Hot Water Bottles and Other Old-Fashioned Ways to Keep Warm on the Cheap

hot water bottle - old fashioned ways to keep warm
hot water bottle - old fashioned ways to keep warm

Sometimes, it really is the simple things in life that provide a sense of luxury, comfort and well being -- behold the humble hot water bottle. Really.

As folks shiver through Snowmageddon and one of the wildest winters on record, bringing the bottle back may be worth a shot.

How it works: boil water, pour into a hot water bottle and slip it in between the sheets of your bed (perhaps down by the feet) a few minutes prior to bedtime. Instead of bracing for those first, frigid few minutes of getting into an empty bed, tired toes will be treated to a cozy sanctuary of toasty goodness. Does that explain it clearly enough?