Friday, 15 November 2013

Keep Warm Tips

The weather is certainly getting colder so I have listed some links and tips on keeping warm. The snow will soon be causing it`s usual havoc.



I am going to start with a Girl Called Jacks very useful and interesting blog post here : http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/11/14/my-tips-for-keeping-warm-in-winter-from-a-veteran-of-freezing-houses-wooden-floors-and-big-windows/

She has some great tips and people are adding to them in the comments section so do take a look.



My tip for keeping feet warm is to insert foam or sheepskin inner soles into your shoes or boots. This really does help and you can get them in £1 shops.

Next is this article on heating a room for 8p a day using tea light candles and flower pots. Haven`t tried this but there is a video link explaining it all if you would like to try it yourself. I don`t think I would hold out to much hope of it working well. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2492549/Video-reveals-heat-home-using-just-TEALIGHTS-FLOWERPOTS--costs-just-8p-day.html

My tip for anyone who doesn`t like onesies (like me) get yourself a honcho like this.
fleece new pink flower


http://www.festivalkit.co.uk

If your crafty make yourself one out of some cheap fleece blankets. They are great. Mine goes on the minute I get indoors.

The famous http://www.Moneysavingexpert.com site has a thriving section on keeping yourself and your home warm. You can find all kinds of tips in the old style money saving forum section. 

If you are lucky enough to have a coal fire try this tip for getting that fire started without using firelighters.

Rub petroleum jelly over a bunch of cotton wool balls then store them in a zip lock bag. When you're ready to make a fire, pull a few cotton strands out and place a ball under your kindling wood then light. Success!






Lots of tips on http://www.mumsnet.co.uk for keeping babies and children warm without putting them at risk of overheating.

My tip is walk a dog, borrow one if you don`t own a dog. Great to get outdoors walking warms you up and your not paying for heating when you are out. The dog might have other ideas though and prefer to lie down!






Pinterest is a great source of tips and information. See my board on easy tips here.
http://www.pinterest.com/chrismse1/easy-tips/



rub petroleum jelly over a bunch of cotton balls then store in ziplock bag. When you're ready to make a fire, pull a few cotton strands out and place under your wood then light your cotton ball