One of the most special things about the winter holidays are the lights. Isn’t is lovely riding down the dark streets and seeing the warm glow of twinkling lights in windows of homes and spread over the lawns with such great care? But the holidays have passed and the gray of January is once again upon us. And here in Nashville this week, as well as across the country, IT’S COLD.
If your house is like most, there are areas where it feels like the Snow Miser is standing next to you. But there are things you can do to help stay warm and toasty this winter. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Use thick curtains to keep in the heat. Take advantage of the sun while it’s shining to bring in some natural heat. But at night, close the curtains and keep the heat in. Also, if you don’t want to spend the money on thick curtains, old sheets and blankets can be used.
- Use area rugs. Does your floor feel like the frozen tundra? Rugs help to keep those tootsies warm. House shoes are also helpful.
- If you’re inside (and especially if you’re outside), wear extra layers. Keep a sweater handy to wear around the house. Layers always help keep you warm. And hey, if you get too warm, you can always take a layer off.
- Use the oven. Of course you shouldn’t try to heat your house with the oven, but after you’re finished baking, open the oven door to let the heat into the room.
- Keep a blanket or throw on the sofa. If you’re sitting still, you’re probably more chilly than if you’re moving around. Always have a throw handy to “throw” over your legs while watching your favorite program on the tube.
- Sip on a hot beverage. Warm up with a nice, hot cup of tea (or toddy if you’re so inclined).
Staying warm isn’t always easy and keeping the heat on is crucial during the frigid days ahead. If we can help with any of your financial needs, please visit one of our area stores. We’re always here to help, 24/7/365.
Photo Credit: Ryan Stahle