If you’re still working from home in line with the new government guidance, you’re likely to experience an uplift in home expenses of keeping your 'home office' heated throughout the winter months.
Top tips for keeping warm at a low cost when working from home;
- Access the Green Homes grant
- Use tax relief to contribute to bills
- Invest in items to help keep you warm
As the days get darker and the colder weather takes over, you can count on a spike in your energy prices - it’s likely that spending long days working from home will make them surge compared to previous winters.
We’ve put together some savvy money saving hacks to help you keep warm and costs down when you work from home.
Wrap up your home with this great government initiative. Apply today for funding of up to two thirds of the overall cost of installing energy-efficient home improvements. Learn more here.
This is a quick and easy way to save a few pounds each month - applying for a tax relief allows you to claim money back through your employer to put towards your heating bills - up to £6 a week. Learn more and apply for your savings here.
Spending money to save money.
If you don’t want to spend hours rubbing your hands together or hugging the radiator, here are our top four items that can help you keep warm - add these to your Amazon wishlist.
- Ditch the blinds for curtains. Curtains can help keep the warmth in your home stay longer in your workspace. Buy them here.
- A hug in a mug. Get yourself a mug warmer to keep your drink warm anytime you want - especially for those meetings that could have just been an email. Buy one here.
- Toasty feet are the way forward. Keep warm waist down with these cosy socks or these amazing memory foam slippers - it’ll be your best kept secret on how you’re keeping warm on your next video call.
- Think blankets but fashion. Take a non professional blanket wrap and turn it into a warm look that you can get away with. We think this two-in-one reversible blanket and sweatshirt design hits the mark. Buy it now. Need a better lap warmer than your laptop? Try a heated electric blanket or an electric heat pad can do wonders when you’re working at a desk
- Keep the cold out. A door draft stopper is about to become your best friend. The perfect way to keep your workspace cosy whilst keeping your energy bills down. Get yours today.
If those aren’t working for you, a few simple changes might do the trick - some items you might already even own;
- Hot water bottles might be old fashioned, but work as a cheap and easy alternative to an electric heater
- Why not switch your after work exercise session to kick start your morning. It’s a great way to wake the body up and get you naturally warm.
- Pack away your summer clothes and get your winter clothes out. Opt for fingerless gloves, double up on warm socks and layers are everything!