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    26 Products That'll *Almost* Make You Forget You Live In A Super Drafty Apartment

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    1. A two-pack of draft blockers because *your* name is on the utility bill and you'll be damned if you pay even a penny for any hot air that Houdinis its way out of the house.

    a white draft-blocker on the bottom of a door
    Amazon

    Plus, it'll help muffle outside noises — something particularly helpful if you live in an apartment building or with noisy roommates.

    Promising review: "I’ll admit I was skeptical of these at first but after applying them to four of our doors we are thrilled! We live in an older home that is in no way energy efficient ;-) We got these to help keep the hot summer heat out of the house. We have only had them for a short time but they look so good! They actually upgrade the doors a bit ;-) The application went well and it is a firm hold. The flooring in our house meets the door almost so there’s not much room for movement and these stay put firmly when opening and closing the door. I have no doubt that they will stay on for a long time. Will probably buy another pack for the doors leading to our garage." —AHA

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in five colors).

    2. And — if that's not enough — an additional weighted door draft stopper with a triangular design that ensures a tight fit. The non-slip stopper not only prevents warm air from escaping, but it also reduces noise so if you're an in-bed-by-8 p.m. person and your roommate is a ~listen-to-Skrillex-til-3 a.m.~ person, you can get some shut-eye.

    a reviewer's draft stopper in front of their door
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you have a drafty door you absolutely need this draft stopper. We replaced our back door and need to now do some upgrades to the actual floors however time is always an issue. In the mean time, there is a pretty noticeable draft coming from the door so I decided to order this draft stopper. I'll tell you I wasn't very hopeful, as I tried other draft stoppers but they weren't all that helpful. However, this one works very well! It is made of fabric and has some weight to it which is a great feature. The added weight helps hold it down and absorb the cold. When I walk by the door and the draft stopper is on I cant feel ANY cold coming in... I highly recommend this door stopper if you have a drafty door. Whether it be for cool air in the winter or you losing ac in the summer." —Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors). 

    3. A teensy space heater you can plop right on top of your desk or by your feet. Some reviewers say it's the perfect size for pets, too — just place it right in front of their bed or whatever cardboard box they're enamored with these days.

    the pink space heater on a reviewer's desk
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this to use under my desk to keep my feet warm. It's perfect and as you can see it's little (about the size of a medium coffee), so it's not in the way of me hitting it with my feet. There's a safety button on the bottom so the heater stops working when its tipped over, picked up, or not on a level surface. I like that feature a lot, definitely recommend purchasing if you need a little heater at a decent price!" —Ta2dmom

    Get it from Amazon for $23.64+ (available in four colors).

    4. An ultra-lofty down duvet insert with puffy baffle box construction that keeps out the cold. Wrapped up in this, I basically feel like the Michelin Man which, until now, I didn't realize was my peak form.

    The white down duvet which has baffle box construction
    Wayfair

    I bought this last year ago after reading the reviews for *every* winter duvet insert on the internet (sadly not even exaggerating). Luckily, my research paid off and this is extremely warm, super lofty, surprisingly affordable, and just perfect in every way imaginable.

    Promising review: "After reading multiple reviews for other comforters, I chose this one. Best decision ever!!! This comforter is perfection and I plan to buy another for our guest room. Thick, comfy, warm and affordable. I tossed it into the dryer for a few minutes after I took it out of the packaging and it fluffed way up! Chose to buy a king size for our queen size bed and am glad I did. The size is exactly what I hoped for." —Jenna

    Get it from Wayfair for $69.99+ (originally $105.99+; available in sizes Twin–King).

    5. A wearable blanket for those days when a regular ol' throw just isn't cutting it. Layer this on underneath and now you're playing ball.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my mom because she’s ALWAYS cold. She LOVES IT. The outside is soft and the inside is very plush and soft also. It’s got a nice weight to it. The pocket on the front is large enough to put just about anything in it. It’s large enough for a 2X-sized man to wear comfortably. I will probably be buying these as gifts this year!" —KMartShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95 (available in 10 colors).

    6. A cozy heated blanket that'll keep you so toasty, you'll never have to crawl out of bed for fuzzy socks again.

    L.L. Bean

    The plush blanket has five heat settings and an auto shutoff so you don't have to worry about catching your house on fire if you fall asleep.

