14 key winter survival hacks


Warm Your Bed: If you dread the cold of your bed, warm it up with a hot water bottle or an electric blanket before you jump in.

DIY Hand Warmers: Make your own hand warmers with Ziploc bags and sidewalk salt. Or, fill a sock with rice and microwave it for an instant warmer.

Prevent Windshield Fog: Avoid waiting for a foggy windshield to clear by applying and wiping off shaving cream on the inside. It helps prevent fog during chilly mornings.

Kitty Litter Moisture Absorber: Place kitty litter in a sock and keep it in your car. It absorbs the moisture and reduces window fogging.

Homemade Windshield De-Icer: A mix of 1 quart alcohol, 1/2 cup water, and 1 teaspoon dish soap can quickly melt windshield ice.

Prevent Frozen Locks: Before winter hits, spray WD40 into car keyholes. It prevents the locks from freezing.

Stop Doors from Freezing: Applying cooking spray on door edges can prevent car doors from freezing shut.

Protect Your Wipers: During freezing rain or melty snow, cover your windshield wipers with socks. This stops them from sticking to the glass.

Shovel with Ease: Before you shovel, coat it with vegetable oil or paraffin wax. Snow won't stick, making the task easier.

Impromptu Ice Scrapers: In the absence of an ice scraper, a credit card or gift card can serve as a handy alternative.

Shield Your Mirrors: If a storm is forecasted, cover your side-view mirrors with plastic bags and secure them with rubber bands or ties.

Stay warm and safe this winter!