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.
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?