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.
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.
3. Stay warm even without a heater (or with one that works erratically).
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.
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.
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.
7. Make a cheap and easy pebble boot tray.
Rain and snow will drain well.
9. Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to avoid stretching.
10. Keep a car mat nearby in case your tires can’t get traction.
Get this dual purpose one here.
13. Use zip ties to DIY snow tires for your bike.
So you can have the option of leaving your house/apartment.
14. Or hang your bike if you’re not going to use it and it’ll function as extra storage.
15. If you’re blessed with a patio and a garage, hang outdoor furniture from the ceiling to maximize space.
17. Bubble wrap can insulate windows in a pinch.
And it still lets light in.
18. Sow winter plantings in milk jugs.
It’ll make them hardy and ready for spring.
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.
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.
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.
- The U.S. government is investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines to keep prices high ✈️
- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer for the opening of a U.S. embassy there.
- Mozambique implemented a new criminal code that removes a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality.