Well, it’s winter again. Anyone familiar with Michigan winters knows that they’re occasionally brutal, usually long, and always, always cold. If you’ve lived here long enough, though, you stumble on a few secrets… a few tricks that can make life easier. Whether it’s installing a remote starter in your vehicle or ponying up the cash for the latest, greatest furnace technology, us Michiganders go to great lengths to stay comfortable when the snow starts to fly. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few effective — and affordable — quality of life improvements that’ll help you get through the season.
One of the biggest struggles during the winter is readying your vehicle. Often covered in snow, ice, and frost, it usually means waking up earlier… and getting to work angrier. In the smallest of senses, a pivoting snowbroom will change your life. We recommend the Hopkins SubZero, as it is collapsible, pivoting, and features a broom, scraper, and squeegee for easy ice removal.
What if you could have delicious, homemade stew and chili in less than an hour? In the bitter cold, we often seek the comfort of hot, slow-cooked meals. With an Instant Pot, you don’t have to spend the whole day babysitting your dinner… you simply combine your ingredients, set it, and forget it.
It’s pretty obvious: when you’re cold, you should heat up. A small space heater in your office will help you ease into the workday and combat the morning sluggishness that is common this time of year. If you’re concerned about accidentally leaving it on, don’t forget to grab one with a built-in timer!
Though this winter isn’t projected to break any records, it’s always important to plan ahead. Whether you love it when the snow starts to settle or you dread the coming of the cold, be sure to take the steps necessary to stay warm, comfortable, and cheerful this winter!