24 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Winter


1. Store scarves in a clear plastic shoe bag.

You’ll be able to see them all and keep them neat, rather than in a hopeless tangle.

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2. Use a curtain rod to organize winter clothes and accessories.

Bonus: They’ll dry out much more easily than if you threw them all into a messy pile.

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3. Stay warm even without a heater (or with one that works erratically).

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4. Keep an empty tissue box on hand to bind with a full one for when you get a cold.

It makes an effortless trash can.

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5. Freeze herbs when they’re at their summer best to preserve them for the winter.

And the cubes are perfect for dropping in recipes like sauces.

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6. If you’ve considered switching to a Wee-Wee Pad before, this is the time to do it.

Imagine, no more shivering in the snow while you wait for Chrysanthemum to do her business.

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7. Make a cheap and easy pebble boot tray.

Rain and snow will drain well.

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8. Or buy one of these amazing shoe/boot warmers.


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9. Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to avoid stretching.

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10. Keep a car mat nearby in case your tires can’t get traction.

Get this dual purpose one here.

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11. A CD case can work as an ice scraper in a pinch.

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12. Use a lighter and your key to thaw a frozen lock.

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13. Use zip ties to DIY snow tires for your bike.

So you can have the option of leaving your house/apartment.

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14. Or hang your bike if you’re not going to use it and it’ll function as extra storage.

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15. If you’re blessed with a patio and a garage, hang outdoor furniture from the ceiling to maximize space.

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16. Consider this alternative to sidewalk salt.

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17. Bubble wrap can insulate windows in a pinch.

And it still lets light in.

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18. Sow winter plantings in milk jugs.

It’ll make them hardy and ready for spring.

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19. PVC pipes are an easy way to keep gardening tools out of the way.

Although you might need the shovel for some emergency car bailing-out. Directions here.

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20. Use dried orange or lemon peels as firestarters.

No need to ever go outside again when you have a fire crackling pleasantly in your hearth.

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21. Use wine bottles to store your boots so they stay upright.

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22. Or pool noodles.

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23. Or magazines.

They’ll keep their shape and the leather won’t crack as quickly. And your shoes will be so much more literary.

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24. Vacuum seal summer clothes for next year.

It’s a life-saving way to conserve space.

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