I really can’t complain about cold weather living in Southern California. However, I would definitely classify myself as a thin-skinned, cold-weather wimp. It the mercury drops below 68-degrees, I shiver and dream of warmer days. Because of my thin-skin, I’ve figured out inexpensive ways to keep warm rather than crank the heat (but I’m definitely guilty of this as well.)
- Stay active. There’s something to be said about getting your heart racing on a chilly day – your blood starts circulating and you feel warmer from head to toe. People who are more active, are better able to handle cooler weather.
- Layer your layers. Layering clothes is a great way to stay warm and comfy in the morning, then cool and comfortable when the sun comes out. For those of you poor souls living elsewhere, ThermaSilk long under garments are a great base layer. They’re breathable, allowing moisture to be removed from your body, and thin enough to wear under almost any piece of clothing.
- Cover your extremities. Scarfs, hats, mittens and woolen socks will keep your body heat in. You might even want to done a pair of ear muffs for colder regions. Fifty percent of your body heat is lost through your head, so cover up and you’ll stay warmer.
- Stay warm from the inside out. Warm drinks, like hot cocoa or tea, are a great way to stay warm. For those of age, you might want to add a little Schnapps to your drink for a little more heat. Soups, stews, and baked goods are another way to warm up on a chilly day.
- Cuddle up. Cuddle your loved ones, be that a spouse or furry friend; they can act as your personal body heaters.
I’m sure those living in colder regions can add some great money-saving tips as well. So please do share! My knowledge only goes as far as 50-degrees. 😉
How do you stay warm in the winter?