Even though it's nearly spring it's still cooold!
I've done all these easy, cheap things to keep the warm in my home, and keep nice and cosy.
1. Draught excluder - mine is a snake called Sir Sidney Sissington, who you can meet here.
2. Curtain - Mum put a curtain rail up for my above my front door, and gave me one of the curtains from our old house. I keep this closed whenever I'm in and it really makes a difference...it's cold in the corridors outside.
3. Foil behind the radiator thingys - cut a bit of cardboard box card to a size that will fit behind your radiator, wrap loads of foil round it, tape the foil on and then stick the foil-behind-the-radiator-thingys behind the radiators. I've done this on the radiators on external walls and walls that join up with my neighbours - I want to keep the heat in my flat not anyone elses!
Because I live in a big concrete flat this is about all I can do to keep warm. I don't have any cavities to insulate and I can't even put that foam-strip-stuff round my doors (have tried, they wouldn't close! It takes longer that you'd think to remove sticky foam strip from around your door frames). I do have thick carpets and underlays though, and lined curtains, which I close as soon as it starts getting dark to stop heat escaping. I am also a big fan of sitting around in my big, pink, fleece dressing gown with a hot water bottle - very warm!
What do you do to keep warm in the winter (or unseasonably cold spring)?
Linking up with Lakota's Ta-Dah Tuesday.