I appreciate the guest post, Lindsay Valdez
There are simple cost cutting tips we can use every day of our life to protect our home, bodies and vehicles. ALWAYS carry a cell phone in your clothing, even if you are just shoveling your driveway.
Layer clothing to include a well insulated coat (with a hood), a scarf, hat, gloves and boots. Always wear tank tops or t-shirts under clothing if outdoors. Layer socks if you will be outside for long periods of time.
Stocking our pantries with non perishables for a few days could mean the difference between driving in a storm or enjoying a dinner while waiting the storm out a day or two. Blow dry plastic over windows to retain heat while cutting cost. Roll rugs to fit at the bottom of doors. When you do have to leave, do not forget to set your home alarm from http://www.securitychoice.com before leaving as break-ins happen even in sub zero weather.
Keep a shovel, cat litter, work gloves (larger than normal size) and an old rug in your trunk during winter months. Cat litter and the old rug may provide enough traction to get your car moving again. A shovel may be needed in more severe cases. Work gloves will provide an extra layer of protection for your hands while you are getting your vehicle unstuck.