This Fall has been unseasonably warm here in Southern Indiana. You're not gonna hear me complaining - I am going to enjoy it as long as it lasts - but I know winter weather is coming sooner rather than later. Hoosiers know that nasty weather can show up quickly and without much warning this time of the year. Do you remember this time last year when we woke up to several inches of snow that seemingly came from nowhere?

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You do not want to find yourself caught off guard and unprepared when winter weather eventually does show up. That is why now is the perfect time to stock up on some items that are essential to having an enjoyable and safe winter experience. I like to separate these things into a few categories...

  • Personal comfort & safety essentials
  • Outdoor essentials
  • Playtime essentials
  • Fancy schmancy essentials
Photo by Jimmy Conover on Unsplash
Photo by Jimmy Conover on Unsplash

Go through your closets and/or tubs and take an inventory of all your winter gear. You want to make sure that you A) have everything you need, and more importantly that B) everything still fits. If you have kiddos, you are likely to find that they have outgrown their stuff. Next, head to your garage and/or shed to check on those outdoor items you will need.

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Once you know what you have, compare it to the list below to see what else you still need.

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Stock Up on These Winter Essentials Before It Snows

Winter is coming! Before you get caught with three feet of snow and no snowsuit, make sure that you have the essentials to get thru this winter and stay warm!
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