The weather has been teasing us with chilly winds and beautiful white snow, making us reach for our beanies, fluffy socks and hot cocoa. Just thinking about the sound snow makes as we walk on it, building a snowman with our loved ones, having a snow fight with our siblings, sitting around the fireplace and having steaming hot drinks makes one feel giddy. But, as blissful as these moments can be, snow can be extremely frustrating.
When we think of snow our brain points towards the beauty and all of the fun activities like making a snowman, cross-country skiing and ice skating. But it can be a huge challenge to go on about your daily life with a huge pile of snow blocking your front door. Many people injure themselves on slippery pathways and icicles. Another problem is that it it can weaken the structure of your home. If snow sits on roofs for too long, it melts and the water seeps in roof tiles such as slate or concrete causing dampness in the upper rooms of your home. It can even find its way into brickwork which can freeze and eventually cause cracks on the face of the brickwork which is known as spalling.
Snow shovel hack:
Cooking spray is another helpful ingredient that could stimulate the snow removal. Apply a slender layer of cooking spray on the shovel and then throw off snow using the particular shovel. Grease present in cooking spray will stop the snow adherence to the shovel. Hence, less energy and time will be consumed by the whole snow removal process.
Prepare before a storm hits:
Staying up-to-date with the weather will help you prepare for the worst. You can prevent the snow from adhering to the ground by applying ice melt before a storm hits. Waiting until after the snow has fallen can increase the amount of time, effort and resources you’ll have to use.
No build ups:
Don’t get lazy and let the snow build up. Shovel three to four times a day to avoid build up. If you let it build you’re making your work 3 times harder. The best time to shovel is in the heat of the sun as it keeps the surface warm.
De-icing car windows:
Need to run an errand with zero time to spare and your car windows are covered in ice? Just mix 3 parts vinegar with 1 part water in a spray bottle to loosen the ice. You can spray this on your windshield to avoid ice in the first place. This emergency winter car hack is super easy, extremely inexpensive and all natural.
Preventing icy windshield wipers:
Waking up to icy windshield wipers is the worst! We’ve all been there. And you can’t just pull the ice off the wipers because you might take pieces of the rubber off with it, and damaged wipers can damage your windshield resulting in costly repairs. To prevent this, simply cover your wipers with some old socks to make cleaning off your car in bad winter weather a breeze. These are some hacks for emergencies but to avoid any problems always be prepared. Go for smart work rather than hard work!