This year’s winter season is going to be tough due to gas load-shedding across the country. Here are 7 simple ways to keep your homes warm regardless!
Pakistan has a peculiar way of greeting the changes of the season. When summer arrives, electricity shortage affects everyone while winters make way for gas load-shedding. So this year is no exception, just that many more homes are likely to suffer owing to an unprecedented gas shortage in the country. There are still ways however, of keeping your homes warm and cozy and hence, here is a look at seven ways to ensure that your living place doesn’t become an igloo.
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1. Use Curtains Better!
Your curtains can become your best friend in these extraordinary circumstances. When it is daytime, push aside the curtains so that sunlight can pass through the room. The sunlight will minimize the cold. And when it is evening, close them out so the cold temperature outside can be kept at bay. It is also best to buy curtains that are thick in material or have a thicker lining. That way, they can trap the warm air in the house.
2. Keep All Doors Closed To Manage Gas Load-shedding
How you use the doors in the house is also very important. Whether it’s the main door or the ones in the bedroom, keep them closed! This because the closed doors play the role of a barrier between you and the cold weather on one hand and because they can help in keeping the warm air i.e. generated by heaters trapped inside the room for a longer period of time on the other.
3. Put Thick Rugs And Carpets Around!
Whether it’s your living room or the lounge, it’s always a good idea to decorate them with rugs and carpets. Besides beatifying the living space they also help in keeping the room temperature warm.
4. Keep A Check
There may be places in your house from where cold air might sneak in. Keep a check and cover those areas.
5. Rearrange Your Furniture!
The way you place your furniture can really help in keeping the room warm. Arrange your sofas and tables in a manner that allows warm air to flow through every corner of the room especially if there’s a heater at work!
6. Boil A Pot Of Water!
The kitchen is the coldest place in the house. Its door can not be closed as you have to go in and out all the time for a variety of reasons. While it is not advisable to turn on a cooking stove, we recommend boiling some water even when there is little gas. It could be a big or a small pot of water depending on the kitchen. Even if you turn off the stove after a few minutes, the steam will go everywhere, making you feel less cold.
7. Keep Your Beds And Sofas Warm
Who doesn’t love to sit on the sofa or bed all day? Unfortunately, they can become your enemies if they are cold to sit on. So, put a thick cloth or a blanket over them. That way, you can keep yourself warm while staying in one place.