7 Cheap Ways to Stay Warm in Winter (#6 Will Surprise You!)

If you’re looking for cheap ways to stay warm in winter, check out these tips from Belinda’s recent article on LowIncomeRelief.com! We’ll walk you through how to layer properly, block drafts, stop cold air from seeping through your windows and more.


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00:00 Introduction
00:30 Strategic Layering
01:35 Insulate Underneath You
02:09 Homemade Heating Pads
02:24 Weatherization
03:22 Block Your Windows
03:57 Cover Your Floors
04:17 Close Inside Doors
04:43 17+ More Cheap Ways to Stay Warm in the Winter


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Looking for cheap ways to stay warm in the winter? I understand. Utilities are expensive and as the months get colder, many people’s bills get higher… and that’s something that too many of us just can’t afford.

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Staying warm is important, so I’m not going to waste your time with a lengthy introduction. In this video, we’re going to review the top 7 cheap ways to stay warm in winter. For more ideas, visit our website at LowIncomeRelief.com/Stay-Warm

Strategic Layering

Yeah, I’m sure you’ve already thought about layering… but are you doing it right? Maybe not.

There are three critical layers you need in order to strategically layer your clothing for warmth. If you don’t have the right material or types of clothing for these layers, remember that thrift stores and free clothing banks are excellent sources of warm winter clothing.

The first layer is the base layer. It’s the layer that touches your skin. This layer should be long-sleeved, and ideally it will be made from cotton or polyester. You want this layer to be thinner, comfortable and moisture-wicking, so that it draws moisture away from your body. If the inner layer does not wick moisture, you may trap moisture in that layer and feel colder.

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The second layer is the mid-layer. This should be a sweater, hoodie or light jacket. You can double up if you need to. Wool is a great fabric for this layer, because it is the warmest.

The third layer is your outer layer. This should be something that shields you from the wind, rain or snow. Ideally, this layer will be made from a water-proof fabric and have thick batting. It is helpful if this layer has a zipper, a hood, and big pockets to hold gloves.

Insulate underneath you.

If you are struggling to stay warm, putting a blanket underneath you can make a difference. I’ve seen many people recommend slipping a blanket or foam pad underneath their sheets, because this can prevent you from losing heat underneath you while you sleep. If you’re just piling fabric on top of you, you may not warm up as quickly. Surround yourself with padding and insulate yourself against the cold, whether you’re sitting on the floor or lying in bed. It can make a big difference.

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Make a heating pad.

Heating pads are easy to make. In fact, it’s one of the easiest cheap ways to stay warm in the winter! All you need is a large sock, a microwave and some dry filling. Dry beans, rice, legumes, peas or even oatmeal will work for this project. Just fill the sock, tie it off, and microwave it for 3-5 minutes to have a nice heating pad. Don’t let it get wet, though! If it gets wet, you will need to throw it out and start over.


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