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Super Mom’s Household Tip of the Day #1

My tip for today is:

Invest in a hot water bottle.

It can be used for more than just soothing aches and pains. We’ve had a cold front come through and the temperature has dropped accordingly. By the time bedtime rolled around last night, the house was getting quite cool but rather than turn the heat back on, I filled the hot water bottle with really hot water, wrapped it up in a pillowcase and slipped it under the covers; placing it the middle of the bed. By the time I’d finished brushing my teeth, etc. that part of the bed was nice and warm when I crawled in, so I moved the water bottle down to the foot of the bed and let it warm my feet.

This is also great thing to do during the depths of winter. There’s nothing better on a cold winter night than to crawl into an already warm bed. I recommend that you have one hot water bottle for each member of the family. A basic one costs about $10 and will last for years.

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  • thedancinghorse
    May 31, 2008 6:26 am

    hey.. in new zealand you can buy hot water bottles for 99 cents !!!! on sale in summer.. so save on hotties in the summer then use them in the winter 🙂 we dont even own a heater, i even take my hottie to night class with me.. cool blog 🙂

  • Annie Bastian-Baldwin
    February 15, 2012 2:02 am

    You can also use a plastic juice bottle with the cap screwed down tight.Not quite as cuddly, though you can wrap it in a towel or make a cozy for it from an old sweater. The water can be quite hot but not quite boiling for fear of melting your bottle.A family I knew reused glass brandy bottles for this purpose too. They can tolerate boiling water (as will a canning jar).
    I agree that a warm bed on a chilly night is a lovely thing!

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