It’s a great feeling to come into a warm cosy home after being out in the cold winter weather. But with heating prices always on the rise keeping warm can become expensive. Here are some ideas to keep your home warm and cosy this winter on a budget.
Scatter throws and blankets around the house
Using throws and blankets means you could get away with turning the heating down a couple of degrees. Not only does it mean you can save on your energy bill but who doesn’t love getting snuggled under a blanket. I always have a couple of blankets or throws in most rooms of my house now.
Put on an extra layer of clothing
Pull on your biggest snuggest warmest hoody before you reach for the thermostat. By layer up you’ll feel much warmer than with a single layer of clothing. A dressing gown is also an obvious choice to keep warm and cosy along with pj’s and slippers.
Use a hot water bottle
I feel like hot water bottles have been a little bit forgotten in recent years but filling up a nice hot water bottle can really help take the chill off. When you just get in and the house is freezing because the heating has been off all day. A hot water bottle can give you that almost instant warmth that you need. Popping your hot water in bed before you get in also helps to warm it up. They’re also a must have to have around when period pain strikes.
Eat hot food and drink hot drinks
Theres nothing more comforting than a nice hot cup of tea or coffee when you come in from the cold. If you’re fancying a bit of a treat you could also opt for hot chocolate (whipped cream and marshmallows always included). If you crave some comfort food then you could try this easy slow cooker brisket recipe. Combine with some mash potatoes and you’re good to go.
I would love to hear your money saving tips on keeping warm during the winter. Let me know in the comments below.