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6 Kmart hacks to keep your home cosy in colder weather

It’s no secret that an efficient heater and a good dehumidifier are essential for keeping your home warm and dry over the chilly months. 

But what about the cosy non-essentials? The little optional extras that can transform your home into a soft sanctuary of snugness? 

You go to Kmart, of course. 

Yes, everyone’s favourite budget retail store has a veritable smorgasbord of products to help you overcome the cold snaps without breaking the bank. We scoured the shelves for cheap and cheerful goodies to keep your home cosy - here are our top picks. 

1. A toasty heated throw

Have you wanted to try out the weighted blanket trend but didn't want to spend a huge amount of money? This 7kg weighted grey fleece blanket give you the chance to try out its de-stressing effects while keeping you cosy. It comes in a nice neutral grey to suit most homes’ colour schemes.

Get it here for just $49.

2. These adorable wheat bag plushies

Featuring removable microwaveable heat bags, these animal-shaped plushies are the perfect way to keep the kids warm and cosy. 

Choose from a range of furry favourites, including foxes, koalas, rabbits and more, with prices starting at around $11. 

3. This super affordable slow cooker

With a ceramic pot, tempered glass lid and iron housing, this $30 slow cooker is an excellent option for anyone who’s interested in whipping up hearty meals with minimal effort. Its three litre capacity is the perfect size for cooking for two or three people - bigger families might need to look at larger options. 

Best of all, slow cookers are wonderfully energy efficient and only use about half the electricity of a regular oven! Check out this blog post for more information on how to reduce electricity costs in the kitchen. 

4. A cute USB aroma diffuser

Create a calming atmosphere and fill your home with soothing scents with this $17 USB aroma diffuser. Featuring a gentle LED light, timer and 12 month warranty, this diffuser can transform any living space into a peaceful and aromatic nest. Fragrances are sold separately and start at just $3.23!

5. This cosy rug

Hardwood floors got your feet feeling chilly? Looking for an elegant and affordable way to protect the carpet? 

Kmart offers a variety of rugs to keep your home cosy and stylish. Featuring muted colours and a classic design, our pick of the bunch is this $75 sheared wool blend printed rug, which measures 1.8m x 1.33m. Check in-store or online for other sizes and styles.

6. These fleece onesies

Kmart offers a wide range of onesies to keep the kids warm on those chilly nights. Our favourite is this $21 novelty sleepsuit, which boasts cosy fleece fabric, a cute animal-themed hood and kangaroo pockets for keeping the hands warm and/or storing late night snacks. 

Save more on your power bill 

Looking for even more ways to keep your home warm in the colder months without spending an arm and a leg on electricity? Give us a call today on 0800 785 733 and find out how you save on power by joining Pulse Energy, New Zealand’s leading provider of low-cost electricity.

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