10 Things to do to Warm your House for Winters

So you are tired of the winter nights and want to do everything that you can to warm up your house; we hear you – we have been tired of this season too! While there are a lot of things that you can do to protect yourself from cold when you are outside the house, the biggest challenge is that you can’t dress up with all those overcoats and jackets when you are at home because when you are in your house, you want to focus on your comfort as well.

Winter house

‘How can I keep my house warm during winters?’ You ask. Well, here are a few ideas that can surely help:

  • Turn yourself into a baker: Baking is fun, right? Even if it is not for you, you have to turn into a baker during winters. Bake all the things that you can and leave the oven door open when you are done with the process of baking. This lets you enjoy a cozy kitchen.
  • Make sure the curtains that you use are thick: You have to find thick curtains for your house or else the cold winter winds will keep haunting you.
  • Keep the windows closed when there’s no sunlight: Let the windows be closed during evenings or when there’s no sunlight outside. Let the warmth be sealed within the walls of your house.
  • Let the fireplace provide you with all the warmth that you and your house deserves: If you have a fireplace at home, don’t keep it only for Santa! Use it to warm your house and get a cozier environment at home.
  • Let the sunlight reach every corner of your room during daytime: Check the climate outside your house – is the sun shining? If it is, you can open the curtains and windows and let the sunlight enter into your house.
  • Keep the door open when you take a shower: Why should you keep the door open while taking a shower? Because the steam deserves to warm up your living room for you. Hot water shower releases steam and that’s what keeps your room warmer.
  • Cover the floor with mats and carpets: If the floor doesn’t have warm carpets and mats, it is not possible for you to feel the warmth that you want. Keep the floor occupied with carpets and mats.
  • Place hot water bottles at the foot of your bed: Hot water bottles can keep your bed warm for a longer duration.
  • Use a draft stopper to stop the air from the bottom of the door: Draftstopper ensures to stop the air from entering into your house from the main door.
  • If you have unused rooms, keep them tightly closed: If you keep all the doors closed, it is possible for you to keep the warmth locked in the room you sit.

No matter how much you hate this season, we are sure you can find your own unique ways to stay warm. Enjoy the beauty of nature instead of cribbing over it.

Originally posted 2017-01-04 06:45:00.

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6 Ways to Beat the Cold with Coffee

All set to beat the winters?

I am sure you are.

But no matter how prepared you are, it is not that easy. Sometimes, you do everything to stop shivering and get a little bit of warmth, but you are unable to do that. The craziest thing is that the more you shiver, the colder you feel.

There’s one thing that a lot of people do to get some warmth during chilliest winter days and nights – drink coffee.

Wondering how to beat the crazy winters with coffee? Read below to get a few cool ideas:

  • Hold the cup of hot coffee in your hands and let the warmth get inside your palms: If you have been shivering since morning and have absolutely no idea about what to do, I have an amazing idea – make a nice cup of coffee and hold the warm cup between your palms. This is surely an awesome way to warm your hands. When you sip coffee, you feel the warmth piercing your throat and entering into all the chakras of your body, warming every chakra bit by bit!
  • If you think the sugar in the beverage can make you put on winter weight, the best thing to do is add a spoon of honey in your cup of coffee: I know most of the people are worried about the amount of sugar they add to their coffee; why do you want to sweeten your coffee when you have honey? You can add a spoon of honey to your coffee. The best thing about honey is that it can keep you warmer for a longer duration.
  • You can always drink black coffee; it has its own magical powers: Black coffee is a boon to all those who wish to lose weight without putting a lot of efforts on their body. The coolest thing about black coffee is that it can keep you warm.
  • Eating makes it easier for you to keep yourself warm; eat warm things with your coffee to feel warmer during this season: If you don’t like drinking coffee over and over again, it is time for you to add all those things that you can make and eat. It is said that eating the right kind of food can keep you warm. How about eating healthy sandwiches with a warm cup of coffee?
  • If you want to lose weight during winters by keeping yourself warmer, add a teaspoon of lemon juice in your black coffee, along with one spoon of honey: Add a few drops of lemon juice in your black coffee and stir it with one spoon of honey; this is the best winter drink that you can drink and offer to others as well.
  • Don’t forget the cream; it has its own ways to keep you warm: I know only a handful of people like creamy coffee and if you do, you can always enjoy the layer of thick and hot cream on your coffee.

