You might have seen that a few of my recent posts and tweets have been complaining about the colder weather, well it's definitely cold here! Yesterday I gave in and put the central heating on, I'm not at all happy about that by the way! I don't like the cold weather, but I do enjoy a lot of other aspects of the autumn and winter months. I've found the best way to make them as enjoyable as possible is to be prepared, so I thought I'd share with you a couple of tips!
If you follow me over on Pinterest you can see some of my winter prep pins on this board (which you can also see below). I'm always adding more at the moment, so keep checking back!
My first tip is to make a list, of everything. My to-do list is about 3 pages long at the moment, and I'm better prepared than I would normally be! If you get stuck for ideas then a quick search online should give you plenty of inspiration.
Pen and paper at the ready? Great, let's get started!
Your home is now ready, but are you? I live in quite a rural area, with a terrible bus service and no shops close by. If it snows or if there's bad ice, the roads become impassable and we're not going anywhere. Even if you live somewhere slightly more accessible, if there's bad weather wouldn't you rather stay at home? There's a few easy things to make it a lot easier on yourself this year:
Stepping outside your home for a moment, it's important to think about what you'd do if the weather turned whilst you were out in your car.
Home and car done, time to think about your garden. I know you probably won't be spending much time in it but you'll be looking at it, and wildlife will be living in it!
So there you have it, a quick run-up of my tips to make sure you are ready for winter! My list is much longer, but I couldn't possibly write it all here.. plus it's much better to write your own, that's suited to your needs!
Let me know what you think, are you prepared or have you got a lot to do? Drop me a comment below!
Stay safe and warm, x