A recent article over at Natural Home magazine's blog inspired this post as most of their Winterizing tips won't really work for us:
~we turn our water heater on for 1 hour each day to heat water. Twice in the coldest part of winter if we need to shower that day.
~we don't have a thermostat because of the wood stove
So, here are our Winterizing techniques:
~Cover windows with the plastic film to keep out drafts upstairs
~Cover windows with wool blankets at night to keep out cold air. During sunny days we open some of them up to let light/warmth in.
~Seal off the upstairs and use only for showering
~Sleep down in the warmest part of the house during the coldest parts of winter
~wear lots of layers: 2-3 skirts, leggings, 3-4 shirts, hat, fingerless gloves
~roll up towels to place at bottoms of doors to keep out drafts
~hang curtains in doorways at night to trap all the warmth in our sleeping area
~use ceiling fans to circulate warm air
~layer our bedding: flannel sheet, fuzzy blanket, down comforter, wool blanket (helps to trap in heat)
~sleeping with hats on our heads
What are ways you keep your house and self warm during the winter?