Though all the seasons last the same amount of time, winter seems to go on forever because of the short days and long nights. Not to mention, the cold temperatures and inclement weather don’t make the season any easier to get through.
But, while winter’s a drag, there are ways to get through the season without wanting to pull all your hair out. We already covered some other incredible hacks to help you through the winter, but what’s the harm of adding a few more to your list?
Here are a few other winter tricks that will make your life a little bit easier until we get to March.
Shoveling snow can be a real pain, right? Not only do you have to be outside in freezing temperatures, but it can also be really hard to pick up snow. Well, the good news is there’s a great hack that’ll make the experience so much easier.
Before going out to shovel, coat both sides of your shovel with non-stick cooking spray. Like, really make sure it’s covered. Once it’s coated, start shoveling up the snow and notice how easy it is to pick up any snow and ice.
In a rush and need to defrost your car windshield quickly? Heat up water in the microwave or on your stovetop and put it inside a Ziploc bag. Then, take the bag outside and rub it on all your car windows. The ice will melt right off!
If you’re concerned about freezing pipes, it’s time to leave your cabinet doors open just a tad. Opening cabinet doors, especially one’s under sinks, will allow warm air to circulate in and prevent pipes from freezing.
While you may not want to constantly leave cabinets open during the day, it is a good idea if you leave your house for a few days unattended.
Are you worried about there being a cold draft inside your home? If so, all you need to do to find the source of the draft is light a candle. Walk to every door and window in your home and if the flame of the candle starts to flicker, you know a draft is near!
If you haven’t already done so, make sure to run your fan clockwise to allow warm air to circulate. There is a little switch on the side of the fan that will change the direction of the fan. Just don’t forget to change it back when it gets warm, as you won’t want warm air circulating anymore when it’s 90 degrees outside!