Winter can be rough here in Arlington, Virginia, but it is so important to stay warm. In this post, the Virginia Square Plaza Blog is sharing a few tips that will help you stay warm, whether in or out of your apartment this winter.
Wear a Hat
This might seem like common sense, but it’s easy to forget how much of our body heat can escape from the top of your head. Wearing a hat traps in that body heat in and will help you feel much warmer. You may have to deal with hat hair, but at least you’ll be warm.
This one also can’t be stressed enough! It is extremely important to keep your core warm. If you are worried about looking bulky, there are plenty of companies that make cold-weather gear that is slim enough to be worn under clothing.
Consume Warm Food and Drinks
Consuming warm food and beverages will also help you to keep warm! Soup, hot cocoa, coffee, or cider will help raise your body temperature and warm you from the inside out.
Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry
Wear waterproof shoes so your feet don’t get wet from the rain or snow when you are outside. It is also a good idea to wear warm, thick socks. Keep your feet from sweating by wearing socks that have the ability to wick away moisture so you stay dry.
Use a foam pool noodle to create an under-the-door draft blocker. This will help not only to keep cold air out, but also to keep warm air in! It won’t cost you very much at all, but it could save you a lot on your heating bill!
Bake All Day
Bake some goodies to enjoy in the comfort of your apartment. Your oven will help to raise the temperature in your apartment without the need for turning up the heat on your thermostat. You will be warm and toasty as you snack on your freshly baked goods.
Use Thick Curtains
Another way to keep the cold out and the warmth in is to switch out your curtains for thicker ones. Thick curtains made out of wool or fleece can help keep the cold windows from being the source of uncomfortable drafts.
What other tricks help you stay warm in the winter? Share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comments. Thanks for reading. We hope these ideas help!