Toronto can get hit pretty hard with snow during the winter season. This can be difficult to deal with if you’re not ready for the hit.
Here are a few tips to prep for heavy snowfall in the city:
- Shovel. Make sure you have a sturdy shovel or two in the garage to plow your sidewalks and driveway. If the snowfall is continuous, try to complete the shovelling with a couple rounds, so there isn’t tons to snow to shovel once it’s all fallen. You should recruit some family members to help. The process will go much faster with more hands on deck. Reward yourself with a hot chocolate on the couch when its finished.
- Make sure your windows and doors are weather stripped. Keep the snow from entering indoors by sealing those small cracks in your windows or doors. This will also keep the heat from seeping out and your heating bill down!
- Winter Rugs. Thrown down the outdoor winter rugs in your front hallway and mudroom to soak up the snow and avoid muddy, slushy wet puddles on the floor.
- Stock your pantry with non-perishable items throughout the winter. In case the roads aren’t tended to quick enough, you want to make sure you are stocked with basic necessities. Better safe than sorry.
- Need to be somewhere? Give yourself extra time and plan ahead. We all know the snow makes people, cars and public transit move slower. So don’t be late and give yourself some wiggle room.