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.
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.