With the cold weather hitting much of Australia, it's the season to start weather-proofing your house. You can make a simple but effective draft stopper that keeps warm air in and cold air out with a pool noodle and a pillowcase or sheet.
Some houses have a harder time with drafts than others, especially if your house has hardwood floors, tile or linoleum. The space underneath the door is just enough for a bone-chilling draft to make its way toward your fortress of comfort.
This simple draft blocker found on Pinterest is easy to make. Just grab a pool noodle, cut it in half short-ways, and place both pieces in a pillow or folded sheet on each side of the door. Find a safety pin or something similar to secure the fabric and keep the noodles from sliding too far from the doors sides, and you have a draft blocker that slides easily with the door as it opens and closes.
You can also use pipe insulation, but pool noodles are more fun to have around. This type of setup won't work very well on carpets, but carpeted homes are usually less drafty to begin with.