Originally posted 2017-01-04 06:43:17.

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5 Things you MUST WEAR to Keep Yourself Warm

Do you remember the times when your mother took care of you during winters?

I am sure you miss that time, even though you felt like a stuffed goat when she loaded you with hundreds of winter clothes.

But now that she is not close to you anymore, it is time for you to be self-dependent and take care of yourself. With the help of warm clothes, you can avoid catching a cold, shivering and falling ill during winter.

Winter wear

If you hate cold, you have landed on the right page. I don’t say that I dislike winters, but when I am freezing, I surely curse the weather. In order to avoid the harshness of the season, it is necessary for you to stay as warm as possible. However, just because it is snowing outside doesn’t mean you can’t leave your door. There are times when you have to get out of the comfort environment and atmosphere of your house and go out. This is the time when you need to wrap yourself in such a way that you are warm.

So what are the top five things that you need to wear in order to stay away from being frozen?

1. Gloves.

How can you possibly live without wearing gloves on your hands? There are a lot of glove manufacturing companies; all you need to do is find one that manufactures high quality warm gloves for customers. The best thing is that you can buy woolen hand-knitted gloves as well. Go ahead – flaunt a unique style on the roads by wearing beautiful hand gloves!

2. Winter caps.

You don’t have to wear monkey caps, which are quite embarrassing, but you can always wear head caps that look gorgeous and keep you warm. Even if you are playing basketball outside your house, make sure you cover your head with such a cap so that you are protected from the wind of the season. Remember what mommy always said about head caps?

3. Thermal soles.

It is rightly said that you have to focus on keeping your feet warm. I think I keep mentioning this in all the posts. If you want to keep yourself warm, you have to find ways to keep your feet warm. No matter how cold your nose is, your warm feet can keep you healthy. There are thermal soles available for those who keep shivering during winters.

4. An overcoat.

No matter how angry you are at someone in the house, DO NOT leave your door without your overcoat. You must know that your overcoat protects you from all the harshness you hate about winters. Protect yourself by wearing an overcoat and let the warmth spread.

5. Woolen scarf.

Ever seen hand knitted woolen scarves?

I love those. If you have a friend who makes such scarves, you can always request her to make one for you. If you know someone who sells such beauties, please know that they are worth investing money in. Plus, they keep you cozy and comfortable!

Originally posted 2017-01-03 06:44:18.

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Winter Haters: How to Control Shivering in Winter?

Have you been shivering a lot, lately?

Everything seems under control when you are at home, but the moment you leave the door of your house, the snow and the harsh winter wind make you shiver. You stand there, without knowing what to do. You walk ahead because you have really got to leave your house for some urgent work, but then the shivering makes it impossible for you to walk and feel good about being outside.

No doubt winter is harsh, but it is also one of the most serene seasons that we go through. Personally, I love winters, despite the rude snow and all the shivering that freak me out, I still love this season. I mean, can you possibly imagine Christmas without a snowman standing in front of your house?

Talking of shivering, there are a lot of ways in which you can stop it. But before I tell you, there’s something that you should know – when you shiver, you feel colder. Thus, most of the people would always tell you to stop shivering and to our surprise, you can actually control it. Read below to know about some of the easiest way to stop shivering:

  • By stop thinking about it: The first and the most important thing that you need to do is stop thinking about shivering. People shiver because at the back of their minds, they know that they are cold and when they are cold, they shake. Stop thinking about it and I am sure you would control your shivering in a few minutes.
  • By wearing clothes that have the capacity to keep you warm and cozy: From thermal wears to battery powered vests, there are hundreds of different things that can keep you warm and cozy. Find clothes that promise to keep you relaxed and you can beat the shiver on any winter night.
  • By breathing in a relaxed manner: Have you ever tried breathing exercises? There are specific breathing exercises that can calm your body and warm you up. Read and learn such exercises and breathe whenever you shiver during winter.
  • By drinking something hot: No matter what you want to drink, go ahead and drink it. You can always drink hot chocolate as well. The feeling of the warm cup touching your palms makes you feel warm enough to stop shivering.
  • By wearing socks and keeping your feet warm: If your feet are cold, you are bound to shiver. Wear warm socks to keep your feet warm. Simple!
  • By keeping your hands warm:  It is time for you to buy nice gloves to keep your hands warm.
  • By carrying a hot water bottle with you: Carry a hot water bottle with you, if you are going nearby and are shivering way too much.
  • By wearing a woolen cap on your head: Woolen caps are made to beat the winters for you. Try a few on your head.
  • By hugging someone you love: How about getting cozy with someone you’ve always liked? Confess your love and hug that person to invite some warmth in your shivering body.

