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5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

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I live in an apartment which has central heat and air through vents in my ceiling. It doesn’t matter what temperature I keep it on during winter (usually 75-76, I chill easily) as soon as the heater turns off, my legs and feet feel chilled. There are several ways I’m combating that after chill and hopefully my tips will help you out as well.

After Christmas, it seems as if everyone is marking their throw blankets down. I stock up on them for little to nothing and when I’m sitting, I wrap my legs in a throw. There are also cute RG Fishtail Bed Blanket Sleeping Bags Mermaid Tail that can be purchased if you’d prefer to slide your legs into a blanket lounging around. This is Abby and Alyssa’s favorite choice of blankets to stay toasty warm on cold days.

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

Drinking hot beverages warm us up inside and out. As a child, my dad always made homemade hot chocolate during the cold winter months and I do that now for my own family. While I still enjoy a cup of homemade hot chocolate, I’m a big Starbucks fan so I always pick up a box of Starbucks Classic Hot Cocoa when I go shopping. When I need a pick me up on dark and dreary days, I enjoy a little me time with a good book and my Starbucks cocoa.

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

Making soup is good for the soul. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a nice homemade pot of chicken or turkey noodle soup. I always pick up several turkeys after the holidays when they’ve marked them down because it’s a meat that the whole family enjoys (oh noes, now I’m craving a turkey sandwich). There are tons of recipes that turkey can be used in.

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

I’ve always used ceramic heaters near my legs and feet while I’m working on the computer. My desk is near a window and just looking outdoors makes me chilly. I use an Ozeri OZH1 Dual Zone Oscillating Heater (plus fan) with a remote so I can adjust the temperature and settings without having to get up and down to do so. These heaters put out way more heat than I anticipated, have a slim design so they don’t take up much room and I absolutely love mine.

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

It probably goes without saying that a hot bath is a quick way to warm your body temperature. Because of my aches and pains, I probably get more baths daily during the average person and it’s wonderful how relaxed and warm I feel after soaking with my favorite scented bath products. Keep my hair dry is another way I stay warm. As soon as I’m dried off after my bath, I dry my hair. It doesn’t take long to dry your hair if you have a good Ceramic Hair Dryer. I always try to get a name brand hair dryer simply because they last longer, therefore it saves me money in the long run.

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

5 Tips For Staying Warm Indoors During Frigid Temperatures

Do you have any tips on how to stay warm indoors during frigid temperatures you’d like to share? I’d love to read about them in my comment section.

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20 Comments

  1. Marielle Altenor

    January 11, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    All excellent ideas! I love hot chocolate in the winter. My hubby got a heating blanket a few Christmas ago, and I use it in my office to stay warm.

  2. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    January 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I keep a lot of throw blankets handy. I live in an old country home and it doesn’t have the best heating system nor is it draft proof. I keep a small heater handy too. These are all great tips.

  3. Lynndee

    January 11, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Love me some soup when the weather is cold and coffee too. And it sure was so cold over the weekend. Glad today’a getting a little warmer and the snow is gone.

  4. My Teen Guide

    January 11, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Hot choco and soup are my best buddies when it’s cold. I haven’t really thought about getting a heater though you made me think about getting that particular one.

  5. Kerri Olkjer

    January 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    This is awesome. I live in Idaho and I feel like I’m always cold! I find good, warm socks really help me. LOVE the mermaid tail blanket.

  6. HilLesha

    January 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I’m so over this cold weather! ~lol~ These are all wonderful tips, though. There’s nothing like warming up with a cozy blanket and sipping on hot cocoa.

  7. uprunforlife

    January 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I need the portable heater. We just moved into an apartment over New Year’s weekend. The thermostat says it is warm in here but we have hardwood floors. I love them because they are super easy to clean but they are cold especially after you have been in bed. I also have three throw blankets that I wrap up in on the couch and if I can’t get warm I use the heating pad. Warm fuzzy socks help keep my feet warmer. I don’t know what I would do if I lived up North where it cold all winter long. I am in Texas and we get into spring like weather off and on. It was cold here last Friday and Saturday. It was awful.

  8. Chubskulit Rose

    January 10, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I a;lways serve hot coco for my kids when they eat breakfast in the morning. I want to warm their bodies up before we head out to school. Great tips.

  9. michele d

    January 10, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I love your tips for staying warm. It’s been pretty cold here and I’m so thankful for our heat.

  10. Rebecca Swenor

    January 10, 2017 at 4:43 am

    These are all great ways to stay warm indoors during the frigid temperatures. Here in the U.P. of Michigan it gets so cold and the throw fleeces come in handy for sure. They are always on sale after the holidays it seems so it is the perfect time to get them. Having since fluffy warm slippers and a softy comfy shawl are also a great way to keep warm. Thanks for sharing the tips to staying warm in frigid temperature.

  11. Dogvills

    January 10, 2017 at 1:05 am

    These are very helpful tips. My twin granddaughters would surely love those mermaid blankets.

  12. Carol Bryant

    January 10, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I was just talking to my wife about getting those mermaid blankets earlier tonight. Then I stumbled into this post and wha-la you have an idea for us. Yes, it is so danged cold this time of year and your ideas just gave me some food for thought.

  13. Ann Bacciaglia

    January 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I love to experiment with soup recipes this time of the year. I need to get a space heater for the basement.

  14. Claudia Krusch

    January 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I love to curl up in front of the fire place. A nice hot cup of soup is always a great way to warm up. That mermaid blanket is so cute.

  15. Eloise

    January 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    My daughter got one of those mermaid tail blankets for Christmas and she loves it! it’s perfect for her to slip into and stay warm during the cold MN winters… love the marshmallow snowmen floating in hot chocolate, super cute and warm: )

  16. Heather

    January 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Oh your hot chocolate snowmen look so cute! I’m the same way! I get chilled easily and when I’m sitting at my desk in my office I have a little space heater that I use when I’m really really cold. I used it a lot last year, I’m trying to to use It unless I really need to because its an electricity hog. I wear onsies to bed too to stay even warmer and throw blankets are a must for me all year long!

  17. Paula Schuck

    January 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Hot chocolate and soup have always been two of my favorite things in the cold weather. A nice fleece blanket is always nice, too!

  18. Marysa

    January 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

    We have that same mermaid tail blanket! It is so cute and we all love using them.

    I live in Upstate NY and we are no stranger to cold winter weather. These are great tips!

  19. Jeanette

    January 9, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I am one of those people that will cuddle underneath a blanket all day. I am under one right now. There’s nothing better than a hot soup under a blanket with a book or TV remote.

  20. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    January 9, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I love these. Nothing like a nice pot of soup, a cozy blanket, and your favorite pooch on your lap!

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