Temperatures are dropping and Winter is upon us. When it comes to cold weather, things change a lot because of freezing temperatures and snow. These things can cause a lot of issues and difficulties for us during this time of year. No worries, today I am going to be sharing with all of you 10 winter hacks that will make life so much easier for all of us in the Winter season.
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10 Winter Hacks You Need to Know
1. Avoid Frosted Windows
Having to scrape those windows or wait for them to defrost can be very time consuming, forget all that trouble and avoid frosted windows all together. A great way to do this is to get a large piece of cardboard and place it over the windshield, keep it locked in place with the windshield wipers and you are good to go.
2. Use Kitty Litter to Get Out of a Rut
If your car gets stuck in a icy patch you can use kitty litter to get out. Throw it under your tires to crate traction and you will be able to start moving. Even if you’re not a cat lover this is a great item to have in your garage.
3. Use Vinegar to Melt Ice on Windows
If you don’t avoid the frosting of your windows and you need them melted fast, a lot of people think using hot water is the best option but thats actually a good way to get your windows more frozen. A good thing to use to melt that ice is vinegar, I like to keep a spray bottle full handy for quick defrosting. Make your own using an empty spray bottle like this.
4. Use Sand Bags to Avoid Wrecks
With the cold weather roads can get pretty slippery. A great way to keep better control of your car and avoid fishtailing or sliding around is to add more weight to your car. Sandbags in your trunk are a great way to do this. You can buy the empty bags to make your own here.
5. Use the Oven for Added Warmth
When you use your oven during the Winter be sure to take full advantage of the heating factor. Leave the oven door cracked after your finished to allow that heat to escape into the air and keep your home warmer.
6. Allow the Sun to Shine Through
Even if it is cold outside, the rays from the sun can still help to keep you warm. Open up those curtains and allow the sun to shine through for some added heat in your home.
7. Park Facing East
If at all possible, park your car facing the East because as we all know, the sun rises in the East. This will help to melt some of that snow and ice off your car, creating less work for you.
8. Keep Your Feet Dry
I know I absolutely hate when the snow seeps through my shoes and socks and makes my feet cold and wet. A great way to waterproof your socks is to put a sandwich bag or saran wrap over your socks.
9. Use an Electric Blanket to Preheat Your Bed
Nothing is better than climbing into a warm and cozy bed. A great way to warm up your bed is to get a heating electric blanket and turn it on about 15 mins before you plan to climb into bed. They are actually surprisingly energy efficient to use too.
10. Preserve the Heat
If you have rooms in your home you are not using shut the vents and doors of that room to allow for more heat in the rest of the home that you are using, not to mention this will help with your heat bill as well!
Winter can cause a lot of bumps in the road and issues for your everyday routine. These winter hacks have definitely helped me to get through things easier, I hope they help you as well!