Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
January 10, 2021

Learning to Enjoy the Cold Weather When You Dont Really Like It

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As a professional moving company in Oklahoma City, we recognize that moving from a warm-weather area to a chilly climate is usually jarring --- teeth-chattering, one may say. Obviously, you realized it would be cooler than where you used to dwell, however you didn't realize how distinct almost everything in your life would be. Forget about snatching your vehicle keys and heading out the door with just jeans and a T-shirt on. Oh no. You must wear all sorts of wintry clothing items before you go outside. No more leaving the windows wide open for hours on end to get pleasant fresh air flowing through the home. No, you will need to leave the windows closed and switch up the furnace.

Goodness! Where to start? Well, what you must do is learn to take pleasure in the wintry weather even if you do not truly love it. If you learn to accept the cold temperatures instead of thinking about it as your enemy, you just might realize that there are aspects of it that appeal to you! And even in case that you never grow to love the winter weather, you might use various coping mechanisms that will make it much more endurable.


A comfortable house goes a long way in the direction of making your individual space comfy and snug and boosts your overall feeling of well-being. Avoid the minimalist look - it will make your home appear and feel cold. Frigid weather cozy brings images of plump couches in sumptuous material, comfortable throw pillows, area rugs or carpet.

Place some cozy lined house shoes near the front door. Walking on uncovered wooden floors or tile can be extremely miserable during the cold months, particularly if you are not used to it. Carpeting your house or purchasing some area rugs or throw rugs will go a long way when it comes to keeping your toes warm and can help your house feel cozier.

Bake something. Keeping the oven on will warm your abode…and also, the delicious aroma of fresh bread or cookies in the oven is definitely plain calming. You'll feel a lot better.

Get insulating windows treatments, like honeycomb window blinds or heavy draperies, to block out the cold.

If you have a fireplace, make use of it! Nothing is more pleasing than resting on the sofa, drinking some hot cocoa, with a crackling fire going. Electric powered fireplaces do just fine, also.


Venturing outside if you are not outfitted for it is miserable, so be equipped for the frigid weather when it's time to venture out. Put money into a few sweatshirts, sweaters, down jacket, waterproof lined boots, wool socks, hats, scarves, and gloves or mittens. Dressing in warm layered clothing helps make the cold weather much more endurable.


No, you simply can't go swimming outside…nevertheless the winter weather presents extremely enjoyable outside options that you simply will not have in hot weather - for example, snow. Discover ways to embrace the snow and appreciate it. Instead of looking at snow just as a burden (shoveling, scraping your windshield, driving on slick roadways), consider all the entertainment it may offer. Watch kids playing in the snow. They LOVE it…building snowmen, a fort, having a snowball fight, creating snow angels, going sledding, or simply sliding down a hillside on a piece of cardboard. Indulge your inner kid and play.

Try ice skating. It's really a fantastic activity and can really get the heart pumping, which will elevates your body temperature. Should you get efficient at it, the fluid and repeating motion are extremely soothing. It's a good way to meet people, too. For anyone who is more adventurous, try skiing or snowboarding. Many mountain regions have snow schools which give training in the essentials. When you drift down the mountain, it's not possible to help but be affected by the magnificence of nature all around you. You will feel invigorated.

Take it from us, your professional movers in Oklahoma City, of course, moving from a hot to a cold local climate usually takes getting accustomed to. However if that is where you are, you may as well make an effort to enjoy what it has to offer. As we say, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"


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