Baby it's cold outside: winter survival tips

Give 'em to me. I hate winter and it's like 12 degrees today and snowing. I am dying on the inside as all my friends at my former home in Hawaii post pics of sunshine and turquoise waters!
  1. Hot coffee
    Warms ya up from the inside out
  2. Preparation. Once November hits I put snow boots, snow pants, a coat, gloves and hat, as well as water and snacks in my car. That way, no matter what, I'm ready. It relieves stress just knowing that I'm ready for whatever happens, traffic-wise.
    Suggested by   @pili_ervin
  3. Hand warmers
    Pop those in your gloves to keep the hands nice and toasty
    Suggested by   @colls39
  4. Fleece leggings
    If you are seriously cold a lot, get some fleece-lined leggings to wear under your jeans (or just to wear). Layering is key!
    Suggested by   @colls39
  5. Seconding fleece leggings, they also make tights! Also, do not fear layering sweaters! It's worth it 🙏
    Suggested by   @aliciamcelhaney
  6. Stay inside. Bundle up in your bed. Don't move. Lose all hope of being warm again. - from a fellow Texan.
    Suggested by   @bsizzle33
  7. Wool socks (smartwool is a favorite but costco is also a good place to get them), wool long underwear, manzella brand mittens (I have the coldest hands all year but these save me), also definitely get some good face and hand lotion - I like aveda hand relief and first aid ultra repair cream.
    Suggested by   @ellenh
  8. Invest in serious boots. I recommend Sorel. They are expensive, but they are warm. Get mid-calf, so you can walk in the inevitable feet of snow that will come. I like gloves that are lined with Thinsulate fleece. They make coats that have it as well. Stock the car with the aforementioned gear winter gear, and snacks/water for you and the baby
    Suggested by   @lrcolleran
  9. My electric kettle is my best friend. I bring a water bottle of hot water any time I go out in the mornings just to hold in my hands. Then when it cools down I drink it!
    Also I cleaned out and organized the coat closet!
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  10. "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."
    Layers. Good waterproof boots. Warm hat.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  11. Suck it up and get out there and shovel the steps/walk/driveway/sidewalks as soon as possible, even while it still snowing before you drive or walk on it.
    Because those tire tracks or footsteps will create impossible to remove icy patches that can last for days or weeks under future snowfall. Treacherous.
    Suggested by   @andersun
  12. Car scraper with a good long handle is KEY
    Can't tell you how many times I've gotten covered in snow trying to clear my windshield with a 💳
    Suggested by   @colleenpagaard
  13. Long underwear
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  14. Tissues
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  15. Wool socks
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  16. Electric blanket
    Don't fear, you will not burn in your sleep. Though honestly I try not to go to bed with mine on. My husband doesn't like it as warm as I do so I highly recommend you get the splitsies kind that allows you to have different temps!
    Suggested by   @shash