HEATING bills are soaring at the moment, as many of us are stuck indoors day after day.
But worry not, you can stay cosy and warm of an evening without spending a fortune. Here are some savvy tips to help . . .
Keep warm this winter without spending a fortune
GAME OF DRAUGHTS: Gaps around doors are one sure way to lose heat and money. Instead of spending £16 at Dunelm for a draught excluder to place against the bottom of a door, just hang an old single curtain from the top or roll up a small rug to put at the base.
HANG IN THERE: We lose around 40 per cent of home heat through windows and doorways. Forget new curtains — a pair from Next will set you back at least £25. Try simply hanging a bargain PVC shower drape — I like the ones sold at Poundland — on the inside of your curtains. This will help to stop warmth escaping.
SAVING: up to £24
THROWS OF WINTER: If your summer duvet is not thick enough now, you need not pay for an expensive winter tog to get a good night’s sleep — just layer up with a cosy blanket. Dunelm’s super-soft Fleece Throw is £6 — far cheaper than a Silentnight Warm and Cosy 15 Tog Duvet, £31, from Argos.
SUPER SOUPS: There is nothing quite like a hot, homemade soup — with crusty bread, of course — on a chilly night. But making your own need not be a chore. I love the Salter soup maker, £43.94, on Amazon. It is cheaper and more compact than a similar Cuisinart one that’s £97.49. Whip up smooth or chunky soup in a jiffy. It comes with a recipe book.
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THE Jolie Lavazza coffee machine is £49, cut from £79 at lavazza.co.uk. Order now in time for Christmas.
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PRIMARK is launching festive shopping bags that can be reused as wrapping paper. You will be able to get your hands on one when stores reopen after lockdown. It’s a fantastic way to cut waste and be more economical.
FILL the freezer for a fiver at Nisa. Get Birds Eye cod fish cakes, battered fish fillets, McCain oven chips, Birds Eye peas and Nestlé Extreme ice-cream cones.
Fill the freezer for a fiver at Nisa
SIP and save on soda water. Instead of paying £1.50 for a litre bottle of Schweppes soda water at Tesco, above, try its own-brand version for 50p, left. That’s what I always get now.
THE new Karcher Window Vac WV black edition is now on offer for £49.99, down from £79.99, online at kaercher.com.
This handy gadget makes cleaning windows so much easier
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