Friday, October 30, 2015

Your Guide to Winter Preparedness

Every time the seasons start to change, it’s always a good idea to double check your preparations. For folks in more northern states, preparing for winter is critical—especially with predictions for a harsh weather this year.

So this week, we thought we’d lend a hand with some tips to help you make sure you have everything covered. You can think of it as a checklist, though not exhaustive—you should consider your own needs as well to be even more thorough.

Check & Double Check Your Home

  • Make sure windows are sealed, caulking and adding insulation if necessary
  • Have a professional ensure roof, ceilings, gutters and chimney are in sound and working order
  • Test all locks, clean and lubricate
  • Ensure enough stock of snow removal supplies and gear (shovels break; keep extra)

Heat, Light and Fuel

  • Test generator, check fuel supply
  • Check furnace filters, replace if necessary
  • Well-seasoned wood, if you have a fireplace
  • Always maintain a half tank of gas in your car plus extra tanks at home
  • Emergency candles for power outages
  • Flashlight


Winter-specific Gear

Prepare Your Vehicle

Relax and Rest Assured
Once you have everything in place, it’s time to rest assured knowing you are ready for the worst winter can brew up. It’s the most relaxing feeling in the world. 

What’s your preparedness plan for winter? Anything we missed? Please share in the comments below!


  1. Virginia no longer has emergency candles on its hurricane preparedness list. If there is an earthquake, tornado, high winds, etc., there may be damaged propane tanks or natural gas lines. Flames are not good ideas in those situations. One good idea is solar outdoor lighting. Just pick it up and take it inside at night.

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