Eight simple ways to stay warm this winter without putting the heating on

Heating your home all winter can be costly. But it’s a necessary cost to keep you and your family warm.

So, to keep your heating bills in check this season try these eight simple tips.

1. INVEST IN BLANKETS

To stay warm keep your bedding game strong. But remember textile “trap” heat which means there needs to be heat to trap in the first place.

2. UTILISE YOUR CURTAINS

When the sun is out keep your curtains open so the warmth can shine onto the glass and create a slight warming effect but at night close them to add extra insulation against the cold.

3. DRESS IN LAYERS

Everyone knows in winter you should dress in layers when you’re outside. However, this can apply to inside as well.

4. RUGS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND

Heat can escape through floor boards. To prevent this, use rugs made of fabric which offer insulation.

5. WEAR THICK SOCKS OR SLIPPERS

Keeping your feet warm will make your whole body feel warmer.

6. USE THE OVEN AND STOVE FOR COOKING

The oven and stove both generate heat in your kitchen.

Every time you use your oven during the colder months, leave it open after you’re done.

7. HOT WATER BOTTLES AND HEATING PADS

They’re inexpensive and can make a huge difference when you’re cold.

8. HOT DRINKS

Keep your favourite hot drinks on hand for when you’re feeling cold. They will keep you toasty and a hot mug is great for heating cold hands.

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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