Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
How I ended up solving the problem
Here's the draft dodger I fashioned last night, using my old, fleece jacket and old fabric and batting scraps, old clothes (socks and undies in this case). The issue was how to keep this up against the door both when someone is home (let's face it, while I and most likely DD would place the draft dodger in place once we entered the home, the boys-forget about it) but more importantly, when we aren't and the heat is turned down to 60 degrees F. I decided to turn to my tried and true method of using clear push pins that I hammer tightly into place, after piercing the pin section through some fabric.
Here's a close up shot
To the right of the door, the draft dodger is pinned to the door frame, nice and tight.
The left side is not, as I have to allow for the door to open. I also have the dodger well enough away from the radiator, to prevent any fire from happening. I am already noticing a difference on a cold, windy day. So another almost no cost (I did pay under 1 penny per push pin and used 10 so a 10 cent project that should save me significantly more in reduced oil bills). This door is located in the front hallway where the programmable thermostat for the center of the home (kitchen/living room) is located.