With the current rise in pricing, there are a lot of things we can do right now at home to keep warm on a budget. Sometimes our budget night be tight but its important to keep warm and somewhat minimise the impact of the cost of living on our bank accounts. 

Inflation is suddenly having an impact on all of us in our lives. So what I’ve decided to do on TheCaribbeanDub.com is to share tips on how to reduce expenses. 

I wrote a blog here on how I budget. You might find it interesting to see why looking at alternative ways to stay on budget is so important.

Let’s start room by room, or even area by area, And what I’m gonna start on first is:

How can you keep yourself warm on a budget?

I have seen a lot of people write a lot of things on this topic and I always think that change starts with you and it starts with us. How we can change things.

And when I was looking for ideas on how to keep warm, I reflected on my own methods. One of the things that I did was to look back at how our ancestors kept themselves warm and it became really simple.

1. Keep warm on a budget by wearing layers all the time

This might seem pretty obvious, but how many of us do this? I always have a string vest on over my bra. Then I might have a tee shirt, then a jumper and my cardigan that I wear around the house or even a housecoat or robe.

2. Swap your heating for a budget friendly hot water bottle

An hour before you go to bed, put a hot water bottle under your duvet. Transition weather such as during Spring and Autumn, where you can save on the heating by using a cheaper alternative, is a great time to give this a go.

3. Warm up with a warm drink.

I like to drink lots of teas and coffees, especially on a cold day. Nothing hits like the perfect cup of tea. If your warm inside, it heats you outside. 

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4. Chase the sun at home.

I work from home, and this March, it’s has been very sunny. I’m lucky enough to have a lot of large windows and have found myself chasing the sun around the house as I work.  It also helped my Seasonal Affective Disorder, which I suffer from during Winter, so exposure to natural sun light is very welcome. Grab your laptop as you work and follow the nooks in your house where the sun streams through.

5. Invest in long johns to keep warm.

When you next buy pyjamas, consider investing in long johns. I bought some for filming out on the street recently, and will admit that I love them more than my pyjamas! I have turned off the heating in my room a month earlier than usual, opting for my long johns and a few extra layers instead.

6. Cuddle up and keep warm.

Get loads of cuddles. I’m very lucky that I have two children (aged 4 and 5) that still find their way into my bed in the middle of the night.  Even though I end up with back pain from being kicked so many times, I welcome them. But I always remember to get up and switch the heater off in their rooms. 

7. Get cosy at home on a budget.

Who doesn’t want to be a giant teddy bear? Invest in a onesie (one of my favourites is linked here) and insulated socks and slippers. I look at eskimos and can’t help thinking they look so cosy even though they live in the cold. Don’t get ne wrong I never want to be that cold lol.

These are the onesies I recently bought for my kids, and they highly recommend them!

If you want to read more budget related topic why not read my blog on No Spend Days?

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Let me know in the comments below what your best tip is to keep warm on a budget.

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