If you were to describe Melbourne’s winter months in two words, you would probably say- Freaking cold!!
We know our coldest months, June and July, are not being too kind with us this year too. You might have already experienced frosty nights over the last month. Hence, it is very important that you keep yourself protected throughout this season.
In this article, we have compiled a 7 pointers’ checklist that you should consider for the cold days ahead.
1. Hot Water System
A reliable hot water system is one of the best things you could get in the wintery winters. We know that you need a hot shower during winter. Not only does it feel relaxing, but it also boosts your mood, keeps you active, and also helps you get good sleep.
Hot water system’s benefit us in many ways:
- For washing hands frequently (we all know it is a must in this season)
- Washing fruits and vegetables
- Washing kids’ toys (washable toys)
- For any kind of household cleaning
There are two types of hot water systems.
- Gas hot water system
- Electric hot water system
Both are useful. Both have their own pros and cons. You can choose the one that suits you the best. For more information on hot water systems, click here.
2. Shine in the Sun
We don’t get sunlight throughout the day. But, when it is present, we should make the best use of it. You should give your body 20 minutes in the sunlight daily. Once the sun hides, close the windows and curtains to avoid the winter chill.
Sun is the actual protector. Keeping windows open for the sun not only warms the house but also kills the germs. You could also make use of thermal curtains for better insulation of the house.
3. Door Draught Blockers
Air leakage due to the gaps underneath doors should be addressed soon. If this is rectified, we can avoid almost 25% of the heat loss in winter. Door draught blockers can be easily found at your local departmental stores.
4. Winter Clothes
Spending on winter clothes is not a bad idea. Shop for woollen and polyester clothes. They keep you warm.
Windproof outer layers need particularly nylon clothes. Thermal wears are the best for those extra cold days. Thermal garments include undershirts, jumpers, underwear, etc.
5. Rugs and Mats
Placing rugs and mats all over the bare floors is a must to not kill your warm shower’s tender effect with the cold floor’s touch. Avoid chills from rising We can use thicker rugs for better insulation of the room.
Wool rugs are very good at this but also very expensive. Some of the most affordable and best-insulated rugs and mats are made up of acrylic, nylon, and cotton.
6. Hot Water Bottles
Hot water bottles are great purchases for the winter season. Before using, check for leaks. Moreover, the water should be warm and not boiling hot, while using the bottle.
The rubber of the bottle can perish from inside due to high temperatures. So, we must always remember to replace the bottle every two years. Make sure to wrap them in a towel before placing them directly on the skin.
7. Drink Hot
Drinking a hot drink will make you feel warmer. Especially on a cold day, if you are shivering, grab a hot beverage. This helps because your stomach is stimulated by other thermo-sensors. You can pick from hot water, milk, tea, coffee, soups as well as green tea for a healthy beverage.
Drinking hot beverages will also keep you hydrated during winter. Keeping all these pointers in mind, let’s enjoy this winter weather. Let’s keep all necessities ready for the winter.
Have a happy winter!