If like me you are beyond skint and need to save as much money as myself you might find these tips useful.
I have been using these ideas for years now and they have really helped. I’m always looking for more ways to save money and I live a very frugal life. I must add not out of choice but out of necessity.
If you haven’t tried any of these then give them a go, but please ensure that you are safe before doing so.
Today the temperature hit below zero and snow is predicted, so I have gone into full winter mode. You can never be too well prepared.
First layers really do make a difference. I always wear a thermal vest and legggings under my clothes. If its extra cold then an extra layer of thermals as well. I don’t wear skirts so wearing cheap leggings isn’t a problem. They are as warm as thermals but are half the price.
You know the old saying? Your never properly dressed without a hat? Well in winter this really makes a difference. We loose most of our heat from our heads when outside, so wearing a hat really makes a difference. A pound shop one works really well, they sell some really good ones.
I used to hate wearing a scarf but they really do keep you warm. I always wear one now. It certainly keeps the chill off.
I start with fingerless and then when it gets really cold I wear my fingerless gloves over my normal gloves. Pound shop gloves are fab and mine have lasted me years. Ive been lucky this year, a comrade has knitted me a lovely pair of fingerless gloves.
Wear boots if you have any, if you haven’t put insoles in your shoes and in your boots. They will make your feet much warmer. In winter wear thicker socks if you have them.
If you do all or any of the above you should be much warmer.
Around the home.
I find these tips invaluable. If you can give them a go, they will save you money. I’ve been doing this for years.
Flower pot heater.
This is invaluable. It will save you money but please keep safe and out of the reach of children. It does get hot.
Here’s a link off YouTube for you to watch. It’s worth the initial outlay.
Bubble wrap on windows.
Don’t laugh, it might not look fantastic but it will keep your house warmer. I do this every year and it’s simple and easy to do.
You will need a few rolls of bubble wrap and a plastic spray bottle with water in. If you don’t have a spray bottle you can sponge the window down.
Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane, not the frame. You only need to cover the glass.
Spray the window.
Place the bubble wrap on the glass flat side down. Do not put this outside of your house it’s meant to go inside.
Continue until your windows are finished.
The bubbles trap the air inside and keep your window warm by insulating them. Your windows will now feel warm to the touch.
Here’s some photos.
Ignore the mess. My cats insist on sleeping above the fish tank that has plants growing inside it. If it makes them happy then I don’t mind.
I hope that you found this useful. I know it’s a little different than the normal blog but I feel it’s important to share ideas.
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