Maine Winter Hacks From The Farmers’ Almanac
The Farmers' Almanac is the source of so much useful information and when it comes to winter weather tips, they do not dissapoint. As a native Mainer, the Almanac is sort of a bible of common sense advice.
- Spray your snow blower's chute with cooking spray, like Pam, to keep it from clogging. This also works great on snow shovels.
- Keep a pair of mismatched socks in your car. We have a full basket of socks in our laundry room that are missing a partner. Give them a purpose by keeping them as a spare pair the next time you step in a puddle of cold slush, or use them as wiper blade covers.
- Reverse your ceiling fan switch to push warm air down into the room.
- Keep at least half a tank of gas in your car, less than that can allow any water in your fuel tank to freeze and damage your fuel pump.
- Hey, this is Maine, did you really think I could wrap up this post without a potato hack? Here it is, if temps are going to go down to freezing over night, rub a cut potato on your car's windshield. There is sugar in the potato that will create a barrier to prevent ice from forming. Just rinse and wipe your windshield in the morning and be on your way. This might be my favorite tip. Thanks Farmers' Almanac.