My husband and I are polar opposites, when it's cold I turn up the heat; he puts on socks and grabs a throw blanket. So with the impending chill zone we're getting set for, I thought that I'd try to come up with ways to stay warm without turning up the heat.

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TOP 10 WAYS TO STAY WARM WITHOUT TURNING UP THE HEAT:

  • Use a humidifier, humid air feels warmer
  • Wrap your hands around a warm drink in your favorite mug, this will make you happy and warmer
  • If the sun is out, open the curtains
  • Cook a roast or stew on low all day, the smells will warm you and then when it's time to eat they'll warm you all over again
  • Block drafty doors with weather stripping or rolled up towels
  • Switch to flannel sheets and add an extra blanket
  • Fill a bottle with hot water or microwave some rice and place it into your bed before climbing in
  • Cover your head, sleep with a stocking cap and it will keep you warmer throughout the night, even if the rest of you isn't covered so well
  • Snuggle with your mate or your pets
  • Lay down some rugs, if you have bare floors the temperature can drop from the cold feeling of the floor