Saturday, November 19, 2016

4 Tips to Survive Winter Like A Boss

Winter… today it feels like it has officially arrived.

Growing up in New York I was no stranger cold snowy weather, and then about 9 years ago we left it all behind for the warmth of South Florida. It didn’t take long to forget how bone chilling winter could get or all the necessities the season brings about. That is until we once again traded in our weather this time for long Minnesota winters.

One thing we learned quite quick was with at least six months of winter per year, the countries of the North embrace the cold months with enthusiasm—and they could teach us a thing or two about surviving winter. 


Kungs Snow Brush

I recently partnered with Kungs - a Finnish producer of premium snow brushes and ice scrapers that are tested in the harshest Arctic conditions— to bring you some fun expert tips from one of the coldest countries on Earth: Finland.


*** KUNGS' 4 SECRETS TO SURVIVE WINTER LIKE AN ARTIC BOSS ***


Kungs Ice Scraper


1. USE THE COLD TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Low temperatures inspire many in the Nordic region to get together outside and enjoy the 'fresh' weather that only winter can bring. Take advantage of what winter has to offer: Plan a day trip to your nearest sauna, go sledding on the nearest hill or simply throw snow at your friends and family. Here's a "cool" idea: Pack a warm thermos of soup to enjoy after a wintertime ski run—and have a picnic right in the snow!

2. DRESS LIKE YOU MEAN IT 

One of the key reasons winter-haters despise the cold is that they simply don't know how to dress for it. The people of the Arctic know better. It's easy: Before heading outside, make sure you're properly clothed. The secret? Multiple layers. A thick winter coat is essential, along with waterproof gloves, wool socks, a scarf, a hat, and of course, snow boots! Several layers of pants can help, as well. Arctic tip: Allow yourself some extra time (10 minutes) to get in and out of those extra articles of clothing.

 3. WINTERIZE YOUR CAR

Got a car? Then you're going to want to prepare it to handle winter conditions without a hitch. Stock your car with an emergency kit, consider winter tires for better traction, and thoroughly check your battery before the cold strikes. In winter precipitation, visibility is crucial. Keep both a snow brush and a durable ice scraper on hand—and be sure your ice scraper can de-ice windshield wipers. I recommend grabbing Kungs ice scrapers and snow brushes, which are available at Sears Auto Centers across the Northeast. 

4. YOU CAN ENJOY WINTER INDOORS, TOO 

The winter months are ideal for wrapping up in a blanket and cozying up next to a warm fireplace (or space heater), glass of wine in hand. Even the best Arctic bosses aren't afraid to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a winter day indoors. Arctic boss tip: Get cozy with your significant other and surprise them with a hot cocktail!


This winter we are getting back into the swing of things and had almost completely forgot what an important tools an ice scraper and snow brush are when you have to brave the elements and take the kids to school, head out to the grocer, or off to work. When you’re prepared the winter can actually be quite a beautiful season. A fresh coating of snow, holiday cheer, nights by the fire. Those sandy beaches were nice, but there is something special about the winter I genuinely missed. And thanks to Kungs I’m ready and waiting for that first snow! 


Surviving Winter with Kungs

Made in Finland—a country with some of the harshest winters on the planet—Kungs snow brushes and ice scrapers combine Scandinavian design and ergonomics with the durability needed to handle whatever winter throws at you. Kungs just launched their line of environmentally friendly products (complete with a three-year warranty!) in the U.S., exclusively at Sears Auto Centers.

How do you survive the winter season? 

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