The Mother City is being hit with what the South African Weather Service has dubbed “an intense cold front.” A storm appears to be brewing on the horizon, which means jackets, umbrellas and endless hacks that will keep you warm. If you’re looking to stay extra toasty during this time, here are a few useful tricks to help you stay warm.
Uno Reverse your ceiling fan:
This nifty little trick ensures that the warm air near the ceiling flows to the ground below. Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch, allowing the blades to rotate clockwise, circulating the warm air and ensuring that you stay warm.
Light ’em up:
If you don’t have a fireplace, this could be a great alternative, just ensure that you don’t leave candles unattended. This simple trick will allow you to cut down on paying Eskom while simultaneously heating your space. Why not add some flavour into the mix with some scented candles?
Wax on, wax off:
If you’re not ready to dust off your boots, good news! You don’t have to neglect your canvas shoes. All you’ll need to help make your shoe puddle-proof is a candlestick and hairdryer – that’s it. There are a few awesome online tutorials that can help you out.
Hot chocolate, baby:
Whether you love making a delicious mug of hot chocolate from scratch or prefer heading to your favourite coffee shop, this heavenly drink is an excellent way to defrost your fingers and guarantees that your insides will be nice and toasty.
Chug the water:
According to researchers, staying hydrated may be the key to fighting off the cold. Your body is more equipped to handle the cold when it has sufficient liquids, so make sure you’re drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day. Coffee-lovers will need to limit their caffeine intact; instead, opt for herbal tea or clear broths.
Bake some treats:
Is there anything more mouth-watering than the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting through the air? Beat the gloomy weather by putting your baking hat on by indulging in some warm goodies.