Nifty·Posted on Oct 23, 201324 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready For WinterWINTER IS COMING.by Alanna OkunBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Store scarves in a clear plastic shoe bag. athoughtfulplaceblog.com 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. homegrownandhealthy.com 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). thesecretyumiverse.wonderhowto.com 4. Keep an empty tissue box on hand to bind with a full one for when you get a cold. pinterest.com It makes an effortless trash can. 5. Freeze herbs when they're at their summer best to preserve them for the winter. becentsable.net 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. petco.com 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. dollarstorecrafts.com Rain and snow will drain well. 8. Or buy one of these amazing shoe/boot warmers. amazon.com WITCHCRAFT. 9. Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to avoid stretching. livesimplybyannie.com 10. Keep a car mat nearby in case your tires can't get traction. sportys.com Get this dual purpose one here. 11. A CD case can work as an ice scraper in a pinch. realsimple.com 12. Use a lighter and your key to thaw a frozen lock. marthastewart.com 13. Use zip ties to DIY snow tires for your bike. dutchbikeco.com 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. pinterest.com 15. If you're blessed with a patio and a garage, hang outdoor furniture from the ceiling to maximize space. mommart.blogspot.com 16. Consider this alternative to sidewalk salt. pinterest.com 17. Bubble wrap can insulate windows in a pinch. builditsolar.com And it still lets light in. 18. Sow winter plantings in milk jugs. agardenforthehouse.com It'll make them hardy and ready for spring. 19. PVC pipes are an easy way to keep gardening tools out of the way. happyhouseandhome.blogspot.com Although you might need the shovel for some emergency car bailing-out. Directions here. 20. Use dried orange or lemon peels as firestarters. realsimple.com No need to ever go outside again when you have a fire crackling pleasantly in your hearth. 21. Use wine bottles to store your boots so they stay upright. lovinglythrown.com 22. Or pool noodles. juliecache.com 23. Or magazines. iheartorganizing.blogspot.com They'll keep their shape and the leather won't crack as quickly. And your shoes will be so much more literary. 24. Vacuum seal summer clothes for next year. amazon.com It's a life-saving way to conserve space.