Prepare for Winter and Get to Know Your Local Hardware Store

snow-scraper-carWinter weather has finally arrived in the DC area. Freezing temps, ice and snow are the last things you want to think about when you have a full day ahead of you. We’ve come up with a few tips to use to navigate the season.

Winter Tips for a Safe and Smooth Commute

  • Pay attention to the weather forecast.
    We live in the digital age! Mobile devices and computers make it EASY to stay up to date with the latest weather forecast.
  • Wear foot attire that will keep your feet warm and dry.
    You can put on something more stunning when you get to work or class.
  • Make sure you aren’t parked in a Snow Emergency Route.
    Check your local area’s Snow Emergency Routes to avoid being towed or ticketed. Remember, you’ll have less money to spend on an awesome sled if you blow all of your dough on fines.
  • Have a car? Winterize it and stay safe.
    Check your wipers, tire pressure, windshield washer fluid and put together a small winter preparedness kit for your car. Here’s a brief video that’s worth watching: “Simple Steps to Winterize Your Car

You should also consider getting a flashlight and plenty of batteries too!

Get Winter Supplies – Local Hardware Stores in DC, MD, VA

Not interested in fighting the crowds at the big-box stores? Don’t worry – we have you covered. Here is a list of local hardware stores in the DC, MD, VA metropolitan area where you can pick up some supplies.


Old School Hardware
3219 Mt. Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Frager’s Hardware
1115 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

District Hardware – The Bike Shop
1108 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037


McLean Hardware
1445 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101

Cherrydale Hardware
3805 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207

Brown’s Hardware Store
100 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046‎


Strosniders Hardware
Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring Locations

Hardware City
10504 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

Christopher’s Hardware
500 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

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