I am one of those people who is always cold. Especially in the winter, and especially after I cuddle down on my sofa in the evening. My husband and I argue over the thermostat, and I am trying my best to find ways to not to crank up the dial.
1) Hot cocoa or hot tea – don’t even drink it, just hold it in your hands and don’t put it down. This is one of the few methods that work for fingers.
2) Cats – this is the other method that works for cold fingers. You can substitute dog or rat or bunny – whatever warmblooded fuzzy animal you have on hand.
3) Shawls – I cannot go as far as a snuggie, but I have a pile of shawls to keep my shoulders warm.
4) Heating pad or hot water bottle – toss it under a shawl or blanket and it works wonders.
5) Double-curtain your window – or use an insulated / thermal curtain. Even double paned windows can often use some extra help on a cold day.
6) Check for drafts – walk around the room with incense or a candle to trace and the caulk areas where drafts are getting in.
7) Humidifier – dry house air really adds to the feeling of cold. Raising the humidity level and add a few degrees to your experienced temperature (same as humidity on a summer day).
8) Plants – they also hold humidity, keep them watered so they don’t dry out.
9) Lap blankets – the more the merrier. I sometimes have so many on my legs on the sofa that I can barely move (just like as a child in bed with all those blankets.)
10) I hate to push a brand – but – Smart Wool Socks. Yes, I love them.
11) Comparisons – slip on your shoes and do a quick lap around the outside of the house. I guarantee the inside will fill much warmer.
12) Red hots candies – they may not work, but then you still have red hots candies. Sympathetic magic.