Winter is coming, which means it’s time to bundle up! But have you ever noticed that winter clothes can be so expensive? Staying warm during the coldest days of the year doesn’t have to be uncomfortable — or break the bank. Here are some cozy and cost effective ways to keep  you and your kids comfy all season.

Dress In Layers

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Dressing in layers is easy, and you don’t have to buy anything new! Just make sure you don’t over layer so you can still be comfortable when you’re indoors.

Use An Electric Blanket

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This is a lot easier and cheaper than using heating inside your home! Pick one of these bad boys up, and be cozy all winter long. You probably won’t even want to leave the house!

Keep Moving

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Whether it’s doing a few minutes of light exercise, or taking a lap…being in motion is a sure way to keep your body temperature up.

Make Sure All Windows Are Closed

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This is a no-brainer! Make sure you’re not accidentally letting cold air into your house.

Cook Warm Foods

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You can throw some vegetables and broth you may have laying around and make an awesome and hearty stew to warm you up!

Light Candles

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Candles emit heat, so it makes sense to light some, and keep your house warm. Just be careful and cautious when dealing with fire! If you have a fireplace — even better!

Heat Up Water

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It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. You can do thile while staying warm by heating up water. Hydration and warmth…what’s better?

 

What do you do to keep warm?