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6 Ways To Stay Warm This Winter While Saving Money

Updated on May 3, 2013

6 ways to stay warm this winter while saving money will hopefully make you think of more and more ways to save money, not only on energy, but anything you purchase. Older couples on a fixed income can especially benefit from some of these tips. Being home all day will want you to keep the thermostat turned up. And also, who does not want to stay warm in the winter while saving money? Maybe the money you save on utility bills will help fund a vacation next summer. Follow these tips and keep your thermostat turned down.

Take advantage of the sunshine. In the mornings, let the light come in the windows on the east side of the house. Not only will this help warm the room, it will make it brighter inside. The sunshine also feels good and is an important part of your health. As the sun progresses across the sky, cover the east windows with heavy drapes to help insulate against the cold. Work the sun through the south windows to the west windows the same way. This is free heat and even though it might not save much on utility bills, when you are pinching pennies, it all adds up.

Dress warmer and turn down the thermostat. Wear a sweater or light jacket. Wear shoes and a hat. These are very important parts of heat loss, so keeping them warm will go a long way towards keeping you warm. You might even try wearing a pair of light-weight gloves. This could go a long way to help you stay warm this winter while saving money. Turning your thermostat down to 60 degrees and dressing warmer could go a long way towards saving money.

Staying active can help you turn the thermostat down while staying warm. Work on them new kitchen cabinets you have been wanting to do. Rearrange the furniture, sweep the floor, and get up and dance. Do some sit-ups and lift some weights. And don't forget to stretch. Instead of watching television, start a hobby. Plant and take care of an indoor garden for example. Play an xbox, play station, or Wii. Have you ever noticed how much one moves when they have a control in their hands? It's just amazing.

Of the 6 ways to stay warm this winter while saving money, this one runs off your own internal furnace. Snuggling is a great way to stay warm while saving money. If you just can't miss your favorite TV shows, get a blanket and your partner and get cozy. This is a very nice way to spend the evening which could lead to a much warmer activity.

If you are retired and stay home most days, turn your thermostat down and go someplace. Go to the library and stay the day. There are thousands of books to read and a lot have free Internet. Use their heat instead of yours and money savings will add up.You can go to the mall and spend the day window shopping. Go to art shows and book readings. There are many places to go to stay warm this winter while your furnace is on low.

Adding insulation is a great way to stay warm this winter. This will reduce cold spots and make it easier to heat your house. Your furnace will run a lot less and the money you save on energy bills will soon pay for the insulation. By adding insulation and using these other tips, you could end up saving a lot of money on utility bills. There are different thicknesses and widths of insulation and also different kinds Check it out below.


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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      I have never been to Boston yet but have had Boston Baked Beans. Is this one of your Moms creations also?

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      Mrs. J. B. 7 years ago from Southern California

      Are you sure you are not from Boston? I swear you must have known my Mom...

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      azure_sky 7 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Thanks for the info Kennynext...lots of money saving tips!!! Thanks also for the follow...I shall return the favor :)

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks a lot Martha. Staying warm while saving money is better than spending way too much on utility bills. The pix is in my back yard. I know you don't get much snow there, so I will enjoy it for you.

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      Martha Castillo 7 years ago from San Diego CA

      Wow Kenny that picture looks really cold from California.

      Very resourceful of you to think of all these things.

      Thank you.