It is certainly getting cold out there, and because of that we are more inclined to stay indoors and keep warm. However, not all of us have the warm and cosy homes we desire. No matter how much you crank that heating up you can still find yourself shivering while watching your favourite Saturday night show. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can keep the family warm and cosy this winter.
Make some investments and changes to your home
If you find yourself thinking that your home isn’t as warm as it should be, especially with the heating on the highest setting, then you may want to consider making some changes ot your home. There are many ways heat can escape your home quickly, most commonly it is through your windows and ceiling. This is when investing in double glazing windows that are energy efficient, or looking at the insulation you have in the walls and loft space is a very good idea. Investing in these areas alone can help your home to keep the heat in. Also, you might want to think about other aspects, perhaps you need to upgrade your boiler, or even more common, bleed the radiators. Radiators with trapped air don’t expel as much as heat as they should, a quick bleed of any air pockets can make a huge difference.
Try out a bit of Hygge
Have you heard of the term Hygge before? If you haven’t this is how the Danish live to ensure they feel happy and content, and as the weather is quite cold there, the focus is around warmth and comfort. So practicing it into your home could be a great way to feel warm with the whole family this winter. First of all, set the scene. That means getting the christmas tree up if you haven’t already, lighting the candles, some winter scents would be ideal, and then light the fire or get the heating on. Now you can cuddle up with your family members with your fluffy socks on, all of the blankets and cushions, and feel calm and cosy. Finally, indulging in your favourite warm drinks like a hot chocolate or cup of tea can just help to finish off. If you want more tips on how to implement hygge into your life then there are plenty of articles online.
Cook up a storm with all of the comfort food
Finally, think about the type of food you are cooking. There is no time for salads in the winter, indulge in the slow cooking process or hearty meals. Roast dinners, pasta dishes, freshly made bakes, they can all help you to keep warm and relaxed in an evening. Not everyone has the same definition of comfort food, so do what makes you happy. If it is a big bowl of macaroni cheese, then enjoy it. If you love a roast dinner, then go ahead, not only will the cooking process feel relaxing, but feeling full and satisfied after a hearty meal can help you all feel warm and snug inside.
I hope these three ideas help you to keep the family warm this winter.
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