Originally posted 2017-01-03 05:44:09.

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How to Stay Warm Inside your House?

The trickiest thing about winters is that it doesn’t leave any warmth in your house, no matter how hard you try. Of course, you turn up the heater and try balancing the temperature, but if you don’t have a heater, it becomes very difficult for you to survive. However, this doesn’t mean that people aren’t surviving without heaters. Unless you live in a country where winters are excruciatingly cold, you can always keep yourself warm, despite being inside the house with absolutely no heaters at all.

Wondering how the warmth can flow in your house and to every corner of every room? Read below to know how you can work on keeping your house warm enough for you and your entire family:

  • Welcome the beautiful sunlight during daytime: If you don’t let the sunlight enter into your house in the morning, you can’t expect your house to get the warmth that you are looking for.
  • Switch on the ceiling fans: Yes – when you switch the ceiling fans ON, Science says that the room gets warmer. However, ensure it is at the lowest speed.
  • Make sure the curtains are closed at night: No matter how beautiful the outside scenery is, you need to keep the curtains closed. Only then you can bring warmth into your room.
  • Let the windows be closed most of the times: Even if your curtains are open, don’t forget to keep the windows closed.
  • Take steam when you are at home: If you like being at home, but dislike the freezing weather, the best thing to do is take steam. This would improve your skin as well.
  • Invite your friends over; more people in the house, more warmth: You can always invite your friends to grab a glass of wine and catch up gossip with them. It would divert your mind from the weather.
  • If you have a fireplace, bring it to some use; it’s not for decoration after all: Fireplaces are gorgeous, but they need to be used as well!
  • Cook, cook and just cook: Cooking warms up the temperature of your house; if you don’t trust me, you can read other bloggers as well. Cook something nice and warm the temperature!
  • Get into a cozy sheet and watch a nice movie: If you want to relax without spending a lot of time doing different things to warm yourself, the best thing to do is slip into a warm sheet, sip coffee or hot chocolate and watch your favorite movie. This would make you feel amazing!
  • Breathe, meditate and do some Yoga: Yoga is one of the best ways to feel warmer. There are a few Asanas that you can do to charge yourself and feel warm.
  • Sip your favorite chicken soup: What can be better than sipping your favorite chicken soup? It makes you feel really good.
  • Dance or hop to keep yourself warm: Dance and exercise to let the heat pump in your body.

Originally posted 2017-01-03 05:41:37.

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10 Tips to Keep yourself Warm at Work

While summers make you run to your work, winters make you lazy and cold. The moment you leave the warmth of your house, you are shivering till you reach your car. After reaching the parking lot of your office, you are again cold and trembling until you reach your office. The worst is that you feel terribly cold at work as well, even though there are enough measures for you to feel warm.

What do you do in such situations? How do you work to beat the winter? Here are a few tips that can work for you to stay warm at work:

  1. Climb the stairs (at least three floors): Even if your office is on the twentieth floor, you can climb three floors and then enter into the elevator. When you climb stairs, your body exercises and when you exercise, your body is warmer.
  2. Walk often on the floor: Instead of sitting in your chair all the time, the best thing to do is walk for five minutes after 20 to 25 minutes of working on your desk. This way, you would avoid gaining winter weight as well.
  3. Invest in desk heaters: There are different kinds of desk heaters available in the market; buy at least one to get some warmth at work.
  4. Keep drinking coffee (it keeps you warmer for a long period of time): I think almost everybody loves coffee; if you want to keep yourself warm for a longer time, it is good to sip coffee whenever you are terribly cold.
  5. Carry a large thermos of green tea: If you are addicted to green tea like I am, you can always fill a thermos with your favorite green tea and carry it to work. Green tea keeps you warm.
  6. Dress warm: It is necessary for you to dress as warm as possible. Make sure you wear thermal innerwear, gloves, a warm sweater and a coat to feel warmth surrounding you. Don’t leave your house with proper warm clothes or else you’ll shiver on your desk.
  7. Carry your foot warmers: Have you heard of foot warmers, yet? If you haven’t, go online and read about them. Buy at least one for yourself so that you can keep your feet warm and cozy at work. When your feet are warm, you feel warm enough to work with full spirit.
  8. Wear warm shoes: If you can’t buy foot warmers, invest in warm shoes. Warm feet, happy feet; happy feet, happy body!
  9. Buy battery powered heated vests: There are vests that can be heated with the help of batteries. Buy one to be active at work.
  10. Don’t forget your winter caps: Woolen winter caps may not interest you, but that’s not why you wear them; you wear one for warmth so do it when you are at work!