    Promising review: "I wanted a nice heated throw to extend 'porch season' here in Maine. This is perfect! Although expensive, the quality of the fabric makes it worth it. I sew and teach textiles, know fabric, and this is really top quality fleece. It is soft, the heat is warm, and the cord is long but not too long. The only thing I wish is that the control were not placed so close to where it plugs into the throw. I use the throw the way one would an electric bed blanket, with the stiff plug area near my feet. That means you have to lean over to reach the control. Since porch season has pretty much ended (even with additional heat) I am now using this to warm up my bed — I don't like a fleece blanket on the bed (get overheated), but this is perfect to tuck in and warm up the bed before climbing in. But it's a reach to turn it off. Still worth 5 stars." —QuiltmomHope

    Get it from L.L. Bean for $109 (available in two colors).

    7. An easy-to-use insulator kit if countless emails to your landlord about a 2-inch gap in your window have gone unanswered. (🎶 Welcome to New York, it's been waitin' for you! 🎶)

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    Each kit comes with enough clear film to insulate 10 standard windows. To apply it, you first attach the included double-sided tape to your window frame, measure your window and cut the film to size, press it onto the tape, and then shrink it with a blow-dryer so it adheres to your window. Some reviewers say they improved the process by working out bubbles with a credit card as they went.

    Promising review: "This product kept my apartment warm and toasty last winter! I live in an older (but charming) apartment and the windows are not only large, they're not updated to be efficient. There was draft pretty much on all the windows in the apartment so the heater just keeps kicking in to warm the place. Of course, this means enormous heating bill. Last winter, my husband decided to try this product. We noticed the difference right away on the first night we had it installed! No more drafts and the apartment stayed pretty warm. We noticed a huge drop on our heating bill (almost $50/mo compared to previous year). It takes some time to install it especially because we have several windows in our apartment but it's absolutely worth it! I am buying another box for this coming winter!" —D Dacera

    Get it from Amazon for $11.01+ (available in four different sizes).

    8. A quick-to-heat foot warmer if your tootsies are seemingly cold no matter the number on the thermostat.

    a model using the brown foot warmer
    Amazon

    The electric foot warmer has three heat settings as well as an auto shut-off feature so you don't have to worry about leaving it plugged in for extended periods. 

    PS: It's also machine washable so you don't have to worry about it smelling like an old pair of Converse sneakers (I can smell the stank from here) after just a few uses. 

    Promising review: "Super comfortable and cozy. I work from home, and this keeps my feet warm under my desk all day. The 'bag' itself is kind of big but it allows you to push your feet in all the way up to your ankles or even mid-calf. The control box is even easy to push with my toes :). It has a simple display with a small green light for low, yellow for medium, and red for high, so you can tell at a glance what level temperature you have selected. The pad heats up quickly and at a good temperature for all three levels — not too hot, not too cold. I also enjoy putting this on my lap and pushing my hands inside it as it warms up my hands and core. I recommended this to all my coworkers who now want to get one as well. It's been a great purchase." —BJ Hughes

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in two colors). 

    9. Or — if you're looking for something a little more portable — a pair of microwavable booties that you can pad around the house in.

    a pair of microwavable booties
    Natural Body Comfort / Etsy

    Natural Body Comfort is a small brand from Debbie Gilbert that specializes in self-care and pain relief products including therapeutic hand mitts, eye pillows, flannel neck wraps, and heating pads. 

    Get them from Natural Body Comfort on Etsy for $72+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A pair of thermal curtains which not only block out light and noise, but prevent your central heat from escaping because we are not playing that game — not in this economy!

    The curtains in mustard yellow
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have a bank of seven windows which makes the area cool on the fall and winter. Such a great help warming the area. Superb quality. Color is true to the picture. Extremely pleased with this purchase." —Jeanne

    Get them from Amazon for $15.08+ (available in 11 sizes and 17 colors).

    11. A long-sleeve hooded jumpsuit beloved by hundredsssss of reviewers for its carefree comfort and versatility. I recently joined the club and let me just say — they aren't lying.

    front view of a model in the grey hooded jumpsuit
    back view of the same model
    Smash + Tess

    Smash + Tess is a woman-founded small biz from mother/daughter/bestie trio Ashley and Teresa Freeborn and Mercedes Laporte. The Vancouver-based brand constructs their bestselling rompers from sustainable cotton and bamboo rayon that excel in maintaining their softness and shape. 

    I've had my Smash + Tess romper for a few months now and I'm not embarrassed to say I wear it multiple times per week. It's SO freaking comfortable and — even better — completely effortless. I did find that they run a little large, so my advice is to size down one if you're worried. That said, after washing mine, it did shrink just a bit. I really can't recommend it enough!

    Promising review: "It’s as advertised — soft, comfy, and perfect for cuddling in Canadian winters!" —Sharon H.

    Get it from Smash + Tess for $135 (available in sizes 2XS–4X).

