9+ Winter Hacks To Help You Get Through The Season

Well, I guess winter is officially here, and besides hot chocolate, there are very few things I like about the season. I can't say I'm a big fan of the cold and the snow.

If, like me, you also need a little extra help to get through the cold months ahead, check out these handy hacks. Don't worry, summer will be back before you know it.

Attach a cheap stylus to your jacket's zipper.

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Trying to text with gloves on is basically impossible. With a stylus, you'll always be able to use your phone and won't have to worry about cold hands.

Install bubble wrap on your windows.

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If you notice a draft or cold air getting in near your windows, put up some bubble wrap. It'll insulate the windows and you can still get a decent amount of light.

Here's a quick recipe for DIY de-icer.

Mix two parts vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. The vinegar works as a natural de-icer and will make cleaning off your car much easier on those cold mornings.

Lean shoes against the wall to dry.

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If you place your winter shoes like this to dry, you'll find they'll dry a lot faster. That's because the bottoms will be able to dry as well and your shoes won't be sitting in a puddle of water for hours.

DIY a cheap boot tray.

Reddit | CeseED

Pick up a paint tray from the dollar store for a cheap boot tray that you can use at the office. This is actually genius.

Here's another DIY de-icer.

If you don't have any vinegar, you can also make a de-icer formula from rubbing alcohol and water. Apparently, hand sanitizer can also help you open frozen car locks, too!

Use a Tupperware container as an ice scraper.

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You might have seen ads for a round-shaped ice scraper. if you have a small Tupperware container, it works exactly the same way to quickly scrape ice off your car windows.

A smart soup solution.

If you make large batches of soup, freeze the portions in a muffin tin. Then you'll be able to easily prepare single servings without worrying about waste.

Put socks on your wiper blades.

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We know that you should leave your wiper blades up to minimize the build-up of snow on them, but trying putting socks on them as well.

The socks will stop and ice from forming when they're in this position.

Use a shoe organizer for your accessories.

YouTube | Millenial Moms

Does anyone else just dump their winter clothes in a huge pile near the door? No? Just me?

Well, if you need help organizing all those scarves, hats, and gloves, try using an over-the-door shoe organizer.

Winterize your shoes.

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If you have a pair of shoes that you want to wear, but aren't waterproof, try this helpful hack. Grab a small candle from the dollar store.

Rub the candle all over your shoes.

YouTube | Household Hacker

Make sure you have a thick layer of wax. Blast the wax with a hair dryer and your shoes will now be waterproof. Keep those feet dry and warm, thanks to this hack.

Wrap plastic bags around your car mirrors.

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By wrapping your car's mirrors in plastic bags, you'll reduce (or even eliminate) the amount of ice and snow that can build up. I am going to start doing this from now on!

Use a small flowerpot to disperse salt.

Reddit | TheGuyThatAteYourDog

Slippery walkways are a reality of winter, so many of us use salt or de-icer to make them safer. I never thought of using a flower pot to help dispense the salt.

Since the pot has a small hole in the bottom, the salt can slowly trickle out.

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It's a lot easier than trying to evenly spread the salt out yourself. Why didn't I think of this sooner?