Snow. Beautiful, white, cold.
During the winter months, many of us must give our homes adequate insulation. This means doing things like banking a home with plastic to help keep more cold air from entering beneath.
In January 2008, while shoveling one day, my stepfather came by to plow the driveway. We had already had too much snow, and there was not much space for him to plow the snow into – we lived on a very small lot. I was shoveling as much snow out of the way as I could, right up against the trailer, so that he could do the plowing.
He told me that what I was doing was a good idea, and to shovel it up as high as I could because snow is used as a poor mans insulator.
So, when you can, shovel the snow up against your home. Just remember not to cover the windows ;-)