1. Don’t get cold feet!
This is at the top of my list for a reason. When my feet get cold, everything else soon follows. I can’t sleep and if I do sleep, then I wake up and can’t get back to sleep. It’s frustrating and makes me miserable. For relatively cheap, get yourself some nice socks. Even expensive socks aren’t THAT expensive.
I also picked up some cheap bedroom slippers for about five bucks. They help a little. For about $20, you can get a decent pair from amazon.
Feet still cold? Get a bus tub and fill it with hot water and some essential oils. Soak your feet while you sit on the couch or at your computer and make your chill out area smell better at the same time. Note: Don’t just leave your footsies in there until the water is cold, you’ll be right back to where you started. Get them warm, get them dry, then put on warm socks.
2. Buy a cheap blanket. You can put it on your bed and wrap it around you while sitting on the couch or making food.
3. Make some dinner in the oven? After turning the oven off, leave the oven ajar to help warm the kitchen.
4. Close vents in unused rooms. Keep the doors shut. Try to keep your heat centralized in areas that see frequent use. If you wanna go ham, use an old towel or pool noodle to block drafts from doors and/or windows.
5. Eat soups and stews and drink hot beverages.
6. Clean the house. Moving around will help you warm up and you won’t have to go outside to get your heart pumping.
7. Using a lightsaber, slice open a (preferably) freshly deceased tauntaun and climb inside. If it’s good enough for the jedi master, it’s good enough for you.
Notice how none of these tips involve you turning up the heat. Get it to a comfortable level and leave it there. Try some of these ideas before you crank that thermostat.
Do you guys and gals have any tips to add? Feel free to comment below.