Snow, ice, cold... Winter is one the most magical seasons, but also one of the hardest to endure for a number of reasons. Before the cold arrives, make sure you are 100% ready to enjoy it to the fullest.
Health: Wear several layers of clothes and remain active to help you stay warm. In case of icy conditions, ensure you own a pair of shoes with a decent grip to prevent falls. Good hygiene habits can help to prevent the spread of virus. If you are aged 65 or over, pregnant, have certain medical conditions, or you are the main carer for an older or disabled person, check that you have had your flu jab.
Travelling: Before winter arrives, take your vehicle to the garage for a full check up. Preparing your car for winter is essential to avoiding nasty surprises on the road, this includes having an emergency kit ready to use in your car. Attending a course or getting online information on how to drive on snowy or icy roads can prevent you from having accidents.
Energy bills: Since 2004, the average annual bill for a dual-fuel energy customer has risen by 117%; however, there are some tips to save money on gas and electricity bills. Switching tariff and paying by direct debit will help you to save and with Asda Energy Switch & Save you can save an average of £203.99. It is also important to insulate your home, use an energy monitor and purchase environmentally friendly equipment.
Frozen pipes: Preventing pipes from being frozen is probably one of the best things you can do at home to get ready for winter and save future heating headaches. Before winter starts, ensure pipes in cold, draughty areas are insulated.
Christmas presents: The Christmas holidays are an expensive time of the year and budgets can get severely stretched. Using gift cards and discount vouchers for gift shopping, cashing in retailer reward points, giving homemade presents or simply cutting down on presents entirely are some of the most common saving techniques employed by millions of Brits.Back to top