Stay Warm With Thrift Store Finds

Winter is coming quickly and fuel prices are rising...

and everyone is trying to find ways to save money.

Take a trip to your favorite thrift store and search for these "stay warm" items -

Search for heavy curtains -  Using heavier curtains in the winter will block drafty windows. Close them at night and then open them up during the day to let the sunlight in.
Your thrift store curtains don't have to be stylish or match your decor if you're using them to keep warm. If someone comments about them, you can always say you are recycling, saving money, staying warm, and the money the thrift shop makes goes to a worthy cause!
If you can't find heavy curtains, consider a blanket or a quilt. You can tack it up or hang it over the curtain rod at night.

Search for scarves and turtleneck sweaters - A scarf or a turtleneck sweater will help keep you toasty on a cold winter's day. Layering clothing retains body heat better than just wearing one heavy layer; so consider buying a sweater in a size larger than you normally wear and you can easily toss it on over another shirt.

Search for blankets - Keep a blanket or two in the living room or den to snuggle under while you're watching tv; when you're sitting still you are more apt to feel the chill.

Search for rugs - An area rug will provide an extra layer of insulation against the cold. Scatter rugs work, too - put a rug in front of your favorite arm chair or desk chair to keep your feet off the cold floor.

Search for draft blockers - You can roll up a thick towel or even a heavy shirt, and tuck it at the bottom of a drafty door. Wrapping it with heavy string or putting some rubberbands around it will hold your make-do draft blocker together.

Search for your own keep warm ideas - While you shop around in the Goodwill, Salvation Army or other fine thrift store, see what you can find to make your winter warmer!

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