Stay Warm on a Budget
Most people would assume that there’s not much you can do about utility bills. But there are some strategies you can practice that will help lower the price of your utilities in the winter.
Simply set your thermostat a bit higher in the summer and a bit lower in the winter. When the temperature is steady, the thermostat doesn’t work as hard and takes up less power.
Clean and Avoid Salt Buildup With Vinegar
If you live in a place with constant salt buildup on the roads because of snow, this can be very damaging for your car’s bodywork in the long run. And by damaging we mean it’ll slowly melt away your car from underneath, so this is something you should stay on top of.
To avoid this, next time it snows, mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the bottom part of your car with it. It'll melt the salt right off.
Protect Your Car Doors With WD-40
Cars require a lot more maintenance during the winter than they do in the summer. While it may seem trivial, one of the most crucial parts of your car is its doors. They need to stay in tip-top shape to maximize safety and protect you from the weather.
Come winter, you'll probably want to prevent rain and snow from getting in, and one way to do that is to keep the rubber lining in great shape by spraying a layer of WD-40 on them.
Use Hand Sanitizer for Iced Doors and Locks
If you’re having some icy troubles with your home/car doors during the winter, you can actually solve them with some hand sanitizer. The high alcohol content should be able to quickly melt the ice from stuck locks and doors.
It’s recommended that you use the gel solution over liquid alcohol. This is a great little hack in preparing for the winter season.
It's Cold? Start Running
Exercising in a cold climate can help boost the production of calorie-burning brown fat by 45%. Brown fat burns calories to produce heat, which increases your overall metabolism. This can help stave off the winter weight that accumulates from the lack of daily activity, decreased intake of fresh food, and increased consumption of comfort foods.
Exercise makes you feel more awake, energized, and releases endorphins, which make you feel better, fighting the occasional winter blues.