Winter brings a lot of annoying inconveniences, like having to salt the walkway or bring a change of shoes wherever you go, but perhaps the most frustrating part of winter is having to de-fog your windshield. It takes time, it's annoying, and if you're like me, you can never remember what temperature you're supposed to adjust it to in order for it to actually work.
Luckily, there's a really easy trick to stop your windshield from fogging up in the first place, and all you need is socks and some kitty litter. Yep, you heard me. Kitty litter.
Take an old pair of socks and and wrap one sock around something to keep the top open. Generally folding the sock over a roll of masking or duct tape is the best way to do this.
Fill the sock up with kitty litter until it reaches just about the ankle. It's important to use unscented kitty litter for this. The last thing you want is your car smelling like a litter box!
Once the sock is full, tie it up. Then take the other sock and slide it over, covering the opening of the first sock. This way, no kitty litter leaks out of your little contraption.
Keep the kitty litter sock either on the dashboard of your car or under one of your front seats. The kitty litter absorbs moisture and stops your windshield from fogging up. If you don't have a spare pair of socks, you can use any type of 'pouch', as long as it's breathable. A towel, nylon, old shirt, etc. would all work.
If you don't feel like keeping a sock of kitty litter in your car, there's still something you can do to manage and prevent your windshield from fogging up. Dirty windshields tend to fog up more frequently because the condensation sticks to the dirt on the glass. Keeping your windshield relatively clean will lessen your chances of getting fogged up.
Now that we've got the inside of your windshield covered, what about the outside? Scraping off ice can be tiring in the winter, especially as we get older. We've got you covered, though, with this defrosting windshield spray!
All you need is water, rubbing alcohol, and a spray bottle...that's it! Add one part water to two parts rubbing alcohol to your spray bottle. Shake up the mixture and voila! You're done! Spray the mixture on your frosty windshield and watch the ice melt away.
And there you have it! Winter can be pretty annoying, but as long as you're prepared, you'll always be the one to come out on top.