The best thing about winters is that you can always wear amazing woolen clothes to work. Winter clothes are fashionable and can help you set a trend at work.

Originally posted 2017-01-03 05:39:53.

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7 Easy Ways to Keep yourself Warm During Winters

Sick and tired of winters?

So am I!

I guess everybody is tired of sitting at home because winters are disallowing them to leave the warmth of their roofs. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t keep yourself warm enough to go out. Even if you are forced to get out of the house, you don’t have to sit in a chair with a sad face just because it is too cold outside. There are ways in which you can keep yourself warm outside.

Here are the top 7 things that you can do:

  1. Cover your head with a hat or a scarf: Got a few scarves at home? Have your very own collection of hats? Then why are all those things in your wardrobe? It is time for you to pull them out of your cupboard and use them to cover your head. When your head is covered, you feel less cold.
  2. Take a nice warm water bath: It is time for you to giggle in the shower; make sure you don’t get into hot water or you will end up feeling colder. When the tap or shower is on, check the temperature of the water; if it is warm, slip into it and let the warmth feel every pore of your skin.
  3. Rub your hands to feel the energies dancing on your palms: Have you ever tried rubbing your palms against each other? If you haven’t, try doing it for around one complete minute (60 seconds) and you will feel these energies dancing on your palms. When these energies are right on your palms, you feel warm and cozy.
  4. Hold the hands of your partner: If you have a partner, why do you need anything else to get the warmth? It is rightly said that you turn warm when your lover is around; hold his or her hands and feel the warmth of love surrounding the two of you. I am sure this would work like magic!
  5. Don’t shiver; the more you shiver, the colder you will feel: It is observed that when a person shivers, he feels colder. Don’t shiver; try to hold yourself still. When you calm yourself, you don’t feel cold, no matter how cold it is. Keep breathing through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
  6. Drink something warm and soothing: What do you like when it comes to beverages? Coffee? Masala tea? Whatever you prefer, keep drinking a cup of it after every two hours. Beverages have the power to keep you warm and calm.
  7. Sip green tea: Green tea makes you feel warm. I am sure you must have noticed the sweat on your forehead after drinking a large cup of green tea. Keep sipping green tea whenever you feel terribly cold.

Now that you know how to keep yourself warm outside your house, don’t just sit there and turn into a couch potato. It is essential for you to stretch your legs and leave the comfort zone of your house.

Originally posted 2017-01-03 05:33:37.

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Staying Warm at Your Desk

It’s winter! The snow is falling. There’s beautiful fairy lights twinkling around your Christmas tree. You’re at your desk and it’s going to be a long day. Maybe you’re working from home or maybe you’re playing the newest character on World of Warcraft. Whatever the purpose is, this blog will share some useful tips for staying warm… right at your own desk.

Fun Accessories

Wear three layers of clothing. Your hands need to stay warm while typing, so invest in some mittens as well. There are some great options out there, including USB-powered mittens that actually warm your hands as you type. There are also USB-powered blankets as well. Don’t forget about wearing socks. You can also attach a massager to your desk chair to help you relax while you’re getting work done AND heat up. What if you are extra techy? In this case, you can even purchase a heated mouse! These are all great options that will help you stay warm at your desk in no time.

A fun tip: even if it may be hot outside, if your workplace has air conditioning, try to grab a light cardigan just in case you get cold in the building.

