Winter is on its way, and with it may mean snow or ice for you!  Here are 7 winter hacks that will save time and frustration this winter. Did you know you could make your own de-icer, check it out!

7 Winter Hacks

winter hacks

Winter Life Hacks

Slide off snow shovel

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

snow shovel

Homemade De-Icer

Here is what you need to get de icing. 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.

ice remover

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

If you run your ceiling fan in the winter.  Make sure your ceiling fan is spinning on the low setting in reverse (clockwise) during the winter months. It will re-circulate warm air trapped near the ceiling down to floor level. I also love a hot water bottle to keep me warm.

winter tips

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 kitty litter under the tires to help you get traction. If you don’t, you can also try using your car mat or salt.

snow removal

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.

winter tips

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.


I hope these tips help you stay warm and have an amazing winter.

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