Every year that dreadful time comes around where the season changes and the leaves begin to fall. Next thing you know you are covered in twelve inches of snow. Winter weather is just around the corner and before you know it you will be all bundled up in layers upon layers. this blog post will be about the necessary steps in preparing for the dark months of Erie’s winter.
Step 1: Appropriate Clothing
The first step in being prepared for the winter months of Erie is your clothes. No, I am not talking fashion but more of practicality. Walking to class would be a stuggle if you didn’t go out of your way to buy boots (Not Uggs), a heavy-duty winter jacket, and some nice comfy jeans and or heavy sweatpants. Investing in a knit hat would be ideal as well.
Step 2: Dorm or House Preparation
After you have picked out your outfit and you have concorded the walk to and from the class next you need to know what or how to keep the heating bill low but your toes warm. Wrap up, getting throw blankets at the store, buying big hoodies and wearing slipper socks will help do this. Now you can curl up and binge-watch Netflix in your decked-out attire.
Step 3: What condition is your vehicle in?
It doe not matter if your vehicle is four-wheel drive or not it needs to have the necessities to be driveable in the winter. Having some type of winter tires are a must. Something with a deep tread to help you get around those corners or up a hill without sliding. Also, having a window wiper fluid that is good with ice and negative temperature weather. If you do not have a snow brush, go get on! it will save you a lot of time and hassle. FInal checking your battery to make sure it is working correctly and will last you through this dreadful season.
Step 4: Stocking up
A good idea in the winter is to travel as little as you can. Making trips to the grocery store need to be limited. When you do make trips try to get a lot of frozen items or items that keep for long periods. This helps on a day where you do not want to travel to the cafe, go drive to a restaurant or pay ungodly prices for delivery.
Erie gets bad in the winter and its only a matter of time. The best thing you can do is be prepared and the steps above are just the start. I hope everyone enjoys the weather that we have now because soon it will be icy and cold soon enough.