Autumn is here, but Old Man Winter is just around the corner. That means it’s time to think about the accessories you’ll need to comfortably enjoy your home when that wonderful winter weather hits and temperatures plummet. Get these items now, before they’re out of stock—and before you need them.
Ensure the air in your home is clean with one of these appliances, which can eliminate airborne dust, smoke, and other pollutants.
A fluffy comforter can keep you toasty on cold nights. You can get a down comforter or one filled with a down-alternative, such as this duvet insert stuffed with recycled fiber and covered with a eucalyptus fabric.
A warm, decorative blanket can dress up your sofa and provide warmth for yourself and guests.
If your home doesn’t have a gas or wood fireplace, one option is to add a plug-in version that looks like the real deal and warms your space just as well.
Enjoy fun evenings outside with friends and family with one of these, which come in many versions: wood burning, propane, and tabletop.
On days when you can’t enjoy your outdoor space, protect your outdoor furniture with a waterproof covering, such as one big enough for both your patio table and chairs.
When the weather is accommodating, you’ll want to enjoy evenings outside. If your outdoor space isn’t well lit, add more light with string lights or battery-operated outdoor candles.
There’s no need to get up and warm your coffee or tea with one of these devices, which can keep your cup and its contents warm for hours and shut off automatically when your beverage is removed.
For chilly outdoor adventures or a winter camping trip, be sure to bring along a waterproof fleece blanket. This one can double as a picnic blanket too.
These heaters can expand your entertaining opportunities by bringing toasty warmth to your outdoor spaces.
Clean up rock salt and other winter debris with a Wi-Fi-controlled vacuum that can be operated with an app or a smart-home assistant.
Winter is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy warm, satisfying dinners with family and friends that you can cook in small appliances like an air fryer, slow cooker, or multicooker.
You can raise or lower the temperature in your home from anywhere via an app when you choose a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat. As a bonus, it can also help you reduce your system’s energy usage.
Use rock salt or another type of ice melt to clear frozen condensation from your sidewalks and driveway. Be sure to choose a nontoxic formula that’s safe to use around pets and kids.
Snowblower and shovel
When it’s time to clear your driveaway and sidewalk, choose an eco-friendly snowblower with a rechargeable battery, or an ergonomic shovel to help protect your back from injury.
One of these small heating units could warm any drafty or chilly space. For safety and to save money, look for one that’s energy efficient and has an automatic shutoff.
Treat yourself to warm towels after your baths and showers with one of these handy appliances. A warmer that automatically shuts off can be set to heat your towels and robe for a specific amount of time.