Here in Houston, we know everything is a bit bigger than anywhere else in the country. Unfortunately, that also includes winters here in the Lone Star State. If you’re like us and want to be inside a warm, cozy home when the snow starts falling and the wind starts howling, you’re already trying to figure out different things you can do to achieve this goal. But since everyone’s home is unique and there are so many options from which to choose, it can be tough to know what works best for you. However, we here at Proguard have come to the rescue. To ensure your Texas home is cozy for the fall and winter, here are five wonderful ideas for your consideration.
Smart Space Heaters
If you want to save on your energy bill during the fall and winter, try investing in some smart space heaters for your home. Made to include the latest technology, these heaters are small enough to easily fit into any room of your home. However, by relying on infrared heating elements, they can spread warmth throughout your home. Best of all, they not only come with temperature controls allowing you to customize the exact level of warmth you desire, but they also come in many different styles. Whether you want a traditional-looking heater or one that resembles a wood stove or fireplace with the embers burning, the choice is yours.
Area Rugs and Throws
Whether it’s in your kitchen, hallway, bedroom, or elsewhere in your home, putting down some area rugs will add a nice decorative touch while keeping your feet toasty warm as you walk from room to room. However, once you arrive at your destination, make sure the rest of you is also warm and cozy by adding some throws to various sofas and chairs. Warm, inviting, and available in almost any style you wish, you can wrap yourself up in a throw as you read your favorite book, sip on some hot chocolate, or watch your favorite TV show with that special someone.
Buy a New Mattress
On a cold winter day when you don’t have to go to work or the kids are home from school, there’s nothing better than spending as much of the day as possible curled up in bed. However, if your mattress is getting on in years, consider buying a new one to make this fall and winter extra cozy. Along with the cozy factor, you should also remember that fall and winter are perfect times to purchase a new mattress, since retailers usually offer big discounts at the end of the year. If your current mattress is more than 10 years old, we suggest tucking it away in your Proguard storage unit while on your way to buy a new one.
Since the arrival of fall and winter means the holidays are right around the corner, we here at Proguard love filling our homes with as many scented candles as possible this time of year. If you’re like us, there’s nothing better than lighting a scented candle and suddenly having your home filled with the smell of apples, pumpkins, chocolate, or anything else you can think of that makes you feel warm and cozy all over. Relatively inexpensive and often lasting far longer than you would think, scented candles are definitely near the top of our list each fall and winter.
Portable Home Projector
Gaining in popularity with more and more families, a portable home projector can be a source of great fun for you and your family on cold fall and winter days. Whether you’re curled up together on that new mattress you bought or wrapped up in throws on the sofa, you can use your projector to walk down memory lane as you watch some of your family’s favorite videos. However, if you’re looking for a more intimate evening, we suggest putting on a classic movie such as “Casablanca” as you snuggle up with your significant other. Either way, a home projector is sure to be a source of great fun and joy on a cold day or night.
Now that you know how to make your Houston home extra warm and cozy for the upcoming fall and winter, it’s probably a good idea to clear out some of the clutter that may have accumulated during the year. From that old mattress to other stuff, stop by a Proguard location soon and learn how to rent one of our convenient storage units.