We all know the struggle – winter rolls around, and suddenly we’re left feeling like our apartments are the equivalent of Antarctica. The heat gets turned on, the blankets come out of the closet, and we start spending more and more time indoors. However, there are actually a lot of ways in which we can keep warm inside our homes and apartments, many of which don’t involve a gigantic heating bill at the end of the month. Here are some practical ways to keep warm this winter.

Make Hot Drinks

Haven’t you ever wondered why people drink so much tea in England? Because it’s what cold weather calls for. When you arrive home from work, make yourself a hot tea, coffee, or something super wintery like a peppermint hot chocolate or warm apple cider. It’s surprising how much a hot drink can warm your body temperature, so make sure it’s the first thing you do after spending the day outside.

Invest In A Rug

Rugs were such a big thing last century because it was the equivalent of electrical heating systems inside the home. So, if it’s not quite cold enough yet to have your heat on all the time, incorporate a good-quality rug into your living space. There are many affordable and beautiful rugs on the market, and they’re incredibly practical in the way that they warm up a room and keep your toes toasty.

Let The Light In

Keep curtains or blinds open during the day to let the sunlight radiate throughout your home. This isn’t the best way of keeping warm, but it definitely makes your home warmer than if you left your blinds closed all day. Simple, effortless things like this can actually make a difference.

Change Your Bedding

Changing your bedding is one of the best ways to keep warm at night without leaving the heat on. Invest in a down comforter and flannel sheets and your bed will be more comfortable than ever before. However, it might be increasingly difficult to get out of bed each morning! Make sure you leave a quilted robe and cozy slippers by your bed so you can stay comfortable even after you get up.

Get A Humidifier

It’s proven that humid air feels much warmer so investing in a good humidifier this winter might be a good idea. Have it turned on every time you’re in the house and you’ll feel a huge difference. If you don’t own a humidifier, then something as simple as leaving the door open when you’re showering can make a difference too.