How to keep warm at home and protect against drafts: useful tips
Of course, the best way to stay warm in winter is to crank up the heaters at home to the max. But your wallet won't be happy with this life hack. That's why the frugal Brits have come up with a whole list of witty life hacks that will help keep you warm at home and avoid drafts.
The Express has shared five atypical tips. They will definitely help you survive the winter in warmth.
Cover windows with bubble wrap
Bubble wrap, which is used to wrap things for shipping, for example, is an excellent insulating material. If you attach it to a window with double-sided tape, it will help keep more heat inside. The air bubbles inside this film will act as an additional layer of insulation, preventing heat from escaping and cold air from entering. However, the transparency of the window will suffer.
Place rolls in places where there is a draft
A rolled-up blanket slipped under a door or window does not look very aesthetically pleasing, but it prevents drafts from forming. For the same purpose, you can use soft toys, bulky clothes, and even stockings stuffed with rags, wool, rice, or sand. They will block the flow of cold air from the outside.
Lock your rooms
It may not be the most exciting way to keep your home warm, but it's a great and very effective tip. By closing off rooms that you don't use very often, such as guest bedrooms, you can better heat the rooms you need. Make sure that the doors to rooms that are not used are closed, the curtains are closed, and drafts are prevented. For example, as in the previous paragraph.
Stick foil on the walls
Even ordinary food foil has heat-reflective properties. What can we say about the special coating that can be purchased at hardware stores? Stick it on the walls and it will begin to return heat back to the room and block the cold.
Sew hand warmers on the curtains
You can even turn an ordinary curtain into a heating device. Attach a pocket to the curtain in any way that suits you, and place chemical hand warmers in it. They can radiate soft heat for up to 12 hours, depending on the model. You can also make blankets and wall mats warmer. And reusable hand warmers can also be used when going outdoors. This time, for their intended purpose.
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