    12. A reusable heating pad you can pop in the microwave and then place around your neck (or really anywhere) for long-lasting heat.

    Six of the patterned heaters
    The Spoonie Society

    The patterned heating pads come from The Spoonie Society, a woman-founded, Australia-based small business from Dominique Ribeiro Da Silva and Helene Hill. After dealing with chronic pain from both endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, the founders were searching for solutions that could help other "spoonies" — those with chronic and invisible illnesses — find some relief. Their heating pads are filled with Australian lupins — an odorless legume that is 30 percent lighter than rice and retains heat longer.

    Get it from The Spoonie Society for $32.67 (available in 19 patterns).

    13. A pair of fleece-lined leggings ready for winter's wrath. The much-loved bottoms have a wide waistband that stays in place and they're made from a moisture-wicking fabric that's certain to keep ya nice and cozy.

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    Promising review: "These are by far my favorite legging that I own! I initially bought the unlined version about a year ago and decided to get these fleece lined leggings to wear under dresses at work. They are thick enough to wear on their own without being see-through, and they are warm enough to wear as the weather gets cold. They are my go to for running errands on the weekend and the material looks so nice. l wouldn't say that its shiny, but the material looks more like a compression/athletic material than the thin, cottony leggings you get for cheap. Love, love, love them! I would absolutely buy again!" —Andrea

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and 16 colors).

    14. A one-of-a-kind hand-warming mug with an ergonomic pocket you can slip your chilly fingers right into.

    Clay in Motion

    Clay in Motion is a family-run pottery studio based in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Since 1981, Bob and Corina Neher have been throwing, firing, and glazing functional pieces.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these at a shop in Branson, Missouri. It is my absolute favorite mug ever! I love how you can tuck your hand in the handle! I can't wait to get more of these as this is my special feel good mug! When I want to have a cozy night I use this and wear my favorite jammies and all is well with the world!" —Monica

    Get it from Clay in Motion for $20 (available in 17 colors).

    15. A spa-esque towel warmer for those who LIVE for taking fresh linens out of the dryer and then immediately cocooning in them. This is honestly the thing I miss most about not having laundry in my building.

    A model pulling a towel out of the silver towel warmer
    Amazon

    The towel warmer has four timer settings (15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes) and an auto shutoff feature. It can fit two large towels.

    Promising review: "Absolutely my favorite thing purchased from Amazon. You will never be able to take a shower with out this once you have it. Just like right out of the dryer towels!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    16. A rechargeable, double-sided hand warmer with three to four hours of juice — plenty for keeping your mitts comfortable while working from home or lounging on the couch.

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    The hand warmer takes just two minutes to reach a toasty 107 degrees Fahrenheit!

    Promising review: "Quick to warm up and fits perfectly in the palm of my hand, and the flashlight is handy when I'm looking for something in the bottom of my bag." —Sonia

    Get it from Amazon for $21.59+ (available in five patterns).

    17. A pair of Ugg Fluff Yeah slippers with plush sheepskin and a lil' peep toe action so your tootsies can breathe. Sometimes you just want the best of both worlds, ya know?

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    Promising review: "I am a mother to a perfect 2-year-old. So, as most mothers would probably understand, I don't buy much for myself — especially nothing over 25 bucks. I honestly spent weeks deciding if this product was worth it... but thankfully, I pressed 'Buy Now.' I've had them for about three hours and I haven't taken them off. They are incredible. They are durable. Pretty high platform, but not too high to really alter your height. Just enough to not hurt your feet from hardwood floors. And the sizing is great. I ordered an 8 because I'm usually a 7.5 in sneakers. (Always order half a size bigger for slippers.) I couldn't be happier. They're fuzzy and sexy with the open toe and just an incredible slipper. Xoxo." —Bridgette

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 38 colors/prints).

    18. Or, if you're looking for something more budget-friendly, a pair of crisscross faux fur slippers that also have a peep toe as well as memory foam insoles that feel like a million bucks.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely love these! So soft and comfy. Great for the price. Thick sole so could be worn outside but they keep your feet surprisingly warm with them being open toed. I went up a size and they fit perfect, so size up!" —theandyn

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and nine colors).

    19. An adjustable heated mousepad if your workspace ~always~ seems to have a draft — no matter what the thermostat is set to.

    The pink adjustable hand warmer
    Amazon

    The USB-rechargeable mouse pad has a time switch so you can set it to run for 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes and variable heat settings between 104 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit. If you often forget to turn off your electronics, don't worry about this one — it automatically turns off after four hours.

