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NotSureIfiAmWell Fri 10-Nov-17 14:19:53

I am alone during the day so it seems such a waste to heat the whole house just for me, but l get so cccccooollllllld. Am currently wearing gloves!

Would a electric blanket be cheaper then having the heating on?

Have tried to google but not really got anywhere!

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 10-Nov-17 17:00:46

A heated throw would be warm, can you just heat one room?.

RandomMess Fri 10-Nov-17 17:05:51

Offer a doggy day care Service but only accept lap dogs...

NotSureIfiAmWell Fri 10-Nov-17 17:12:25

I could just heat one room but then I'd have to go and return the radiators back on for the boýs coming home.

No no no no no to the dog suggestion!

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Nov-17 17:13:34

I'm home alone most days. I have been known to wear thermals and snuggle under a blanket!

RandomMess Fri 10-Nov-17 17:16:35

Shame our cats and dog are very snuggling and hot!

Have you done the hot water bottle, onsie on over clothes trick?

Mxyzptlk Fri 10-Nov-17 17:17:29

I'm wearing hat, fleece, fingerless gloves, winter boots. All of this inside my house.
If I'm sitting still, I have a hot water bottle and a blanket over my legs.

Mxyzptlk Fri 10-Nov-17 17:18:55

One of those heat packs that you put in the microwave then drape over your shoulders, can be good.

Vitalogy Fri 10-Nov-17 17:20:42

What about a free standing heater for one room in the day time. It'd only take a couple of minutes to turn the other radiators back on when the come home wouldn't it. Have you got all the free insulation that's on offer.

SPARKS17 Fri 10-Nov-17 17:23:10

A big yes to electric blankets they are amazing! We bought some off QVC last year and used them loads, this year I bought one for MIL and it has a foot pocket. They are low cost on the electricity only a couple of pence an hour.

NotSureIfiAmWell Fri 10-Nov-17 17:59:32

Many thanks everyone

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Fri 10-Nov-17 18:26:21

We bought a free standing oil radiator for this reason when I was on Mat leave, if it keep the door shut it can get the room nicely warm 👍🏻

ChaosAndPiss Fri 10-Nov-17 19:23:03

Electric blankets are amazing. If I lived on my own I’d spend all my spare time in my warm bed watching tv 😂

I did just get a long hot water bottle though. It’s like a long thin full body one. Going to test it for the first time in a moment. 👍

charleyfarleysaunt Fri 10-Nov-17 20:31:50

Electric blankets are definitely very cheap to run

Also, and I know this sounds daft, but I've found ankle warmers make a big difference - regardless of how many layers I wear all over my body, ankle warmers just top up the warmth. I wear them shuffled down to cover half my foot

(I am so 80s Fame, but without any of the talent sadly!)

specialsubject Sun 12-Nov-17 17:35:41

Turn down radiators in less used rooms, shut doors, have real curtains not stupid transparent ones, use draught excluders. But do heat the house sometimes!

AdoraBell Tue 14-Nov-17 18:15:36

I put my dressing gown on if my legs get cold. Also, I find that fleeces and sweatshirt type clothes do nothing for me, I need wool. Doesn’t matter if it’s an old scratchy sweater from a charity shop or the softest cashmere, as long as it is wool.

DancesWithOtters Tue 14-Nov-17 18:35:14

A few years ago I had no heating for 2 weeks.

I spent a lot of that either hoovering, on my exercise bike, or under a blanket with multiple hot water bottles.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 14-Nov-17 19:47:41

I'm getting a heated faux fur throw for Christmas off Dh. He's not convinced but I've told him it will be awesome.

I've also told him only one person will fit under it.

ChaosAndPiss Thu 16-Nov-17 09:15:37

This is my water bottle. It is awesome!

Sgtmajormummy Thu 16-Nov-17 09:31:53

Instead of huddling under an electric blanket, why not wear lots more clothes?!
Woolly tights under trousers stop draughts, a cute warm jumper or cardigan (I have a sheepskin waistcoat from a charity shop) for in the house, lightweight scarves (ring shaped don't dangle into what you're doing) to keep you cosy and since a lot of your body heat goes out through your head, a hat!

I'm buying everybody sheepskin slippers for *mas this year. Not because our house is particularly cold but because both DC worship cosiness. Squaw style booties for DD would be really cute...

Migraleve Thu 16-Nov-17 09:34:14

Do you have any reason to suffer like that rather than just have your heating on?

OnlyTheDepthVaries Thu 16-Nov-17 09:37:40

Chaos Where did you get that long thin hot water bottle? I want one!

MargoLovebutter Thu 16-Nov-17 09:45:06

Have you got some real wool jumpers? Wool keeps you so warm - there's a reason sheep grow it! smile

If you are able, can you do a couple of minutes of something aerobic when you start to feel chilly. I find if I spend just a few minutes jumping around, waving my arms about, it raises my body temperature and that lasts for a good while afterwards. Don't do so much you get sweaty though, as then you'll feel really cold with slightly damp clothes.

If you could get your hands on a down gilet, that helps keep your torso really warm. You could probably pick one up on ebay fairly cheaply.

ChaosAndPiss Sat 18-Nov-17 09:57:48

I got it from a local garden centre. The brand is Warmies and you can get them on Amazon for about £20

It’s totally worth the purchase. Great for a group sofa cuddle under a blanket with a movie on.

loveliesbleeding1 Thu 23-Nov-17 16:43:49

They sell those long hot water bottles at dunelm too.

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