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Helpful Winter Hints

Author: Paul Granberg, Issue: October 2004, Topic: Household

  • Leave your toothpaste and deodorant in the fridge, so it won't freeze overnight
  • Have a shower at night, that way if the pipes freeze you'll be reasonably clean the next day.
  • Keep a bag of gravel in the boot of your car. You can throw it under your tyres for extra traction in the ice. Alternatively you can use your car mats.
  • Keep an old pair of socks ready for icy days. You can put them over your shoes for extra traction.

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