Preparing For Minnesota’s First Snowfall: Tips & Warnings
The first snowfall of the season might hit southeast Minnesota on Saturday. In anticipation of that, I have created a cheat sheet for us of things to remember/things we need to do before the snow flies.
It seems like every winter there's someone who can't remember how winter works. We've gone through this before. About 7 months ago, believe it or not. You can do this.
10 Tips and Warnings to Prep for Minnesota's First Snowfall
Don't forget to put your ice scraper in your car.
Speaking of cars, remember to take things slow, especially on fresh snow/slush.
And before you drive off, make sure your WHOLE car is cleared of snow, even the roof.
Also, while driving, make sure your headlights are on.
Disconnect your outdoor hose if you haven't already done that.
And make sure you know where your shovel is. If you put it away in storage, now is the time to take it out.
This is also the time when you should be switching the direction of your ceiling fans.
While we're talking about your house, check your furnace filter if you haven't in a while, it might need to be replaced.
Also, dust and clean your vents and make sure they aren't blocked by something.
It'd be a good idea to check for any leaks in your roof, too. So go into the attic or on the roof and take a look, you don't want snow suddenly coming into your house.
Hopefully, if we do get snow on Saturday, we won't get too much and it'll melt right away because I'm not ready for that yet.
H/T: Realtor Luke Miller
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