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Winter is coming: two handy purchases for you to make

Kermit the Frog in the snow - CC0 Public Domain

Staying upright: Sticky Feet

Sticky Feet ice and snow slip on grips

Well into my adult life I finally got round to trying out slip-on snow grips for my shoes, and these work a wonder. They are rather fiddly to put on (and I would certainly recommend erring on the order of buying a larger rather than smaller size), but once on my shoes they turned slipping and sliding into easy walking.

Given the very impressive amounts of grip added by these I highly recommend them if you are wearing shoes or trainers. If you are wearing boots, however, I suspect even the largest size would struggle to fit properly over the toes.

You can buy the Sticky Feet slip-on grips for ice and snow here.

Staying warm: Radflek radiator sheets

As someone with three radiators against external walls, I’ve become a great fan of the Radflek reflector sheets.

They are very easy to install – with little skill beyond the ability to use scissors required – and reflect heat back into your home rather than having it escape via the external wall.

The ease of installation appeals to my lack of DIY skills but also makes them suitable for use in rented property – giving even short-term tenants a practical extra insulation option beyond nagging their landlord to do better.

You can buy Radflek sheets from Amazon here.

P.S. Here’s a video from Radlek which shows how easy the reflector sheets are to install:

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