Hot chocolate can help you stay warm this Winter.
Hot chocolate can help you stay warm this Winter. Kirstin Payne

Stay warmer in Winter and don’t judge the onesie

WE’RE in for warmer days and nights this winter and there’s a high chance of above average rainfall in our region.

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Still, we’ve been braving shivering mornings and evenings with lows of between 6-13 degrees expected this week, so here’s some tips to help you get through those chilly times:

  • If you must use a heater, keep the bills down and consider buying a more energy efficient one as heaters account for almost 40% of household energy use. Also, keep the thermostat between 18-20 degrees
  • Buy a onesie for those cold nights at home. Don’t judge the onesie until you wear one.
  • Make sure you have a functioning umbrella for this wetter winter
  • If you don’t have them already, install curtains. They keep the heat in
  • Get Nana to crochet those rugs
  • Make sure your tracky-dacks still fit and your ugg boots don’t have holes
  • When you use the oven or dryer, open up the doors around your home to keep the heat circulating
  • A slow-cooked meal is heaven in winter. If you’ve been thinking about getting one for a while, now is the perfect time to get a slow-cooker
  • Get your blood circulating to those cold fingers and toes and exercise for 20 minutes
  • Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle! Whether it’s a partner or a pet, a warm-blooded body will warm you up
  • Check your supply of hot chocolate and marshmallows as they are sure to bring on warm and fuzzy feelings
  • Safeproof your home: Check your smoke alarm batteries, check your electric blankets for damaged or frayed cords, get your chimney cleaned if you have a fireplace, keep your curtains and bedding away from heaters, keep wet clothing at least one metre from heaters or fireplaces, check your heater
  • Stay healthy: Remember to wash your hands thoroughly, get vaccinated, keep exercising, drink eight glasses of water a day, eat well and get good sleep.

How do you get ready for winter? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



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