Winter is coming and with it comes Jack Frost nibbling at your nose. But you wouldn’t want Mr. Frost to anywhere near your nose or any part of your body for that matter. So, you must make sure you keep yourself warm and cozy until the flowers of Spring start to bloom again.
Here are some practical tips you can keep in mind to stay nice and warm over the winter:
Dress in Layers
This is a practical tip, especially if you’re going to work or taking a trip to the grocery. It’s always a good idea to put on several layers of clothing when you go out. Wool and cotton clothing work best so does clothes made of fleece.
You should also wear thermal underwear, a pair of gloves, and a hat. A scarf is not only a fashion statement, but it also keeps you warm on a cold winter day. Even when you’re indoors, you may want to wear a good pair of socks to keep yourself warm.
Maintain the Temperature
You should also make sure your house is at a suitable temperature to keep you warm. Setting the temperature at around 21 degrees Celsius of 70 degrees Fahrenheit can keep you nice and cozy throughout the day.
While it’s great to have the whole house warm all the time, it’s going to be costly. So, you can opt to maintain the heat in the room you’ll spend most of your day in and set the temperature lower in other parts of the house. To keep your home warm and cozy, you can consider having a new boiler installed to heat it and provide you with hot water for a warm bath before you go to bed.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
Maintaining the temperature isn’t easy unless you have a programmable thermostat. This smart device allows you to set the temperature of a room automatically. You can even control it using a smartphone.
This is quite a great idea especially when you’re coming home from work. You wouldn’t want to go into a cold living room when you get home. The thermostat can warm up your home just before you arrive.
Keep the Cold Outside
While using a programmable thermostat is great to heat your house before you reach the house, it is also important for you to keep the cold outside once you’re inside. It may sound challenging to do this, but keeping the cold outside is easier than you think.
All you need to do is to use drapes made of fleece or wool to cover your windows. Using thermal linings for the curtains will also do if you don’t have wool or fleece drapes. You can also put a thick fabric under the door to keep the cold out and the heat in. Using a keyhole cover is also a good idea in ensuring your home stays warm.
Have Blankets Ready
A good fluffy blanket is always good to have in the house. When you go to bed, it’s best to use it along with dense blankets to keep yourself warm. You can either keep your thin blankets in the closet, or you can also use them together with your thicker blankets.
You can also have blankets ready in different parts of the house. This will keep them within arm’s reach if you need them. You can put them on the chairs or sofa.
Keeping yourself active during the winter enhances blood circulation and keeps you warm. Due to this, avoid sitting too long on the couch or sofa. You should move around at least once every hour.
Aside from keeping you warm, exercising during cold weather allows you to improve your endurance. Your heart won’t have to work as hard when you exercise during winter, which makes your workout more efficient. But before starting any exercise regimen, you should always check with your doctor.
Following these simple tips will allow you to stay nice and warm in your home throughout winter.