Exercise at Your Desk

Some good exercises to do are jogging in place, doing a seated crunch and even using a fitness ball for your desk chair. Exercising heats up your body and will help you stay nice and warm. You will start feeling warmer and more comfy in no time. An added bonus? You’ll get some of your workout in AND get work done. It is a dream come true. Why not also get up from your desk and go for a brisk walk to get some fresh air? You can also climb some stairs to start exercising and warm up easily.

Drink and Eat Up!

Have some warm soup or indulge in that craving you’ve been having for the last week. This is the perfect time for you to grab a warm meal to enjoy at your desk. Having some hot tea or coffee will help you easily stay warm and be productive.

Invest in a Space Heater

A space heater can come priced as low as $25. You can keep one under your desk to stay extra warm.

Originally posted 2016-06-23 01:36:23.

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How to Stay Warm on a Budget

It’s cold. You feel the familiar shivers on your back and that uncomfortable clammy feeling comes back. What do you do? The usual answer may be to turn on the heat. However, what if you’re on a budget and trying to save money for that new Xbox? This article will help you solve this dilemma by telling you some useful tips you can stay warm… on a budget!

Open the Windows

Open the windows in the morning to let the sun in and heat your room. How does this work? As light fills the room, its rays will bounce off the walls and furniture before turning into heat.

Use Thick Curtains at Night

At night, though, opening the windows is the last thing you want to do. Invest in some thick curtains for your windows to block out the cold and prevent any precious warm air from escaping. You should be able to find some thick curtains at your local thrift store for a great bargain price as well!

Get Some Rugs

The thrift store can be a treasure trove of items that will help heat up your house at a low cost. Head to the thrift store or a local homeware store to purchase some rugs. If you have wooden floors, having those rugs can make all the difference and keep your feet nice and warm. Also, that extra layer will help insulate heat in your room creating another layer of insulation to keep the cold away.

Insulate Your Water Tank

According to energy.gov, you can reduce standby heat losses by a whopping 25% or 45% and save about 4% to 9% in water heating costs. This will pay for itself in the long-term!

Bake

If you like to bake or have an oven, you’re in luck! Baking is an affordable way for you to stay warm AND enjoy some delicious snacks. Baking will help fill your room with warm air. After you are finished baking, leave your oven door open to release some heat. However, take note of any children or pets around as well for safety reasons.

Source: http://energy.gov/energysaver/projects/savings-project-insulate-your-water-heater-tank

Originally posted 2016-06-23 01:35:57.

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Staying Warm Outdoors

This article shares useful tips on how you can stay warm in the cold outdoors. Whether you are going outside for a walk, hanging out with your friends or doing outdoor activities, it’s important to know how to keep yourself warm and toasty. After all, nothing ruins a fun day like being cold and uncomfortable in the chilly weather.

TIP ONE: LAYER UP

The rule of thumb when it comes to spending a day outside is to wear three layers of clothing. There should be an inner layer, a middle insulating layer, and finally, your top layer. Also make sure to invest in a hat and some handwarmers as well. There are some great options for affordable, effective and non-harmful handwarmers which do not use harmful chemicals.

TIP TWO: MOVE AROUND

While you are outside enjoying your day, move frequently and continue pacing to keep yourself warm. When you feel an incoming cold, take a brisk walk to warm yourself up and keep the cold away. However, try not to do any vigorous exercise that will lead to sweating. Sweating will lead to trapped heat within your clothes and can make you uncomfortable!

TIP THREE: STAY HYDRATED

It should come as no surprise that dehydration becomes more likely when you are outside in dry and cold conditions. Bring some water with you to keep your body hydrated. Extra tip: sprinkle some sugar into your water for a quick burst of energy. By doing this, you will be able to enjoy a nice day outside whatever the weather is like.

TIP FOUR: EAT MORE BEFOREHAND

Make sure you eat sufficiently so that your body continues to stay nice and warmed up. After all, food is what fuels your body, and your body is what keeps you warm. Some good food options include food that are high in fat such as avocadoes. For a quick snack, bring bananas, chocolate and nuts. This way, you can enjoy a fun day and stay warm by staying full.

These are some of the helpful tips we have for you to stay warm throughout the day. They are all equally important tips that will help you enjoy a great day outside in cold weather.

Originally posted 2016-06-23 01:35:03.

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