However, there are plenty of things you can do to make winter a little more bearable. From making sure your windshield wipers don’t freeze during a storm to keeping yourself just a little bit warmer every time you step outside to avoiding the mess wintery boots make when indoors, you’ll find dozens of tricks here to survive the winter more easily than you ever have before.
Improvised Ice Scraper
You can actually use a CD case to scrap ice if you find yourself without an ice scraper when winter hits.
Put homegrown fresh herbs in ice cube trays to freeze them to use in the winter months.
Hang the patio furniture from the ceiling of your garage in the winter, so you can store it safely without hogging the whole garage.
Stow your garden tools in PVC pipes to keep them out of the way in winter months and free up space in the front of your shed for winter tools and gadgets.
A plastic bag keeps them out-of-the-way but still in sight.
Homemade Washer Fluid
Make your own window washer fluid by mixing a teaspoon of dish detergent and a cup of water in two quarts rubbing alcohol.
Tissue Box Trash Can
Combined an empty tissue box with a full one for a convenient trash can for your tissues.
Use this trick instead of salt!
Tire Tread Check
Make sure your tires are good before the snow starts. Put a penny between the tread. If you can see Lincoln’s head, you need new tires.