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    Default Oh Snap!!

    A few evenings ago, I cut up cheap clear plastic shower curtains to fit over my windows for some insulation. In a little over an hour, the temp in my apartment rose 2 degrees and the heat wasn't on. Woo hoo!

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    Very good! And with a bit more time, you'll probably see an even greater increase in the inside temp. Windows transfer so much heat and cold.

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    Awesome. Now cut some quilts up for curtains and Save,save,save.!!!

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    That's fantastic!

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    WTG! Yep heavy drapes of anything will help too!

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    That is great......get some heavy drapes up and you will be surprised at how much warmer it will be!

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    That's a great idea!

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    A very good & frugal idea.

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    what a great idea! We still have one set of original windows that I shrink-wrap every year.... I bet a shower curtain would be wayyy cheaper than the shrink-wrap kit! I wonder if DH would go for this... on the one hand, he has to pay the electric bill (and it's huge)... on the other hand, he hates anything that feels like "being poor." (Ponder the irony...)

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    I have 2 big double windows downstairs I hung those cheap see through shower curtains under my curtains on them.They fit both windows perfect.

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    Did you hang them up? Cut them and tape them to the window? Cut and tape so there was a couple of inches between the window and the curtain?

    We have big drafty windows. We've tried the bubble wrap method. We need something more than just that. This sounds like a nice, inexpensive solution that still allows us to see out.

    Thanks.

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    On my big windows I just hung them used little nails on top of the window frame to match the holes in the top of the shower curtains.I also have blinds on these windows under the shower curtains I wanted to be able to still open blinds for sun light.

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    What a great idea. I need to invest in some drapes for our home, these blinds we have just don't keep the cold out.

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    Dmom actually cut and resewed them into curtains for her Florida rm. It is nothing but windows and a dollar store shower curtain worked perfect. Drapes would have been a fortune. And yes they do insulate to some degree.

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    So is the shower curtain just hanging by the nails at the top or did you kinda nail it all the way around to "seal" the window so to speak?

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