Tips to help you prepare for the winter season ahead

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Are you ready for the winter? The cold weather is quickly approaching us and soon enough there will be snow.

It is always good to think ahead and be prepared for whatever hits you in this cold weather, especially in the winter due to blizzards and heavy snowfall.

The Interrobang came up with a few tips to help you get through this winter season smoothly and efficiently.

1. If you have a car this winter it’s always best to be prepared for whatever comes your way in on the road. Prepare your car with snow tires so they don’t slip and slid on the icy roads. Always have a snow brush in your car because you need something to clean your car off when it’s covered in snow and you’re in a rush to get to school or work. Make sure you have an emergency first-aid kit in your car, flashlight, blankets, food and water, extra warm clothing, a small shovel in case your car gets stuck and you need to shovel your way out. Jumper cables and tools, along with extra gas are also needed and make sure to have your windshield flued filled and a spare tire with air in it.

2. Now to get your home ready for the cold weather is another story. If you’re living in a house, make sure your gutters are clean as you do not want ice dams to form and damage your home. Make sure to seal any leaks in your home and protect your pipes, as well as installing weather stripping. Now if you want your home to feel cozy and ready for the winter get some nice thick throw pillows and blankets. If your home doesn’t already have a fireplace built in, you can always buy an electric fireplace and place it anywhere in your home to be warm.

3. To keep yourself warm when going outside or even staying in, layering your clothing is a must because the Canadian winter is going to freeze your toes off if you do not have the proper clothing on. Turtlenecks and tanks tops under your clothing are a great way to keep you warm and still look fashionable. Get yourself a big jacket, preferably something with a big hood and something that is able to cover your whole back because you do not want that cold air to get you. Have gloves, a hat and a scarf on hand to keep you extra warm because they are what keep you the warmest and you won’t get sick or frostbite. One more fashionable and comfortable item you should have during the winter is boots. In Canada, it keeps snowing until you are knee deep in the snow so get a pair of boots that are warm and water resistant.

4. Lastly don’t let the winter get you down. The winter can get somewhat blue because it’s cold and no one really wants to go outside. To help keep the winter blues away, make some plans with your friends and family. If none of your friends or family want to go out, it’s always good to have game boards in your home or any kind of entertainment to keep you and your guest in a good mood for the cold weather. Also, make sure to get enough sleep and exercise during the winter, because it’ll make you feel more motivated and helps you keep a positive and healthy mindset.