Living in Korea | Top 8 Requests For Surviving Winter in Korea
Updated: Apr 22
Brrr... it's getting cold out there so we've pulled together our top 8 bestsellers to help with ideas on how to survive winter in Korea. Whether you love making snow angels, hitting the slopes or cuddling up at home we've got you covered. Here are suggestions curated from our client requests just in the past week. Want something you don't see here? Just ask. Having a virtual personal assistant is Wonderful. Our staff of highly educated bilingual agents are dedicated to making your life easier in Korea and helping you save time so you can focus on more important things like work, family and fun!
1. Electric Blanket
Soft, warm and cozy! There are many types of blankets made of different materials with heat settings so you can adjust the temperature to your liking. If you're worried about getting too hot in the middle of the night, some also have timers and automatic shut-off as a feature. These blankets make staying warm affordable and can help reduce energy costs of heating your whole home.
2. Hand Warmer Heat Packs
Keep one of these disposable heat packs in your pocket and they'll stay warm all day. For those prone to cold hands this is a perfect solution for ultimate comfort. They are easy to use and come in many different shapes and sizes that can be used to keep other parts of your body warm too. Just open up a packet, give it a shake and feel the warmth instantly.
Combat dry air in the workplace and home. There are many benefits to having a humidifier, here are just a few reasons:
- Breath easier and have more comfortable sinuses.
- Reduce the risk of infections since bacteria can't travel as well in moist air.
- Prevent dry skin so you don't end up with cracked hands and ashy elbows.
- Prevent static electricity and shocking surprises as well as frizzy hair.
Humidifiers in come in many sizes and styles. We recommend shopping for a model that is easy to clean and has a large water tank.
4. Fleece-Lined Pants
Ditch the long underwear and go for fleece-lined jeans and leggings instead. They are warm, stylish and soft to the touch for ultimate comfort this winter season. While normal looking to the eye, the inside of these warm pants have lined materials to keep the cold out and your legs insulated. They come in many sizes and styles for men, women and children.
5. Honey Lemon Tea
It's delicious and easy to make, just add hot water and stir. A hot cup of tea can warm the soul. Honey lemon tea has many health benefits too. During this time of year it's easy to catch colds so it's good idea to give your immunity a nice vitamin C boost. Lemon and honey also can help with soothing sore throats, improve digestion, flushing out toxins and even help weight loss. There are also a variety of other citrus options including orange and grapefruit.
6. Baby Carrier Cover
Keeping your baby warm and cozy is easy with this flexible winter weather carrier cover. Detach it from your carrier and it can be a warm blanket in the stroller or baby carseat too. This model comes with straps and connectors to keep it secure and also has pockets to keep mom's hands warm too.
7. Tire Snow-Chains
Before driving up into the mountains to hit the slopes, don't forget to bring snow chains. It's important to have chains for maximum traction especially when the weather can be unpredictable. We recommend getting an easy mounting belt snow chain for fast installation. Getting stuck in the snow is no fun and can be tough on your vehicle too. Just let us know the make and model of your car as well as the size of your tires and we can get you all set up.
8. Lift Tickets, Rentals and Accommodations
Korea has some pretty awesome ski resorts and will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics in February. Just a few hours from Seoul, there are many options for lift tickets, rentals and accommodations. Wonderful can help coordinate your whole trip including transportation, lift tickets, rentals and accommodations. All you have to worry about is getting in a good stretch before hitting he powder.
Wonderful is a virtual personal assistant service, so it's like having a secretary or new best friend. We are brand agnostic so we can work with any business or service. The above suggestions are not an endorsement for any brand or product, but represent recent client requests. We'll do our best to curate and provide suggestions that best meet your individual needs.
Regarding our pricing, we charge for the time taken working on your request at 800 KRW/min (There is a 15% discount for first time users), and you can get a refund on the remaining time within 3 months. The average food order requests can take anywhere from 2 to 15 minutes. There are NO processing fees when you pay us via bank wire transfer. (You will pay only the cost of the item(s)). When we charge your bank card, there is an 8.5% processing fee that goes to the payment processor for their services. We do NOT benefit from this fee. For more information regarding our pricing, please follow this link.
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