How to stay warm in winter
- Published:29th Nov 2016
Oooh its getting chilly in London. The first snow is sweeping the country, Christmas lights are popping up everywhere and we have all still got intense shivers about turning on Sky news… I’m here to give you some handy tips about how to keep yourself warm and happy and enable you to actually venture out of the cosy prison that is your duvet in the winter….
Well… this one is dependent on a few factors I suppose, how close are you to your housemates is probably the most important one and secondly, how comfy is your bathroom. But you know if you’re looking for cost effective tips and to get the most from your water bill then this one is for you!
This tip is beneficial on many levels. Hibernation was invented by badgers and other cute fluffy animals for a reason and as we all know hibernation is basically just eating loads of food then going to sleep. Therefore you should start your own hibernation process by baking till you are so tired from kneading and whisking that you fall asleep. Not only will it warm you from the inside out, the oven will heat up your house and smell of cake!
Wear all the clothes! Lucky enough for me I am surrounded by clothes all day long. If I get cold I can layer up in 3, 4, 10 coats if I wanted to! What you need to do for this is make sure you put the smallest garments on first, and gradually build them up, you don’t want to be stuck trying to get on your Saturday night statement piece over your pyjama bottoms…
Now this one is a little bit ‘Stranger Things’… ever have to get off the phone in summer because your face has sweat so much on the screen that you think it will slide onto the floor? Gross I know but as these things can get pretty warm, we may as well make the most of them in the winter. Laptops can be used an electric hot water bottle, also the cable as handwarmers. Be inventive your wasting all that electricity anyway, may as well have nimble fingers for scrolling down Instagram!
This is my favourite tip although it’s probably for right after you have put on a good film and have no desire to move any muscle in your body. It’s basically, willingly, turning yourself into an Egyptian mummy. Lay out a big enough blanket that will fit round you at least twice, curl into a ball and waddle to said blanket ,then drop and roll….
So button up and get ready for it to get even colder, who said we are just a fashion label??
Want to know about other practicalities? Check out our blog on pockets!
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