Things to Always Have for a Cozy Winter
Even if you love winter and you enjoy playing in the snow you likely appreciate being warm, comfy, and cozy when you come indoors. Below are things you always want to make sure you are stocked up on, so you can enjoy that "snug as a bug in a rug" feeling all winter.
Sometimes, it is nice to turn the heat down an extra degree while you are watching TV just so you can snuggle up under a blanket. However, scratchy blankets, or those that "ball up" when you wash them will definitely lose their appeal. Paying a little extra for a quality fabric that washes well is always recommended.
Hopefully, you have already purchased a bio fuel fireplace like most of your friends, family, and neighborhood have. These allow you to enjoy a warm dancing flame with no smoke, no mess, and no damage to the environment. Of course, the last thing you want is to go to light it on the coldest night of the year and realize that you are out of fuel. Keeping fuel for ethanol on hand should definitely be at the top of your list.
If your feet are warm the rest of you will stay warm. Plus, if you work in high heels or if you are on your feet all day, a soft pair of warm slippers will feel wonderful when you get home. Keep a few extra pairs handy for when guests stop by.
Even if you do not love chocolate you cannot pass up the opportunity to indulge in a cup of hot cocoa from time-to-time. Getting cozy under a blanket, in front of the fire, with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa is the perfect way to spend a day. Of course, this means you also need to keep a bag of marshmallows handy, too.
There is nothing worse than losing power in the middle of winter. Of course, if there is a blizzard outside the last thing you probably want to do is risk driving to the store for water, batteries, candles, etc. Besides, by the time you get there nearly everything will have already been picked over. Stock up on emergency essentials year-round, so when you need them they are there for you. Get in the habit of buying one candle, jug of water, etc., every time you go to the store and you will always have more than what you need. Plus, if you have fuel for ethanol fireplace on hand, at least you will have one heat source to rely on when your furnace is not working.
- Brady Draper