6 House Hacks For A Warm February

February is the second coldest month in Anchorage, Alaska. If you want to stay warm, and let's face it, survive, you should following these house hacks to help you out!


Hack 1 - Pipe Insulation

Pipe insulation isn't only for pipes! Have drafty door ways? Go to your local home improvement store and grab some pipe insulation. Measure the length of the bottom of the door, cut the insulation to fit, and slide on the bottom of your door. Bam! No more drafty door ways!


Hack 2 - Warm Clothes

If you're like most people, you dread getting out of bed in the morning to battle the cold demons that rob you of your well earned blanket warmth. We have some ideas to combat that! Go to the gardening section and find a 24-hour timer you can plug other electric powered items to. Connect this to a heated blanket, and stash this in your dresser drawer, or lay on top of your robe or clothes for the morning. Time this for 15 minutes before you wake up and voila, you're jumping out of a warm bed and into warm clothes.

Hack 3 - Cheaper Electric Bill

Ok, so this might not keep you warmer, but if you insulate your pockets with dollar bills it just might! Tired of plugging in your car all night to slowly electrify your way to a higher heating bill? Us too! Get a 24-hour timer like in the above mentioned hack and plug it into your car. Time it for an hour before you're supposed to leave your house to give it ample time to warm up your engine block. Money saved!

Hack 4 - Dutch Oven

Warning - Child Hazard! If you're baking or broiling a dish for dinner, don't let that warm heat go to waste. After you're done cooking, leave the oven open so the extra heat can help warm up your kitchen and dining area for some summer time feels. You know what they say, if you can't stand the heat, open the oven!

Hack 5 - Electric Slippers

Less of a hack, and more of a life necessity. Amazon has ValueRays Heated Slippers for a mere price of $44.90. To purchase these immediately, go here http://www.amazon.com/ValueRays®-Slippers-Warming-Infrared-Solution-Small/dp/B004Y1OQGA. Plug these into your computer in the morning while you catch up on news, or bring them to work in your bag and secretly put them on under your desk. You will now never bow to the soul sucking pain of cold feet. 

Hack 6 - Infero House

Ever read Dante's Inferno? Me either, but I know it sounds really, really warm. Your house will also be really, really warm after this hack. Take some ice or a cold pack and lay it on top of your thermostat, and presto! This is perfect for those who like to simulate living on the equator in June in the comfort of their own home.


There you go! If you're looking to not only improve your quality of warmth in Anchorage, Alaska, but also cary your shoulders with confidence at work knowing you're the only one with warm feet, you've just won. Now you must hastily head to Lowe's or Home Depot and pipe insulate your condo, townhouse, house, apartment or whatever Dr. Suess-esqe house you have going on!



James Cash

Properties of Alaska