Weather Hacks to Help You Survive the Next 6 Weeks of Winter
Ready or not, we've got another 6 weeks left of winter. That's right. Phil saw his shadow this morning, so we better prepare to hunker down for another few bitter weeks. Come on, Spring!
While we dream of warmer days to come, check out these life hacks that will keep you cozy and sane for the remainder of this brutal season.
Keep Your Hand Sanitizer Handy
Running late for work can be even worse when you walk out to your car and the door handles are frozen shut. Here's an easy fix - pour a bit of hand sanitizer on the handle and the ice will melt right off! Say goodbye to that morning struggle!
Don't Throw Away Those Old Socks
Did you know you can put that old pair of socks to use? Put them over your windshield wipers to prevent them from freezing and sticking to your windshield overnight.
Electric Blankets Ultimately Save Energy
Be ready for a cold snow day and invest in an electric blanket! When you know you'll be in one spot on the couch most of the day or hiding in bed, save energy, turn the heat down in other rooms and turn on the electric blanket.
Make a Pebble Boot Tray
We all know the frustration of leaving snow boots on the floor after being outside and minutes later you have a dirty puddle of ice and mud in your foyer. Those days are over! Dry your boots inside without the mess by filling a tray with pebbles and stones and resting your dirty boots on top. The snow and mud will melt through the rocks to the bottom of the tray.
Pull Your Beach Towels Out of the Closet
Keep drafts out of the house by stuffing your beach towels under and around your doors. Sure, it's not so aesthetically pleasing, but it keeps your home warm and the drafts out!
Flannel Sheets are a Game Changer
Stay toasty in your bed with flannel sheets. They really are the best and so amazingly warm.
*Try Target for some plushy options!
Warm Clothes in the Dryer
Whether you're getting dressed in the morning or heading to bed, toss your clothes in the dryer for a few minutes and experience the feeling of cozy, warm clothes to jump into!
Cooking Spray is the Ultimate Shovel Hack
Spray your shovel with a non-stick cooking spray before going outside to shovel your driveway or sidewalk. This helps the snow from sticking to the shovel. Go ahead and dig into the slush - snow, ice, and mud will slide right off!
Say Goodbye to Cracked Skin
Winter can do a number on your skin, making your hands dry and cracked. Before bed, moisturize your hands and pull on a pair of old gloves. This will lock in the moisture overnight and you will wake up with smooth and refreshed skin!