Is it just me or has Thursday rolled around quick this week?  I have a grumpy teething toddler on my hands, which is as fun as it sounds, so we’ve doing lots to try and distract her from the pain.  Watching horses in the field by our house seems to have mystical soothing properties, let me tell you!

Anyway, I digress, it’s Thursday and that means it’s time to share another energy saving tip.  This one doesn’t have much impact just now, in summer, but come winter you’ll thank me for it:

best ways to save energy

Tip number six: rearrange your furniture.

If your sofa or any other bulky item of furniture is in front of your radiator then it will absorb a high percentage of the heat being emitted from your radiator.  This means you’ll have to run your heating for longer for your room to warm up.  So move your sofa away from your radiator, at least in the months when you’re running your heating anyway.  If your room is quite small and there’s nowhere else for your sofa to go, then moving your sofa a little bit away from the radiator so the heat can circulate a bit more will definitely help.

Hardly groundbreaking I know, but we’re house hunting at the moment and I am continously surprised at the number of homes we’ve looked at online where the sofa is placed in front of the radiator.

Just by moving it a bit you’ll save money, energy, your boiler won’t have to work as hard, and you’ll get a nice warm glow (quite literally) from helping the environment.

I’ll be back next week with another easy energy saving tip!  In the meantime I’ve got a post coming up shortly about ethical undies (ooh la la!) so keep your eyes peeled!  And, if you have any good ways to save energy that you want to share with Moral Fibres readers then email me them on hello (at) and I’ll feature them here!


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