5 Ways to Warm Up Without Using Your Heater

I don't know about you, but as the fall turns into winter, I am definitely keeping an eye on the energy bill. It's shocking how quickly the heating expense can be this time of year! So while the weather outside becomes more and more frightful, I have for you a few ideas to keep yourself and your home warm during the winter.

1) Bake.

Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? And then Christmas? If it's really cold for you this time of year, now is the best time to pick up baking. You really don't have to be an expert at it. It's also the type of thing appreciated by everyone. So whether it's making muffins to bring to the office or making cookies to bring to a neighbor, baking is a great way to keep your home warm while also filling up tummies. If you aren't really a baker, consider just leaving the oven on throughout the day. Warm bread! Toast almonds!

2) Purchase cozy winter items.

I am the type of person always buying blankets, gloves, scarves, hats, and thick socks. Not to mention there is an abundance of heated items that you can buy from heated dog beds to heated socks. While you purchase gifts for friends and family, make sure to give them some warm items. This makes cozy winters an entirely possible idea.

3) Layer up.

If you are really trying to save on heating this time of year, it's time to layer up. I often put on long stretch pants under sweats with sweaters under oversized sweatshirts. Add onto that thick socks and slippers and you have a toasty lady.

4) Do chores.

Okay so doing laundry and vacuuming may not be your idea of fun, but getting moving can be a great way to increase your body temperature. It doesn't have to end after the holidays are over either! Consider January to be your spring cleaning time of year and start vacuuming. Clean out closets. Get the blood flowing and suddenly it won't feel so cold anymore.

5) Add thermal winter curtains.

Oh yes, this is a thing. Take a look around your home right now and you will likely see a lot of windows. Guess where cold can seep in? Windows! You got it. So if you haven't already, consider installing thermal winter curtains up on the windows this time of year. It's a great way to weatherize your home without spending a lot of money.

Hopefully with these tips you can get warmer and save money on your heating bill. Stay toasty friends!

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