18 Winter Life Hacks to See You Through Until Spring


Sometimes it can seem like winter is endless and it will never be warm again. Not only is the cold annoying, depending on where you live, there are all sorts of extra tasks to worry about during winter, such as shoveling snow and de-icing your car. Bar moving to a tropical climate, there’s no way of avoiding it, but these life hacks can make your winter that little bit easier.

Never sit on a cold toilet seat again!

Remove pilling from winter sweaters with a razor

Put cooking oil on your snow shovel to make the job easier.

Make your own warm insoles.

Keep your winter boots upright with cut off pool noodles.

Shoes aren’t waterproof? Put plastic bags inside your socks to keep your feet dry.

Park facing east and the rising sun will help to de-ice your car.

Make simple mittens out of old sweaters.

Use kitty litter under your tires to gain traction if your vehicle gets stuck on ice.

Keep your home warmer by insulating the windows with bubble wrap.

Turn your glove box into a sock box. You never know when you might need an extra pair!

Frozen lock? Heat your key with a lighter then put your key in the lock to thaw it.

If your hair gets fluffy in the wet or cold, tame it with a dryer sheet.

Learn to make your own Snuggie.

Create DIY snow tires for your bike.

Put your ceiling fan on low in reverse. This will recirculate any hot air that’s trapped up by the ceiling, warming the room.

Use a CD as a makeshift ice-scraper.

Heat your home without using any gas or electricity.

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