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A little tip for keeping warm from someone who is very 'nesh' (and a bit poor)

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jjazz Wed 12-Dec-12 21:31:49

Go to an area of town with lots of charity shops- not difficult so far. Hunt out the nicest cashmere jumper you can find. It has to be 100% cashmere and roomy enough for a couple of layers underneath. This is also not difficult as they were very popular a couple of years ago and stupid rich people are now bored of them after a couple of wears and find them far too hot in their super toasty houses! I got one for £5.95 last week (which is the most I have ever spent on one item in a charity shop.) Hand wash it & dry flat (this is the not so good bit...waiting for it to dry aint fun either) wear with a couple of layers (i.e. vest and long sleeved skinny rib/polo neck type thingy) under. You will not ever be cold again. xxx

garlicbaubles Thu 13-Dec-12 15:59:34

Marking chilly place thanks

GrumpyOldWomanToo Thu 13-Dec-12 16:12:13

boomting, are you ice-fishing?

Jinglegirl Thu 13-Dec-12 16:41:34

Laptop,same here-I cant understand how anyone finds cashmere warmhmm.I am also with you on the cold feet ishoo.I have just put on a pair of fake uggs from Primark over my 2 pairs of woolly socks and I must say its making a big difference.Its the first time all week my toes feel toastysmile.

cocolepew Thu 13-Dec-12 16:52:43

B&M Bargains and Home Bargains both sell draught excluders.

As well as the fleece lined tights, Primark also do 'boot' tights, they have socks attached to them.

SledYuleCated Thu 13-Dec-12 22:22:32

I am cold cold cold tonight. How long is this cold snap supposed to last?

Unitedwestand Thu 13-Dec-12 22:34:23

Think you put them in boiling water and they go back to normal for next time.

LittleMissKitschmas Fri 14-Dec-12 20:38:20

I just bought a proper pair of granny slippers, with a fleecy lining and a rubber sole - I look tragic but I'm enjoying warm feet for a change. All for £3 from Primark.

SayMama Sat 15-Dec-12 13:07:40

Just bumping for anyone who hasn't seen this yet, their are some great tips to be had!

I went to Asda today and got some fleece blankets for the girl's beds. They were £5 each and big enough to go on DD2's cot and DD1's toddler bed which I thought was pretty good!

I also went in search of a onesie after hearing how warm they are. They didn't have any left but they did have these great big fleece long sleeved nightie things! I got one for £10 and it slips easily over my clothes to wear during the day instead of putting the heating on. It looks absolutely tragic but I comfort myself with at least I can have a wee a bit easier than in a onsie!

StephaniePowers Sat 15-Dec-12 13:43:08

I am always cold. I must have done something bad with fire in a past life.
Leggings on under trousers from October to March. Long socks, tuck leggings in.
Long tops, don't let your wrists get cold. Wristwarmers really do work. Tuck in layers.
(Nobody ever told me this or gave me the clothing to do this when I was a child, so I froze all winter in Scotland and was called wimpy and pathetic. You'd think a vest and long johns would at least be on their radar but apparently I was the first person to feel cold in a house with little heating, single glazing and half the windows open)
Keep your neck warm. Wear a cowl in the house.
Keep big blankets or a nicely-covered duvet on the back of the sofa for winter evenings.
Hot water bottle at night.
Find non-caffeinated/non-sugar drinks that you love so you can drink lots of heat in during the day and not get jumpy. Insulated mugs.

hefner Sat 15-Dec-12 17:41:52

laptopdancer I wear a couple of pairs of wool socks, and I keep socks on the radiator so that they are warm when I first put them on. I've also bought these sheepskin insoles to put in my slippers and they are amazing, my feet actually feel warm for once.

PepeLePew Sat 15-Dec-12 18:12:00

Wristwarmers and scarves make a massive difference in the house. Lots of cheap fleece blankets for snuggling under. Slippers at all times. The children have wheat filled toys which go in the microwave, I have a hot water bottle. My house is currently warm for the first time this winter because I have had the heating on during the day for the last three days. Usually I make everyone suffer...

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