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Simple 'life hacks' for winter weather

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Kitty litter is a must. Kitty litter is a must.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Everything gets a little more difficult and certainly more messy when the weather turns snowy and icy.  Here are a few winter life hacks to help make your life easier without a whole lot of cost or effort. 

Spray some Pam cooking spray on your shovel's edge, that will help you to shovel with ease and will prevent snow from sticking . Some WD40 works wonders when you spray it into the keyhole of your car.  This will prevent the keyhole from freezing and the key will slip right in. 

This next one helps to prevent tracking snow and ice all over your house.  Take a baking sheet or some sort of shallow tray, fill it with pebbles or small rocks.  Then when you come in take your boots off and place them on top of the rocks. It will separate the water from the boots and help them to dry out. 

Here's a tip that helps to prevent freezing. Take some vinegar and mix it with three parts vinegar to one part water and put it in a spray bottle.  Spray it on your windshield and that should prevent the windshield from freezing.  Snow will still fall on it but it should wipe right off without freezing. 

Kitty litter is a must have in a snowy climate.  It has dual purposes.  You can put it in your trunk to help weigh it down and also use it for traction if your wheels are just spinning and won't move. 

Lastly, get some hand sanitizer and put it on the door handle of your car. That will prevent it from freezing or sticking.

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