My Latest Obsession: The Hot Water Bottle

We've had freezing temperatures in San Francisco this week, which is way worse than getting them in, say, New York. Our windows are old and drafty and not insulated for this kind of weather. In fact, I've lived in two apartments with no heat at all. It's not uncommon here, where temps don't tend to dip below 50.

But this season, my Chilean boyfriend turned me on to the hot water bottle. I hadn't used one since I was a kid with the flu. They just seemed kind of old-timey, but it has since become my winter security blanket.

I heat up instantly while I wait for the room to catch up. I also don't rely on the heat of my apartment as much, saving me on heating costs. And I make sure to reuse the water when I need to reheat. Bonus: it helps with my achy back.

I just picked up the faux fur cozy at Restoration Hardware to fancy it (plus it can be too hot when I first use it). I want to get one for everyone on my list and make handmade cozies. Are you a HWB convert too? Share your tips below!

Shown above, left to right:

  1. Restoration Hardware
  2. Restoration Hardware
  3. Etsy
  4. Etsy
  5. Vermont Country Store


(Image credits: Restoration Hardware; Restoration Hardware; Etsy; Etsy; Vermont Country Store)

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