Can you believe that ti is winter - I can not. It is so mild out there at the moment, but it will come the colder days and frozen nights. So I have decided to take part in the Duette Blind competition as my home could seriously do with some new blinds.
One the the things that I do as soon as it starts to get dark is close all the blinds and curtains in the house to keep the cold out and make sure we keep the warm in.
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I have put together a Pinterest board with ways that are not only great for keeping a home warm this winter, but also look gorgeous too.
A big one for us as a family is to make sure that we are appropriately dressed at home, for me this means PJ's, dressing gowns and slouchy socks and slippers. If the boys are walking round in less than that and I have the heating on then it means we have too warm a house!
My other easy to implement tips are:
Line your curtains - if you are not handy with a sewing machine then use fleece blankets - look at how Elaine at mortgage free in three manages with fleece and shower curtain rings - totally ingenious.
Flannel bedding (or brushed cotton) I adore the feel of brushed cotton and so do the boys, so in addition to winter weight duvets we also have flannelette sheets and duvet covers for all the beds.
Hot water bottles - these are ace for making the bed warm and cosy to get in to. If you are worried about little ones and hot water bottles then use heat packs filled with lavender, cherry stones or wheat.
Wear vests and make your kids wear them. Layers are key for keeping warm.
More tips for preparing your home for winter.