5, Keep a bag of clay kitty litter in your car’s trunk. If your car gets stuck in deep snow or slick ice, sprinkling kitty litter (non-clumping) at the base of your tires can be just the thing to add some traction and get things moving again. The extra weight in your trunk will also create added pressure on your tires, ensuring greater contact between your tread and the ground. 6. Make a fertilizer spreader do double duty. Use it in winter to scatter sand on icy walkways. 7. Clogged snowblower? Simply spray the snow blower’s clean, dry auger and inside the discharge chute with cooking spray, such as Pam®, before launching into snowdrifts. You can also spray it on your shovel so snow won’t stick.
Gas up! During cold weather months, it’s a good practice to keep at least a half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times. Not only does it prevent you from being stranded, but it prevents any water in the tank from freezing, which can damage the fuel pump.
Frost-free mirrors. Place plastic bags over your car mirrors at night and they’ll be frost-free in the morning. Reuse them over and over. 14. Get some traction! Your car’s floor mats can help you get un-stuck from snowy or muddy conditions in a pinch. Place your front floor mats under the spinning tire to give you some traction. Just don’t forget to retrieve them after you get moving!
Save your skin. Skip the long, hot showers, which can dry out skin. Try taking a lukewarm shower, for a shorter duration. And try these home remedies to combat dry skin. 17. No ice scraper? A plastic card, such as an old gift card, from your wallet, works in a pinch.