Double-check your supply stock.
Make sure you have things like flashlights (with working batteries), snow shovels, and extra fuel for the generator, if you have one. If a winter storm hits when you least expect it, you’ll be thankful you did.
Make your home cozy.
Add elements that give your home a sense of warmth, such as textile art, wool throw pillows/blankets, candles, wood accents (for a rustic feel), and coffee table books. Bonus tip: Always keep a hot chocolate at the ready.
Buy a draft stopper.
If you’re looking for a cheap and effective solution to put an end to pesky drafts, a draft stopper is the way to go. This can help keep heat in a room by eliminating the open space under a door.
Get your HVAC system ready.
This includes things like:
- Lowering the temperature before you go to bed or when you leave for the day.
- Keeping air filters and vents clean—a dirty system isn’t as effective.