As winter sets in, we all like our homes to be as cosy as possible. But keeping the cold out and the warmth in can be tricky.
One of the best and cheapest ways to keep out cold air is to use a draught excluder.
These handy cushions stop draughts from getting under the front door and into your home. You can also use them on internal doors to make rooms even cosier. What’s more, they’ll help you cut your energy bills.
There are a range of draught excluders available to buy. Or why not make your own homemade version?
Below, we show a simple way to create your own DIY draught excluder to keep the cold at bay.
If making a cushion from scratch sounds tricky, why not try something easier? There are plenty of other ways to make a DIY draught excluder. You can even recycle old clothes to help save on your energy bills.
For a quick version, cut the leg off an old pair of jeans or the arm from an old jumper and turn them into draught excluders. Stuff them with filling and sew up the ends for a cheap way to cut out the cold.
Got some old tights or socks? You could stuff these with filling for a simple and cheap way to banish the draughts. Just remember to add something to weigh them down and keep them in place. To do this, mix some dried peas or beans with the filler before sewing them up.
Don’t fancy sewing? Remember you can always use iron-on fabric tape to save on stitching!