Due to Minnesota’s location in the northern part of the country, winters can be tough. Seeing tons of snowfall and dealing with extremely cold temperatures are to be expected. While those of us who have been living here for a while have found ways to survive some of us may still be dreading the upcoming winter.
Here are some tips on how to survive this winter for those who need a little help to get through.
- Be Ready Early
If you have recently moved here from out of town or are visiting please be aware that winter comes much faster than other parts of the country. Where other parts of the country may see colder temperatures starting in late November and December, Minnesota starts to experience freezing temperatures in late October. This means to prepare and make sure you have the correct attire ready to go as well as anything around your property that may need to be taken care of before freezing temperatures come like turning off your garden hoses.
- Be Prepared for Snow and then more Snow
In Minnesota, it snows a lot and a snowstorm can come in quickly. It is important to be prepared to deal with the snow. Make sure that you have a plan for snow removal whether it is buying a snow blower or hiring someone to plow you out it is important that you do not let the snow build up too much and end up getting stuck in your house. Since the temperatures are so cold the snow can stick around for a long time because it does not melt.
- Check Your Wardrobe
With extremely cold temperatures and an even more brutal wind chill, it is important to dress appropriately. This includes layering to help you be more comfortable in different areas where you can remove layers if it is warmer or add layers if it is colder. It is also important to invest in a very warm and comfortable coat or jacket as it will be your protection from the toughest part of the cold which is the wind chill.
- Stock Up on Supplies
The unpredictable snowstorms in the area means that you may get stuck at any time unexpectedly. Before the winter months come it is important to stock up on the essentials and make sure you have enough to get you through if you are stuck in the house and cannot get to the store for a day or even possibly a few days. Living off Ramen noodles is better than putting yourself at risk to go to the store.
Growing up in Minnesota I know exactly what the winters are like and they can seem long at times but I still enjoy living here and doing business here. There is much to offer here and for those that are into winter activities like skiing then there is even more to offer all year round. Remember, if you are looking to sell, buy or rent a property I am ready to help you. Just reach out to me and we will get the ball rolling. Stay warm this winter!