Hello Dear Reader,
Firstly a reply to Sara. I’m not mean, just skint and having to put every penny aside that I can for rainy days. No one can afford not to save these days and we all need to be very careful with what ever income we have. So Sara, I’m not mean, just living with my means. Now, onto keeping warm on a budget.
I have a huge four bedroom house that I’m lumbered with until I can get out of a mortgage deal in September and then only then if the market picks up and I can sell it. In the mean time, I can only afford to heat one room so how do I go about keeping warm. It’s about 4 degrees outside this evening so I have to do everything I can to keep us all warm, Firstly, we’re very well wrapped up. Tights. socks, jeans, layers, jumpers and a scarf. I block off rooms I don’t use. I have thick heavy curtains over the windows where there is no heating and I have a duvet and a homemade quilt and the electric blanket gets put on in readiness.
Now, I’m paying for this year’s wood so I burn it sparingly and I leave the fire to die down at 8pm and then go off up to bed to read and snuggle up in thick jim jams, with socks and even a hat if it gets too cold! It’s not that cold yet, we all remember last winter when December rarely got over freezing! I’m making the most of ‘warm’ weather whilst it lasts. There are many way that we can and do all keep warm when the cost of heating is high.
As ever, now over to you, how do you keep warm when the cost of heating is so high?
All my love,