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Staying Warm on a Budget

We are waking up to chilly mornings here in the Northeast.  It is time to start thinking of ways to help stay warm without raising expenses.
Here are some inexpensive ways to keep warm.

1. Dress in layers.  Wearing layers will help you stay insulated and allow you to add and remove clothing to fit your warmth comfort. Wear a hat.  It is a known fact that heat escapes from your head, so be sure to wear a warm hat or cap.

2. Wear Warm Socks.  I have wool and lined socks that help keep my feet warm on cold days.  You can also keep warm fluffy slippers handy to wear around the house so that you can avoid the cold floors.

3. Drink warm beverages like tea or broth.  They will help to warm you up inside.

4. Warm blankets.  I keep several blankets folded at the bottom of my bed so that I can apply them if I get cold.  I try to keep one light blanket and one thermal blanket.  This way I can use them in layers if I get too cold or too warm. 

5. Open the curtains and shades.  Let the sun shine in duri…
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