Prepare for Winter in 4 Easy Steps

Prepare for Winter in 4 Easy Steps George R. R. Martin immortalized the words that Minnesotans have dreaded for decades: Winter is coming! These last couple winters were especially challenging. Our seasons may even come close to those in Westeros. Fortunately, we’re experts at navigating the cold. Here are 4 things to remember when preparing for winter:
  1. Make your garage fit for royalty. Waiting for your engine to warm after parking on the street can add time to your commute, especially if you have an older car. Clearing out your garage can also give you a financial perk: People often look for rental spaces during the winter. You can find out more on sites such as Craig’s List.
  2. Take inventory of your winter clothes. Kids seem to outgrow their clothes in a matter of months, so they might not fit into last year’s winter gear anymore. Maybe your dog shows its love by chewing up your gloves and socks. Either way, you’ll want to make sure that you’re ready to throw on extra layers.
  3. Get ready for your favorite winter activities. Whether it’s skating on the frozen pond or snowboarding at Afton Alps, winter can be a great bonding time for family and friends. If your equipment needs to be updated, or if your kids outgrew theirs, we can help you donate the old ones before you buy more.
  4. Double-check your house. A well-fitting set of storm windows can do wonders for keeping your home warm. If your windows are drafty, we can help you get rid of leaky storm windows as you pick up more. Be sure to have an expert examine your furnace and chimneys. Check out Trust Vets to find someone in your area.
Winter will be much more manageable if you follow these easy steps. Your favorite local junk hauling company is happy to help. Image CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons