Friday, October 16, 2015

In With The New, Out With The Old… For Winter?

After my previous post about cleaning products, I had a think about everything that is old and new in my house, and how it affects my family and me.

For the most part, I am not someone who has to have new things all of the time. I like the fact I can be thrifty and that I am not a materialistic girl, as such. But, sometimes you need a brand new approach for various reasons. One of those reasons is already on the horizon - winter. Without a few new additions to the home, it can become an icebox.

Bamboo Flooring

I know that changing your flooring can be difficult every couple of months, but it can make a massive difference to the temperature. Getting in touch with a bamboo flooring service to install a bamboo floor could be the best decision you ever make. After extensive research, I found out that bamboo is incredibly effective at absorbing heat. That means you don’t lose heat through the floors because it soaks into the wood and bounces back into the room. And, I think they are reasonable when it comes to price. Plus, they are durable too. So, if you want, you can keep them all year around.

Switch Energy Suppliers

Although most energy suppliers are reliable, some of them are not worth the hassle. What I have found over the years is that a small minority don’t supply a steady stream of energy. Quite simply, they don’t have the requirements to suit your needs. Unlike everyone else who can turn their heating on at will, you might have to wait. From my point of view, that isn’t an energy company that should be your partner.

Swap Blinds For Curtains

Curtains are not always my favourite home décor addition. In fact, I have a bit of a soft spot for blinds because they are more flexible, and they let me control the light. However, in winter blinds do one thing that I hate – they don’t catch the heat. Yes, one little addition such as blinds can send the mercury plummeting and cost you a lot in energy bills. Curtains, on the other hand, catch the heat that tries to escape and keep it firmly inside. Just make sure you draw them in the morning and close them at night because they won’t have any effect otherwise. Something I found out the hard way!


Every homeowner that has the room and the facilities should have a fire. Fires are brilliant because you can use them throughout the year. Let’s face it – the summer evenings are not always warm! So, instead of switching on the central heating, you can light a fire. A good fire will emit a lot of heat and warm the entire house. All you have to do is open the doors to let the heat transfer through your home. Plus, they are better for the environment, providing you burn wood, and they will save you a fortune on your energy bills.

Occasionally, new is better, especially in the winter.