February 18, 2011

Frugal Friday - Turn Down The Heat

In the majority of folk's opinions, I keep my house cold in the winter.  It's rare that our heat is set above 65.  It's not an uncomfortable temperature, but it will keep you in a sweater.  Our thought is that you can put on a sweatshirt and socks to warm up... not just turn the dial on the thermostat.  

At night, we all enjoy sleeping with heavy blankets.  Something about that is just so comforting anyway.  Plus, I hate sleeping hot.  To take away the initial chill, we have a stash of corn bags that we heat up in the microwave before we crawl in bed.  If you've never tried these, buy some quick!  You'll thank me!

Of course, some people (and pets) in our family tend toward the dramatic side and like to say they are cold all the time.  For them I skip the corn bag entirely and cover them in the clothes out of the dryer...  at least they're warm until I fold them!


Love, Me said...

I love Beckett!!!

Jenna said...

haha! comfortable is def. relative! With hard wood and and open house, 65 on the therm. is def. uncomfortable for momma at our house!

Mie said...

We use the excuse of having kiddos in our home to keep the thermostat at 72. Before we had Logan we would keep it 55 or 60 in the winter and 85 in the summer. You're making my guilty conscience come out.