33 Wonderful Winter Life Hacks

by Sheera Lee 3 years ago in diy / advice / list

Stay warm with these brilliant little hacks!

33 Wonderful Winter Life Hacks

Don't let the cold get the best of you. Use these life hacks and kick winter in the butt!

  • Warm your clothes for the day by placing an electric blanket on top of them or sticking them in the dryer before you jump in the shower.
  • Use kitty litter, cardboard, or the floor mats in your car to gain some traction for your wheels if your car ever gets stuck in the snow.
  • Bake yourself lots of cookies and when you are done leave the oven door open, it will smell delicious and keep you warm!
  • Don't forget to SALT your sidewalks and driveways.
  • And if you run out of salt: mix one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and half a gallon of hot water.
  • Put plastic bags over your socks for immediate waterproofing.
  • Or waterproof your canvas shoes with 3 easy steps.
  • Stick old socks over your windshield wipers to prevent them from freezing to your window.
  • Use a lighter to heat your car key if your lock becomes frozen.
  • When it snows use an umbrella, because why not?!
  • Put plastic bags over your car mirrors at night to prevent them from freezing over.
  • The best way to get vitamin D is from the sun. However, in the winter you can’t get much of it, therefore, taking vitamin D which boosts your mood is a great way to avoid seasonal depression.
  • Before you use your shovel spray it with non-stick cooking spray so the snow won't stick.
  • NEVER use hot water to melt the ice on your windows, it will shatter your windshield.
  • Use an old credit card if you don't have an ice scraper.
  • If you take shorter, lukewarm showers you will prevent your skin from drying out.
  • Turn your ceiling fan on clockwise and on a low setting to push the heat back to floor level.
  • Instead of blasting the heat, try lounging in sweatshirt and sweatpants. You will save plenty of money!
  • Close the door for unused rooms to help contain the heat in one area or to keep the heat inside the room you are in.
  • Broom light snow instead of shoveling.
  • Spark up some candles to add heat and cut down the electric bill.
  • A humidifier can help reduce the chance of nose bleeds and the overall discomfort from winter dryness.
  • Wearing cotton gloves on your hands after you moisturize will lock the moisture into your skin.
  • Save on energy by keeping a small refrigerator outside. You can keep your food cold without even plugging it in!
  • Unless the sun is out, close your curtains to keep the heat in.
  • If you are staying in snuggle up with an electric blanket. They actually use very little energy.
  • Park your car facing east. That way the sun will do much of your snow removal work for you.
  • Leave the door open when you shower and let the heat spread to your other rooms.
  • Frozen door handles? hand sanitizer.

or...

Pack your bags and head to Aruba! :)

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Sheera Lee

Social media consultant and avid lifehacker. I spend most of my days curating Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. "A picture is worth a thousand re-blogs."

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