Winter is finally here and it’s freezing outside!
Let’s be honest, we’re never quite ready for winter no matter how much we prepare. The temperature keeps dropping, there’s ice or snow everywhere and it makes it very difficult to stay warm and cozy.
If you want to stay comfortable, cozy and warm you’ve come to the right place!
These useful winter hacks and tips are great for people who need to make the cold a little less miserable and stay warm. Give them a read and let me know what you think!
11 Cold Weather Life Hacks That’ll Get You Through Winter!
1 | Use Socks as Windshield Wiper Covers
To save your windshield from icing, store a pair of knee-high socks in your glove compartment and slip them on your wipers to keep the ice from building up.
This is a LIFESAVING (and timesaving!) tip for when you need to hit the road during this season.
2 | Wool Felt or Fabric Can Help Keep Feet Warm
Cut out felt insoles to keep your feet warm.
Trust me, they work very well!
Use scissors to cut out the shape of the inside of your shoe (use the insole as a guide if you have one), place it in your shoe and voila! Your feet will be warm in no time.
3 | Waterproof Canvas Shoes With Wax
This is a handy tip when it comes to preparing for a rainy or snowy day.
What you need to do is rub a candle against the entire canvas surface of your shoe, use a hairdryer, and melt the wax on to the surface of your shoes. Do the same on the other shoe and now your shoes are waterproof and ready for the freezing weather.
Combine this hack with the above tip for wool linings, and you’ll be ready for any weather!!
4 | Leave the Oven Door Open After Baking
If you love to bake and make comfort foods for winter to stay warm, especially cookies and brownies then leave the door of the oven open after baking so the warmth can spread.
The delicious smell that comes with it is just an additional bonus!
5 | Use A Lighter And Your Key To Thaw A Frozen Lock
If your car door lock is frozen, a good way to thaw it is to use a lighter or a match to heat your key.
Push the heated key into the lock to de-ice as you apply pressure. Make sure you’re careful while doing this as the key needs to be really hot.
Another easier option is to just put a few drops of hand sanitizer on your key and open a frozen door lock.
6 | Frosty Side Mirror Solution
Frosty side mirrors are really irritating and unsafe if you’re driving during the winter season.
To avoid this issue, secure your side mirror with a plastic bag and rubber bands or clothespin to prevent the ice from forming overnight.
In the morning you don’t need to waste time scrubbing ice off your mirrors and can easily get around with clean side mirrors!
7 | Take Advantage of the Sun
Utilize the natural sunlight, whenever it’s out during winters.
Open your window curtains, park your car facing the east so it melts the snow, and get out in the sun to keep yourself warm and cozy during this chilly weather.
8 | DIY Mittens Sweater
If you have old crochet sweaters lying around the house, make use of them and keep yourself occupied with this DIY project that will keep your hands warm all winter. Plus it’s a great way to reduce the waste of clothes!
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9 | Cooking Spray Will Keep Snow From Sticking on a Shovel
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Snow shoveling is an essential but tedious task during this season. Make sure to spray generous amounts of cooking oil on your shovel to prevent the snow from building up.
10 | Let a Hot Shower Warm and Humidify Your House
Who doesn’t love taking a hot bath or shower in the winter season?
It’s a great and relaxing way to stay warm.
So after you take a hot bath, don’t drain the water and let it sit and cool down afterward. This will help with the heat to stay in your home and help to humidify the dry air in your house.
11 | Natural Home Remedies for Winter Cold and Flu
Natural home remedies are the best cure for common winter cold and flu.
They don’t require much effort, they are budget-friendly and they are effective. Using garlic or turmeric in your cooking or drinking ginger and mint tea are effective ways to get rid of that common cold naturally. Read about how I cured a cold in one day with all-natural remedies:
Winters are harsh, and staying warm goes a long way in helping us – both mentally and physically. Choose from any of these tips and make sure your house is warm too!