It’s such a blessing to be able to work from home. You get to skip out on commuting, on coworker drama, on getting dressed up every day, and on spending your hard-earned money on gas or other travel expenses.

But here’s something you might not have considered: when you work from home, you need to maintain a comfortable temperature that’s conducive to productivity (after all, who can think clearly when they’re shivering). And that can get pretty expensive in the cold winter months, especially if you live in a frigid northern climate.

So here are a few tips for staying warm while you work, without blowing out your electric or gas bill on heating.

Drink warm beverages

Coffee and tea are a cold person’s best friend. There’s nothing like holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea to keep those hands warm when you’re on a break from typing. If you’re trying to stay hydrated, you can just drink hot water from a tea or coffee mug.

Space heaters

Today’s space heaters are very efficient ways to get your office toasty in no time. Just be careful to turn your heater off AND unplug it when you’re finished with the office for the day!

Heated mouse

This product is a little bit ridiculous, but worth a mention for those of you who have your hand on a mouse all day long.

Bundle up

Might sound like a no-brainer, but some people just aren’t aware how much warmer you can get your body temperature by adding a layer of clothing. At a minimum, keep a sweater in your office. Blankets are great, too!


Fingerless gloves

It’s hard to type when your hands are cold, but gloves and mittens make it even more difficult. Solve the problem by investing in some fingerless gloves.

Heated seat cushion

Ahh, this product is pure luxury. You just plug it in and set it on your regular desk chair, and you’ll warm up in no time.

With these tips, you’ll stay toasty while you save money on heating expenses.