I don’t know about you, but I am SO excited for winter. If you remember, I just moved from Arizona to Colorado, which means that we are actually getting 4 seasons! It’s unreal!
We all have winter coats and boots, but there are a few other things you can do to get ready for the snow. See below for extra tips from blogger Jane from Life @ Number 8. Jane lives in Austrailia and contributed tips for winter, even though she is getting ready for summer there. Enjoy!
1. Have a car kit.
Make sure you have some supplies in your vehicle in the case of an emergency. You should, at the least, have water, snacks, a blanket, extra jacket (how many times have YOU had a kid who leaves their coat at school. On a Friday.) and an ice scraper.
2. Stock up on meds.
You do NOT want to have to run to the 24 hour Walgreens in the middle of the night in the snow and cold when one of the kids gets sick. Make sure you have any of the meds you may need on hand. This will probably include Tylenol, Motrin and Benedryl.
3. Stock up on food.
I know we don’t live in the ice age and many of us live in places where we can always get to a store. Do you remember the blizzards the East coast had last year? Yeah. That’s why I have a second freezer with meats and veggies and a shelf in the basement with tons of extra water and non perishables.
4. Start getting prepped for the holidays.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Start getting the foodstuffs and gifts now. Look back next week for making a holiday notebook.
12 things to do to prepare for winter
- Enjoy what’s left of summer – soak up that Vitamin D. Get out of the house every chance you can.
- Boost your pre-winter exercise routine.
- Wash all your blankets/winter bedding or at least air them. Let your children beat them, the quilts I mean
- Check the children’s winter pjs fit. Buy some glam ones for yourself.
- Get your heating serviced/cleaned ready to go. And anything else you plug in for heat.
- Wash or dry-clean your good summer clothes ready to pack away or rotate.
- Put $10 into pocket of favourite jacket: a nice surprise next summer.
- Have flu shots. Boost Vitamins intake.
- Get in winter supplies: Kleenex flu tabs, books, ok chocolate: if you must
- Cook a few easy prep meals and freeze. Use on tired days not just sick ones.
- Get your car serviced/winter ready.
- Plan winter family activities: outdoors & at home.
Jane is an Australian blogger where they are heading into summer. She lives life optimistically and positively. Her somewhat eclectic blog is all about how she lives beyond the restrictions life has given her.Check out her blog at Life @ Number 8.
What preparations have you made for winter? As always, please share it in the comments.