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The Right Way To Store Away Your Winter Clothes

It’s out with the cold and in the heat! Spring is finally here and that means making room in our wardrobe for our spring and summer clothes. But how and where do we store our winter clothes for the time being? Fortunately for you, we have some tips on how to store away your winter clothes properly.

The Right Way To Store Away Your Winter Clothes

Here a few things you need to do before you go to store your winter clothes away:

  • Clean EVERYTHING!

Before you even think about storing away your winter clothes, make sure to laundry and dry clean everything first. You don’t want to be storing them along with the dirt, bacteria and germs that your clothes have accumulated during the winter. Keep them fresh and ready to wear when the winter season comes again.

  • Repair any minor damages

A missing button? or loose a thread? Repair anything that appears damaged or broken before you store them away, so it’s ready for the next wear. Minor repairs can be done yourself, but you can send clothing with more difficult repairs to a local tailor to get them fixed.

  • Get rid of unwanted clothes

Noticed a few winter sweaters that you no longer wear? Set those pieces aside to be donated. Get rid of the winter clothes that you no longer wear anymore. Give them to your friends or family, donate them or sell them.

Storage Methods

  • Plastic storage containers

Keep all your clothes neatly folded and stacked away inside plastic storage containers with tight fitting lids. Make sure not to overfill the box though as this will crease your clothes as well as not giving them air to ‘breath’. Don’t forget to include the chunky knits- it wouldn’t be a good idea to hang them as it will deform its shape.

  • Wooden or plastic clothes hangers

Hang your bulky coats and jackets on sturdy plastic or wooden hangers.

  • Garment bags

Hang your more delicate coats (such as fur, down or leather) and other delicate clothing in garment bags to keep them protected and in good condition.

Make sure to store your clothes in a well-ventilated area. This means avoid storing them in humid areas such as the attic or garage. 


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5 Money Saving Tips For A Warm House This Winter

WINTER IS HERE!

For most of us, that means turning the heating up and spending ridiculous amount of money on our energy bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can stay warm at home this winter AND save money on your energy bill with these 5 tips:

  1. Block out the draughts
  2. Keep the heating low
  3. Use your curtains
  4. Make the most out of your radiator
  5. Add layers to your floor

 

Block out the draughts

The number one reason why it’s cold in our homes is because of poor insulation, letting in draughts! Nevertheless, there are a few ways you can stop the draught from coming in through your windows and doors. 

Patch up the gaps around your windows and doors and invest in self-adhesive rubber seals or insulation tape. This is a great investment that will save you money on your heating bill! You can also purchase a door drought excluder for extra insulation.

If you’re feeling creative, do a DIY door draught excluders or if you’re feeling cheap, why not use a pool noodle or an old pillow/cushion to block out the draughts, it will look awkward but it will do the job!

Keep the heating low

It’s cheaper to turn on the heating at a low temperature (18-21°C/ 64-69°F) than it is to turn it on at a high temperature at your preferred time. If you’re going to use your heating, set it at a low temperature and time it to turn on an hour or 30 mins before you wake up so your house is already feeling warm. Also, avoid keeping the heating on whilst you’re out of the house.

Use your curtains

If you have curtains,  here are some things you can do to try to keep the warmth from escaping through the windows:

  • Close the curtains before sunset to avoid the cold late night temperatures from invading in.
  • Keep curtains closed during the day if you’re not at home to lock in the warmth.
  • Use heavy curtains to block out the cold effectively, especially when you have single-glazed windows. 

Make the most out of your radiator

The heat from the radiators usually go upwards than around the house. To get the warm air to spread properly, cover some card (that matches the size of your radiator) with tinfoil and place behind the radiator to reflect the heat to go outwards rather than up. This will help retain more heat. You can also purchase a ready made foil insulation.

Add layers to your floor

Whether you already have a carpet or wooden floor, it’s always nice to add an extra layer on top of that, especially during the winter.

Add a rug to your carpet or wooden floor to keep cosy! You can also add a roll of carpet onto the wooden floor to keep the warm air from escaping.

Don’t forget, if the cold weather is making you lazy to do your laundry, Just schedule a collection with Laundryheap and we’ll take care of it for you! That way you can relax and enjoy being cosy and warm at home.

How do you keep your house warm and save money on your bills in the winter? Leave a comment!

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How To Stay Productive During Winter

I don’t know about you, but when winter comes, it just makes me feel super unproductive. The weather becomes colder, days become shorter and darker. These factors make me want to stay in the warm indoors and do nothing all day!

However, to stay indoors all day because it’s cold is unrealistic and it’s definitely not the solution to avoiding the cold weather either!

If you’re one who feels less productive during winter, here are some ways which you can stay productive during the cold months:

  1. Be healthy
  2. Stay Warm
  3. Catch up on household chores
  4. Attend festivity events
  5. Spend more time with special people
  6. Set goals for yourself

Be healthy:

  • Get physical: I know it’s ‘too cold to exercise’ but exercise keeps your body and mind active, so it will avoid you feeling unmotivated. Why not go for a walk as an exercise alternative? This will at least keep your body from feeling sluggish and will give you a head start on productivity.
  • Eat clean: Winter is one of the seasons where the temptation to eat junk is upon us all and not just because it’s the holidays. This is one of the reasons why we feel so lethargic during the winter. Keep your plate clean and eat foods that give you energy!

eat clean, be productive

Stay warm:

Work your winter clothes and wrap up properly. Whip out your parka, trench coat, fur coat, your wool jumpers, turtle neck jumpers, boots, etc etc. Stay warm yet stylish, because the better you feel in your winter clothes, the more you’ll want to spend time doing things you need to do.

warm productive winter

Catch up on household chores:

Something that will surely keep you productive is catching up on household chores that you may be a bit behind on. Whether that’s dusting or scheduling your laundry to Laundryheap whilst you clean out your closet and make room for winter clothes.

laundry productive winter

Attend festivity events:

  • Winter fairs: As winter months typically fall between December-January, this only means festivity! You’ll find that there will be many ‘magical’ Christmas events like Winter Wonderland.
  • Winter markets: All around the main cities of London, there will be Christmas markets that vary between November- January. Major cities within the UK also hold these festive markets that are sometimes grand than the ones around London. Check out these top Christmas markets within the UK.

If you reside outside of the UK, I’m sure there will be many festivity events that are just as ‘magical’ for you to check out too. Just do a quick google search. 🙂

These events will surely keep your energy and spirits up for the winter!

prodcutive winter

Spend more time with special people:

Since this time around, it’s school break and holidays, it’s a great chance to spend time with family and friends! Have a catch up over a warm coffee, go ice-skating, attend a winter market/fair. Just enjoy each others company! Give yourself something to look forward to doing over the winter.

productive winter with friends

Set goals for yourself:

Winter usually means a year is ending (or has ended) and a new one will soon begin (or has begun). Why not take the time to note down things you wish to achieve in the upcoming year? This could be work or school related and even general personal development. Anything that will motivate you to work hard to achieve a goal or aspiration. You can also try and learn something new, like a language for example.

There may also be some tasks that you planned to do but never got around to doing like visiting a place you’ve always wanted to see or reading a novel you’ve always wanted to read. Why not do it now to keep yourself productive in the winter?!

productive winter

How do you stay productive during winter months?