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Preparing for Winter V

zippychick Posts: 9,364 Forumite
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edited 11 October 2017 at 1:35PM in Old style MoneySaving

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Hi everyone,

As the last 'preparing for winter' thread has now grown quite long, I think it's time for a new one, and what better time of year to begin to prepare than the end of November :)

So here goes....a shiny new thread. Please post below all your preparations for winter. If you want to read through the tips on the older threads you can find them here:

Preparing for Winter

Preparing for winter II

Preparing for winter III

Preparing for winter IV

Other links that may help:

the ice man cometh! (merged with keeping warm)

Things that worked or didn't work last winter

Frugal but happy in winter?

Winter checklist

Lets hope it's a good one for all of us. :)


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  • [Deleted User]
    Thanks ZIPPYCHICK for starting this new thread.
  • bossymoo
    bossymoo Posts: 6,924 Forumite
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    Ooh shiny new thread! Thanks, zippychick!

    Let's get back to the friendly prepping banter, folks!

    Away with the fairies :beer:
  • southantrim3
    Just in time for winter. Any more news on the big freeze expected this winter or is it all a hoax?
  • fiftyeighter_2
    You took the words out of my mouth Southantrim3. I was just wondering that myself.
    Lovely new thread. Thank you.
  • Doveling
    Doveling Posts: 704 Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread :).
    So paper spills and kindling or firelighters? Which do you find best or is it wise to have some of each?
    Not dim ;) .....just living in soft focus :p
  • quidsy
    quidsy Posts: 2,181 Forumite
    Subscribed to this new thread.

    It's always advisable in this country to prepare for cold in winter & warm in summer, moderate cross between the 2 during Spring & Autumn. If you do prepare, no weather should be a total surprise. :)

    When it snows in June is when I will really get worried. :D
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  • CH27
    CH27 Posts: 5,531 Forumite
    anyway, I shall be preparing for winter...cos it's winter!!

    I'd love some snow but unless you live up north I doubt we'll get much...:(

    That's just what we all do.
    Prepare for the worst & hope for the best.
    Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
  • CH27
    CH27 Posts: 5,531 Forumite
    Exactly. It's kind of fun as well preparing for winter. I secretly like the idea of being snowbound for a few days...candles burning, homemade soup, snowy walks. beautiful scenery...NO CARS DRIVING ABOUT!

    Of course for the elderly and disabled it's probably not a good time. So look out for any elderly neighbours if the weather gets bad...

    I worry about my Dad & not being able to get to him if he needs me.
    Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
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    [Deleted User] Posts: 12,492 Forumite
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    edited 26 November 2014 at 4:23PM
    and I'm not having a go at any poster....these are just my thoughts[/QUOTE]

    lovely new thread

    and HERE WE GO AGAIN. Go on spoil it for everyone, please be my guest
  • Eenymeeny
    Eenymeeny Posts: 2,015 Forumite
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    edited 21 June 2017 at 10:59PM
    Thanks for the new thread Zippychick, we rattle through them don't we?
    Can I just pass on a little tip to users of microwave heatbags? I find that sometimes they can be quite damp when heated up. Keeping them hanging over a radiator means they are alway dry and ready for use. I also place a heated one on the dashboard while I'm de-icing the windowscreen. Hurries the job up and means that you have a lapwarmer to use on your journey!
    A reminder too: I've just realised that both of my oven-type gas lighters, which I use for candles in the winter, are in the shed at the bottom of the garden. (Used to light bonfires in the summer) Must remember to rescue them before snow or flooding prevents me from getting down there!
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