Winter is on its way, people, and you better beware, because it’s only going to get colder and colder from here on out. Don’t be left without an ice scraper when your car is totally frozen over and you’re already late to work. Here– give these tips a try to help you warm up and stay alive. Here’s 15 life hacks to help you winterize your life.
1. Use car mats for traction
If your wheels are sticking in the snow and you can’t rock or drive out, go ahead and use your car mats. They’ll give your tires something to grip onto so they can move.
2. Put plastic bags over your side mirrors
3. Make a handy de-icer
Use this solution to get rid of ice on your windshield real quick. You’ll be in your car and toasty warm in no time at all!
4. Make your own mittens
Use old sweaters to cut a mitten-shape out and sew it together for custom mittens that look and feel nice.
5. Create your own beverage cooler
If you find yourself snowed in, just use the cold to your own advantage by creating a snow fridge for all your cold beverages. Anytime someone asks for a drink, just tell them to open the basement door and get their own.
6. Create a boot drying station
No mom wants wet boots leaking all over her carpet or her freshly mopped floor. Using a cookie pan and river rocks, you can have a spot just for wet boots by the door.
7. Sock on the windshield
Keep your windshield wipers from getting frozen by covering them with socks.
8. Toilet seat covers
So, your little one doesn’t like to get up to pee in the middle of the night because it’s cold on her bum. Well, you can fix that with a cut-up t-shirt on the toilet.
9. Get yourself some warmer insoles
Wool is warmer than your normal insoles and will keep your toes warm all season long.
10. Thaw your frozen lock
Use a lighter to warm up your lock and key to make them fit again.
11. Keep those boots upright
Use a pool noodle or an old beer bottle to keep boots up straight. Nobody likes getting bumps and lumps in their leather boots.
12. Make your own snow tires
Zip ties make snow tires in a quick minute. This way, you can keep riding your bike in the snow to work or school, even when the roads and sidewalks are icy and slushy.
13. Get your own ice-defying agent
Did you know that hand sanitizer has the ability to help you obliterate ice from your car? It keeps things, like car locks, from getting too iced over.
14. Get your heat back
Radiate heat back into your living room by putting aluminum foil down behind the radiator. It will keep heat from seeping through walls.
15. Keep those windows warm
Use bubble wrap to keep windows from losing heat. The bubble wrap will help keep your house nice and cozy through the winter time.