Blogmas day 10: We all have different opinions of the cold, but I think the one thing we can agree on is that the Winter is cold! 🙂 Waking up in the morning and seeing frost on your car, having to turn your heat on in the bathroom because it’s just too cold, and cold feet! But wait! The cold does not need to be a thing to dread. With the hacks I am going to be sharing with you today by the end of this post the cold is going to be your best friend!
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 rising to the ceiling back down.
Leave The Oven Door Open After Baking Your Goodies
Leaving the oven door open after baking will release the heat into the surrounding area. This will give you a burst of delicious-smelling warm air.
Insulate Using Running Tights Or Pantyhose
Use running tights or pantyhose under your regular pants to keep warm.
Close Unused Rooms To Concentrate Heat In One Area
Close the doors to a room where the family gathers, say, the living room. This will concentrate all the heat in this room and keep your family warm.
Park Facing East
By facing east where the sunlight is coming from, the frost in your car will melt fast.
Waterproof Your Socks With This Hack
Keep your feet warm and dry in the snow with plastic bags. Slip in sandwich or plastic bags in each foot after putting on thin socks. Two pieces of plastic bags will work for each foot. To secure the bags, slide in another thin sock and you’re good to go.
Shoveling some snow on cold winter days seems like a monstrous task. Yet it is a must! To make it easier, spray your shovel with non-stick cooking spray. Your shovel will slide with ease on the ice and snow won’t stick.
Broom For Light Snow
Now that you know the snow shovel trick, here’s another one. Sweep light snow away with a broom rather than a shovel. It’s less the effort and the broom will also ensure you get all the light snow.
Tin Foil Cleaner
Use a tin foil as a fireplace cleaner. Place a two-fold layer of tin foil at the base of your fireplace before you start a fire. Once the fire dies out, all you need to do is to pull out the ash-covered tin foil and toss it.
Warm Water Bottles
Place a couple of warm water bottles on your bed a few minutes before tucking yourself in. This will give you warm and comfortable sleep during cold winter nights.
Rubbing Alcohol And Dishwashing Liquid Salt Alternatives
If your salt supply is not enough to defrost your walkway, do this trick. Combine 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol, dishwashing liquid, and 1/2 gallon of hot water. Splash it on your walkways to melt the ice.
Orange Peels As Fire Starters
Orange peels make great fire starters, with the skin containing some oil. To store, toast the peels in a pan and put them in a container or paper bag. Include a pack of silica to hold keep it dry.
Dry Up Your Wet Shoes With Microfiber Towels
If your shoes get wet, stuff them with super-absorbent microfiber towels to get the cold out fast! So keep microfiber towels handy wherever you go around winter time.
Place Rugs Or Carpet On The Floor And Avoid Heat Loss
If you’re short on rugs but have old quilts or blankets these can work. Place some rubber non-slip mats under the quilts or blankets to avoid accidents.
I found these cold weather hacks on homesteading.com
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Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow for another day of blogmas 🙂0