6 Tips to Help Your Gadgets Survive the Winter 0 1

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Well, summer is almost over and we’re about to head into fall. And you know what that means – the cold weather is right around the corner. Even if you love the cold weather, you’ve got to realize that none of your electronic gadgets share that love. In fact, when you let your gadgets out into the cold, they are going to be worse off than ever and that puts them in the dangerous position of breaking or getting damaged in some way. That’s why you’ve got to take the time to learn how you can make your gadgets survive through the winter. There are some simple tips that are gone through in the below article, so be sure to read on and learn about how you can ensure your phone and other gadgets make it through the harsh winter

1. Make Sure to Keep Them in Waterproof Cases in Case They Fall in The Slush or Snow

If you are going to be out and about in the snow and cold weather with your phone, then you’ve got to properly protect it. This is especially true if you don’t have a waterproof phone like the iPhone 7. It’s super easy to drop your phone in the snow or slush when you’re holding it with gloves. It’s best to always keep your phone in a waterproof case to ensure that if this should happen, your phone is going to be safe from any damage.

There are plenty of phone cases that you can get online that offer plenty of protections. In addition to waterproofing, you can find cases that are shock-proof and dust-proof. When you have one of these cases on your phone, then you’re going to have no problem keeping it safe in the cold winter. You can also get cases for all of your other gadgets that are also waterproof to ensure none of your gadgets get any kind of water damage.

2. Keep Your Gadgets Out of The Trunk on Cold Days

A lot of people keep their gadgets inside of their trunk whenever they’re not using them. Whether this is their camera equipment or an extra laptop, it’s easy to keep them in the trunk whenever you’re heading out on the road or just so you don’t have to keep them in your house. However, in the winter, that’s going to bring disaster to your gadgets. Our electronics do not like to live in super-hot or super cold temperatures. They will easily be fried whenever they spend too much time outside in the trunk of your car when the temperatures drop below freezing. Make sure to keep all of your gadgets inside of your house or in the main cabin of your car whenever you’re driving along. If you are driving, then the gadgets will stay warm in the front.

3. Keep Your Gadgets Off Whenever You Are Heading Out into The Cold to Preserve Them

Many people think that it’s safer for them to keep their gadgets in sleep mode whenever they’re out and about in the cold. The logic goes that this keeps them warmer since they are still working. However, this actually increases the chance that your laptop or smartphone is going to take damage in the cold. Make sure to turn off your laptops and phones whenever you’re going into the cold temperatures. This is going to drastically decrease the chance that they are going to face damage on your adventures in the snow.

4. Make Sure to Warm Up Your Gadget Before You Boot It Up

Let’s say that you brought your laptop out into the cold and it’s a bit on the cold side right now. You should definitely wait until your laptop’s temperature has risen to room temperature before starting it up. When the cold temperature mixes with the warmth of your laptop starting up, then this could cause condensation within your device. This basically means you will have water damage automatically from the cold turning to warm.

So, whenever your laptop or other gadgets feel super cold from being outside in the winter time, give them some time to reach room temperature before pushing that start button.

5. Be Sure to Carry Around Chargers Wherever You Go

Of course, whenever you are going out into the snowy world, you are going to want to have your gadgets with you. You never know when emergency situations could happen, especially when you are driving through the cold. Make sure to bring along all of your chargers for your gadgets with you wherever you go. You should know that the cold sucks the life right out of your batteries. Whenever you head into cold temperatures, you have probably noticed this fact and wondered where all of your battery life went. Well, when you have your chargers or a portable charger with you, then this isn’t going to be a problem! You can just plug in your gadgets and stay safe.

6. Make Sure to Keep Your Smartphone Warm as The Cold Can Make the Screen Sensitive

One of the worst damages that can happen to your smartphone is if the screen gets damaged in any way. Our touchscreens on our phones are super sensitive as they come. However, whenever the screens get out into the cold, this makes them even more sensitive. This could cause serious cracks or other damages should you drop it. That’s why you have got to keep your smartphone warm whenever you’re out and about in the cold weather. You can do this by keeping your phone close to your body and using your body heat to keep it warm. Or you can invest in a smartphone sleeve, wallet, or sock to keep it nice and cozy.

There you have it! If you’re going to bringing your gadgets out into the cold winter with you, then you’ve got to know how to keep them safe. Follow the above tips and you’re sure to have your phone survive this rough winter.

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I had thought that I would start this article off with a walk down memory lane – and remind you of how neat it was to be a kid and have something with your name on it. Do you remember buying pencils or keychains with your name? As a kid, I loved that.

But I’ll be honest – as an adult – I still love it. I’m putting my name, our last name or initials all over the place! So in reality, who doesn’t love it at any age?

It’s still fun to find items in a store that has my name or my children’s name on it – but I think it’s even more fun and quite useful to put our name on whatever I want!

Sticker Kid sent over the cutest labels – and I got to do just that. They have so many sticker shapes, sizes, uses — they even have posters!

I spent the weekend labeling-up the kid’s stuff and a few things of my own.

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You know what I love the most about Sticker Kid labels – other than the fun, personalization factor? The fact that it helps the kiddos (and me) keep track of their items. There used to be a time when I knew exactly which pencil and eraser belonged to my child. I also knew exactly how many items I sent with them out of the house. But, my brain is a little more frazzled and I need a little help remembering what I’ve purchased and sent with them. So, Sticker Kid can help me keep all of that in order.

Is that the backpack I bought for you, Joey? Yep! It has your name tag on it. Savannah, did I really buy you that water bottle? Yep! It has our name label on it.

Please tell me that I’m not the only one with a perpetual case of “mom brain”?
I had been worried that the labels and tags would be easily removable to the point where they could just fall off and be lost. But they are securely on each item.

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You may be tempted to solely use the labels on the typical items such as school supplies, and shoes. But I think they’re going to work very well when the kids head to camp and go on day-adventures.

I plan to label items such as hair dryers, safety kids, flashlights, combs, leave-in conditioners, sunblock, pool toys, bite cream, and the list goes on. What else would you label?

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I was excited to see their collection of kitchen labels and home decor items. Having just revamped one of my brands, I wanted to pay homage to it. These kitchen labels were the perfect item to keep it close.

I plan to use these to organize not only spices, but my espresso, flours, sugars, and oats.

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So, the poster is probably my most favorite item of all. Because I love putting our names everywhere! Right now, I’m attaching it to this old calendar board I thrifted last year.

I painted the frame white, added wood to the inner portion and covered it with chalk paint. This will hang in our kitchen – but I may rotate the poster throughout the house.

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I’d love to hear what your ideas on labeling are! What should I label next? Which item are you going to order or which one should I order next?

I love being creative but I’d love your suggestions as well. What would you use these labels on?

Here’s a list of some of their different label options:

  • Iron-on name labels for clothes
  • Medium labels
  • Mini labels
  • “Preschool Super Pack” of 154 labels
  • Kindergarten pack with 150 name labels – perfect for toddlers
  • “School Mega Pack” pack of 214 labels
  • Large labels
  • 80 Peel and Stick Clothing Labels
  • Small name labels
  • Heart labels
  • Square Photo labels
  • Shoe labels
  • “Book Pack” labels
  • 9 Right-left shoe labels
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