Category: Buying Guide

I remember when I was about to relocate to the snow from Southern California. I had never been in the snow and definitely never lived in the snow. I had no idea what I needed to buy for myself, my husband and our kids, so we would be prepared for the snow and cold weather. I kept imagining us not having enough warm clothes and freezing in the snow. I spent a lot of money I didn’t need to spend by purchasing things I didn’t need. I bought triple the amount of sweatshirts we needed, triple the amount of blankets, and countless other stuff that we never got the chance to use.

If you are moving to the snow and wondering what you need to do and not do to be prepared, this article will help you. I have been there and I’m now able to pass my knowledge on to you.

Clothes:

You will want one heavy jacket each, preferably with a hood, one beanie, gloves, snow boots, about five pair of thick jeans, about three sweatshirts and at least one scarf. This will be the minimum you will want to move to the snow with. When a person wants to hire the services, Edmonton moving companies will be beneficial for the person. Proper check should be made at the online search engines to get the benefit. The services will meet with the specifications of the person. The moving house serices will be great and effective with the right decision.

House:

You can wait to buy the things for the house until after you move. Snow items are generally easier to find and cheaper to buy in areas that actually get snow. Once you get into your new home in the snow you will want to go out and purchase one snow shovel and a bag of salt.

For the car:

You will want to buy a couple of thick blankets to keep in the trunk of your car in case of emergencies. You will also want to have a windshield brush, some easy open cans of food, matches, a lighter, a flashlight, An automobile emergency kit that includes flares and a first aid kit in the trunk of your car incase something happens as you are driving through desolate areas.

Some things that you can wait a bit to purchase: Snow bibs, you will eventually want them because they keep you warm and dry when you are playing in the snow. You don’t need them right away though. Hand held snow blower, these are great to have but are not necessary.

When I moved to the snow the reason I ended up buying way too many clothes is because I assumed we would be wearing them everyday. In reality, when you are just running to do a fast errand you don’t bulk up in all your gear the way I had imagined. You slap on your jacket, gloves and beanie and run out the door. When you are inside you have the heater keeping you warm so you end up wearing your normal clothes most of the time.