It is that time of the year again when the temperature starts dipping, and it is dark most of the time. Bitter cold, snow, and gloomy days don’t necessarily add up to paradise. If you have to spend most of your time indoors, or heaven forbid shoveling outside, then be prepared. Collect the supplies that will help you make the winter season more tolerable. We have put together a list of items that will beat the chill and help you overcome winter.
1. Heated Car-seat Cover
There is no reason to freeze your tush every time you get in the car. Heated car seat covers are relatively inexpensive and comfortable to sit on. The design fits all types of vehicles and provides complete comfort. Just plug them into the car’s 12V power output, and select from the thermostatically controlled heating options. You are all set for a nice warm drive. They are especially good for people who suffer from back pain as they keep the back and bum snug.
2. Door Draft Stopper
Cutting energy costs is the number one priority on everyone’s list. A door draft stopper is one of the easiest ways to save big bucks. There are loads of inexpensive ones available on the market like Evelots Door Draft Stopper. If you love animals, get a cute giraffe-shaped one. They are easy to fix to the bottom of the room doors. Some make use of magnets other hang by clips. They all prevent heated air from escaping out of the room and make an immediate difference in the room temperature.
3. Air Humidifier
Winter air tends to get dry, which is not good for your skin. Also, studies show that viruses such as the flu flourish in the air that is dry. Humidifiers add moisture to the room air. This prevents dryness that causes irritation on the skin, lips as well in the nose, and throat. Humidifiers are available in many different sizes and price ranges. So select one that best suits your needs.
4. HeatTrak HR10-30 Residential Snow-melting Stair Mat
When the weather turns nasty and there is snow or ice in the works, keep your walkways clear. Ensure that your guests and mail carrier do not take a fall with the snow-melting stair mat. Just lay the mat over the area in danger of being slippery and let it do the work.
5. Pet Heating Pad
Your furry little friends get cold too, and it is a known fact that cats and dogs seek out toasty spots to take naps. This is why their regular bets may not suffice. Fortunately, it is easy enough to provide your four-legged friend with a comfortable bed with a pet heating pad. The electric pet heating pad can be programmed in advance and comes with an auto shut-off feature. Set the desired temperature from a range of 80 to 130°and relax knowing that your pet is comfortable. The Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Pad is another great option. You just heat it in your microwave, and it will provide warmth for the next then hours.
6. Winter hat
Spend just a little time outdoors in the chilly winter months, and you know how quickly your head gets cold. Yet getting a good quality winter hat is typically an after-thought. The brain generates and loses heat nonstop. It is vital to maintain a comfortable body temperature from head to toe. This is needed so the body can function efficiently. One good option to stay in is the Smartwool 250 Beanie. It is made from 100% merino wool and double-locked for added coziness. TrailHeads Fleece Ponytail Hat is another economical option. It even has drop-down ear covers.
7. The Smart Ember Mug
Who doesn’t need a coffee mug to keep your favorite hot beverage nice and hot? Never again will you have to drink warm coffee. The Ember Mug, together with the Ember App will maintain your preferred temperature and keep your drink hot. Customize your preferences with presets and even get notifications. The Ember mug is made from steel with ceramic coating and a battery life of one hour on a single charge.
8. Extendable Snow Brush
With a simple press of a button, you can extend the length of the snow brush up to 46 inches. This gives sufficient reach to remove all the snow from your car without much effort. Extendable snow brushes even have squeegees on the opposite side of the brush. The squeegees scrape off any leftover snow and work great on final window passes.
9. Dual-handed Snow Shovel
If you live in the part of the country that gets lots of snow, then you just can’t do without a two-handed snow shovel. The agronomical design puts less stress on the lower back, so it is easy to use. A dual-handed shovel requires you to bend less compared to a conventional shovel. This means there will be less stress on your back and heart.
10. Electric Snowblower
Some parts of the country get more than their fair share of snow during the winter. For those times when the snowbound driveway means you can’t leave, you need power. The best way to get rid of all the snow and fast is with a snowblower. The EGO Power+, with its 21-inch width and a throw of up to 35 feet, gets the job gets done. This cordless snow blower uses two ARC Lithium batteries to deliver 56-volts of power.
11. Space Heater
A space heater is a game-changer when it comes to heating a small space really fast. The crucial point is finding one that is efficient as well as safe. The Delonghi HMP1500 space heater is number one when it comes to portability, warming power, and safety. It comes with a built-in overheating protection and auto shut-off.
12. Wi-Fi Enabled Smart-Thermostat
During the winter season, heating the house and controlling the energy bills can be a daunting challenge. A smart thermostat with ease of control through a mobile phone or voice assist like Alexa can help. You can schedule when the heat needs to be turned up and in which rooms. Shut off heat to rooms not being used or when you are out of the house. Preset the desired temperatures and save loads of cash! Emerson Sensi Touch Wi-fi Thermostat is a great option.
13. Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are a must-have winter item. It is the best way to tenderize the cheaper meat cuts and extract the flavors in your food. For all your one-pot stews, casseroles, and soups, nothing beats a slow cooker. The Cuisinart 3-in-1, 6 Quart Multi-Cooker is an excellent choice. With a slow cooker, you can enjoy delicious and healthy slow cooker recipes in all seasons.
14. Electric Blanket
Sliding into a bed cold during freezing winter nights is liable to send shivers down anyone’s spine. The solution is an electric blanket. Finding large electric blankets is hard enough, but ones capable of evenly distributing heat are even harder. The Thermee Micro Flannel Electric Blanket is big enough to cover a king-sized bed and capable of evenly distributing heat. Additionally, it will look good on your bed.
15. Waterproof Car Covers
The winter season brings plenty of snow and rain. If your vehicle is parked outdoors, it can take its toll on your vehicle. Keep it protected against the elements and drive away in a clean, snowless car. The Mornyray Waterproof Car Cover offers all-weather protection. It is a universal fit for sedan cars.
16. Touchscreen gloves
It is hard to use a smartphone when you are outdoors in winter. Since we depend on our smartphones for everything, not using them is not an option. Touchscreen gloves allow you to check your email and reply to messages outdoors in the dead of winter. This too, without freezing your fingers off!
17. Winter boot and shoe dryer
You need to go out, but your boots are wet! That happens frequently on wet, gloomy winter days when there isn’t enough sun. Certainly don’t need to get sick by wearing wet or humid boots. This is why you need the PEET Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer. It not only dries boots but eliminates odors and helps to save your expensive boots from water damage.
18. Winter Boots
Good quality boots are an essential winter item. The best ones protect your feet against frigid temperatures and wet snow. Boots are excellent casual wear that offers outstanding performance. The waterproof rubber bottom protects your feet from snow, and the leather upper provides comfort and polished looks.
19. Moisturizing Lotions
The winter season with its plummeting cold temperatures and chilly winds can damage your skin. To rectify the problem, you need specialized moisturizing formulas to hydrate the skin. Additionally, it should also protect the skin from all the elements of nature. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense lotion rehydrates skin and repairs it. With continued use, it creates a barrier between skin and the damaging elements. This, in turn, results in skin that is healthy and young-looking.
20. Pet jacket
Your furry little friend needs to be let out even when it is freezing cold. You certainly don’t want them getting sick. Dress them warmly so you can take them to the park and enjoy their company. The Alpine All-Weather Coats will not only keep your pet warm but dry too. They are available in sizes for all dogs and layered with extra fibre to keep them comfortable.