Winter is coming! Learn how we are saving for the holidays.
1 – Beat the cold at home and stay warm
You don’t have to turn the heating off completely to save on your heating bill unless you live in a nuclear level insulated bunker!
But by lowering those degrees Celsius (or Fahrenheit for our American friends) a small amount, we can lower our heating bills too.
Put on a cosy woolly jumper or a toasty fleece, sit back and relax with a cuppa. The cold will be the last thing to bother you.
Insulation is also at the forefront of solutions and it quickly pays for itself when you see how much you save on bills. Not just in the winter, but in the long run.
Firstly, make sure your loft is fitted with the right thickness of insulation.
Nowadays, new buildings require 27cm of loft insulation which could save you around £150 on bills yearly.
Another excellent method to save on heating bills is to catch those pesky drafts to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Make sure your home is properly insulated by keeping the heat in when it’s cold outside, but also keeping the heat out when it’s summertime. It really is a win-win.
Lastly, there are many products out there that keep your home warm without having to turn that thermostat up.
These range from thermal insulated blinds and curtains, to small draft excluders for your door. Little things add up, and keeping your house naturally warm helps keep the cost down.
2 – Saving for the holidays?
Buy less. Be savvy!
Buying less doesn’t mean not buying at all. Sometimes we spend too much on unnecessary things due to marketing.
From Halloween and Christmas branded items to that video game that just came out, think to yourself, is the extra price worth it or is it just the packaging?
Can you wait a bit longer until you can justify the expense?
Spending wisely just means getting value for your money.
So if you enjoy those fancy biscuits with your tea, get them, but maybe cut back on the number of scented sticks you buy weekly, your house already smells great!
3 – Plan ahead to next winter
4 – Be active during the cold times
So when you next feel like you need to stretch those legs, swing those arms, or shout out loud, go to a group run, a boxing class, or a karaoke night!
Too cold? Stay in! Invite some friends over and have a film night, pull out the dusty board games from the shelf and give them a go! Trust me, it’s still fun, even as an adult.
Save yourself money and have a good night in, they are just as fun and much cosier on those winter nights.