It’s that time of year again, where mother nature does all that she can to make just about every aspect of our lives more challenging.
But fear not – here are 10 terrific home hacks to help you tackle winter weather.
- Bubble wrap insulation
Bubble wrap is a low-priced item which can be placed over non-insulated areas such as windows to help keep that heavenly heat trapped inside your home – simply spray your window with water and apply the wrap with the bubble side facing the glass.
- Plant pot space heater
If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to keep your home warm and toasty this winter, you can construct your own space heater using a plant pot and candles. Not sure where to start? This wikiHow guide will show you show.
- Foil radiator
Many radiators are designed in a way that directs a lot of heat towards your walls instead of out into the room. However, if you slip a piece of foil behind your radiator, it will redirect that wonderful warmth back into the room.
- DIY winter bike tyres
If you’re an avid cyclist, don’t let icy roads and snowy streets force you to abandon your passion. Placing some zip ties around your bike tyres will give your wheels some extra traction so you can cycle over those wintery roads safely and easily.
- Jumper shave
A snug jumper is the staple of any winter wardrobe, but those pesky pills that develop over time can be something of an eyesore. However, you can get rid of those horrible little balls by gently running over them with a razor – your knitwear will be looking fresh and fabulous in no time.
- Bed warmer
Have you ever slipped into bed on a winter’s night and felt like you’re laying a sheet of ice? If so, popping a hot water bottle between the sheets before you go to bed is a good idea. You could invest in an electric blanket too – you’ll find these on home retailer sites such as Argos.
- Dress your car
Covering your windscreen wipers with some knee high socks will save you the bother of having to de-ice them on an arctic wintery morning. Dressing your wing mirrors with some plastic bags (secured by elastic bands) is a good idea too.
- Grease your shovel
Covering your snow shovel with cooking oil makes shoveling a less strenuous takes because it aids your shovel in breaking into ice and prevents snow from sticking it, which means you can move your instrument more easily.
- Outdoor mat
An outdoor mat is the ultimate defence for your home against the mud, snow, grit and other types of dirt that come with winter weather. If you’re in need of a high-quality product, check out an online mat store such as Kleen-Tex.
- Hot chocolate
The hot chocolate hack is simple yet effective. With your other hacks in place, you grab some milk, heat it up, add a few spoonfuls of drinking chocolate, mix It all together and enjoy a warm mug of chocolatey niceness.
With these 10 terrific hacks to hand, you’re going to be warm and cosy this winter.
What are your favourite winter weather hacks? Share them in the comments section.