Don’t be caught off-guard this year when the first snow arrives. Designing Spaces gets some tips from Morton Salt on how to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Some ways to prepare your home for winter are to check that all steps, handrails, sidewalks, and driveways are in good shape, trim the trees to dispose of dead branches and watch for dying branches that may fall on your home during a snow storm, clean out the gutters, and make sure you have tools like blowers, shovels, and scrapers ready to go. Additionally, make sure to stock up on ice. When it comes to ice melt, look for a trusted brand like Morton. Morton Action Melt combines traditional melting salt with calcium chloride to work at temperatures as low as minus 15 degrees F. Morton also offers Morton Safe-T-Pet which was developed by veterinarians and is non-toxic and less irritating on the animal paws. Your four legged friends will thank you.