SUPER EASY TIPS
This month... KEEP WARM THIS WINTER 1 Warm yourself first
It’s easier to change your body temperature than the room temperature. Instead of turning up the heat, put on another layer of clothing.
2 Layer with thermals
Invest in a few high-quality thermal pieces to wear under your clothes. A good thermal shirt and a pair of thermal leggings will keep you nice and warm.
3 Double your drapes
Adding another layer of curtains makes a big difference in keeping the cold out. Black-out curtains work particularly well, as they provide better insulation.
4 Bubble wrap your windows
Poorly insulated windows are a major culprit for heat loss. Adding a layer of bubble wrap to your windows as an insulating layer can work wonders.
5 Flip your fan
Ceiling fans turn clockwise, pushing cold air down to cool off a room. Switch them to turn the other way, and they’ll push cold air up and warm air down.
6 Warm up your bed
Use a hot water bottle to warm up your bed. Toss it under the duvet and you’ll be so toasty you’ll forget it’s winter!
7 Choose heater space
Small heaters are great for keeping your bedroom warm, but they don’t make much of an impact in larger rooms. Don’t waste money on running a heater that isn’t keeping you warm.
8 Cosy up with wool
Wool blankets and jumpers are great for staying warm. The fibres in them are crimped, creating small air pockets to trap in heat.
9 Rub your wrists
Rubbing your wrists together helps you warm up because these are areas where blood vessels come close to the surface of the skin. Heating this area will help heat the blood and the rest of the body.
10 Bake all day
Using your oven heats up the whole house. You’ll feel even cosier if you invite your friends – and their body heat – over to eat freshly baked cookies.