We are in the dead of winter, and with it comes the inevitable snow and blizzards. But fear not, my cozy friend as we have some great tips for you to stay warm and toasty without breaking the bank. Instead of cranking up the boiler and draining your wallet, why not try some clever ways to keep yourself warm while enjoying the comfort of your home? From snuggly blankets to hot drinks, let’s explore some easy and affordable ways to beat the winter chill.
1. Optimize the Bedroom for Warmth
The dead of winter comes with the coldest and darkest days of the season. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself warm and one of the best is to purchase a think winter duvet, as well as a brushed-cotton cover. This will instantly make your bed warmer and cozier.
If it is extremely cold, prepare some hot water bottles before hitting the hay. Put one at the bottom of the bed to keep your feet warm and another one near you to cuddle and remain warm. If the idea of hot water bottles doesn’t sound appealing, you can always get a heating pad.
Also, consider investing in some quality winter pajamas as well as thermal underwear.
2. Invest in the Right Gear
To stay warm and comfy during the cold season, you may want to invest in some proper gear. A great example is an electric blanket, which can keep you warm and cozy during those, particularly chilly nights. However, it’s important to note that using an electric blanket and hot water bottles is never a good idea for obvious reasons. If you want to use a hot water bottle, then reserve the electric blanket for another room. If you have a radiator cover these can be placed on top prior to warm up – see more about radiator covers here – https://homedetail.co.uk/collections/small-radiator-covers
Additionally, you may want to invest in some fluffy socks and warm slippers, especially if you have floors that tend to get cold.
3. Go For Winter Warmers
Eating and drinking wisely is a surefire way to keep you warm during those cold days or nights. Rather than eating cold options like sandwiches and salads, go for hot meals like stews, mashed potatoes, pies, soups, and casseroles. There is a reason they are referred to as ‘’Winter Warmers”. However, do not feel afraid to experiment with new recipes that incorporate seasonal winter ingredients.
If you keep your home constantly heated, it will become dry. As such, it is imperative to stay hydrated. A good way to achieve this and remain warm is by taking regular cups of hot tea, coffee, or chocolate. During winter, it is advisable to lay off the alcohol. In addition to being bad for your health, it hampers the constriction of blood vessels. A beer or two might make you feel warm, but this is temporary and, in the end, it will lead to the loss of more body heat. If you must consume alcohol, then stick to hot alcoholic drinks. Examples include a hot toddy, hot buttered rum, and mulled wine.
With these three simple and straightforward tips, you should be able to stay warm and cozy even on the chilliest of days.
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