You know the drill: On the very same day that the weather seems to change and get freezing, the heating breaks.
As if like clockwork.; as if it knows that it will have to wake up from hibernation and do some work and it just can’t be bothered.
There’s nothing worse than having no heating, we get it. If you are in no position to get it fixed quickly, here are some useful tips for keeping warm in the meantime.
1. Layer up clothes
Sounds obvious. But try wearing lots of thin layers rather than one big coat. This will trap in extra heat.
2. Invest in an extra duvet
Again, layers. Think layers.
3. Hot food and drinks
Keep the salads for summer and tuck into a giant bowl of steamy soup instead.
4. Close your curtains
This will stop heat escaping through your windows. But if it happens to be sunny during the day, keep them open to allow the warmth in.
5. Hot water bottles
Remember these? Buy another. You won’t regret it.
6. Stay active
Do some jumping jacks in your living room, do a little dance. Go on.
7. Buy a chimney balloon
If you have a chimney, obviously.
8. Make your own draught excluder
If your nifty with a knitting needle, try making one of these to prevent draughts getting into your house via your doors. Or just buy one, they aren’t too pricey.
9. Close doors
It is much easier to heat a small room than a whole house.
10. Invite people over for a cuddle
Or not to cuddle, whatever. The more people in your house the warmer it will be.
11. Look on the bright side
At least you’ll be saving money!