Now that September is here there has been a shift in the air and no longer is it warm and bright, but instead the air is turning chilly and cold. When this happens, we all can’t help but think about the months to come including Christmas and fall.
The snow is a big part of winter and if you live in a part of the world which snows often in the colder months, then tips for coping with this weather cannot come too fast. Whether you plan to hire a snow removal service or deal with the snow in a more natural way, here are some of the top tips we have for you this year.
6 Simple Ways to Make Life in the Snow Easier
- Cover your windshield
Heading out for work in the morning is always a bit of a rush and when it comes to a cold day, things can become a huge annoyance. When you are in a rush there is nothing worse than coming face to face with a snow covered car. It is not only a huge annoy annoyance but it can cause you to be late after cleaning it up. However, an easy fix for this is to cover the windscreen with a protective sheet, and this means in the morning you can simply remove the sheet and get going.
- Use alcohol
A common item to use when getting rid of snow is de-icer. This handy spray can be the ideal thing for you to use and it usually clear the screen in seconds. However it can also be costly. To avoid this cost, instead consider using alcohol instead. You can buy this from pharmacies or hardware stores and it works just as well as de-icer without a price tag.
- Create a mix
If you seem to be constantly contending with a large amount of snow on your car and the house, you may need to try another method for keeping it clean. A mixture of washing up liquid, water and alcohol can do the trick and leave your surfaces snow free!
- Clear the pavement
It can be incredibly dangerous to have an icy pavement outside your home and if you want to avoid some injury in the cold weather it is important for you to clear it and make sure it is safe. To do this, you need to mix calcium chloride and rock salt and place this all over the surfaces. It will do the trick easily and make life a lot easier for you.
- Sand the driveway
Another simple trick to keep your home safe and free from snow is to lay sand on the driveway. Because sand absorbs heat and also has lots of small particles, snow is less likely to build up here and it means that you can go about your daily business without the worry of slipping on the snow as you leave your house. This will keep you safe and also sand is very affordable to pick up from most places.