The temperature is dropping and so is the humidity. You catch yourself shivering in the mornings and the dryness is alright. This means only one thing: winter is coming! You’ve already started trying layered looks. After all, you’re a fashionista. You know when to don a light cardigan or a heavy coat. You know when it’s time for boots and gloves. You also know the best moisturizers and wintry makeup looks (dark lipsticks anyone?).
But what about keeping your home warm and your clothes dry? If you happen to live in the chiller parts of the country, keeping warm and dry is essential in this season. Limeroad brings you some tips and tricks to get you through the winter.
Seal Windows and Doors
Insulate your house by sealing all the windows and doors. You can get this done professionally, but if you’re in a pinch, DIY is the way to go. Lining your windows and doors with bubble wrap (from all that online shopping…recycling!) will keep out cold drafts. If there are rooms you don’t use much, you can throw a towel on the floor to cover all the cracks.
It is time for the sweaters to come out! They are essential to keeping warm. There are sooo many jumpers and cardigans to choose from that you surely can’t have too many! Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to keep them from stretching.
Protect Your Boots
I don’t know about you, but boots are my favorite part of winter. They are fashionable and practical! Keep your boots standing tall even when you aren’t wearing them by using (used) wine bottles or (read) rolled up magazines – basically anything sturdy and cylindrical. This will prevent your boots from folding over and developing creases.
If you happen to experience trudging through snow, slush, or rain, keep your boots dry by putting together a DIY moisture-draining tray. All you have to do is fill a tray with pebbles, place your wet boots on top, and let the wet drain away.
Thaw Your Lock
You have just pulled up outside your house. You are freezing. All you want is warmth and cup of hot chocolate. But your lock is jammed frozen. Simply warm up your key with a lighter and let yourself in.
Hang Dry Your Winter Accessories…
…using a curtain rod. Because you’ll need dry gloves, scarves, and hats each time you step out. And throwing them in a pile will not help this cause.
Hope these tips help to make your home warmer and cosier this winter season!
There you have it: five easy ways to help you around the house in the winter!