Stay Warm on a Budget

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With winter weather comes a more expensive utility bill. We all want to cozy up with the heater on and live in winter seasonal bliss… the great news is that it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to do so. Keep reading for some helpful tips on ways to stay warm on a budget. 


Layer Up

When it comes to cold weather, you can bundle up by dressing in layers to help you stay warm. Start with some thermals, then throw on your normal clothes, then add sweaters, jackets, scarves, and beanies to help keep your body warm. Also, did you know that loose clothes will hold onto the heat much better than form-fitting ones. This also serves as an opportunity to try out some new fashion trends this winter. Who knows? You may end up creating outfits you might never have put together otherwise.


Seal the Leaks

Even if your apartment is nice and toasty, if there's a leak, you may be losing warmth and driving your utility bill up. Check your home for leaks, specifically near door frames and windows, where you could be losing heat, and seal them up, or submit a service request through your online resident portal to enlist an onsite maintenance professional to help. 


Get Cooking

When using the stove and oven, your home will warm up due to the extreme temperature. Take advantage of that this season by testing your chef skills and simultaneously heating up your apartment home. You can even leave the oven door open while it's cooling off to add additional heat to your warm and inviting apartment.  


Open and Close the Blinds and Curtains

During the day, make sure that your blinds and curtains are open to allow in all possible natural light and warmth from the sun. Once it gets dark, close them up to help keep the warmth inside.


Wear Socks and Beanies

Most of your heat leaves your body through your feet and through the top of your head. Throw on some socks and a beanie to stay nice and cozy all winter long.


Use a Hot Water Bottle

Many people use hot water bottles when they're sick or feeling sore, but they can actually be very beneficial to you during the winter. Just fill one with hot water and place under your sheets for lasting warmth. They're also nice to hold onto during cold evenings to keep your hands and lap nice and toasty. 


Now that you have some tips on how to stay warm this winter in your apartment, start getting cozy! Layer up those clothes, cook a hot meal, put on some socks, and get ready for the best winter ever. Do you have any other helpful winter tips? Let us know in the comments below. 

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