As cooler weather approaches, it’s important to be prepared for snow! Once fall is over, winter weather can come quickly. Are you ready for a snowstorm? If you’re prepared ahead of time, it will make your life much less stressful. That way, you can enjoy a snow day at your apartment at Adams Crossing. Check out these tips to start preparing for snow!
Prepare Ahead of Time
We have all seen the panic set in before a snowstorm: the emptying of the grocery store shelves and everyone filling up their cars with gas. However, you can skip the panic if you prepare ahead of time! Save yourself the trouble so that when the time comes for snow, you won’t be rushing around.
By stocking up on food, blankets, and other snow necessities ahead of time, you will save a lot of time and stress in the long run. Stock up your apartment with things like batteries, a battery-operated radio, and flashlights in case the electricity goes out. Additionally, make sure you have plenty of non-perishable food, water bottles, and toilet paper.
Dress the Part
We all love going out to play in the snow, but it’s important to ensure that you and your children are properly dressed before doing so. Before it gets too cold, check that you and your children’s winter coats still fit! If your child’s coat doesn’t fit, consider donating it to a coat drive for those in need. Conveniently, Adams Crossing is hosting a coat drive in December! Make sure that you also have winter boots with good traction, hats, scarves, and gloves in case you go out in the snow.
Make Sure Everything Works
Before the snow comes, it’s important to make sure that your appliances such as your stove and washer/dryer are working correctly. Be sure to charge up all your electronics like phones, computers, and rechargeable batteries once you find out that snow is on its way.
Prepare Your Home
As the snowstorm approaches, prepare your home for the wintery weather. Bring in your plants from the patio or cover them with sheets. Additionally, you can keep your pipes from freezing by leaving the water running at a slow drip and keeping the cabinets under the sink open. The on-site management team works hard to keep the parking lots, sidewalks, and stairs as clear as possible.
Service Your Car
Regardless of whether or not you have 4-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicle, consider taking your car to be serviced well before the storm hits. If you must venture out into the storm, it’s important that everything works properly. The shop you take your car to will know what to check, including your brake pads, fluids, and tire treads.
During the Snow Storm
Stay safe during a snowstorm by limiting your travel to emergency reasons only. Playing outside in the snow is generally safe as long as you dress properly and the snow isn’t coming down too hard. Otherwise, it is important to stay indoors to protect yourself. Stay hydrated, and listen out for weather updates on the radio or TV if you have electricity.
Once you finish preparing for snow, enjoy the snow day! The kids may be off school and you may be off work, so snuggle up with some hot chocolate or build a snowman!
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