Winter preparation

Organizing and downsizing apply to your car too! Now is the time to remove all of the summer stuff from your car and get ready to face the challenges of winter driving!

Then, create a Winter Emergency Car Kit.

The time you do NOT want to be thinking about creating your Winter Emergency Car Kit is when you are stuck in the middle of a blizzard. Be prepared!

You know what the road conditions will be like in a few short months, so take some time now to get ready for the change in seasons.

According to the Transport Canada website, these items should be included in your Winter Emergency Car Kit:

• Food that won’t spoil–like energy bars
• Water—plastic bottles that won’t break if water freezes–replace every six months
• Blankets
• Extra clothing and shoes or boots
• First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
• Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
• Candle in a deepcan and matches
• Wind-up flashlight
• Whistle—in case you need to attract attention
• Roadmaps

Store these items in the trunk of your car so you are ready for inclement weather:

• Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
• Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid
• Tow rope
• Jumper cables
• Fire extinguisher
• Warning light or road flares

                                                          Keep an eye on the weather and drive safely!

Karen Shinn

Karen Shinn

Downsizing Diva Co-Founder. Toronto East & North York

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