Aldi has launched energy-saving draught excluders starting at just £1.99, which experts reckon could save you £20 a year.
It’s officially arctic these days and if, like me, you’d rather work from home in three jumpers, a blanket and a hot water bottle than put your heating on – this handy contraption might just be the thing for you.
The bargain supermarket is stocking up with six different types of draught excluder that should drastically reduce the amount of heat escaping your home.
In fact, The Energy Saving Trust reckon draught excluders can shave up to £20 off your energy bills based on a semi-detached house in England, Scotland or Wales.
Stephen Murray, energy expert at MoneySuperMarket said: “As we become more reliant on our heating systems, particularly while so many of us are working from home during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to think about how you can save money on your energy bills.
“Simple home improvements such as adding a draught excluder for a couple of quid can really add up to a decent saving over a year.”
Depending on where you’d like to put your draught excluder will denote which one you need and what size.
If you want to close the gap between floor and doors, which Uswith.com say is ‘one of the best ways you can draught-proof your home’, opt for a brush or hinged flap draught excluder.
Aldi’s double-sided foam draught excluder can be slipped on the bottom of any indoor door and it doesn’t even need adhesive to stay in play.
It measures 95cm x 10cm x 2.5cm or you can opt for the PVC version which has a brush along the floor which will close gaps of up to 20mm between door and floor.
Aldi is also selling a 15mm felt version of the PVC draught excluder.
The supermarket is also selling a transparent draught excluder which can be cut down to whatever size you need – which will be best if you have any awkward gaps to fill.
Finally, Aldi is also offering two white ‘P’ and ‘E’ profile draught excluders which fit to the edges of your window.
The letters refer to the shape and size of the tape, ‘P’ is for gaps around 3-5mm while ‘E’ is for 2-3.5mm.
Each product is just £1.99 making it some of the cheapest options on the market.
This Manchester lad has made ‘sneaker candles’ and they look mint
I need some of these for my house
This Manchester lad has made ‘sneaker candles’ and they’re as cool as they sound.
Crep Candle is the brainchild of 22-year-old Harvey Prince, who moved home after uni with a fantastically creative wax-based idea.
Harvey came up with the homeware idea in his final year of university, where he put plenty of time into researching moulds and candles all made from a different classic trainer.
Fast forward to October 2020 and Harvey started actually making the candles, probably ruining his mam’s stove with melted wax and taking up tonnes of space.
But the hard work and clever idea paid off as Harvey sold out of his creations in just two days!
One of his latest moulds based on the legendary Nike TN shoe has created tonnes of buzz on socials, meaning his followers have been on an upward slope.
Harvey and his photographer friend @joelhirstphoto who helps out with socials have been brainstorming over Christmas to step into 2021 with their best foot forward.
There are new drops every two weeks with this month seeing one of their most requested trainers becoming a candle – the Jordan 1.
You can follow Crep Candle here.
This almost impossible clear jigsaw puzzle is the perfect lockdown challenge
It’s been described as the ‘hardest puzzle ever’
Someone has created an almost impossible jigsaw puzzle and it’s perfect for lockdown!
If you’ve found yourself losing your mind in the third national lockdown because you’ve already mastered banana bread and completed all your other jigsaw puzzles, well this might just be the one for you.
Created by Etsy shop, Little Flower Pot Shop, the clear jigsaw comes in four sizes starting at an easy nine pieces going all the way up to 144 pieces.
Now a 144 piece puzzle doesn’t sound too bad, until you find out this jigsaw not only doesn’t have a picture, each individual puzzle piece is completely clear.
The clear jigsaw puzzle also has an ‘Okay’ version complete with 25 pieces, while ‘Hard’ will see you scrambling to put together 49 pieces.
Prices depend on which size you go for and think you can handle, starting at £14.65.
Alternatively, you can grab a bundle of all four sizes for £59.57, which will keep you busy enough to at least forget about Boris for a little while.
One reviewer wrote: “Hardest puzzle ever!!! Straight lines on the inside is just evil. I finished in about 8 hours. Tediously.”
And a second described the puzzle as ‘challenging but not overwhelming’, whereas a third said ‘hardest puzzle ever‘.
You can get one here.
Aldi’s huge baby and toddler event is returning and prices start at just 99p
Great news for parents and expectant families
The popular baby and toddler event is returning to Aldi and prices start at as little as 99p.
Pre-order started for the first of two Specialbuy ranges last Sunday, January 10th, but if you missed it don’t worry as you’ll be able to buy the collection in store this Thursday (January 14th).
You will then be able to preorder the second range online on January 14th, before they hit the stores four days later on Sunday, January 17th.
The event will feature Aldi’s own range, Mamia, plus brands like Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Trolls too!
The cheapest price available is 99p for Paw Patrol and Trolls snacks, while the most expensive item at the event is a £129.99 nursery cot.
Top picks from the event include the £29.99 Moses basket with adjustable height, available in the first collection.
There’s also a £119.99 Nursery wardrobe with hanging space as well as drawers and a changing table on the top.
They’ve also got baby high chairs at £12.99, an essential purchase for all parents to be!
Other items include a £5.49 New Mum Pamper Back, 12 multi-buy 64 packs of sensitive Baby Wipes (£5.39), a £79.99 bedside crib, and an eight pack of bamboo muslin cloths (£8.99).
There’s also soothers (£1.99), baby changing mat (£3.99), mini bath support (£9.99), nappies (from £2.59), air soother (£2.99) and family toilet seat (£14.99).
You can find your nearest Aldi here.