    Promising review: "Wow this has really changed my quality of life in the office! My building is always freezing. This helps keeps my hands warm while sitting at the computer. Also very soft and lots of room to move my mouse inside. The only thing there is a little weird smell to it but kinda subsides after use. Still a great purchase in my mind though." —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three colors).

    20. A hot stone massage kit that comes in a freaking clam shell! Why? TBH I couldn't tell you, but I do love it.

    The four-piece stone kit which comes in a clamshell warmer
    Wayfair

    The heated stones are great for back massages but you can also use them to warm your palms or feet. The clam shell design is also really easy to use — just plug it in, hit the on button, and you're in business.

    Promising review: "The shell casing is so unique and adds to the appeal of this set. It looks really cute. The stones heat up very well and are pleasant to use." —Lulia

    Get it from Wayfair for $19.99 (originally $88).

    21. A heated mattress pad with dual controls so you can bump the heat up to 100 on your side and not have to worry about your already-sweaty bedfellow.

    The heated mattress pad which has two controls
    Amazon

    The cotton cover has 20 heat settings and will automatically shut off after 10 hours of use. It is suitable for mattresses up to 18 inches in depth.

    Promising review: "This mattress pad is true a treat. Put it on about 15 minutes before bed and it is so nice and toasty. I read that cold feet are one of the reasons people have a hard time sleeping. Well I fall asleep and my muscles are warmed after working out an it really helps I think. I can't feel the coils at all. Amazing!" — Aprapas

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in sizes Full–California King).

    22. A roll of self-adhesive weatherstrip if you've reached out to your super 10x times now and it's apparent that no one is coming to fix your windows. Alas, that's what YouTube tutorials and determination are for, ehh?

    someone applying weatherstripping to a window by peeling off the self-adhesive tape on the back of the roll
    Amazon

    The weatherstripping is super easy to apply. Just cut to the length needed (scissors are all you need) and then pop it in whatever gap/window track is giving you a headache. It'll not only help with drafts, but also noise and dust. 

    Promising review: "My family and I just moved into our first apartment and found the front door did not have any thing stopping the drafts. As soon as we put this up we noticed a difference. We live in a windy area and the cold would just come through the door like it was open. 10/10 do recommend." —Sugarbare

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes). 

    23. A pair of fuzzy socks for those with ice-cold toes that just *refuse* to warm up — even once the rest of your body has come up to a normal temp.

    A reviewer wearing the socks in black and white
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you want to be warm and cozy these are the way to go! I like them so much I bought them for my siblings and three weeks later each of them sent me a message about how much they love them!" —A. Perkins

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 27 colors).

    24. A heathered Barefoot Dreams robe with a plush shawl collar and mid-calf length. Whether or not you wear anything underneath is between you and your robe!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the floofiest, snuggliest, warmest robe ever! However, I feel about as sultry as a grizzly bear in this thing. 0/5 do not recommend if needed for sexy times. Otherwise, belt this bad boy up and settle in for a perfect evening cozied up with a cup of tea and a book after a nice, hot bath. Expect to remain single if not otherwise already attached." —Kelli Oliver George

    Get it from Amazon for $97.01+ (available in two unisex sizes and three colors).

    25. A set of affordable flannel sheets so you can roll yourself into a toasty lil' burrito any time you climb into bed.

    the sheet set in vetiver
    Under The Canopy

    What's included: Two pillowcases, a flat sheet, and a fitted sheet.

    Promising review: "We decided to switch from linen to flannel for the winter and couldn’t be happier with our choice. These sheets are so so soft and seem to be very well made and the color is exactly what I was looking for!" —Melissa M.

    Get them from Under The Canopy for $70.40+ (originally $88+; available in sizes Twin–Cal King and seven colors/patterns). 

    26. And a BedJet cooling and warming system that makes it possible to regulate your nighttime temperature if your partner *insists* on sleeping with the windows open.

    Amazon

    The futuristic gadget (which works on beds of all sizes) is outfitted with biorhythm sleep technology. Basically, that's just a fancy way of saying it's programmed to change the temperature each hour of the night to help you sleep better. You can also set the temperature to whatever degree you'd like by using the accompanying remote. If you're a cold sleeper, you can also set it to heat mode and it'll warm you up 15 times faster than a regular ol' blanket! Just plug the small unit into an outlet, slip the vacuum-like tube under your sheets, set your preferred temperature, and you're good to go. Since there are no wires or anything like that, it also won't affect the coziness of your mattress.

    Promising review: "First time I have ever been moved to write a review on Amazon but this is the single most amazing product if you sleep hot! This thing WORKS and it is saving my life! It only took a NASA engineer to solve my propensity to burst into flames every night at 2 a.m.!" —Matthes

    Get it from Amazon for $449.

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