5 things you need to do when moving to a cold area

5 things you need to do when moving to a cold area

You’re making a move to a new area! Congratulations! Colder climates are not a bad thing. In fact, many people prefer the colder weather to warm. For some, it’s the comfort and melancholy that cold weather brings that makes it enjoyable.

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Here are 5 things you need to do when moving to a cold area:

Do cold things to prepare your body

Do these intentional things to allow your body to become acclimated to the cold weather:

  • Go outside for leisure or physical activity. Spending time outside will allow your body to acclimate to the colder weather quicker.
  • Drink cold water. Your body will need to spend energy warming up your body because you consumed cold liquid. Surprising, yes, but effective.
  • Take a cool shower. Take a cool shower to prepare your skin for the colder temperature.
  • Turn down the thermostat. A colder home means more energy your body has to exude to stay warm.
  • Increase physical activity. The more you move and/or workout, the easier your body will have staying warm.

Buy a warm coat, snow boots, and other gear

Moving to a colder climate means more — warmer — clothing. It’s a good thing to have a warm coat and a reliable pair of snow boots. If you’re moving to NYC (and you should!), you’ll do a lot of walking outside. Have these pieces of clothing to stay warm through the winter season.

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Have good tires for your car

Having good tires for your car is important. Sliding around corners, swerving on the road, or losing traction on the highway is a scary thing. Having the right tires for your car is very important.

Have lots of blankets handy

There’s nothing better than snuggling up with coffee/tea and a warm blanket with a book on a cool and snowy evening. Have a few of your favorite blankets to keep you warm.

home in winter

Winterize your home

Your home can lose heat easily and quickly if it’s not properly insulated from the outside cold temperature. Here are a few things you can do to retain valuable heat:

  • Caulk the cracks. Heat can escape through the cracks. Also not to mention bugs can come through cracks as well.
  • Install insulation. Mainly in the attic, install insulation to stop heat from escaping.
  • Replace the thermostat. Change it to one in which you can create a schedule for the air to come on and off at certain times.
  • Clean fireplace. Before it gets too cold, clean the chimney to prevent fires.

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