I thought winter was over but boy was I wrong! The past few days have been absolutely freezing and there’s supposed to be snow on the way! Having a small baby at home means keeping my house cosy has to be a priority. Here’s a few tips to keep toasty during this freezing cold weather without breaking the bank.
Stop drafts -make sure all your window and door seals are intact to stop any drafts. If you’re renting and don’t have much control over the external of your house then invest in some double lined thick curtains to keep the heat in and some draft excluders to prevent drafts. You can get sealants and curtains at most home improvement stores, sometimes at discount too – learn the facts here now.
Cosy blankets and throws – I love any excuse to stock up on fleecey soft blankets and throws to cuddle up in and this cold weather is the perfect time! You don’t have to break the bank either, TK Maxx in particular always have amazing blankets at great bargain prices.
Check your energy supplier – having the central heating on all the time can be expensive, it’s necessary though, especially if you have children in the house. We have gas central heating in our house which I love as it heats the house super fast. It’s very important though to remember to get your boiler serviced regularly so you don’t risk your heating breaking down during a cold spell. Calling out an engineer to fix your boiler at short notice will likely be expensive. You should also check and see if a different energy supplier could save you some money or a different heating system.
Cashmere – Investing in some cashmere jumpers and cardigans can make all the difference in the cold weather! I got a new cashmere cardigan in Fatface’s sale and I have never been cosier! Cashmere is pricey but it’ll save you money in the long term if you take care of it.
Don’t allow yourself to get cold – It’s so much more difficult to warm up once you’re already cold so stay on top and add a layer or turn your home heating up before you get cold.