Woman's crafty hack to defrost car windscreen hailed a 'game changer'
30 November 2021, 10:25
The hack will cut your morning routine in half during the winter months, and all you need is an empty bottle.
Temperatures are plummeting across the UK, which can only mean on thing – the return of the car defrost every morning.
Defrosting and de-icing your car during the chilly mornings can take up a lot of time and puts you in a bad mood before you've even reached the office – but there is another way.
One mum has revealed an amazing trick for clearing her iced-up car windows first thing in the morning - and it's a lot easier than you'd thing.
There's no fiddling or buying expensive products with this no-fuss method, and Angela Hickling shared exactly how she's figured it out on Facebook.
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The mum revealed that all she needs is an empty stain-remover bottle - one of the ones with the scrubber at the end - which works as a 'scraper' on the car.
Angela revealed she had picked the Dr Beckman's carpet stain remover bottle which comes with a brush attachment and filled the bottle with warm water.
She then just glides the brush head over the windscreen and any other affected windows and watches the ice melt in seconds.
Sharing a video of the invention in action, she wrote: "I'm a genius, get ya self one of these bottles, fill it with warm water and ya sorted.
"No cold hands scraping anymore and it cleans ya window screen too, the brush bit is ideal."[sic]
The bottles aren't expensive, at around £2.80 from Wilko and of course you also get the product within.
Angela's post has amassed thousands of likes and comments, as well as over 7,000 sharing the tip and praising how great it was.
One wrote: "I’m literally going to fish my empty bottle out of the recycling tonight!!! You absolute genius!"
A second added: "Total game changer. I knew this stuff was magic but that's just upped the scales."
Please note: Those wanting to try the trick should stick to warm water rather than boiling.
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