Make Your Rental Warm Without Blowing Your Budget With These Tips
Budget-friendly tips for cosy rentals. Keep warm without blowing your budget. Get affordable rentals in Jozi with Johannesburg Housing Company.
The colder seasons feel like a breeze when one is well-prepared for them by having the right tools and appliances for such. But in a rental, it may become difficult to install an aircon or house a large heater. In this article, we will take a look at some of the cost-effective ways you can ensure a warm stay in your JHC flat.
First, Drop The Curtains (Or Blinds)
The need to maintain as much heat as possible increases when the weather turns colder and darker. One approach to achieve this is to close all windows and draw the blinds and drapes, to retain the heat inside your house. This is crucial in the bathrooms and bedrooms because these are the spaces you'll want to maintain the warmest. And if your flat is facing the sun, closing blinds and curtains can help a great deal. However, you don't want to completely cut off the outside air because this might lead to issues with condensation, dampness, and mold. When winter truly hits, the temptation will be to keep all windows tightly closed, but it's best to ventilate your home thoroughly, especially after cooking or taking a shower.
Bank On Blankets
When it comes to how to heat your home and self without a heater, blankets are a staple. Blankets come in different shapes and sizes and may quickly turn a chilly space into one that is comforting. Place them all throughout your home to be warm while watching TV or to cover your duvet at night. Try to get one with a gentle fabric or a fleece that can be washed in the machine.
Rug Up Your Home
Rugs will keep your feet warm and prevent heat loss, and they also present a wonderful opportunity to add personality to your home. A heating mat that you can put under your rug is an option if you want to take things a step further, but they can be very pricey.
Small Heaters (h2)
Another idea on how to heat your home is investing in a small heater or getting a gas heater. You can purchase a small heater that will heat up each room while also acting as one of the cost-effective and energy-efficient ways to heat your home. Remember to always check that you have unplugged an electric heater when heading to bed, and if you are using a gas heater, ensure it is always properly switched off after use.
Water Bottles Are Still A Thing
On how to heat your home without electricity, water bottles are another one of your best bets. They are portable, easy to fill and do not require electrical power. Get one for you and your loved ones, and give yourselves some warm snuggles every now and then.
Getting A Rental Home To Decorate
If you are looking to move into the city of Jozi this winter, you may be nervous about finding affordable rentals. Worry not; Johannesburg Housing Company has a range of affordable rentals in Johannesburg CBD from bachelor, 1 bed, and 2 bed flats for you and yours. Being part of JHC means you do not have to worry about hot water because our geysers and heat pumps ensure that you always have warm water. If you are interested in a JHC flat, applying is easy. You simply need to have:
- Certified copy of original ID document or valid passport and permit
- Original or certified copy of latest payslip
- Original or certified copy of 3 months’ recent bank statements if you are employed
- Original or certified copy of 6 months’ recent bank statements if you are self-employed
- Certified copy of company or close corporation registration forms, if applicable
We know the colder days mean more time indoors, so it is important to invest in efficient ways to warm your home, and with loadshedding as part of our day-to-day, it is important to have ways to heat your home without electricity. Remember to take a look at JHC’s social media pages and website for more information on all things rentals and Jozi. You will love where you live if you live with us.