Even though the days are sunny and lacking snow, that doesn't mean that the heat stuck around. I'm pretty sure it was smarter than me and high-tailed it to Hawaii. With the dip in temperature, in my house we see a rise in tempers. There's been quite a disagreement over deciding thermostat settings for the winter. Thermostat wars are real, folks! Jason is usually hot and prefers cooler temperatures in the house. The girls and I would like it to be a little closer to Death Valley heat. All these temperature disagreements are giving our thermostat quite a workout this winter.
We have slowly been coming to a mutual heat setting agreement, though. So Jason can keep the house at a frigid 67 degrees, the girls and I have managed to work out a compromise. Here are some tips to stay warm indoors during the winter months without blasting the heater.
• Use a heated blanket or throw.
• Invest in a heated mattress pad.
• Wear multiple layers of clothes.
• Change into warm pajamas. I also like to put on some warm, fuzzy socks when possible.
• Sip a hot drink, like tea or cocoa.
• Eat a warm bowl of soup.
• Take a hot bath or shower.
• Bake something. The heat from the oven will heat up the kitchen and keep you warm.
• Lay throw rugs onto hard surface flooring to keep your feet from freezing when they hit the ground.
• Snuggle with the pets! They give off a lot of warmth with their body heat!
• Exercise. Not only is this good for you, you'll feel the warming effects soon enough!
Normally, I prefer a 72 degree house, but we have found middle ground by incorporating these few compromises into out daily routine to keep everyone happy.
What are some ways you stay warm without cranking up the heat in the winter?