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Twenty easy ways to stay warm in the cold season

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There’s been some chilly air in Perth lately, and that probably means many of us have been turning to the trusty heater.

But whether it’s ditching the thick woolen socks or investing in a good, fashionable heated bag, here are 20 ways to stay warm as winter approaches.

1. INVEST IN A BOTTLE OF HOT WATER

A great way to stay warm at any time of the day. Place it on your lap while you work at home or on your stomach while you sleep, it’s an essential.

2. LAY IT ON!

It may seem obvious, but many people’s first reaction to the cold is to go straight to the radiator rather than the wardrobe! The same goes for the bed, add a few more layers.

3. TWO WORDS: FLANNEL SHEETS

These are a lifesaver in the colder months, prepare to feel great everywhere!

4. WINDOW COVERINGS

Having high quality window coverings like blinds, shutters or curtains will really go a long way. Be sure to ask an expert when choosing the right fit for your space.

5. DON’T FORGET THE OUTSIDE

Using awnings, exterior shutters or blinds not only keeps the heat out in the summer, but also helps keep the cool out in the winter.

6. HARNESS THE SUN

Let the sun into the house, it’s free, and warm!

7. COFFEE IS YOUR FRIEND

If you like coffee, we have good news: caffeine has been shown to increase body temperature. For the evenings, hot drinks like tea and chai are a great way to relax and keep your hands warm.

8. LOCK IT

Don’t just close windows and doors, lock them. This ensures they are completely closed and will reduce drafts.

9. SET CEILING FANS IN REVERSE MODE

Hot air rises, so by setting the fans to reverse, you can reduce all that heat and get your money’s worth.

10. THICK SOCKS WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPS

When the outside temperature drops, our body works overtime to keep our core warm. As a result, our extremities, like our feet, will most likely feel cold. Break out the chunky woolen socks, no matter how dated they look, and put a beanie over your noggin.

11. UGG BOOTS

An alternative to socks and slippers. And you’ll never call those bad boys ugly again once they keep your toes toasty warm!

12. FIND A GOOD WORKOUT VIDEO

There are plenty of ways to train to raise body temperature at home, from pilates apps to YouTube yoga. Find your rhythm and warm up healthily.

13. PREPARE FOR A STORM

Bake a lasagna or a cake as a family, and when you’re done, keep the door open, you’ll have your cake and you’ll eat it too! Yum!

14. SHOWER POWER

For starters, investing in a water-efficient, low-flow showerhead means less water to heat up, saving you energy and water. Second, try to keep the door ajar to let steam into your space.

15. USE RUGS

Not only will they help you add your personal touch to your rooms, but they will do a great job of keeping the space nice and warm.

16. KEEP FLUE CLOSED WHEN NOT USING FIREPLACE

This will prevent drafts that bring cold air into the chimney.

17. AVOID ALCOHOL

A hot toddy or rich red wine sounds appealing enough in the winter, but keep in mind that alcohol will lower your body temperature.

18. THINK OF A SUMMER CHART

Apparently, you are what you think! Scientists from the National University of Singapore have found that increasing core body temperature can be achieved by using certain meditation techniques.

19. EAT MORE CARBS

A quick way to warm up is to eat carbohydrates. It’s not an immediate license to eat a lot of junk food, but if you stick to complex carbs like brown rice, as the energy surges through your body, you’ll start to warm up, de inside out!

20. KEEP FURNITURE OFF THE WALLS

A fun excuse to rearrange your furniture. Start moving items such as sofas, chairs, and dining tables away from the cold borders of the house and allow air to circulate freely in the space.

ABC Stores could help keep you warm this winter. ABC Blinds has over 45 years of experience and a range of window coverings to choose from. Visit the website to know more.