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11 Cold Weather Hacks That'll Get You Through Winter

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Whether winter is almost or already here, it’s freezing outside. There’s ice on the road and the temperature is dropping down. Seriously, it can be hard to stay warm and cozy in this kind of weather. No matter how much you feel like you prepped for this, it always feels like you’re not quite ready.

Thankfully though, there are simple life hacks that can keep you a little warmer this season. These tips are honestly great for people who hate the cold and need some ways to make it a little less miserable. So check them out and let me know what you think!


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Use Socks as Windshield Wiper Covers

Knee-high socks slipped over windshield wipers before a storm will save you from de-icing. The ice won’t build up and make it hard to freeze. So the next time you hit the road in a winter season, store a pair of socks in your compartment and save your windshield from icing.

Wool Felt or Fabric Can help Keep Feet Warm

In winter, one of the best ways to keep your feet warm is to cut out felt insoles. Just use some 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, and you’re ready to go!

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Waterproof Canvas Shoes With Wax

Who wouldn’t want waterproof and winter-ready shoes in this cold chilly weather? All you need to do is rub a candle against the entire canvas surface of your shoe, take a hairdryer and melt the wax into your shoe’s surface. Repeat the process on your other shoe, and you’ll be ready for any rain or snow that comes your way!

Leave The Oven Door Open After Baking

Cold weather and warm cookies always seem to be the perfect combo. Take advantage of the oven warmth by leaving the oven door open after cooking. Just make sure any small children aren’t close by!

Use A Lighter And Your Key To Thaw A Frozen Lock

De-ice a frozen car door lock by heating your key with a match or lighter, then gently push the heated key into the lock to melt the ice as you apply pressure. Just be careful as the key will be hot. Another option is to apply a few drops of hand sanitizer on your key and open a frozen door lock.

Frosty Side Mirror Solution

Similarly to a DIY windshield wiper, covering your side mirrors with plastic bags and securing them with rubber bands or clothespins can prevent ice from forming overnight. And in the morning after removing the plastic, you’ll have an ice-free mirror! Pretty awesome right?

Take Advantage of the Sun

Whenever the sun is out in this cold dark weather, utilize the natural energy it gives and keep yourself warm. Park your car facing east to take full advantage of the sunshine. By doing this, the sun will melt and do a lot of snow removal work for you. Opening your house curtains is also a great idea to easily keep you warmer during winter.

DIY Mittens Sweater

If you have old and unused crochet sweaters, you can easily do this DIY project. It’s cheap, cozy, and will totally keep you warm. Make a couple of them to last you throughout the winter.

Cooking Spray Will Keep Snow From Sticking on a Shovel

Don’t waste time on banging stuck snow off your shovel and try this super simple trick. Spraying generous amount of cooking oil on your shovel can protect it from snow build up.

Let a Hot Shower Warm and Humidify Your House

Taking a hot bath or shower in this cold weather is perfect for your home. Just don’t drain the water afterwards since it has a lot of heat to give. Let the water sit and cool to room temperature first. That way all the heat stays in your house and the hot water will help to humidify the dry air in your home.

Natural Home Remedies for Winter Cold and Flu

Fight off the common winter cold and flu by using natural home remedies. They are effective, cheap and can easily be done in the comfort of your home. This could be drinking things like mint or ginger tea and using ingredients such as turmeric or garlic in your cooking.


Even if you’re having trouble getting through this winter, staying warm and cozy all day long makes things a lot better. Choose any of these cold weather tips and tricks and make sure your home is nice and toasty this cold season. Also, let me know what you think about these tips!

Alternatively, if you’re the sort of person who just LOVES winter, then check out these 12 beautiful Winter Wonderlands you can visit around the world.

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