Top Tips To Keep The Cold From Ruining Your Christmas This Year

Christmas is a time for joy, happiness and general merrymaking. As well as those awkward conversations where you need to work out what gifts to buy.  Unfortunately, there are a multitude of things that can go wrong, many of which can be preempted. Christmas comes with biting cold weather. Weather which can have an adverse effect on your home and your life.

Here are some tips which will help you better prepare for the rigors of the cold this winter.

Top Tips To Keep The Cold From Ruining Your Christmas This Year

Get Your Car’s Battery Tested

Get your car’s battery tested before winter starts. It happens too often, you get in your car, turn the key and nothing happens. Get your battery tested before winter by an approved tester or do it yourself, this way you can avoid any nasty surprises. It is also worth topping up your fluids to ensure they do not freeze. Getting your car serviced prior to winter means this is done for you, and it also means your tires are checked, meaning you get the right tread and grip for the winter roads.

Check Your Pipes

Your home is also at risk in the cold weather. Pipes can freeze as the temperature drops leaving you with no running water, heating or drainage. If it does happen, here’s some advice on how to best deal with it. Better still, why not take preemptive action and have the pro’s take a look, this way you won’t have to worry about a frozen drain pipe come winter.

Dress Warmly

Make sure you wrap up warm, the cold affects you as well as your possessions. Temperatures can drop incredibly fast and you don’t want to be caught out in the cold with nothing on but a flimsy fleece. Don’t forget your gloves and hat, these will help stave off the bitter cold for a while longer.

Know the Dangers of Cold Weather

The cold is known to affect your health in a number of ways, ranging from migraines to depression. You need to act on any issues before they become real problems. Here’s a handy guide on the damage that cold can inflict on your body. The cold can turn small niggling issues into something far worse, so call into your pharmacy and remedy any issues before they become more serious.

Wear Proper Shoes

Make sure you’re wearing the correct footwear. People slip on ice all the time, and it ranges from wounded pride to serious issues involving major bone breakages and even death. Wearing the correct footwear in the ice is paramount, especially if you work outside.

Update Your Homeowners Insurance

Don’t hold back on home buildings insurance. The winter brings fierce winds with the biting cold, trees can fall onto your house and cause structural damage as well as severe rainfall leading to flooding. Choose wisely and check the small print, a small outlay now could save you a hefty sum in the long run.

Winter can be a great time for all if enjoyed properly, by following some of these simple points you can be sure you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

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  1. This is great information. Living in the South we don’t get very cold weather often, but it never hurts to be prepared. These tips will certain help.

    • We have some cold temps hitting Virginia this weekend … I’m planning on staying in with some hot cocoa and mini-marshmallows and lots and lots of Christmas shows lol!

  2. If you think of the bigger picture you can be much more comfortable in your house if you have better insulation. You are fighting a constant battle if all the warm air you are paying to generate is leaking to the outside. A nice dividend happens when you start getting lower heating bills and can stay warmer at the same time.

    • I used to hate it living out in the country when the power would go out in the middle of the winter. Wasn’t so bad in the summer time – you could open up the windows and catch a breeze from the heat – but not in the winter! Loved the one house we rented that had a fireplace – that was an absolute lifesaver!

  3. These are some fantastic tips! There are so many things that can go wrong during the winter. I luckily have never had my pipes freeze. But I know lots of people who did. I never wanna deal with that mess.

    • It’s a huge MESS Kristen! We had it happen to us when I was growing up in Pennsylvania and OH MY LORD … I don’t think I’ve ever heard my dad and grandfather use such colorful language before lol!

  4. Thanks So Much for Sharing these Awesome Tip to Help Winter-Proof Your Life, I Really Appreciate it! It Does Not Give Too, Too Cold Where I Live but Occasionally We Might Get Some Snow! I Know Taking Care of Your Car Ahead of Time is a Great Tip Too! Thanks So Much for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

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