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Hacks To Winterize Your Home
If winter weather is getting you down, try out these cold-weather hacks to keep you nice and toasty even during the coldest winter storms. Repurpose things on hand or find super cheap items to use for these winter hacks.
Light some candles- Light up some candles to add heat while cutting down on the electric bill. It’s also a great way to set the mood and you don’t need to buy candles, because you can easily DIY your own.
Keep your bike usable in the winter- Anyone who has ever tried to use their bike in the winter will tell you the snow can be very slippery, that’s why they sometimes just don’t use it at all. To help keep this transportation, tie zip ties around the tires!
Use old quilts to help keep the heat inside- Use old quilts as curtains to help keep the heat inside! If you’ve got thicker quilts, all the better, they can be perfect window curtains to ward off the cold that surrounds your windows. An energy saving hack that fits my homestead!
Stick your windshield wipers in the air and cover them with old socks- This way your wipers won’t stick to your windows. Simple yet ingenious!
Run your ceiling fan on low and spin it clockwise- Run your ceiling fan on low and spin it clockwise, doing this will push the warm air that rises to the ceiling back down to you. Do this a couple of times to warm the room up.
Shovel hack- Shoveling some snow on cold winter days seems like a monstrous task, yet it is helpful, especially if this is done in your driveway. To make it easier, spray your shovel with silicone-based lubricant or nonstick cooking spray. This will help prevent snow from sticking.