Top Tips for Managing Snow This Winter

Winter brings with it some of the best holidays of the year like Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, aside from the joyous occasions, winter can also bring lots of snow. As beautiful as snow may be to look at, it can also be dangerous to travel in. That is why being snow-ready this winter is important to ensure you have a safe holiday season. Here are some tips that can help you prepare for the snow this winter season.

The Battle Begins Before the Snow

Since it is much easier to prevent a problem rather than fix it, proper preparations can save you a ton of hassle. Making sure that your driveway is salted can help melt ice and snow much quicker making it easier to shovel out. Also, to prevent any ice dams or blockage from occurring in your gutters, you should make sure they are free of debris and leaves before snowfall.

Invest in Machinery

Basic tools such as a shovel, plow and even a snowblower may do the trick, and are very easy to use. While powerful, ATV snow plows need upkeep that may require a specialist. Depending on the amount of snow, you may need heavier equipment that may require care and use of professional machinery. This is usually the case when it comes to clearing out major roads, but if the snow is heavy enough, you may need help getting your car dislodged from the snow.

Stay Prepared

Due to the uncertainty of the weather in recent years, you never know how bad of a winter you may have. Prepare by having your home’s heating and air inspected before the worst of winter arrives. If you find yourself snowed in, you want to make sure that you have ample food and water to last until the roads have cleared. And just in case there is an issue with the power, you should try to have plenty of candles, blankets as well as lots of board games to keep you and your family busy while you wait out the storm. 

Being proactive rather than reactive is one of the best ways to stay on top of things this winter season. By salting driveways, parking spots, and walkways, you can make it easier to regain mobility once the snow has cleared. These tips and more can help you stay on top of things this winter season. We know Idaho and we know winter, so join us for more news and preparation for this upcoming season. 

Posted in
Bernie Sanders Bird Portland Rally

Bernie Sanders gets the bird in Portland

By Andrea Kay | March 26, 2016

Bernie Sanders won the popular bird endorsement today. During the Bernie rally attended by thousands of Portland hipsters, a small bird landed on the podium. The crowd,…

IDF Noked digital battle map

IDF startup hacks maps to give battlefield commanders edge

By Andrea Kay | March 25, 2016

An IDF programming team created a new battlefield mapping system at a recent hackathon hosted by Ben-Gurion University. The demonstration of the “Noked” software showed how…

IDF forces tunnel

IDF Underground Iron Dome is used to fight Gaza Tunnels

By Andrea Kay | March 24, 2016

IDF forces have been working with Americans to build specialized tunnels designed to dismantle the ones built by Hamas. Last week Foreign Policy reported that the…

Trump food storage emergency preparedness guns

Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, and Gun sales may surge under Trump Presidency

By Andrea Kay | March 24, 2016

Food storage, emergency preparedness products and guns sales surged when Obama was elected president. Right wing conservatives were worried that an Obama administration would weaken…

Inbox Dollars Review – What is InboxDollars?

By Andrea Kay | March 24, 2016

InboxDollars Online Surveys What is Inbox Dollars? It is a loyalty rewards program that pays people for their everyday online activities. Inbox Dollars connects…

obama cuba visit akward

Obama seeks hope and change in Cuba

By Andrea Kay | March 23, 2016

Obama made history this week as he was the first US president to visit the communist island of Cuba since 1928. During his visit…

global test market survey review

Global Test Market Online Surveys Review

By Andrea Kay | March 23, 2016

Global Test Market, the largest online survey service is expanding. Since their start sixteen years ago, this company has grown globally connecting businesses and…

san bernardino terror iphone unlock FBI

Is FBI getting help cracking San Bernardino terror iPhone from Israeli firm?

By Andrea Kay | March 23, 2016

The FBI is working with Cellbrite, a mobile data recovery firm from Petah Tikva, Israel as reported by Yedioth Ahronoth. Cellbrite provides mobile forensic…

mason wells brussels boston bombing survivor

LDS Missionary Injured in Brussels Attack was at Boston Marathon Bombing

By Andrea Kay | March 22, 2016

Mason Wells, a 19 year old Mormon Missionary was seriously injured in the Brussels airport terror attack. The young missionary was close the the blast…