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Warm Up and Stock Up with Storm Essentials from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

The power can go out during a storm without warning. Be prepared for a power outage and loss of electricity all year long with candles, quilts and more from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Portland, ME, January 26, 2014 --( Aside from the all-important items to keep in stock such as canned food or fresh water, do not forget the small things like batteries and candles. Featured here are a few of the must have items for all weather conditions available now at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. These ideas are intended as a guide for helping households prepare for a potential power outage during a storm any time of year.

With Storm Essentials Box, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop makes it easy to keep your essential power outage items all in one easy to locate piece that looks just as great on display as it does when in use. Convenient tray makes for easy storage of matches, batteries, candles, or even a small flashlight (not included). Curved handle makes for convenient transport of this metal box around the house as needed. Offering old world charm, this piece will also look great when used it to add mood lighting to a reading nook at night.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop recommends these basic items to keep in your storm preparedness kit. Batteries: stock up on all sizes for those flashlights that have accumulated in the garage over the years. First aid supplies: a few bandages and wound ointment can go a long way. Can opener: it is difficult open a can without one. Light source: candles, with a flame or battery operated flameless, are important pieces to keep in stock. Use jars to hold candles if flames are a worry.

To avoid any worry when using flame candles in the home, use battery powered options instead. Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has many candle options available to choose from. Honeycomb wax forms the outside of the Honeycomb Candle Collection featuring pillars and tapers, evoking a Colonial feel while keeping a room warmly lit. If using real candles, do not forget a Candle Snuffer to quickly and efficiently extinguish the flames as needed.

Plenty of blankets will keep a home warm, especially in the colder winter months. Vintage Eagle Throw is crafted from sturdy woven fabric for a heavyweight blanket that will keep folks warm, or decorate the couch, no matter the weather. Lancaster Throw features soft cotton, a lightweight option when the weather is warmer. Stock up on customer favorite quilts during Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s annual winter seating and quilt sale, now through February 20, 2014.

For a fireplace, or a wood stove for that matter, keep warm in winter even when the power goes out. Carry firewood from the wood pile to the house with a braided Log Carrier. Built to last with thick braided handles that are attached to the rest of the overall durable braid. Keep plenty of firewood in stock with a vertical rack built to store just as much as other options, especially the solutions from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop that take up just one square foot of space. Keep extra blankets and other storm supplies in one spot to locate them even if the lights go out. Primitive Pine Trunks make a great option for keeping throws and quilts tucked away until needed throughout the year.

Although it may not seem like a storm essential, there is no better time for game time than when the power goes out or when stuck inside during a snowstorm. Make memories and keep entertained while watching the snow gently fall with family fun games that are sure to be crowd-pleasers and all-time favorites. Sturbridge Yankee Workshop features a range of classic games such as Pick-Up Sticks or Jacks, making nostalgic fun just a game play away. Try something new such as the highly rated Camp Travel Game, available on the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop website.

Gather the items featured above to ensure the home is ready for any weather event. Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s annual winter seating and quilt sale is going on now through February 20, 2014.
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Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Silas Forge
90 Blueberry Road, Portland, ME 04102

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