There’s been a hiccup in Perth lately, and that probably means many of us have turned to the trusty stove.
But from pulling off the thick wool socks to investing in a good old-fashioned heat pack, here are 20 ways to stay warm as we head into winter.
1. INVEST IN A HOT WATER BOTTLE
A great way to stay warm any time of the day. Please put it on your lap while you work at home or on your stomach while you sleep; it’s essential.
2. LOW IT UP!
Many people’s first reaction to the cold is to go straight to the heater instead of the wardrobe! The same goes for the bed; throw in some extra layers.
3. TWO WORDS: FLANNEL DRAWERS
These are a lifesaver in the colder months; get ready to feel cozy everywhere!
4. WINDOW COVERING
High-quality window coverings such as blinds, shutters, or curtains go a long way. Ask an expert to choose the right fit for your space.
5. DON’T FORGET THE EXTERIOR
Using awnings, shutters, or blinds keeps the heat out in the summer and helps keep the cool out in the winter.
6. USE THE SUN
Let the sun in the house; it’s free and warm!
7. COFFEE IS YOUR FRIEND
If you’re a bit of a coffee fanatic, we’ve got some good news: caffeine has been shown to raise your body temperature. For the evenings, hot drinks, such as tea and chai, are a great way to relax and keep your hands warm.
8. LOCK IT UP
Don’t just close windows and doors – lock them. This ensures that they are completely closed and reduces drafts.
9. SET THE CEILING FANS TO REVERSE MODE
Hot air rises, so turning the fans in reverse can push all that heat down and get your money’s worth.
10. THICK SOCKS WHEN THE TEMP DROPS
When the temperature outside drops, our bodies work overtime to keep our cores warm. As a result, our limbs, like our feet, will most likely get cold. Please take out the thick woolly socks, no matter how old-fashioned they look, and put a hat on your head.
11. UGG BOOTS
An alternative to socks and slippers. And you’ll never call these bad guys ugly again if they keep your snouts nice and warm!
12. FIND A GOOD TRAINING VIDEO
There are many ways you can train to raise your body temperature at home, from Pilates apps to YouTube yoga. Find your groove and warm yourself up in a healthy way.
13. COOK A STORM
Bake the family a lasagna or a cake, and when you’re done, keep the door open; you’ll get your cake and eat it too! Yum!
14. SHOWER POWER
For starters, investing in a low-flow water-saving showerhead means less water to heat up, saving you energy and water. Second, try leaving the door ajar to get the vapor through your room.
15. USE BACKS
Not only will they help bring your personal touch to your rooms, but they also do a great job keeping the space nice and warm.
16. KEEP THE FLUE CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE THE FIREPLACE
This prevents drafts that carry cold air up the chimney.
17. AVOID ALCOHOL
A hot toddy or a rich red wine sounds appealing in the winter, but keep in mind that alcohol lowers your body temperature.
18. THINK OF A SUMMER TABLEAU
You are what you think! Scientists at the National University of Singapore discovered that increased body temperature could be achieved with certain meditation techniques.
19. EAT MORE CARBOHYDRATES
A quick way to warm up is to consume carbohydrates. It’s not exactly a license to eat a lot of junk food, but if you stick to complex carbohydrates like brown rice, as the energy processes through your body, you start to warm up from the inside out!
20. KEEP FURNITURE OFF THE WALLS
A nice excuse to rearrange your furniture. Move things like sofas, chairs, and dining tables away from the hard edges of the house and let the airflow move nicely through the space.
ABC Blinds can help you warm up this winter. ABC Blinds has over 45 years of experience and a range of window coverings. Visit the website for more information.