With the holiday season approaching, and the cold breezes along with it, it’s time to winter-proof your house! We love dear old Frosty the Snowman sticking around the house, but those freezing days are hard to handle! Those drafty homes can be killer… Of course the kids love it when it’s cold and snowy, and seem to ignore the weather… For us on the other hand, bearing the cold weather is always the hardest part of these jolly months– stay bundled up with these toasty tips to keep the house warm!
- Keeping the house warm could be as easy as sealing your doors! A lot of people don’t notice how much cool air gets in through these tiny cracks until they’ve done this. You can find plenty of draft blockers at hardware stores, or get crafty and find your own way to get the job done!
- Make sure all your windows are properly shut before the season starts! This is a huge culprit to waking up in a cold home everyday, even with the heater on. Although it may seem like a simple thing to do, don’t underestimate how easy it is to miss an open window! Remember to double check storm windows and latches… To check for a draft, simply light an incense stick. Leaky windows should be covered ASAP with clear plastic! An old towel or t-shirt is another easy temporary fix for these drafty windows.
- Keep your house a little bit warmer by just closing a few doors to rooms you don’t usually use! If you have an unoccupied guest room in your house, or just an empty bonus room, shutting the door will create a double barrier between your cozy home and the freezing outdoors!
- Heavy curtains have gorgeous elegant looks, but they also help out in those colder months! Although you may love to sneak peeks at the snow, this will really help keeping all the warm air inside your house!
- Light a few candles around the house for a warmer feel, yummy smell, and cozy tradition. You can’t go wrong with these festive double-duty decorations during the holiday months!
- Keep your bed nice and cozy! Nothing will keep you warmer at night than a nicely made bed. Double up on blankets and comforters for an even better barrier against the cold air! Your kids will appreciate this tip when they get to nestle up in their warm little beds every night.