LIFESTYLE NEWS - It’s officially winter and some parts of the country are feeling the icy chill more than others.
Here are some life hacks to help you along this winter.
Whether you’re looking to cold-proof your house, de-ice your car or simply learn tricks to make winter a little more bearable, these hacks should come in handy.
Cold-proofing your house
Unless you’re one of the lucky few who have underfloor heating and a fireplace, your South African home can bring on the chills in winter. A lot of houses built in SA are not prepared for winter so it’s up to you to try and insulate the house.
Start by making sure you cover all the cracks and spaces where cold air can drift in. Make sure you put a blanket or towel at the bottom of your doors to stop the cold breeze from coming in. Thicker curtains can also help contain heat in a room.
Nothing beats wearing warm clothes in winter whether you’re getting ready in the morning or going to bed at night. If you have a dryer at home, pop the clothes in for a few minutes and once you’re done taking a bath or shower, you’ll have warm clothes waiting for you. If you don’t have a dryer you can use a hairdryer on a warm setting.
If you don’t clean your mirrors or windows regularly, the fog stains might become worse. A simple trick is to use shaving cream and buff with a clean towel. It will keep them from fogging up for around two weeks.