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    10 Practical Tips For Staying Warm In Your Home And 9 That Are Just Plain Smart

    It's a chilly one out there.

    1. Let the sun in during the day, but close your curtains when the sun goes down.

    2. And add an insulated liner if it's really bitter out there.

    3. Or use magnetic tape and paint to hang vinyl sheets on your window for insulation that won't block out the sun.

    4. Run your ceiling fan clockwise on a low speed to pull the room air up and push the warm air down.

    5. Cook your meals in the oven as often as possible.

    6. And leave the oven door open when you're done.

    7. Eat something spicy, like this homemade ramen with tofu.

    8. Move your bed away from the window if you have the space for a little ~feng-shui~.

    9. Stick a hot water bottle underneath your blankets to make it extra toasty when you climb into bed.

    10. Layer rugs to prevent heat loss through the floor and to keep your bare feet warm.

    11. And choose a dark color so that the rug soaks up heat from the sun during the day.

    12. Turn on a humidifier to make the air feel warmer — and to protect your skin and sinuses from the dry heat.

    13. Install a return air pathway register if one room is waaaay hotter than the others.

    14. Close a dollar bill in your front door and try to tug it out to test for drafts.

    15. Make a removable door draft stopper with two pool noodles, fabric, and velcro command strips.

    16. Or buy one from Amazon if you're looking for something more permanent.

    17. Line your windows with rope caulk or caulking cord to better insulate your home.

    18. Light an incense stick and hold it near light switches, electrical sockets, and wiring holes to check for air leaks that may be less obvious.

    19. And if all else fails, snuggle up with your coziest blankets and your best pal.