It's hard enough to keep myself warm in the winter months let alone worrying about anything else, however there are some things that I need to do in order to protect my home during this cold weather as well. Bustle explains that when the weather gets frigid that there are things you and I can do around the house to protect it from the cold as well.

  • Protect your pipes by leaving a faucet on just enough for it to drip out which will keep the water moving inside the pipes to prevent them from freezing up on you. If your pipes have already frozen, use a space heater (or a hair dryer) to try and thaw them out.
  • Use a door snake at the base of your outside doors to keep it from drafting in the cold air and not letting the heat from inside escape. You can purchase them for relatively cheap or make one yourself if you're feeling crafty.
  • Make sure that you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home because if snow blocks your ventilation system outside, you could be in a lot of danger. If you already have a carbon monoxide detector, make sure that it is working and functioning correctly.

If you ask me, this winter has been so bitterly cold, and staying inside with a cup of tea beats going outside any day of the week. Too bad I can't work from home though!

(via Bustle)