It's a truth universally acknowledged that a student house gets cold in the winter. Turning the heating on for only an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening to save money will do nothing to raise the icy temperature when all the warmth effortlessly escapes through the single-glazed windows, thin walls and raggedy carpet.
Let's face it, being cold is miserable. Sliding your doubled-up-pyjama-bottomed-bum into freezing sheets only to shiver all night, wake up seeing your breath and put on clothes that are so cold that they feel wet is not fun. When stepping outside and into a blizzard is warmer than watching TV in your living room, you know it's time to make some changes to your Eskimo lifestyle.
So here's some advice about coping with the cold when leaving the heating on all day is just not an option.