Drafts. We all hate them. And they are a huge culprit in allowing the hard earned heat we pump into our homes, to leak out.
So how do you stop them?
Draft excluders-the clue is in the name.
Apparently the humble draft excluder can save you 15% of your total heating bill-if that is true, that is mental.
If you don’t have one, you need to get one. Or better yet, make yourself one.
Depending on your skill set, you can knit one, crochet one, or sew one that looks like a dog/snake/a giant pencil.
And if that is beyond you-take an old pair of jeans, hack off one leg, stuff with old-tshirts and tights and pants etc, and then wrap an elastic band around each end. It won’t look that great, but it will do the job and cost you nothing!
And how is this for the cleverest idea EVER-a draught excluder that moves with your door!
One very talented lady on Twitter has made one of these herself, so no excuses!
Draft excluding strips-to go around your doors and windows
Chimney Pillows-you stuff these up your chimney and inflate them. NB. Only use if you don’t have a fire…
Floorboard Gap Stoppers-these look pretty nifty, and from the looks of it, you just poke ’em down the gaps in your floorboards. You could also try wedged up bits of paper, but I guess this is cosmetically more pleasing and less frustrating than trying to ball up paper small enough to fit
An Ecoflap-to stop the draft coming through your letterbox. And it’s a British invention (surely only the Brits could invent such a thing..!)
Sash Window Gap Seal-if you have sash windows, and you have gaps, then you need Sash Window Gap Seal! (My next career move may well be advertising)
If you want some more DIY type ideas, then checkout this great site I found called Green It Yourself. There is a whole section on GIY (get it?!) draft-proofing.This site is awesome, I may lose days in there, composing a huge list of GIY projects for hubby….