*Winter + Snow Day Preparations

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Image from Country Living
Winter is here and thankfully we haven't had any snow...yet. While I love photographing snow and looking at gorgeous snowy landscapes, I don't like driving on snow, walking through snow or being freezing! Apparently we are going to receive a dusting of snow soon so hopefully today's post will give you a few tips for starting your winter and snow day preparations.  

Winter Wardrobe 
Firstly, your winter wardrobe which despite not loving the wintery season, I do love the wardrobe! Jumpers, cardigans, fleece leggings, boots, layering and warm coats are some of my favourite items to wear and I'd wear them all year round if I could. I usually look for seasonal clothing in the sales and within an amazon sale I found my dream winter coat...last spring. I have wanted a warm faux wool coat at the right length and size in the most gorgeous forest green shade for years and now I have it! It's always worth checking sales for out of season items as they'll be much cheaper compared to buying at the time of the year when you actually need them. 

I used to buy so many clothes, especially jackets and coats, most of which were quite cheap, poor quality and I wouldn't get much use out of them so now that I shop around more and spend a little more, the quantity of items in my wardrobe has reduced but the quality has increased along with how much I'm wearing pretty much everything in my wardrobe rather than ignoring half of the forgotten items in there! 

Winter Tyres
Driving on snow is something most people despise and I'm one of those people too, especially as I'm still a fairly new and inexperienced driver (I passed my driving test two years ago) so for a safer drive, why not opt for winter or snow tyres. We also keep an emergency kit in the car which includes blankets, de-icer, snacks and a first aid kit, just in case. 

Generator 
Lastly, an item for the home; a generator is something we thankfully haven't had to buy where we live but it would be a very useful emergency addition to your home if you live in a more remote area or an area that is prone to power cuts. There are a variety of generators to choose from, some of which are for more industrial settings, camping, work or for the home. Some of which can be quite expensive but others are much more reasonably priced and SGS have a wide range for trade, commercial or domestic use generators. 

Do you have any tips for preparing for winter? 

*This is a collaborative post

16 comments

  1. Love this post!!! I'm not a fan of driving in the snow. I much prefer to be snuggled up inside in the warm. When I was a child I was always outside in the snow, making snowmen, snowballs and snow angels. I have no idea how I stayed outside for so long in the cold and snow!!! And we had worse winters then too! I must admit though I do love it when it snows, it looks so pretty.

    I love looking for seasonal clothing in the sales. Last year I decided to spend a bit more on a nice warm winter coat. I don't really like spending too much on coats, but it was in the sale and it will definitely keep me warm when I'm out in the cold.

    Clem xx

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  2. I don't really prepare for Winter but I always get my little heater out and I don't have the radiator on in my bedroom.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  3. I love snow! Always have, I still get so excited whenever I see it. I'm always cold, even in warmer weather so prepping my winter wardrobe is a big one for me x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  4. Great tips! I always check my tyres as I work in an industrial area and they get full of nails x

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  5. I'm 100% ready with my winter wardrobe, I need all the layers!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  6. Luckily it is summer here, but these are great tips for winter!

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  7. I LOVE a cosy jacket, hat and scarf! Makes me so happy!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. I'm glad that I live in a hotter country! Winter can be so scary especially icy roads x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

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  9. I never prepare for winter other than swap the duvets over and ensure the hot water bottles dont have holes in them x

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  10. I always treat myself to a new winter coat & pair of boots at this time of year.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  11. Thanks for the tips! I’m wondering will the heavy snow make it to me in Berlin.

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  12. Our preparations for snow in this country are awful! x

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  13. I love Winter and everthing with it x

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  14. I love snow days but doubt we’ll get any this year. Snow boots are definitely a must for me in the winter though x

    Melanie || www.melaniewithanie.com

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  15. Brilliant tips. I do love snow days but I prefer not going out to work in it.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  16. my winter wardrobe just consists of lots of layers!!!

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