Ireland may not get snow very often, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get cold and nasty (or colder and nastier, maybe) here during the winter months. A little preparation can go a long way when it comes to getting yourself and your home, garden, and car ready for colder, wetter weather.
- You – The number one most important thing to do to get yourself ready for winter is to stay hydrated. Winter weather usually means more time spent inside, in heat that dries out your hair, skin, and dehydrates your body. Up your moisturizing routine and drink more water. As an additional note—just because it’s cloudy doesn’t mean UV rays aren’t still damaging your skin. Don’t skimp on sunscreen.
- Your house – Now is the time to take preventative measures so that colder weather does not have the opportunity to damage your home. Make sure your drains are clear, replace any missing roof tiles, repair cracks in the wall or around your foundation, and that any trees that could be felled by bad weather are trimmed so that they will not damage your house or car. Winter is also the perfect time to get your home organized—you don’t have to leave it until spring. New wardrobes are a great way to improve storage space in your home and to keep your home cozy, but not cluttered.
- Your garden – You might feel like there is not very much you can do to get your garden ready for winter. The truth is that winter is the best time to actually start preparing your garden for spring. If you plant tulip bulbs now, for example, they’ll be blooming once the weather starts to warm up again. Before planting anything, removing anything that’s already dead or will definitely die during the cold season, but hold on to leaves and detritus—these make great fertilizer come springtime.
- Your car – In order to get your car ready for winter, you might want to check your tires to make sure they have enough tread to grip the road in wet and potentially icy situations. The same goes for your windshield wipers. If they haven’t been changed recently, now is the time to do it. It also wouldn’t hurt to have your battery checked—batteries are more likely to fail in the winter than during any other time of the year.
Here at Fumro we cannot help you with everything mentioned above, but we definitely can help you with your house. If you are looking for a new wardrobe to make sure all clothes, shoes and other stuff is hidden when your family visit you this Christmas, please give us a call, we are always happy to help.