Lately my boyfriend and I have developed a new strategy for getting through the dull winter, keeping a peaceful environment at home, and having more fun and excitement with minimal cost. As one part of a young, broke couple, I can’t recommend this relationship tactic more highly to my peers. If you’re tired of sitting at home in the cold winter darkness and too poor to find entertainment through spending your money on dinner and drinks, here’s what you do. You get naked. Since daylight savings kicked into gear, we have been scheduling naked days several times a week to pass the cold and depressing season. We do all of our normal activities, just, without clothing. Suddenly everything is funny and lighthearted. Suddenly you are not going to fight when you have the option to cuddle. Suddenly the energy bill shoots through the roof.. That’s the trade off. There must be a heat compromise when you shed all your layers. Your body isn’t retaining as much natural heat as before without all of those layers of heavy sweaters and long underwear, so you must alter the environment. That’s where our central heating system comes into play. We crank the hell out of that thermostat before naked days begin. One of us takes a trip to the mounted temperature control system and boosts the indoor air temperature at least 15% to soften the disrobing. It definitely helps to hear the furnace chugging away in the background as you pull off all that warm winter armour, but it’s a less joyful and loosey-goosey day when the power bill arrives at the end of the month.