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Ideas for staying warm!

Winter is most certainly upon us!

  At least in most of the USA it is.

So while limited on funds, what are some good ideas for staying warm?

Here are a few:

  • A heating pad (from goodwill, thrift stores or a garage sale) works wonders! We like to put one at our feet as we get into bed. Use it where you most need the warmth! 
  • Electric Blankets can be put on top or even under a mattress pad and set on a timer to go off after you've fallen asleep.
  • Space Heaters are good for bathroom warming while keeping the rest of the house at a lower temp. Just remember to turn off after the bathing is over!
  • Wood heat is actually my favorite! We are blessed enough to also have a blower on our insert in the home we are currently in. It has been a great source for warming the house on one fire we would already be enjoying!
  • Recycled kindling is a cheap option for using up things that would normally be thrown away - like in this video
  • Double layering of clothes, socks and blankets really does keep the warmth in!
  • Canning in the winter is one way we keep our house warm (and cool in the summer). Frozen garden goods (grapes, berries, tomatoes) are canned to warm the house.

I'm SURE there are more ways to keep warm than just the few mentioned above, but perhaps they are some that you've not thought of before - so I hope you'll add them to your warming regimen.

The Millers own and operate Millers Grain House which offers Chemical Free and Organic Grains, Grain Mills, Bread Machines, Grain buckets, Bosch Mixers, the NutriMill, instructional tutorials, recipes and more.



Darlene said:

Put a pan of water on to simmer. The added humidity will help you feel warmer. It keeps your nose from drying out on the inside, making it more comfortable to breath.

December 1, 2010 9:10 AM

Millers Grain House said:

We do run a humidifier from time to time (with some essential oils in the 'vics' spot) and your right, it does help as long as you don't get your clothing too moist! (o:  Then it would back-fire on you!

December 15, 2010 4:47 PM

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About Millers Grain House

Donna Miller is the wife of almost 29+ years to the love of her life Joseph, the mother of three home-school graduates and has one daughter-in-law. She is the hostess of the radio shows Your Preparation Station, Surviving on Shoestrings and Encouragement in the Kitchen . She and her husband are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC. She is an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University. She teaches local classes and ladies retreats for people to learn hands-on lost skills. She is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. She and her husband are the owners of Millers Grain House and are the founders of PREPARE Magazine .

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