Keeping Your House Warm in Winter

 Winter can be an absolute sucker, especially when it comes to keeping warm. It’s as though suddenly winter hits and you turn the heating up slightly and BAM the energy bill has doubled! Ever feel as though sometimes when you have the heating on it doesn’t actually make a difference?  After spending many years living in student accommodation and then houses that have been difficult to heat, I have learned a few tricks to keep warm.  

Blankets 

I think we have at least 10 blankets in our house and I am so happy about it. I don’t know how we would survive without blankets, to be honest with you. It’s always best to have a few spare in each room of the house so wherever you are you can wrap under a nice, warm, and fluffy blanket!

Lighting 

Lighting definitely helps to give off an atmosphere to get warm and most of the time in a heightened mood around this time of year. There are a few different options to use to help create a warmer atmosphere; fairy lights, lamps, and candles. Candles especially are a great way to heat a room up and you can choose a scent that you love which is an added bonus. Lamps I find create such a nice comforting atmosphere as well with the warm shades and less harsh light of normal ceiling lights. With this time of year, fairy lights are definitely perfect.

Hot drinks

Hot drinks are brilliant this time of year! Need something to wake and warm you up in the morning? Get a hot drink (of coffee) and it’ll warm up your insides and your hands while you hold your mug. It’s a win-win really. 

Wrap up fluffy

When I was sleeping in the basement of my uni house in my second year, I ended up receiving a variety of dressing gowns, fluffy socks, and slippers for Christmas. An absolutely brilliant gift to receive that year because of how cold it was. Now when I am at home you will find me with a dressing gown on and fluffy socks 85% of the time and it helps keep me warm so well! 

What do you find it best to keep yourself and your house warm this time of year without breaking the bank? 

Thank you for taking the time to read! 

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