Depending on where you live, winter can be mild, severely cold, wet, or snowy. It can be frustrating on a number of levels. Poor weather makes transportation and car maintenance a hassle, excess rain and moisture can wreak havoc on your home, and bitterly cold temperatures can take its toll on your comfort. There are some easy and clever solutions to make it through the winter and even come to enjoy what comes with the season if you do not particularly enjoy the weather.
10. Dress In Layers
It makes sense to wear more clothes to stay warm, but wearing the proper layers is an important factor to keep in mind. Not all fabrics are created equally. Start with a base layer which adds insulation next to your skin. A good base layer is one that wicks moisture, like ones made of synthetic fabric, merino wool or bamboo. The outer layer should have moisture and wind-resistant properties. Down-filled jackets keep you warm in a dry, cold atmosphere, but are not effective when they get wet.
9. Cold Head, Hands, and Feet
Your extremities are the most difficult to keep warm and are especially problematic for people with poor circulation. Not only is it more comfortable to keep hands and feet warm, but it is also essential to make sure you have something on your head, which is one of the least insulated parts of the body. Along with a hat, make sure you have a scarf to protect your neck and chest. Mittens are better for keeping in heat than gloves and waterproof, or fur-lined boots are effective for keeping feet warm and dry.