You will definitely agree that grandmothers know a number of tricks that will help the household’s survival in harsh times such as winter, not just because they’re old, but because they’re having seen many of such times and have tried many things to survive. Staying warm during winter is very important to survival. Different people use different means to get to the end of getting warmed up including paying to have the house heated. However, the bills of heating up the house can be cut off by some grandma’s old tricks.
Grandmothers who have lived in the Alaska neighborhood for a while are mostly armed with these tricks, and one of their major instruments is the bubble wrap.
More Than Popping
You might wonder; how can something as ordinary as a bubble wrap, something that we don’t even get to buy, be instrumental in such situation as surviving winter? The bubble wrap can be used as an insulator, to insulate windows. You can do this by sticking a bubble wrap to your window with some elbow grease and a spray bottle.
Gently spray some water on the window, and also on the flat side of the bubble wrap, before you put it on the window. You need to apply some pressure on the bubble wrap to make it stick, but do not apply too much pressure that the bubbles begin to pop. An amazing thing about this trick is that it is both cost-effective and without expiration. The bubble wrap can stay on the window throughout winter and it can also be reused later.
Lock All Windows and Doors
This is probably the most conventional of the grandma tricks. It both ancient and impulsive, but this doesn’t make it any less effective. All you have to do is to keep the house airtight, so that warm air does not escape, giving way for the cold to creep in. Basically, you have to keep the windows closed at all times, and never open the doors for longer than required.
Prepare For Winter Before It Comes
One effective way to keep the heat up in your house is to prepare for winter before it comes so that your house is already warm. Use bubble wraps on your windows on time, use the hearth or furnace or a humidifier, and keep the warmth inside when winter is near.
In this age, using a humidifier is very wise. Once the whole place is airtight and the humidifier makes the environment heat up, you can use your fans to circulate the heat.
One last thing to take into consideration is the arrangement of your furniture. Sometimes, a settee or a couch is obstructing the vents or heaters, and preventing the heat from circulating. You must arrange your house in a way that will allow for proper ventilation, only that warm air will be in circulation this time. If you adopt these grandma’s tricks, you will definitely see its effectiveness, and impact on your heating bills