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Wow It’s Chilly – Here’s How You Can Warm Up Easily

Right now, we all need some budget-friendly ways to stay warm this winter. I don’t know about you, but this January just seems exceptionally chilly. Here are some ideas that don’t even require having to turn up that thermostat!

  1. Electric blankets are your friend! There is nothing like snuggling up under an electric blanket. Working from home is almost an advantage this time of year – you can simply have that electric blanket draped across your legs and no one will know! Over the years, electric blankets have really improved with thermostat controls, timers and even dual temperature settings if you’re sharing the blanket with that special someone.
  2. Keep your feet warm. I seriously cannot emphasize this enough. If your feet are cold – the rest of your body simply feels cold. Wear slippers if you’re working from home. There are even insulated socks that really help with this.
  3. Open your blinds on a sunny day. Yes, I know it’s cold outside. However, that sun shining into your office or home will really warm up your room. If it’s a bright sunny day, take advantage of that natural heat. You’ll be amazed at how much it warms up your home – and you’ll love the feelings you get with enjoying that warm sunlight.
  4. Add a humidifier. Humidifiers bring warm air moisture, which will not only possibly make your area a little warmer, but it will also greatly improve your sinuses, skin and even your sleep!
  5. Place area rugs. This is really important if you have hardwood floors. Area rugs can block out some of that chilliness, add a depth of warmth to a room, and especially that splash of color! It’s much more enjoyable to walk across an area rug with your bare feet on a cold floor – let’s just all face that fact together.
  6. Warm drinks. Sip on anything that helps you feel warmer – hot tea, hot chocolate, coffee. Whatever your passion, that warm drink will help you feel warmer almost immediately!

Real Estate News

Here are my tips for finding that perfect home:

  • Figure out what that “perfect home” looks like
  • Always remember that bigger isn’t always better
  • Location is important
  • Purchase a home that stays within your budget
  • Do your research
  • Always do a home inspection
  • Listen to your real estate agent

With my years of experience and knowledge of the local market, I can help you find that perfect home Greenville or our surrounding areas.

Local Greenville SC News

Have you noticed that we’ve lost a lot of green? Between 2001 and 2011, Greenville has lost 33.1 million square feet of trees. An ordinance is under consideration which will authorize officials to replace every tree that they cut down or uproot. For real estate, that would mean that commercial and residential developers would have to replant a tree every 2,000 square feet of a new development.

People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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