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Just One Little Thing to get you through Autumn!

So, it’s that time of year again, where it starts to get dark, the weather gets colder and the heating invariably has to go on, but we have some ‘Little Things’ that you can try to make the best of the season, have some fun and brighten up those autumnal days and nights. Our Little Things Campaign will be bringing you our top tips for those small changes that make a big difference in the long run. Things that are easy to do and most importantly, easy to stick to!

 

If you don’t already have a Slow Cooker, then this could be one of your best investments this season. Not only do slow cookers allow you to make delicious warming one-pot meals with very little effort, but they are also efficient too. While they take longer to cook a meal, they’re rated at as little as 200 watts – less than a tenth of some electric ovens. So come home from work to a tasty casserole or warming curry and save on your energy usage as well.

If the darker days are bringing on an attack of the blues, an effective way to counter this is simply to walk it off. Get outside and take a long walk with lots of fresh air and take in some of the spectacular autumn colours, plus, you are getting some exercise at the same time.

Another effective hack is to use aluminium foil behind your radiators. It’s a really simple way to keep the heat in the room. Simply get some cardboard and cover it with foil, putting it between your radiator and the wall and all that heat will reflect back into the room, rather than disappearing through the wall.

An instant mood fixer is to scent your home with the smell of citrus. Citrus scents have long been known to boost your mood and reduce stress, so try a citrus air freshener or diffuser and even put a zesty shower gel or bubble bath on your shopping list.

To make sure your skin feels glowing and protected through the Autumn, we recommend exfoliating regularly to get rid of all that dry skin and looking to use a richer moisturiser. Don’t forget to use a facial sunscreen all year round, even if the sun may not be visible, you still need.

 

Look out for more of our ‘Little Things' on our social media channels with #OneLittleThing. You will be surprised at the difference they can make to your life, wellbeing and help us all to look after the planet.