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Save Money on Heating Bills By Using Sweaters, Shawls, and Blankets

Updated on January 29, 2009

During winter you’ve got a choice to make: you can can either bundle up or get ready to pay high heating bills. Using sweaters, shawls, and blankets to stay warm can save hundreds of dollars a year. In this article I present some of my favorite wrap-up for keeping warm all winter.

Fleece and Wool Sweaters Keep You Warm for Years

Wool is best for overall warmth during the day. I like to layer soft cotton camisoles and long sleeved shirts under wool sweaters to keep them comfortable. Even if you don’t like to wear a wool sweater all day long, it’s nice to have a cardigan close by that you can put on when it gets especially chilly, like when you’ve been sitting at a desk all day long!

For nighttime warmth, I prefer a super soft, thin fleece. Again, these can be layered with lighter weight pajama tops for maximum warmth.

The great thing about both wool and synthetic fleece is that with proper care they last for almost forever. While fleece is easily washed in the washing machine, wool requires dry cleaning. Although that might seem like an extra expense, when you wear another shirt under your wool sweater you will rarely have to have it cleaned.

Wrap Up in a Shawl to Keep Cozy

I have a great little wrap that was very inexpensive, but is worth ten times its weight in gold. I keep it on my desk chair and put it around me as soon as I feel the chill. Not only are wraps and shawls handy for keeping the electric or gas bill down, but they come in all kinds of bright colors so they can go far in improving your mood too!

Shawls and wraps are like miniature, portable blankets.

Stock Your Family Room with Blankets

As you stop being active, the body temperature drops quickly. That’s exactly what happens when you park yourself in front of the TV. But what else is there to do on a cold winter’s night? To keep my family feeling comfortably warm in front of the TV without spending a fortune to run the gas fireplace all night, I have stocked up on throw blankets.

My favorite for watching TV are all natural cotton throws. I really like the cable knit ones that make you feel like to just shrugged into an oversized sweater. Ralph Lauren makes a really nice one and if you’re lucky you can find them on clearance, especially in January. You may find them on sale during wedding white sale season in the summer as well.

Image Credit: lollyknit, Flickr

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