24 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Winter WINTER IS COMING

Dated: 11/02/2016

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1. Store scarves in a clear plastic shoe bag.

Store scarves in a clear plastic shoe bag.athoughtfulplaceblog.com

You’ll be able to see them all and keep them neat, rather than in a hopeless tangle.

2. Use a curtain rod to organize winter clothes and accessories.

Use a curtain rod to organize winter clothes and accessories.homegrownandhealthy.com

Bonus: They’ll dry out much more easily than if you threw them all into a messy pile.

3. Stay warm even without a heater (or with one that works erratically).

Stay warm even without a heater (or with one that works erratically).thesecretyumiverse.wonderhowto.com

4. Keep an empty tissue box on hand to bind with a full one for when you get a cold.

Keep an empty tissue box on hand to bind with a full one for when you get a cold.pinterest.com

It makes an effortless trash can.

5. Freeze herbs when they’re at their summer best to preserve them for the winter.

Freeze herbs when they're at their summer best to preserve them for the winter.becentsable.net

And the cubes are perfect for dropping in recipes like sauces.

6. If you’ve considered switching to a Wee-Wee Pad before, this is the time to do it.

If you've considered switching to a Wee-Wee Pad before, this is the time to do it.petco.com

Imagine, no more shivering in the snow while you wait for Chrysanthemum to do her business.

7. Make a cheap and easy pebble boot tray.

Make a cheap and easy pebble boot tray.dollarstorecrafts.com

Rain and snow will drain well.

8. Or buy one of these amazing shoe/boot warmers.

Or buy one of these amazing shoe/boot warmers.amazon.com

WITCHCRAFT.

9. Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to avoid stretching.

Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to avoid stretching.livesimplybyannie.com

10. Keep a car mat nearby in case your tires can’t get traction.

Keep a car mat nearby in case your tires can't get traction.sportys.com

Get this dual purpose one here.

11. A CD case can work as an ice scraper in a pinch.

A CD case can work as an ice scraper in a pinch.realsimple.com

12. Use a lighter and your key to thaw a frozen lock.

Use a lighter and your key to thaw a frozen lock.marthastewart.com

13. Use zip ties to DIY snow tires for your bike.

Use zip ties to DIY snow tires for your bike.dutchbikeco.com

So you can have the option of leaving your house/apartment.

14. Or hang your bike if you’re not going to use it and it’ll function as extra storage.

Or hang your bike if you're not going to use it and it'll function as extra storage.pinterest.com

15. If you’re blessed with a patio and a garage, hang outdoor furniture from the ceiling to maximize space.

If you're blessed with a patio and a garage, hang outdoor furniture from the ceiling to maximize space.mommart.blogspot.com

16. Consider this alternative to sidewalk salt.

Consider this alternative to sidewalk salt.pinterest.com

17. Bubble wrap can insulate windows in a pinch.

Bubble wrap can insulate windows in a pinch.builditsolar.com

And it still lets light in.

18. Sow winter plantings in milk jugs.

Sow winter plantings in milk jugs.agardenforthehouse.com

It’ll make them hardy and ready for spring.

19. PVC pipes are an easy way to keep gardening tools out of the way.

PVC pipes are an easy way to keep gardening tools out of the way.happyhouseandhome.blogspot.com

Although you might need the shovel for some emergency car bailing-out. Directions here.

20. Use dried orange or lemon peels as firestarters.

Use dried orange or lemon peels as firestarters.realsimple.com

No need to ever go outside again when you have a fire crackling pleasantly in your hearth.

21. Use wine bottles to store your boots so they stay upright.

Use wine bottles to store your boots so they stay upright.lovinglythrown.com

22. Or pool noodles.

Or pool noodles.juliecache.com

23. Or magazines.

Or magazines.iheartorganizing.blogspot.com

They’ll keep their shape and the leather won’t crack as quickly. And your shoes will be so much more literary.

24. Vacuum seal summer clothes for next year.

Vacuum seal summer clothes for next year.amazon.com

It’s a life-saving way to conserve space.Alanna OkunBuzzFeed Staff

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