Keeping warm this winter

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Well, I don’t know about where you live but we have had the most horrendous weather in the last few days. A big storm hit the country and whilst we didn’t lose power we have had gale force biting winds. The temperature has plummeted, and the heating turned up. But like any family, we are aware of the cost of keeping warm this winter.

Mummy is always looking out for ways to keep warm that won’t cost too much money! We do have double glazed windows and doors, and a central heating system which are obviously main things to consider having to keep you toasty, but they are very expensive to install and not everyone has them. You may find if you are in rented accommodation that it is even trickier for you. My biggest sister MeeMee is sharing a house with other Uni students, and this is a struggle of hers as her room has a big bay window that isn’t double glazed.

keeping warm this winter

One brilliant solution is to buy some electric radiators for rooms that haven’t central heating, they are so easy to fit, you can take them with you, or move to another room if you need to, and they can save up to 50% on your heating bill! One of these would be perfect for MeeMee!

Other options for keeping warm this winter are to get an electric blanket. Some have timers so that you can have your bed all warm and snuggly before you get in!

When Mummy was a little girl, my Nana used to give her a hot water bottle to take to bed to keep her warm. My sisters have had some funky ones over the years too. They are quick and easy to use for instant heat.

Also thinking about when you go to bed, onesies are a great choice as there are no gaps around your tummy for the cold to get in! I love sleeping in my onesies and have quite a few. Even big bro and sisters have them. Add some fluffy bed socks and you are all set! We like wearing ours around the house in the evening too – and especially on movie days at home.

Mummy suggests wearing a few thinner layers of clothes as they trap warm body heat between them to help keep her warm. She also has a big wool snuggly cardigan that she wears in the house. Slippers are a must, because if your feet are cold you just can’t get yourself warm.

We hope you are all keeping warm this winter, do you have any tips to add?

This is a collaborative post.

23 Comments

  1. For once up here in the North East the weather hasn’t been too bad the last few days….We missed out on the latest storm. They seems to be a new one every week lately!
    I love my fleecy pj’s and my onesies….hehehe
    Stay warm!
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  2. Hot water bottles are brilliant! Also dressing gowns … we pop ours on in the daytime to keep warm if it’s really cold :)

  3. I’m a big believer of sticking the heating on instead of putting on an extra layer. I like to be warm and toasty all over!
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  4. My office at home always seems to be freezing so I have a big scarfy shawly thing to wrap around myself. Like a wearable blanket! Hot water bottles are great too.
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  5. Born and raised in Florida here so you can imagine it has taken me some time ot get used to the weather haha. Fluffy socks and slippers have helped me immensely.

  6. The weather has been horrid hasn’t it? Really cold up here in the Lake District this winter so these are good tips – I’d forgotten about hot water bottles, off to order some now!
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  7. Yes the weather here has also been awful. I have gotten so cold sitting at my desk that I am losing the will to get my work done. No matter how many layers I wear my hands are still cold. Drawing and typing are so hard to do with cold hands and I have stopped drinking tea which in hindsight was a bit silly.

  8. I have piles of blankets on the back of our sofas and encourage everyone to use them before we resort to turning the heating up! Because I am home alone in the day I can often be found bundled up under many layers rather than put the heating back on again!
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  9. Great tips! I love my hot water bottle, so nice to put it in the bed before you get in. I’m afraid of electric blankets catching fire so I don’t use them!
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  10. It has been freezing where we live up in the North east too, but then it always is. I have never used an electric blanket before and even though we own hot water bottles I have yet to use them either, I probably should as I always have the heating on which costs a lot of money xx
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  11. we love a good comfy dressing gown and sleepers to keep warm at winter! and nothing beats a warm kitty on your lap too :p
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  12. I love having a hot water bottle on an evening, and a quilt for the sofa so I can snuggle up and watch TV! I hate being cold!
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  13. I have a onesie and that is my way of keeping warm and a fleece blanket x
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  14. I’m on warfarin and on a diet so have been feeling the cold this week, even at work where I don’t usually. Our house has an aga and wood burner, but in the evenings I do still get cold in my chair when the fire’s heat doesn’t really reach. I sit under a blanket which helps a bit. Other than the evenings (and at work) I don’t feel it that much.

  15. That wind is bitter cold and its fluffy socks all round here and gloves as our hands are stinging in the cold oh I used to love my electric blanket
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  16. I use my hot water bottle a lot since my bedroom is so cold even with double glazing. I am always scared to buy electric blankets thinking I will electrocute myself.

  17. I have an extra fluffy blanket and I wear a onesie or several layers to bed sometimes to keep toasty and warm!
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  18. I’m big on wearing extra layers. I always wear socks in bed!
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  19. I was not a fan of onesies. I had an Elvis one which was too tight and was uncomfortable in the nether regions. Christmas before last, however, I was given a fleece one by my sister in law. Changed my life. Incredible.

    As I type this, I’m awaiting a heat blanket to warm me up. Frozen. Socks in bed? Never! Stinkin’!
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  20. I would love a heated blanket but Hubby is not keen so I stick to hot water bottles! Hot drinks always help when we get in from a cold activity even just squash made with warm water always go down well x
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  21. Oh I used to always have a hot water bottle for bed during winter when I was younger. I don’t even think we own one now. I’m always in slippers and I agree they are a must for winter (I wear them in summer too lol). X
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  22. Great tips, its freezing this morning. I pop a hot water bottle in bed to warm it up before the kids get in
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  23. Onsies are just awesome aren’t they. I haven’t got one myself but I’m really tempted! Can’t beat a hot water bottle either

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