If you’re looking for some cosy ideas this year, then you’ve come to the right place. Keeping warm in winter has never been easier.
It’s getting cold. Really cold. The time where you need to get up half an hour earlier in the morning to make sure you’ve time to scrape the ice off your car before work. Not to mention the condensation on the windows and setting your heating on a timer to prevent you from turning into a block of ice when you get out of bed. It’s not fun. However, keeping warm in winter isn’t such a difficult task. With the right measures in place, you might actually see the beauty of winter this year!
Let’s think; what do we dislike about winter? Well, for one, it can get pretty cold. Combine that with the dull weather and the snow preventing us from getting to and from work safely, and our moods can quickly plummet. How can keeping warm in winter make us much happier and cosier inside and out?
01. Heat your home efficiently
If you’ve resorted to not switching on your heating because it costs too much, it’s about time you switched your energy source. Have you ever considered a wood burning stove? How about home heating oil? Instead of using your usual expensive source of heat, opt for something that will save you money and be much more efficient. Take Rix for example; they provide fuel and heating oil to homes across the UK, professionally install fuel tanks, and ensure your energy is reusable to save you money. There are always ways to save and be efficient in the heating of your home.
02. Stay active
Going out into the cold is probably the last thing you want to do but forcing yourself to stay active and venture out is one of the greatest ways to keep warm. Go for a jog, a long walk or even have a longer session at the gym than you usually would. You’ll build up a sweat and it will, in turn, keep you toasty for longer.
03. Jumpers, blankets … and more jumpers
It’s no good wearing a big coat to try and keep warm – it’s all about the layers. Layer up with cosy jumpers and thermals to keep in the heat. As well as this, think about what you can do inside the home to make those evenings seem a little more bearable. Think blankets and fluffy rugs – anything for a bit of comfort!
04. Home cooked meals
With hundreds of homely recipes out there, there’s no excuse to not whip up something tasty and filling. Not only will a full belly keep you warm, but the heat from the kitchen is a perfect temporary heat source! Open those internal doors and let the heat travel throughout your home. You might even be able to turn your thermostat down a few degrees as a result.
05. Keep out the cold
It goes without saying that you should keep your doors and windows closed to conserve the heat in your home, but ever felt that annoying cold draught lurking around your ankles, even when you’ve taken all necessary precautions? Here’s where you need weather stripping. This can block out those draughts and secure the seals on doors and windows.
06. Close your curtains
When the sun is out, make the most of it! It might not feel as warm as those glorious summer months, but the little heat that is radiated from the sun can heat up your rooms, even just a little bit. However, when it begins to drop cooler, remember to close your curtains to keep in that heat. Every little helps!
Keeping warm in winter is easier than you think.
Follow these easy tips for staying warm and cosy in your home this year – it’ll make all the difference! Do you put any different measures in place for keeping warm in winter, or do any of these tips work particularly well for you? Let us know in the comments!