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Five Lifestyle Hacks for Autumn/Winter 2017

WITH the air getting chillier and shorter days on the horizon, it can be tempting for us Brits to mourn the loss of summer and give in to a case of seasonal blues. These five lifestyle hacks will inspire you to say goodbye to summer and get the best out of the coming season.

  1. Embrace ‘gluggavedur’


Our obsession with the Danish concept ‘hygge’ is dying down, and there’s a new trend for us to embrace this autumn/winter.

Icelandic concept ‘gluggavedur’ means ‘window-weather’ and denotes the sort of weather that’s best enjoyed from inside, behind a window. Echoing the premise of the well-loved concept ‘hygge’, this new trend encourages Brits to enjoy simple home comforts, inspiring us to curl up by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and watch the rainy scene outside.

With the addition of Firemizer – an award-winning eco-friendly device that keeps your fire burning for longer – you can stay warm inside all afternoon into the late evening. Firemizer spreads heat evenly throughout the fire and ensures logs are burnt through efficiently, reducing fuel usage by up to 38% so you can save money and help the environment at the same time.

  1. Add colour to your home


The transition from summer to autumn/winter is the perfect time to think about any re-decorating projects you may have in mind for your home. Combat any dull and dreary weather we experience outside through brightening up the inside.

This autumn/winter, top interior trends include brightly-coloured statement walls, light and natural textiles and, of course, pops of green in the form of exotic house plants. Adding new touches to your home this season will bring fresh inspiration for the coming months.

  1. Update your outdoor space


For many of us, that familiar chill in the air signifies that it’s time to throw a cover over the garden furniture and stow away the barbecue for another year. This year, why not try your hand at adapting your outdoor space for the colder weather?

You could invest in a fire pit, add some cosy rugs to your outdoor furniture or even host a winter barbecue for family and friends. Hearty dishes like slow-cooked lamb shoulder or roasted root vegetables are perfect for those colder days and can be cooked on the barbecue whilst your guests sip a fresh batch of festive mulled wine.

Firebuilder, the newest addition to the Firemizer brand, acts as a firelighter and kindling all in one and is the perfect barbecue hack, helping to cook your food quicker and more efficiently, so you’ll be serving up your culinary delights in no time. Even better, it uses less charcoal and minimizes environmental impact making your winter barbecue eco-friendly.

  1. Get outdoors


Autumn/winter is the perfect time to dig out those walking boots and waterproofs and head outdoors to explore more of what our country has to offer. Pack some sandwiches and a flask of tea or incorporate a cosy lunch at a rustic country pub into your walk. Staying active and getting outside doesn’t need to end with the last of the summer weather and breathing in some fresh air in the beautiful British countryside is bound to make you fall in love with the autumn/winter season.

  1. Unleash your creativity


With the festive season approaching, we tend to find ourselves spending more in our everyday lives, whether that be on extra household bills to combat colder weather or on gifts for friends and family over Christmas.

Whilst spikes in household bills can be dealt with through investing in energy-saving devices, another way to save money is to get creative when it comes to gift-giving. Why not have a go at making your own Christmas cards or putting together a homemade hamper for a loved one’s birthday? Making your own gifts is a simple life hack to save you money over the coming season and is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon!


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