Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Tricks!

First off…

What do you think of my new header?

I like it ALOT!!

Now on to some really important stuff.  I heard the other day that 49 out of 50 states had snow on the ground!  WOW!!

I would love to be in Florida right now.  On the beach, with no snow.

With that said, I thought I would share some winter tricks to help make the bitter, wet cold a little easier to bear.

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing!

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel.  The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!

There you have it!  I am going to try some of these out for myself.  I just have to see if they actually work.

Stay safe and warm during your winter travels!


Kristin said...

Those are great tips. I'll have to try the squeaky windshield one...the others probly won't help me in So Cal :)

Love the new header! Stop by if you get a chance. I'm giving away a complete blog makeover!

Have a great weekend, Beth!

Rhonda said...

Those are awesome tips! I'm going to try the squeaky wipers and garage here!

Great header!!