How can it be October already? Seriously, it feels like only yesterday we were celebrating Christmas. Now, here we are in the run up to celebrate it again. Of course, that means that winter is on its way. But we’ve still got a few weeks left to get prepared for the season. If you like, you can use my guide to ensure you have everything you could need and want for your family.
New Winter Clothes
I think this is one of my favorite parts of this season. I always go out and buy a lovely new, winter coat. In fact, I often make it a family trip so that we all get one. I know, there are many of you thinking, why not wait for the new year sales? Well, if you do that you're buying a winter coat for next year, aren’t you? That’s why they’re on sale because at that point it’s nearly spring!
Where we live, we don’t get snow...ever. But, this year I’m planning on going away for the winter. For once, we’re going to experience a proper white christmas! That’s the plan anyway, and that’s why I’ve been looking at women’s snow shoes. You can buy them online, and they are perfect if you live in a place where the snow falls thick and heavy in the winter months.
I’ve started looking at the decorations now because I know in a month; they’re going to rise in price. If you have any Christmas decorations to get, it’s better to buy while everyone else is still focused on Halloween. The prices are lower because there isn’t as greater demand. I’m personally looking for a lovely wreath for our front door.
As we all know, once winter rolls around, the bills start to build up. We put the central heating on more often, rather than reaching for a wooly jumper. If you want to save energy this season, the first thing you should do is look at your boiler. You need to check it isn’t damaged or in need of a repair. If it is, heating your home could end up costing you a fortune.
As well as this, you might want to consider improving your house insulation. For instance, you can upgrade your windows to double or triple glazing. That way, if the snow does start to fall outside, you can make sure your living room stays nice and toasty.
Trimming The Trees
One problem that occurs just before winter arrives is the falling leaves from the trees. You might think that’s wonderful, and kids sure love jumping in and out of them. But fallen leaves will make a mess of your garden. As well as this, taller trees might drop their leaves on your roof clogging your gutters. If you have this issue, be sure to trim the trees back now, away from the house. That way your gutter will be clear of blockages.
There are lots more ways you can get ready for winter. It’s not just about buying Christmas presents, so have a browse online and make sure you’re prepared.