Tips to Conquer the Cold

It officially feels like Winter here in Massachusetts after the first major snowfall last week. However, we are about to face the coldest week yet. It is important to properly prepare for these cold New England months, especially with temperatures dropping down to the single digits this week. Here are some tips to keep you and your home safe this Winter!

Snow covered trees outside of Station Row in Providence, RI
Station Row in Providence, RI

  • We all love lighting a fresh new candle on a cold night, but you should never leave lit candles unattended
  • Consider purchasing a floor mat or shoe tray to dry off wet shoes and to keep them out of shared hallways
3 pairs of boots on mat

  • Make sure you have a functioning flashlight and extra batteries in the event of a power outage
  • Consider buying a portable charger for your phone to maintain a longer battery life during a power outage
Red, yellow, green, and blue flashlights                Phone plugged into portable charger

  • Notify someone if you are traveling for several days so your apartment home can be checked on if a storm occurs while you are away
  • If traveling for several days, leave your sink cabinet doors open to prevent freezes in your pipes, especially if the sink is on an exterior wall
  • Set your thermostat to a minimum of 60 degrees
  • Make sure you have the maintenance and emergency maintenance phone numbers saved in your phone in case you get locked out of your home during harsh winter weather
  • Please be mindful of communications from leasing and management staff of procedures for winter weather and storms via email, door notices, and/or resident apps
  • Be aware of where you park. Relocate your car if instructed to do so or if it will obstruct snow removal by a plow truck
Man and Car covered in snow
  • Always keep a two-day supply of food and water before a snow storm to prevent driving or walking in poor conditions
  • Always wear suitable clothing and footwear for snow and icy conditions
Snowman with a hat and scarf on
  • Please notify the property staff if you see icicles above door entries so they can be removed as soon as possible
  • If you have a dog, consider buying booties for him as the salt can be harsh on those paws
Dog running through the snow with booties on

If you see employees shoveling or sanding the community please remember to thank them! It is always  nice to show our appreciation as they work extremely hard to keep us all safe. 

Two employees shoveling after the first snow storm
The Heights Amesbury's "Storm Team 2022" Instagram Post