aweosme to have especially in old cold rooms. My room is fairly cold so it helps plenty having an eletric blanket

  11. November 27, 2016 / 12:13 am

    We have an electric blanket, but it’s an ‘underblanket’ so it goes over our bed sheet. It’s ahhh-mazing and makes a HUGE difference to keeping warm. It was an Xmas gift from my MIL and the best thing she ever bought us.

    • November 27, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      How very nice of your mother in law, I love my electric blanket defintiely keeps me warm and toasty

  12. Beautyqueenuk
    November 26, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Im seriously debating getting an electric blanket, it is so blooming cold at night x

    • November 26, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      I know right, its not even winter yet

  13. Lisa
    November 26, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Great tips I love warm fleecy slippers and cosy blankets in the winter.

    • November 26, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks, I love cosy blankets

  14. Lets Flip A Home
    November 26, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Some great tips here. I always have my heating cranked up from about October. Couldn’t agree with you more, it’s so cold now but yet winter officially isn’t here just yet. Also a huge fan of the hot water bottle. Thanks for sharing.

    • November 26, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      You’re most welcome and thanks. I too have my heating up from October and use it as and when

  15. November 25, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    I always have my heating so that it comes on before I get up or before I get home. Also I’m a massive fan of throws and love the knitted picks 🙂

    • November 25, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      I love throws too and seem to be collecting a lot of them

  16. November 25, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    I love to drink hot drinks but I do love the idea of an electric blanket because I find that my room gets super cold at the moment!

    • November 25, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      Yeah same here, my room is like siberia cold and my livingroom and kitchen are like sahara dessert hot

  17. Kara
    November 25, 2016 / 11:38 am

    I love that hot water bottle wrapped in a snuggly warm jumper lol

    • November 25, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Yea mine are usually like that

  18. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    November 24, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    An electric blanket is a must have for me too! I like toasty feet in bed.

    • November 24, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Oh absolutely

  19. Five Little Doves
    November 24, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Sat here, snuggled against the radiator wearing my fluffy dressing gown and still freezing, I needed these tips right now!

    • November 24, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Awww you poor thing, hope you warm up soon enough

  20. November 24, 2016 / 11:14 am

    One thing I love about winter is that you can snuggle up under a blanket whilst drinking hot chocolate, it is never the same in summer x

    • November 24, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Oh so true I don’t like winter but appreciate it for the snuggling and hot drinks

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