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Preparing for winter II

edited 18 September 2011 at 7:29AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • EstherHEstherH Forumite
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    Gosh page 3 already! I'm nowhere near ready looking at what everyone else is doing.
    Have got loads of food stashed but that's about it.
    Will look for hats, gloves and scarfs - think we have enough but will check where they are.

    Want to get a wide necked flask but Tesco and Morrisons don't have them. Where is best to buy from? Camping shop?

    I have very thin curtains the lined voile type that lets the light through. Can I add fleeces to them or do I need to get thicker curtains?
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  • ChocClareChocClare Forumite
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    EstherH wrote: »
    Want to get a wide necked flask but Tesco and Morrisons don't have them. Where is best to buy from? Camping shop?

    I have very thin curtains the lined voile type that lets the light through. Can I add fleeces to them or do I need to get thicker curtains?

    I got my wide-necked flask in Aldi on one of their special things but I think Wilko's do them and they're probably cheapo. If not, camping shop as you say but some of those are pricey.

    You CAN line your voile curtains with fleece but you might be just as well having a scout round the charity shops for winter-weight curtains if the fleece is going to make them look odd and then keeping your voile ones intact and looking nice for the summer. If not, yep, you could just hook it onto the curtain tape like detachable lining.
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    a point here that hopefully many of us ladies have not forgotten is to stock up on feminine hygiene products... also you might like to make sure you have enough contraception to wait out being snowed in, after all there are certain activities that make long cold winter nights that much more interesting ;)
  • EstherHEstherH Forumite
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    Thanks ChocClare, we don't have any good charity shops around here, quite a poor area and a lot of the stuff is not very good. Also we have very large bay windows so need 2 pairs of curtains to fit but will have a look and see if I can get any. Years ago (about 20) I had full length velvet curtains which started to go and got a bit discoloured, I kept them in a cupboard in the bedroom for years but eventually threw them out. Wish I had kept them now. I have all sorts of stuff that I need to get rid of, but this is what allways happens, I throw it out and then wish I hadn't. Do need to clear out though in order to store all the tins and packets of food that are cluttering up the bedroom floor in bags at the moment.

    Will have a look in Wilkinsons for a flask, I hadn't thought of there.
    Second purse £101/100
    Third purse. £500 Saving for Christmas 2014
    ALREADY BANKED:
    £237 Christmas Savings 2013
    Stock Still not done a stock check.
    Started 9/5/2013.
  • Eenymeeny wrote: »
    Does anyone else shout NO! at the telly when they advise knocking down walls, putting huge glass doors in etc? and those church/barn conversions! Give me a cosy little house anytime....


    actually, two things that really really should be more commonly done in the uk is underfloor heating (ok it's becoming more popular but still not enough use it) but more importantly ceiling fans

    now i know this sounds odd BUT a ceiling fan can be switched over in winter to push the warm air downwards. this would obviously be a great combination in these huge buildings and it's a normal practice in the states but it hasn't seemed to have caught on here which is a shame.

    you don't need to run it constantly either but it's a really useful push in a place with high ceilings.
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  • mcjordimcjordi Forumite
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    the landlord has replaced the front and back door and fitted new internal doors this year so im hoping i dont loose any heat or get draughts through them they are a upvc/comosite type external door.
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  • Jo4Jo4 Forumite
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    Where is everyone getting their flannelette sheets from and how much do they cost for a decent set (double bed size)?
  • sammy_kaye18sammy_kaye18 Forumite
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    anyone know where I can get a memory foam mattress topper fairly cheaply??? our mattress is nearly 7 years old now and its a cheap one. wondering if a duvet under the sheet would have the same effect.
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  • jamandajamanda Forumite
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    Sammy, Poundstretcher had loads of mattress toppers in when I went the other day, but I didn't notice how much they were.
  • ChocClareChocClare Forumite
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    Jo4 wrote: »
    Where is everyone getting their flannelette sheets from and how much do they cost for a decent set (double bed size)?

    I just bought flannelette sheets from Littlewoods - they are not the cheapest by any means but they do 2 for 1 - quite confusing, because you only order one and it comes as a double pack (I ordered 2 the first time thinking it was a BOGOF and ended up with 4). As you're getting 2 for the money it works out not bad at all - plus, of course, you can pay it at so much per week interest free. You're looking for the buy one set, get an identical set free offer. And they are what my husband calls super-moelleux - meaning you sink into them like marshmallow!

    I've always bought mine from there (it's practically the only thing I ever buy from there!) and they are not at all bad.
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