How to keep warm this winter

Published: 15/11/2023

As winter sets in and living costs rise, finding cheaper ways to stay warm becomes vital. We're here to offer practical suggestions for a cosy winter during a cost of living crisis


Instead of putting on the central heating, put on a jumper or dressing gown instead for a cheaper alternative. Wearing thermals under your clothes are also a great way to stay warm when you are out and about

Draft Prevention

Seal any gaps around windows and doors to prevent heat from escaping, ensuring your heating system operates efficiently. This will also reduce the cold breezes that come into your house.

Heating System Optimisation

Regularly service your heating systems and consider upgrading to energy-efficient models for long-term savings. Turning on your heater as and when you need to, for a few hours at a time, will save money on your energy bill.

Strategic Furniture Arrangement

Position furniture to allow optimal heat circulation, maximising the impact of your heating sources. Try moving your sofa/ bed/ chair near a heat source.

Cooking for Heat

Utilise your kitchen as a heat source by cooking and baking, contributing to a warmer home environment. Try using a slow cooker as this will contribute to the house’s heat for a long period of time. 

Stay Active Indoors

Engage in indoor exercises to generate body heat, promoting both warmth and well-being during the winter months.

Cosy Essentials

Embrace the simplicity of blankets and hot water bottles for added warmth, creating a snug and warm home. Adding an extra duvet to your bed can also help!


By incorporating these practical tips, you can navigate the winter season comfortably while keeping costs as low as possible. At Bluebird Care Greenwich, your well-being is our priority.


Stay warm and cosy this winter!