Here in Alaska, we are at the tail end of what most would consider fall. In reality, fall here ends with snow. I’m not sure if we consider it late fall, or early snow, but either way, the snow arrives in the Arctic in October, and stays until April. Thankfully, we know a thing or two about winterizing our homes. If you’re preparing for winter, here are a few things to consider.
There is always a lot to do outside to prepare for winter. Some of these suggestions may differ based on your climate and location, but hopefully you’ll find useful tips.
One of my favorite parts of winter in the Arctic is a Scandinavian term called hygge. Simply put, it describes the specific coziness of winter weather that comes with warm blankets, fireplaces, and intentionally slowing down for a restful season. As a busy military family with school aged kids, I can assure you that no slowing down is happening here, but there are still ways to intentionally embrace hygge.
No matter where you live, winterizing your home can be stressful, especially if you’re new to winter weather. But, with a little bit of attention to detail on your home’s exterior, you can feel safe and secure. And with a little bit of intentional care to your home’s interior, you might find yourself craving the comfort foods, long nights, and warm blankets of a hygge-inspired winter season.
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