It's getting to be that time of year again - freezing cold nights in the Triad!
Check your doors and windows. Do you feel a draft?
If you do, get some pipe insulation. Cut it, slide it under the door, and viola! It blocks the air. You can also put caulk around the door frame to keep the warmth in. Then head to the windows with some bubble wrap. It's essentially some do it yourself insulation. It might not be stylish, but it is warm. And it's clear so sunlight can still come in.
This might sound scary, but it's okay to notch your thermostat down a few degrees. The Department of Energy estimates you can save about 3% on your bill for every degree you go down in the winter.
No electric blanket? No problem. At night if you're still feeling a little chilly, take a warm water bottle into bed to warm the sheets. You can also blow dry your sheets before getting into bed to warm them up.
Now, let's talk about socks. Not only can you wear them on your feet, but you can actually fill them with rice, pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds, pull them out and you have yourself some DIY hand warmers.
WFMY News 2's Erica Stapleton tested them out and said they kept warm for about an hour and a half!
Do you have any cold weather hacks? Share them with WFMY News 2 and we can test them out!