No one can stop winter from coming, but you sure can prepare. Planning ahead gives you a good head start in keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy during the frozen season.
Although winter comes regularly, many people are still caught off guard because of poor or non-existent planning. When you are prepared, you are saved from the stress and worry that often plague many households.
Here are three things you can do to get ready for the cold.
Prepare your home
Snow, rain, and the cold wind can inflict serious damages to houses that are not prepared for winter. Not only is this unsafe, it can quickly rack up a pile of bills you definitely don’t want to deal with. Make sure you install weather stripping, storm windows, and insulation. Clean out all gutters and make sure all leaks are sealed before winter comes. Indoors, a furnace tune up in Lehi is in order. You don’t want to be freezing indoors, calling repair companies in the middle of the winter.
Have food ready
Winter means clearing your refrigerator and cupboards of all unnecessary supplies. Make room for a healthy dose of comforting food and ingredients for stews and soups. Buy cheap cuts of meat in bulk to make sure you don’t have to run up to the grocery store in the middle of an icy day. Stews and soups usually need to be left on the stove for extended periods, making cheap meat extremely convenient. Stock up on teas and coffee as well.
Care for your skin
Apart from wearing piles of clothes to keep yourself warm, you still need to take care of your skin. During winter months, your skin needs extra hydration as the cold weather can dry skin up pretty quickly. Stock up on creams and hydrating serums that will help weatherproof your skin.
Of course, the most important thing during this season is to constantly check on family and friends and make sure they are safe.
Follow these suggestions and you’ll be ready when winter comes.