1. Newspaper stuffed into wet boots will help absorb moisture quickly.


2. Dryer sheets can remove winter static and frizz from hair.


3. Cooking spray will keep snow from sticking on a shovel.



4. Dryer lint stuffed into an empty toilet paper roll will make starting a fire easier.


5. A pool noodle cut in half will keep tall boots from losing their shape when not in use.


6. Wool felt or fabric (an old sweater works too) can help keep feet warm.

Just use one of the insoles from a favorite winter shoe to make the pattern on wool felt or fabric. You can find wool fabric at craft stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics or even online at Amazon.


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7. Changing the direction of your ceiling fan will keep your home warm for less.

Find the switch on the motor house of your ceiling fan (make sure you turn the fan off before doing this), and simply flip the switch. Or, use your fan’s remote to change directions. All the warm air hanging out near your ceiling will be circulated back down.


8. Plastic bags, secured with clothespins, will stop ice from forming on your car’s side mirrors.

The night before a storm, cover your side mirrors with plastic bags. If you don’t have clothespins, try rubber bands!



9. A clean mascara wand can exfoliate chapped lips.

Put a little lip balm on first for extra smoothness.


10. The leftover heat from your oven after baking is perfect for warming your house.

Open your oven door just a crack and enjoy the heat—just don’t forget to warn small children about staying away!


11. Knee-high socks—slipped over windshield wipers before a storm—will save you from de-icing.

12. A disposable razor can remove the fuzz and pills from a sweater.


13. A few drops of hand sanitizer on your key can open a frozen door lock.



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