Winter is coming! Okay, this isn’t Jon Snow planning for war against the Night King. Well, this is you planning to make this year’s winter a bit less teeth-jittering and more comfortable.
With visitors coming around and you having several places to be, there’s every reason to prepare specially for this chilly season.
Here are ways to go.
1. Get the right outfits for winter
To avoid the harsh nippy bites of winter, wearing the right clothes is paramount. Some winter wardrobe essentials include jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, cardigans, stockings, woolen gloves, and beanies. Clothes made of wool and silk are the best for winter as they insulate better.
If you can get long underwear, it’s a great idea to wear them under your pants.
Check your wardrobe if you’re missing any of the essentials and restock before the time comes.
2. Clear your gutters
Blocked gutters are a major cause of structural and foundational damage to structures. When roof gutters are blocked, snow will be unable to be directed away from the building as it should. Therefore, they collect on the roof, melt, and fall around your home, weakening or causing cracks in the foundation. Clogged gutters also allow liquefied snow to enter your property and damage ceilings, windows, and walls.
Leaves and broken twigs may get on your roof and clog your gutters during the fall. Ensure you remove them before the snow comes.
3. Keep your pet comfortable
While making yourself comfortable, don’t forget about your little furry friend. You can always find fanciful shirts to keep your pet warm during winter. Bully sticks for dogs will also be a great treat to keep your furry friend active, stimulated, and happy during the cold. Sufficient activity is vital for a dog’s happiness.
4. Install insulation
Your home is where you, your family, and your pets will take shelter from the cold outside. One of the foremost ways to prepare for winter is to repair or install insulation along your walls, attic, and water lines. Check your heating systems as well.
5. Prep your vehicle for the winter
While gearing up yourself, remember your vehicle will be out in the cold a lot of times with you in it. Here are some tips to prep your car for the winter:
- Ensure your tank is full to antifreeze level to prevent ice from forming in your tank.
- Check your tire treads if they aren’t getting worn out. Replacing them with snow tires is also advisable.
- Importantly, keep an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you get stranded on the road due to bad weather. Your emergency kit for winter should include a portable charger, food items, water, hats, blanket, or sleeping bags. You may also keep a flashlight and first aid kit inside.
6. Check the weather forecast before going on a trip
One crucial step to plan for winter is to check the weather forecast before leaving the house. This is extremely vital if you intend to travel. Checking the weather forecast for your area and your destination may save you a lot of trouble. You don’t want to get stranded in a snowstorm. This is probably everyone’s worst nightmare in winter.
Winter is a season full of fun because it’s marked by the holidays. However, be reminded of the frosty bite it comes with. The above safety tips will help you make this winter one of the most comfortable ones yet.