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Working from home long term is looking more and more likely, and now with winter here it might start to get expensive if we aren’t careful. So, keep your hands away from the thermostat for now and have a look at PlumbProud’s top tips for keeping warm this “work from home winter” season.
Tip 1 – ‘Wrap up warm’ – it would probably be best you wear cosy jumpers and thermals if need be, or wrap up in a lovely warm blanket. (don’t forget your slippers)
Tip 2 – Be tactical with timings – if you feel the need to put the heating on and the jumpers just aren’t cutting it, try putting it on for just half an hour in the morning before you start work which will take the chill out of the air. It will make your commute from the bedroom to downstairs much easier!
Tip 3 – Embrace isolation life and shut the doors in your house – if your spending most of your work day in one room in your house then it would be beneficial to turn the rest of the radiators in the house down and shut yourself in the one warm room, like a little cocoon of emails and diverted phone calls .
Tip 4 – Prevent distracting drafts – make sure all your windows and doors are draft free with the use of draft excluders, this will keep you warmer and comfier for longer.
Tip 5 – Wrap up in a blanket – now you are at home its easier than ever to pull a blanket from your bed and take it with you to your desk.
Tip 6 – Hot water, Hot water, Hot water – its so important to stay warm inside and out so keep a tea on your desk and a hot water bottle in your lap.
Tip 7 – Eat a hearty lunch- it’s tempting to stray away from your general meal routine when at home, but now it’s getting colder its more important than ever to eat a decent lunch, which will help you stay warmer. If you are really planning on ticking all the boxes, try and go for a warming meal like soup.
Tip 8 – Keep the blood pumping – doing a quick 10-minute workout before work or a nice walk on your lunch break will not only boost your mood but also your temperature.
So, whilst working from home, know the first option is not always to turn up the thermostat, give a few of our top tips a go first.