It's winter in the Tri-State and we've officially hit the part of winter where it's just cold and gray all the time.  One of the worst parts about this time of year is waking up to find that your windshield is covered in ice (which seems to be happening a lot lately).  This simple solution made with only two ingredients that you probably already have at home will defrost your windshield in record time.

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Here's what you need:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
  • Water

That's it, those are the two ingredients you need to quickly defrost your windshield.  You'll mix two parts alcohol with one part water in a spray bottle and you're ready to go.  When you wake up to an icy windshield just spray it down with this solution and watch it work its magic.  You can see this tip below in action thanks to Ken Weathers. Sure you can scrape your windshield or turn on your car and wait for it to defrost itself, but this hack works in seconds, so this is especially good if you're running behind! So go ahead and mix this up in a spray bottle, and keep it in your car.

This week (January 31-February 4) we've got a major threat of winter weather in the tri-state. It looks like things could get icy around here, so having this solution in your back pocket may help you out!  If you're looking for other ways to prepare for the winter weather we have in store for this week, you can check out this article on making your own sidewalk de-icer from my friend Travis. And don't forget to keep your furry friends safe in the cold weather, Kat has some tips for keeping pets safe, here.


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