5 Ways to Ease a Cold: With Bonus Checklist

November 28, 2016

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About a month ago it seemed like the whole household (myself included) was battling seasonal changing colds. The coughing, sore throats and overall body aches was unpleasant for us all. During these times of colds it is very helpful to have certain items around the house that can help ease the uncomfortable cold symptoms. In this post I will highlight 5 ways to help ease colds and have included at the end a printable checklist you can print of possible items to buy and keep handy during the flu or cold seasons.

Below are ways that you and your family can help ease those annoying cold symptoms.

1). Take medicines and make sure you have them in the home.

This is a no brainer.  I choose this as number one because most medicines do help ease the symptoms of a cold. I mention to make sure you have some in the home because you would be surprised how many times we have been low or all the children get colds at once and we need a few bottles of cold medicine handy. I try to clean out our prescription and medicine basket often to be rid of the expired medication. When bottles are thrown away make a goal to get more cold medications right away to have on hand when colds are prevalent in the household.


2). Keep a humidifier in the room.

When anyone in our household has a cold the humidifier comes out from the closet and is used in almost every room the sick individual resides. If there are sore throats or congestion this helps to ease the breathing or stuffiness as the mist helps provide some moisture in the air.


3). Drink plenty of water.

With sore throats or common colds making sure to drink plenty of water helps the immune system fight the cold as well as keep the sick individual hydrated.




4). Drinking warm teas.

My husband and I love to drink green teas when we have a cold or feel one coming as it helps to ease a cold by providing warmth and relaxation. When we are sick we like to get Bigelow Tea as this is our number one choice and brand for our green teas. These teas personally help ease the cold symptoms such as congestion or sore throats. Bigelow Tea is a popular choice for it’s freshness, US manufacturing and quality ingedients. We like to Tea Proudly with Bigelow so much that we make sure to have plenty on hand.




When we are running low we go to Walmart to get ours. At our recent trip to Walmart we went to the Tea aisle and choose Bigelow Tea Green Tea with Lemon as this is a favorite and Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger as it looked different and interesting. I also learned that you can get $0.75 off a box by going here for the deal.



5). Rest.

Sometimes I like to joke that I only get a cold or sick because I must need a rest. While this can be a joke it is often too true. Our bodies need rest on occasion and I find that if the body is over worked and we don’t take time for rest then our bodies are more prone to colds or working in overdrive leading to breakdowns and sickness. To help ease colds or sickness make sure to get plenty of rest. Sleep, be a couch potato, drink warm green teas, drink water or whatever you do to relax and rest. Focus on getting better and then you will feel better and feel more productive.

While all these ways explained above are great for helping  to ease colds there are of course other ways to help ease colds and I have those included in this “Bonus Checklist” that includes items to have on hand during a cold. This checklist includes reminders and ways to ease a cold as well.

What do you do to ease a cold? 

Click here to get your “Bonus Checklist”

Have you tried Bigelow Teas and if so which is your favorite flavor? Reminder you can get $0.75 off any Bigelow Tea box here and you can follow Bigelow on Facebook and Twitter as well for more information on their selections.



  • Courtney Buteau November 28, 2016 at 8:39 am

    A humidifier is definitely key with the change in seasons. I totally agree! Having tea on hand is also a must. The warm mug and hot drink always seem to make me feel a bit better. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your great tips! #client

  • Shauna November 28, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Humidifiers really work for me too. I’m so bad about the drinking water part, though 🙂



  • Becky @ bybmg November 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I love a humidifier for our boys! Warm tea doesn’t hurt either! I love Bigelow Teas!

  • Amy November 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I love hot tea! I have one at night a lot of the time. Good tips on staying healthy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Kelsey November 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    great tips! fun post!


  • jodie filogomo November 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Well, this is perfect timing since I have a cold right now! I usually have tea midafternoon, but I got too busy today! I’m definitely having some tomorrow!! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Cielo November 28, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I get colds a lot during winter! Thanks for this helpful post! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom November 28, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I ALWAYS try to keep medicines stocked when the cold weather arrives! There is nothing worse than having a sick child and a husband at work late or out of town and you need something for their fever, etc. I too enjoy hot tea when I have a sore throat or just a cold in general. I never thought of using a humidifier, but this is a great idea and I need to get ours out the next time one of us is sick.


  • Shannon Jenkins November 28, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Such great tips! Tea is always my go to!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Emily Green November 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    It seems my body always needs rest too when I feel like I’m getting sick- it’s always when I’m overworking myself. Love warm tea at times like that!

  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes November 29, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Oh I love Bigelow tea! I went and toured their plantation in Charleston SC. I am just getting over a cold and these tips really do work! Hot tea is my favorite!

    Bows & Clothes