As we brace ourselves for the onslaught of freezing cold weather, icy roads and snow storms, there are a few things that can make winter go by just a little bit faster.
The winter hacks below will not only ease your winter blues but they will also save you some money on your heating bills, save your back from snow shoveling and keep your car on the road.
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Top 5 Winter Hacks
Mix 1/3 water with 2/3 Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol) in an empty spray bottle and voila! This spray works wonders! It has totally changed my winter mornings.
Spray Oil to Make Shoveling Easier
Spritz your snow shovel with some vegetable or canola oil from a spray can before you get to work. The snow will slide right off and save your back!
Cat Litter For Your Car Tires
Even if you don’t own any pets, pick up some kitty litter and keep it in the trunk of your car. It will provide traction under your tires if you get stuck in the snow.
Use Pool salt on your driveway
If you are out of salt or live in an area that doesn’t normally get snow, swimming Pool Salt is a great substitute for the real stuff. It works amazingly. I only discovered this one horrific winter when every single store ran out of road salt and I was desperate. I actually prefer it from the real stuff now! Plus it looks prettier.
Get Some Warmth From Your Oven
When you are done cooking or baking, Turn the oven off and keep the door open until it completely cools down. Your house will be heated up for free! Don’t use the oven has a heater though, it’s not safe.
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Let me know if you have any other brilliant winter life hacks! We have 1 ft forecast tomorrow so I need all the help I can get! Comment below.
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