10 things to get for the winter before is too late (Photo: Snow Joe / Review)
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Although it may seem that we have at least another month until the first snowfall, the terrible ice storms and the snowy days will be up ahead of us than you think – and we have to prepare. You do not want to be in the place where you have to go to buy a new snow shovel but you can not really leave your home because you can not shove your way.
So, you are not stuck snow-in and waiting for your basic winter products to be delivered, you'll probably have to get them before the weather gets worse. If you are not sure what you need, we've compiled a list of the 10 things we recommend surviving in the winter:
1. A snow shovel to get out of the house
Either you have to create a path from the garage on the road or you have to dig your car out of the snow, it is necessary a good snow shovel. You will want one that will not leave you painful after hours of shoveling and will not scrape your car while you dig around it.
Although we still test the top snow shovels to find the best, Snow Joe is a popular choice. It has two handles that act as a fulcrum, so the moves are more gentle on your back. Reviewers also love to help them sail a little faster and for a longer period of time.
2. A good scraper to get the ice out of your windshield
Clean your windscreen before driving. (Photo: Mallory)
The ice on your windshield is a huge culprit that runs late in the morning. You can not see the ice and you can not drive it with your windshield. If you park your car outside at any time during the winter, you will need an ice scraper. These simple gadgets make it easy to remove ice and snow without destroying your windows, so do not wait 10 minutes for the heat of your car to melt it.
This from Mallory is enough to reach your entire windscreen on the one hand. It also comes with a brush to easily wipe the extra snow. Keep one in your car so that you are always ready for unpredictable weather.
3. Space heater for the most relaxed nights
Stay too tall wherever you go. (Photo: Lasko)
It is almost impossible to sleep in the evening if your feet are frozen because the room is very cold. Instead of trying to warm up with a bunch of blankets, you just have to order a space heater now to alleviate the problem before it starts.
The Lasko 754200 is the best accessible space heater we have ever tried and can heat part of a room despite its small size. It is also so affordable that you can also get one for each room at your home and office.
Take the Lasko 754200 ceramic heater at Amazon for $ 28.22
4. A humidifier to stop coughing
Put the cough. (Photo: Review / Jonathan Chan)
Winter makes the air painfully dry and can cause some painful cough. My poor roommate broke a storm until she eventually gave and got a humidifier to finally relieve her symptoms. This is from Vicks our favorite humidifier because it has the ability to run all night and there's a drug cup just above the exhaust for extra relief when you're cold. Get one now before this cough really gets by the hand.
Get the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier on Amazon for $ 33.91
5. Work gloves that can handle the cold
Stop working on the cold. (Photo: Review / Jonathan Chan)
Doing any work outdoors in the winter becomes extremely harder with wet, cold gloves. If you really want to go to work to whip the snow or nail your toes for your holiday lights in the cold, you will need a solid pair of work gloves. Thanks to their ability to withstand freezing conditions and to be waterproof and waterproof, Youngstown Winter Proof Plus won the prize for the best working gloves for cold weather in our testing. They are a bit stiff and allow only a grip motion, but that's all you really need to whip the snow or turn a hammer anyway.
Get the Youngstown Winter Proof Plus gloves at Amazon for $ 30.14
6. An extension cable that you can use outside
Make sure your outside lights stay shining through the snow. (Photo: Jessa Rose Photo)
For those of us who intend to hang holiday lights or need to run the snowstorm this winter, you will probably want to have an extension cord that can fit up to the liquid and cold. The Voltec Pro extension cable is the best external extension cable we have ever tried because it is extremely durable and has a high power capacity (15 A). In this way, you do not have to worry about snow blowing snow blowing or your Christmas decorations peeling on the grass due to some bad weather conditions.
Get the Voltec Pro Extension Cable on Amazon for $ 45.15
7. Insulate the window / door to keep the relaxation away
Keep the windows in the trunk. (Photo: Keeping Entertainment)
Drafty windows and doors can cost you big bucks trying to keep the house warm. The chilly air and the wind constantly glide through the windows of my bedroom and make me turn the heat in the middle of the night, which quickly adds to my heating bill. If you also face this cold problem, invest in some foam insulation to easily seal the cracks in the windows and the door leading out. Your body and wallet will please you.
8. A rake to get rid of leaves before the snow falls
Take your lawn clean before the first snowfall. (Photo: Review / Jackson Ruckar)
Before you can even think of the snow shovel, you will want to make sure that your lawn is not covered with leaves. When the snow melts, you will be left with dusty, decomposing leaves that are harder to get, so it is best to take care of the mess in advance. After testing the best rakes out there, we gave this from Tru Tough the top spot. We loved this rake because it is easy to use and leaves only a few leaves behind, so you will get the job done faster before the first snowfall.
Get True Tru Truy 24-Inch Leaf Rake from Lowe for $ 21.98
9. An electric kettle for a quick cup of tea
Heat with your favorite cup of tea. (Photo: Review / Kyle Looney)
An electric kettle will never fail you. It heats water much faster than a cooker, is more reliable than the microwave and does not occupy much space on the stove. If you live a life without an electric kettle, I suggest you get one now so you can make tea and hot cocoa quickly and easily all winter. This is from Cuisinart our favorite electric kettle, because it allows you to choose different temperatures for specific teas and boil water faster than all other containers we tested. Does it even sound when the water is ready so there is no monitoring station.
Get the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 1.7-liter electric kettle at Amazon for $ 60.83
10. A smart thermostat for energy saving
Make your home a little smarter before it hits the winter. (Photo: Sensi)
In the smart house, it may be time to upgrade your thermostat before winter strikes. Smart thermostats can save energy and money in your heating bill by letting you control the temperature of your phone and set the timetables. This means you can reduce the heat when you leave but have a nice toast before you get home.
After testing a variety of smart thermostats, we found that Emerson Sensi was the easiest to install as long as you have a C cable (and ecobee4 is better if you do not). We really enjoyed being associated with a variety of smart assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The programming mode allows different people to create different programs and can automatically adjust the temperature when you are not at home. Quite cool, right?
Get the Wi-fi Emerson Sensi Touch thermostat on Amazon for $ 146.99
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