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7 Winter Hacks


Winter is on it's way, and with it may mean snow or ice for you!  Here are few tips that will save time and frustration this winter. Did you know you could make your own de-icer, check it out! 

Slide off snow shovel

When shoveling snow, spray the blade with a silicone-based lubricant or even cooking spray to help prevent snow from sticking. 


Homemade De-Icer

Spray a mixture of 3:1 vinegar to water on your car windows and it will keep ice from forming on them. You’ll still have to brush off the snow, of course. 

Face the Sun

When parking outside during the winter, park your car facing east so that the sun will defrost your windshield as it rises.

Winter Ceiling Fan

Make sure your ceiling fan is spinning on the low setting in reverse (clockwise) during the winter months. It will re-circulate warmer air trapped near the ceiling down to floor level.


Unstick a Car

If you find your car stuck in the snow, you have a couple of easy options to get some traction. The easiest one , if you have cats, pour some of their cat litter under the tires to help you get traction. If you don’t, you can also try using your car’s floor mats or salt.

Ziplocked Mirrors

Never worry about finding your car’s side mirrors iced up again! Take a big freezer size Ziploc bag and zip it around the mirrors as far as it will go and they will stay clear.

DIY Sidewalk Melt

2 quarts rubbing alcohol, 1 cup warm water, and 1 teaspoon dish detergent then pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks.