How to Prepare for the Cold

REBECCA BONNEY

STAFF WRITER

Now that fall has come and gone, winter is slowly creeping its way in. That means it’s time to swap our light clothing for heavy-duty sweaters and blankets. If you’re used to having a cold winter, then you know exactly how to prepare for the cold season; but, if you’re from a warmer climate, then bundle up and take notes, because you might not like how cold it will get.

To start off, you should have an unlimited supply of scarves, hats, and gloves, because you can never have enough of them. I’d also suggest that you invest in an electric kettle because hot drinks are the perfect pair during the winter. They’re both relaxing and they warm you right up. You should also invest in a microwave heating pad. It only takes two minutes to warm up. It’s the perfect size to carry with you, too. There are a variety of different kinds of heating pads. You can get herbal scented or just a plain non-scented. They also come in different sizes as well, so you can buy just enough to cover up your entire body if you want. It’s a perfect thing to ask for Christmas this year, and I guarantee you won’t regret getting it.

Another thing that you can never have enough of are extremely soft blankets that you can bury yourself with. You can decorate your bed with them and make things extra cozy (warning: this might make it extremely difficult to leave your bed during those cold mornings). One important thing to remember is to make sure all windows are shut tight. No one likes when a window is cracked open. Even the slightest crack will make a room go from nice and warm to freezing cold. So, double check your windows and turn your heater up.

The best thing about winter, other than Christmas, is having it be acceptable to wear sweaters and sweatpants all of the time. While you still can look cute, it helps to know that you can be both cute and warm. It’s definitely not worth freezing to death just because you still want to wear that cute crop top and skirt – save that for the summer time.

One last thing, winter can be unpredictable at times, which means you don’t know if there’s going to be a lot of snow or not. So be prepared and have a good variety of different kinds of shoes to wear, because you don’t want to be stuck with wearing thin boots when there’s two feet of snow on the ground.