This winter has been the coldest and snowiest winter that I can ever remember. Being on the west coast, we’re not really used to extreme winter weather around here. This past week, we were hit with another crazy winter storm and have been digging our way out of the 2-3 feet of snow ever since. To top things off, we had a wicked freezing rain storm last night that has left everything covered in ice.
It’s definitely been a bit of a different experience! While the snow can be a huge pain in terms of getting around, we’ve been trying to enjoy the beauty of it and taking full advantage of being snowed in. It’s been the perfect time for me to embrace hygge, take a few extra moments for myself, and read a few of the books that I’ve been hoping to get to.
Of course, my least favorite part of winter storms is the clean-up. Just keeping the pathway and driveway shovelled has been a big chore. I’m not looking forward to tackling the rest of the yard once everything starts to melt. Today though, was all about getting the cars cleared off – we really need to get some groceries!
Just a little bit of ice to get through. 🙂
DIY Car De-Icer
This simple DIY car de-icer works like magic to quickly remove ice build-up from car windows, doors, and locks.
- rubbing alcohol
- spray bottle
- Mix 2 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part water.
- Add to a spray bottle and spray liberally over the window. With regular ice, this pretty much melts the ice away all on its own. Our ice was over 1 cm thick so I did have to use a scraper to chip it away a bit – but still MUCH easier! Turn the windshield wipers on or use a microfiber cloth to remove excess water. This can also be used to unfreeze doors or locks, so be sure to keep lots of rubbing alcohol on hand during those cold winter months!
Hopefully, this will help those of you out that are also experiencing the cold this year. For those of you enjoying warmer weather, please send some sunshine my way! XO