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Trying to keep warm

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NotSureIfiAmWell · 10/11/2017 14:19

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!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 10/11/2017 17:00

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

RandomMess · 10/11/2017 17:05

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

NotSureIfiAmWell · 10/11/2017 17:12

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!

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Wolfiefan · 10/11/2017 17:13

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

RandomMess · 10/11/2017 17:16

Shame our cats and dog are very snuggling and hot!

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

Mxyzptlk · 10/11/2017 17:17

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 · 10/11/2017 17:18

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

Vitalogy · 10/11/2017 17:20

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 · 10/11/2017 17:23

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 · 10/11/2017 17:59

Many thanks everyone

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ChanandlerBongsNeighbour · 10/11/2017 18:26

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 · 10/11/2017 19:23

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 · 10/11/2017 20:31

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 · 12/11/2017 17:35

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 · 14/11/2017 18:15

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.

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Fluffycloudland77 · 14/11/2017 19:47

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 · 16/11/2017 09:15

This is my water bottle. It is awesome!

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Sgtmajormummy · 16/11/2017 09:31

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 · 16/11/2017 09:34

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

OnlyTheDepthVaries · 16/11/2017 09:37

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

MargoLovebutter · 16/11/2017 09:45

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 · 18/11/2017 09:57

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 · 23/11/2017 16:43

They sell those long hot water bottles at dunelm too.

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