Seasonal Tips and Tricks: Winter Edition

January 23, 2019

Is the winter snow getting you down? We understand, but it doesn’t have to. Snow is the epitome of a Canadian winter and unfortunately something we need to deal with on a yearly basis. Although there’s no way to make the snow disappear completely, there are some tips and tricks to make your daily routine a little easier the next time a snowstorm hits.

Plan Ahead

Icy roads and blizzard-like conditions add a new level of considerations to your daily commute. These hazards are heightened in areas that don’t frequently experience snow. To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure to get your winter tires at the beginning of the season. They provide your vehicle with the extra grip necessary to ensure a safe trip. Also, be sure to allow yourself an extra 15-30 minutes to reach your destination as you will not be able to travel at your regular speed. This way you have all of the confidence required for a safe journey.

Stock Up on Supplies

Snow and wind storms increase the likelihood of a power outage, which unlike in other seasons, can be very dangerous depending on the duration of the outage. Make sure you are prepared with adequate water, candles, blankets, flashlights, and portable chargers so you can remain as unaffected as possible. This way, you and your family can enjoy some quality time together while the power is out rather than scrambling to find supplies at the last minute.

Stay on Top of Shovelling

The daunting task of shoveling snow something that often looms over people’s heads when news of a snowstorm strikes. Fortunately, the task itself can be made much easier when you stay on top of it: start shoveling before the snowstorm stops. By frequently shoveling, you avoid an extremely heavy load that leads many people to experience aches and pains the next day.

Make the Most of a Beautiful Season

Although you may not appreciate the byproducts of winter, the season itself truly is a beautiful time of year. Take advantage of the plethora of winter sports available at your doorstep or take up a new hobby! With so many things to do, winter is a great time to kickstart your new year.

We hope you enjoyed our winter tips and tricks. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us by emailing