One of the challenges of being a parent is constantly reminding kids to put on a jacket before they go outdoors during colder, winter months. But oddly enough, later on we’re often telling them to simply put on more clothing when they’re inside when they’re feeling a chill.
Instead of reaching for the thermostat to raise the temperature indoors, we should be encouraging ourselves (and our little ones) to keep cozy in other ways without adding to energy costs. According to Homeselfe, there’s plenty of ways to cut costs when it comes to rising utility bills, but we can also add some warmth inside of our homes without paying the added price.
From The Top Down
Did your Mum (or grandmother) ever tell you some weird wive’s tales about catching colds compared to actually being cold? For example, being cold or going outside with wet hair (that was my mum’s favorite) will cause you to become sick? The common cold is caused by a virus and not a direct result of being cold. For argument’s sake, if your immune system is weakened, being cold (or undernourished) could be a contributing factor to become ill.
Here’s another fun fact that simply doesn’t live up to the hype. Up to half of your body’s warmth escapes from your head – again – this is simply not true. Think of it this way, when many people are overheated while they’re sleeping, they stick their feet out of the blankets to cool themselves off. So it only stands to reason that if you’re feeling a chill during the winter months, you should keep your feet extra cozy and warm!
Keep The Cozy Nearby
So instead of believing in myths or thinking cold equals sickness, instead, let’s just stay cozy and warm! Keep plenty of throws on and around couches, get those extra thick socks and slippers on our feet and enjoy the heat they offer.
For more ways of staying warm and saving money at the same time, check out this Homeselfe’s infographic, “How To Stay Warm In The Winter (Without Freezing Your Wallet).” Not only will you save money on utility costs, you’ll also enjoy some more snuggly time with your kids.
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