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    Default Winter Hacks

    Ok it's seriously cold down in the southern states today, so what are your hacks for getting through the colder days/weeks/months?

    a few of mine are:
    - Turning the heater in the bathroom 15 min before I have a shower

    - using the hair dryer to heat up my makeup a bit (it doesn't seem to glide on when its all cold)

    - putting a hot water bottle in the bed an hour before bed time

    - and this is by no means scientifically proven, but I feel like the clothes dry faster if I wash them in warm water, but I'm sure this is just my imagination

    Would love to know what everyone else is doing to bring a bit more warmth into my winter

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    We have electric blanket on all the beds. They go on for 2 hours before bed, and switch off when we climb in.

    The heaters, in the lounge and kids room, go on as soon as we get up, and we dress by it in the morning. They also go on for 2-3 hours in the evening.

    Showers go on for a minute before the first person steps in, as it warms the bathroom.

    Our house is always freezing, even when it's warm outside. So we just wear layers all the time.

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    When I lived in Tasmania I used to put my clothes in the dryer while I showered so they'd be all warmed up when I got dressed.
    2 Hot water bottles at night - one for the feet and one to cuddle (of course, husbands/partners/children also work well for that!)
    If I was sitting at my desk working, hot water bottle into the bottom of a sleeping bag and pulled up to my waist.
    Lots of cups of tea/coffee/hot chocolate are great for warming your hands!

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    Keep a couple of blankets on the couch to snuggle up to. We have polar fleece ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deku View Post
    2 Hot water bottles at night - one for the feet and one to cuddle (of course, husbands/partners/children also work well for that!)
    If I was sitting at my desk working, hot water bottle i
    oh and pets!

    I think I might need to put a second hot water bottle in the bed, I am a very recent convert to the hot water bottle, love how if I keep it under the covers it is still warm in the morning

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    Tea... lots and lots of Tea =D

    (spot the pom )

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    Ducted heating on all night set to turn on once it drops past a certain temperature.

    I second the Tea!

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    The kids love it when I iron their clothes right before they put them on in the morning!

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    Default Winter Hacks

    Gas heating (lucky me!)
    Electric blankets
    Heater in bathroom
    Wearing bed socks straight from bed to work lol
    Tracky daks and ugg boots at the shops (everyone is doing it so don't feel so daggy)
    Clothes straight from dryer
    A dog in the bed

    My fav though is a super thick plush dressing gown. I live in mine.


 

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