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Brits discover £2.59 hack that will keep your home warm and stop condensation throughout winter

Brits discover £2.59 hack that will keep your home warm and stop condensation throughout winter

This cheap and easy hack can help your health as the cold weather takes its toll

Ok, it’s getting cold now. Like properly cold. The kind of cold where you’re sat working from home in trackies, a hoodie, a dressing gown - and maybe even a blanket.

But you might still be trying to put off whacking the heating on no matter how chilly you are.

And to be honest, that’s fair enough. It’s not exactly a cheap way of keeping warm.

With costs always seeming to be rising and everyday life having a price, you might be looking for cheap hacks to deal with the effects of winter weather.

Because to add to the fact your bedroom is freezing, maybe you’ve started getting condensation on your windows just to top it all off.

As the moisture gathers on the glass and little drops start to trickle down onto the windowsill, you might be trying to ignore it.

Just another problem in life to ignore until it passes away because you can’t be bothered dealing with it.

But you really shouldn’t just leave it.

It's not exactly ideal.
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Condensation can lead to mildew and mould growth in your home, which can have bad effects for both your health and even your house’s.

The NHS explain: “Moulds produce allergens (substances that can cause an allergic reaction), irritants and, sometimes, toxic substances.

“Inhaling or touching mould spores may cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Moulds can also cause asthma attacks.”

So basically, you want to get rid of that condensation on your window sooner rather than later.

But a common way to combat it is putting the heating on, which might seem too expensive a method. So here’s an alternative.

It's getting colder.
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And good news, this hack might even help keep you a little warmer too.

You can purchase Window Insulation Kits online for as little as £2.59 on Amazon at the moment.

And they’re pretty simple to use as you fit the plastic film sheet over the window.

All you have to do is cut it to size, although slightly bigger, stick it onto the clean glass and then dry it with a hairdryer.

This little hack traps the air between the layer and glass to prevent condensation building up as well as keeping out any cold draughts.

You can also pick up the handy kits at the likes of B&Q and other hardware shops.

The NHS do advise though that you pop your heating on when temperatures outside drop below 15°C.

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Topics: Amazon, Hacks, Weather, Money, Cost of Living