Winter is all fun and games until Christmas Day. Then, things start getting harder and harder. From the snow and cold temperatures to waiting for the car to heat up for too long. Winter has both its good and bad sides. If you, like me, sick of the cold winters, you’ll appreciate the tips and tricks in this article.
1. Cozy Bed
If you don’t have heating in your house, placing a hot water bottle or an electric blanket underneath your covers before heading to bed will do the work. Your bed is going to heat up and feel nice and cozy you won’t be able to get out of it.
2. Prevent Frozen Locks
Spraying your car locks with a little bit of WD-40 before a massive freeze or a storm will prevent them from freezing overnight.
3. Shovel Smarter
Wet packing snow gets stuck to your shovel after a while. To prevent that, spray your shovel base with cooking spray.
4. Pack Your Trunk
If your rear-wheel drive has a bit of spinning in icy roads, place a few sandbags in the trunk. It will weigh the back end down and will lessen the spinning.
5. Kitty Litter
Even though it sounds strange, but keeping kitty litter in your car absorbs moisture from the air in your car, and that reduces the fogs in your car windows. You can also pour some kitty litter under the tires for traction if your car gets stuck in the snow.
6. Ceiling Fan
Reversing the direction of your ceiling fans during the winter will push the hot air that has risen up back towards the bottom of the room. This keeps the room feeling warmer.
7. Open The Curtains
If you want your rooms to get warmer, open those drapes when it’s sunny. The amount of heat and natural light that will enter will surprise you.
8. Park East
Park your car facing east overnight. When the sun rises, it will heat up faster because it’ll be facing the sun first thing.
9. Shaving Cream
If you know that the temperature is going down, spray the inside of your windshield with shaving cream then wipe it off. This prevents the windshield from frosting up.
10. Dry Wet Shoes
A newspaper is an amazing moisture absorbent. If your shoes get soaked from walking through the snow and slush, stuff them with some newspaper as soon as you get home.
11. Survival Kit
It’s important to leave a survival kit with you if you get stranded somewhere. Your survival kit should include jumper cables, a flare, a small shovel, a blanket, gloves, warm clothes, flashlight, first aid kit, water, and some food items.
Warm socks are important to have in the winter, but you should also keep them over your windshield wipers when the temperature is about to drop. By doing this, you will prevent them from freezing to your windshield.