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How to Prepare for a Move to a Cold Weather State

Posted on July 9th, 2010 by

Choosing to relocate to a chilly place is tough, especially if you’re relocating from warm-weather climate. Besides the obvious climate differential, there are a few things you’ll need to accomplish before you make your way to the frosty winter location.

Buy warm clothing
This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at the number of people who don’t buy enough jackets, parkas, gloves, thermal undergarments, scarves, and knit-wool hats. People not from cold-climate places think that a simple hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants will do the trick; this is simply not the case. Be sure to load up on necessities like blankets so you sleep nice and cozy at night, coats to keep you toasty while walking around in the snow,  and boots to keep your feet warm and to help you venture through snow. Thermal undergarments are a plus as well, since they insulate your entire body.

Keep necessary tools handy
One added chore people living in snowy places have is the constant shoveling of their property and scraping of ice off their car windows. Once you move to an area that is known to have snowy days, make sure to obtain all of the items you will need to keep your property fresh and clean of any extra snow.

Be sure the heat is working properly in your new surroundings
One of the most overlooked devices people forget to check to ensure that it works is the heating system. Back when you lived in the sunny South, you didn’t have to worry about the heater, save for maybe a week out of the year. Now that you’re in a colder place, you’re going to have to make sure that the system is functioning properly. Sometimes the electric company may even switch the heating system off due to lack of use, so be sure to contact them if any problems arise. If worse comes to worst and you find yourself without a reliable heating system and need a temporary fix, head down to the local sporting goods store and grab a couple of space heaters. They won’t heat up the entire house, but they’ll keep whatever rooms you store them in nice and toasty.

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