We made it! The 2020 holiday season is finally here, and boy has it ever been a wild ride to get here. It’s safe to say that 2020 has been full of ups and downs for many of us, and this season might look a little different than we’re used to. Finding ways to stay cozy at home during the holidays is officially more important than ever!
The Mysa fam has done a lot of in-depth research (from our cozy work-from-home blanket forts, of course!) on ways to bring more comfort into our lives this season. Here’s a list of our top three ways to stay cozy at home during the holidays (and all season long):
Hygge, Hygge, Hygge
Gesundheit! Just kidding. Hygge — the famous Danish catch-all word for ‘cozy’ — might sound like a sneeze, but its meaning is nothing to be sniffed at during the holidays. Hygge (pronounced “hue-guh”) can be created in many different ways in your home. Think small, safe gatherings with those who matter most. Soft, snuggly blankets and warm woolen socks. Sipping hot chocolate and enjoying a good book or a soothing song by a crackling fire. Or, simply maintaining the perfect energy-saving temperature at home with a simple tap to create the cozy nest that suits you best!
Hygge is synonymous with comfort and joy during the holiday season and beyond, and it needn’t cost a fortune to create. In fact, hygge is often summed up as more of a feeling that results from your consciously-arranged surroundings. We definitely agree! Small, thoughtful changes can add up to make a big impact on how you stay cozy at home.
Stay Cozy with a Smart Home
We get it. Life can get even more hectic during the holiday season, particularly when you have a busy family schedule to deal with. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s about making time to focus on the people and activities that matter most. Creating a smarter home can help you stay cozy, save energy, and keep your daily life ultra-convenient. For example, welcoming a smart home assistant like Apple HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, or Google’s Siri into your daily life. Want to know how many layers in which to wrap your child before heading out to build the ultimate snowman? Ask your trusty home assistant! No need to spend time scrolling through weather reports.
Speaking of comfort and joy — do you love returning to a perfectly cozy home (or seasonal chalet) at the end of a long day? Using an energy-saving smart thermostat with an easy mobile app to control your electric heating or cooling is the perfect way to maintain your ideal temperature at home. Whether you’ve already created the perfect heating or cooling schedule for the rooms in your home that need it most, or you’re preparing for safe family festivities on the fly using your smartphone or tablet, a smart thermostat can help you stay cozy at home during the holidays and all year long!
Stay Cozy at Home by Staying Budget-Conscious
While the holidays are a time of joy and enjoyment, they can also turn the spotlight on our personal and family budgets. Staying cozy at home during the holidays isn’t just about brown paper packages tied up with string and generous gestures of seasonal love. Keeping a close eye on your family’s budget can become even more important during this season, including how much you are spending on heating and cooling your home. After all, staying on-budget can be the coziest feeling of all when every holiday dollar counts!
As the weather outside gets increasingly wintry, we all know how tempting it can be to crank up those old-fashioned beige thermostats to ‘tropical’, and then forget to turn them down again before rushing out to pick up those last-minute holiday items. The result? An astronomical energy bill that invariably shows up at the same time as those holiday credit card bills! Installing energy-saving smart thermostats for your home’s electric heating or cooling helps you take full control of how and when you heat your home. Side hustle — smart thermostats can help you save big $$ on your monthly energy bill! Staying cozy at home by staying budget-conscious is definitely a form of self-care that not only benefits you during the holidays, but all year long!
Warmest Tidings of Comfort, Savings, and Joy!
Well, friends — that’s a (gift) wrap on our top three ways to stay cozy at home during the holidays! These are a few of favourite things that can help you maintain a sense of comfort in your home throughout the year. We hope you find them helpful during this season of cozy times and new beginnings!
From our family to yours, during the holidays and every day, warmest tidings of comfort, savings, and joy : )
Bring it on, 2021!