keep warm this winterBaby, it’s getting cold outside! The calendar might still say fall, but as some parts of Canada get socked in with snow, the feeling outside is all winter. I don’t know about you, but when the temperatures dip I’m even more determined to warm up the inside of my house. Thankfully, there are a lot of great ways to keep both you and your guests warm this winter.

Warm-up with indoor heaters

Dyson indoor heater

My house gets so cold during the winter, and because we only have electric heat, I have vowed that this is the year I have a portable heater ready for the cold snaps.

There are so many great indoor heaters you can use. Out of all of the heaters I’ve tested and reviewed, I’ve found the UFO Infrared space heater and the Dyson Hot/Cool provides the most warmth.

Infrared heaters will only heat the area you’re in, so you stay toasty warm even when the air around you is cold. The Dyson Hot/Cool directs a steady stream of warm air, and because there are no blades or coils, you can have the heater near you on the floor. Both have remote controls, so you don’t even have to get up to turn up the heat.

Electric fireplaces give off a cozy glow

electric fireplace Canadian winterOne of the best ways to keep warm and add a little atmosphere to any home is by using an electric fireplace. There are many different types to choose from including a wall-mounted electric unit, a TV stand that doubles as a fireplace or a gel fueled fireplace you can move around your house.


Snuggle into a down duvetmicofiber sheets

Out of all the blankets I’ve had on my bed, the warmest has been a goose down duvet. Because a goose down duvet insulates you when you’re sleeping, you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If you put a cover on your duvet, you’ll stay even warmer.

Flannel Sheets make a cold bed warm

There’s just something about flannel sheets that make them a requirement for Canadian winters. That brushed cotton is so cozy when you sink into it after a long day, and they warm up even faster than crisp, cotton sheets.

Cozy up with a heating pad

Electric heating pad

I swear by heating pads, especially in the winter. If I don’t have an electric blanket running I will put one in the middle of my bed before I go to sleep at night. It always warms up the bed long before I get there. I also have extra heating pads for guests who visit in the winter, because everyone loves to be warm when they are going to sleep at night.

Sit down with a cup of tea

Electric kettle

There’s just something about a cup of tea that warms you from the inside out. You can put tea or hot chocolate on for the entire family when you have an Insignia Electric Kettle. It’s made from Chinese glass, has blue LED lights to light up the kettle when it’s boiling and has 1.7L capacity.

Whether that winter chill makes you want to spend a lot of time indoors or you’ve been planning on hosting family and you’re worried about a cold house getting you all down, all you have to do is choose a few of these ways to keep you and your guests warm this winter.

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