This year, trust these three essentials to get past your winter woes and enjoy the best parts of the season. You’ll be grateful you did once the weather becomes harsh.
1) Invest in A Good Snow Blower!
Some areas get some serious snow. A little bit here and there, enough to make a snowman, is no big deal. However, a snowstorm is just a bit too much to deal with. If you’re worried about the potential for upcoming storms in your area, don’t put off investing in a snow blower any longer.
Sure, snow blowers are more expensive than your shovel. But they’ll help you plow through piles of snow in the case of an emergency and you need to leave the house.
A reliable snow blower, like a Slopehound, will last for years. Say goodbye to mornings of cold achy arms from shoveling snow; it’s the year to be efficient.
2) Think About Grabbing Some Portable Heat Packs
If you’re always feeling chilly or, will be spending a lot of time outside this winter, consider carrying around a portable heat pack. Portable heat packs are incredibly helpful and fast-acting.
These little devices pack a punch. Once they are exposed to oxygen, they heat up and stay warm for about eight hours. They are not only good for the cold itself but also the aches and pains that sometimes come along with it.
These are safe to put in your pockets or tucked in garments, so you can place them anywhere on your body. Some companies now even manufacture shoe inserts with portable heat technology. Prepare to be toasty from head to toe!
Heat pads can help you target and soothe the source of your muscle aches. Whether you have soreness after you work out, you’re dealing with a monthly problem or using them to fight the cold, these little portable heat packs can be life changing.
3) Find A Soothing Winter Lotion
Dehydration in winter can lead to rough, chapped and dry skin. Find a deep moisturizing lotion you enjoy, and you can severely cut down on dry and flaky skin.
By employing a balm or moisturizer to your skin, or at least a thick water-based lotion, you can fight against dryness. You don’t just have to leave your lotion on your hands either:
- Let it soak into your skin overnight
- Put it on underneath socks
- Lather it on right after you shower
You’ll experience an intense and deep moisturizing feeling and prevent any skin damage.
Also, keep a little tube of moisturizer in your bag for emergencies. This way you can keep your skin in tiptop condition even as the seasons change.
If you’re looking for essentials for winter, search for items that will help you live normally. Make a list of what aggravates you about winter, and come up with a solution for each item on your list.
Are your toes freezing, even in boots? Feet warmers will do the trick.
Sick of dry hands? Stock up on several lotions.
Also, if you start to feel anxious, depressed, or just plain down in the dumps during January, consider seeing a therapist for even just the winter months. Staying in touch of your mental health is most important during the winter, as seasonal depression is extremely common in residents of snowy climates.