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How to Get Ready for Winter


By: Jessica Buettner
STAFF WRITER

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

With winter coming up so quickly, as temperatures start to drop and signs of snow are on their way and it’s nice to know that a person has the things prepared. It’s not too late for you to gather up the materials that you need so you can stay warm during the unexpected weather occurrences.

The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s a good idea to have several long sleeved shirts, sweaters, and jackets in your closet. Even though long sleeved are highly recommended, there might be a few of you guys that choose to wear to short sleeved shirts. That is totally up to you, but it’s a good to make sure that you wear a sweater and/or a heavy type of jacket when you step outside. It’s important to keep warm because if you don’t, then your body will be filled with frost bite and it won’t want to cooperate with you. So, as long as you have long-sleeved articles of clothing in your closet, then I’m sure that you’ll be alright in the end.

Next, make sure that you have the proper winter accessories to go along with your long-sleeved clothes: hats, scarves, and gloves. There might be a few days where the winds are blowing very hard, which might cause your ears and hands to be red. To avoid this, it’s important to keep a good pair of gloves that will cover up all of your fingers along with a hat that will cover up your ears. I suggest bringing along a scarf with you so your neck can receive more warmth along with what comes from the neck area of your jacket.

In addition, I would keep a pair of boots in your shoe collection for those days when there is snow on the ground. Most people would go straight to those popular UGGS that are seen a lot during the season. However, this isn’t good if there’s a lot of snow on the ground. UGGS will easily get the insides of your feet wet when you walk through huge piles of snow and that’s not a good thing to have. These stylish footwear are good for when there’s a tiny bit of show on the ground, but it’s very essential to keep a pair of waterproof boots around for when the snow is at a level that is just at your knees.

Finally, it’s good to stay warm by taking a break from outside to go inside and sit by a warm fire, drinking a warm beverage. If you are outside in the cold for a long period of time, it’s important that you spend just as much time inside trying to get the lost heat back into your body. If you don’t have a fire place, then just turn up the heat a little bit in the house, take a warm bath, or just lie down on the bed with a warm blanket wrapped around you. While you are at it, you might want to enjoy a hot beverage such as hot chocolate, tea, or coffee and maybe watch a movie or read a book for a little while.

Winter may not be your favorite season that exists throughout the whole year, but we all have to get though it one way or another. So, gather up your warm clothes, lace up those boots, and grab the hot chocolate because it’s going to start getting pretty cold pretty soon!