When it gets cold out, you can’t just get into your car and take off down the road. Most of the time, you have to warm up your car with the defrost on blast just to be able to see out your windows. This can take up a significant amount of time. However, this can be avoided with a simple and easy trick.
To get started, you will need a sock that doesn’t have any holes along with some cat litter. Try to get unscented cat litter so your car doesn’t smell like cat litter! Fill up the sock with litter and tape it shut. This is why tube socks are ideal. You could tie it shut if the sock is long enough.
Once you finish with this, just put it on your dashboard when you park. You could also put one in the back window as well to prevent your back window from frosting up.
So why does this simple trick actually work?
Cat litter is great for absorbing moisture. If you are a cat owner, you probably already know this. Condensation is what happens when moisture gets trapped in the air inside your vehicle. The litter grabs onto this moisture in the air before it settles on the window. The sock is there to prevent the cat litter from getting all over the place.
Condensation is especially bad in the colder months of the year because the temperature inside the car is higher than outside the car. For example, on a hot summer day, condensation has the same effect on a cold glass of water. The condensation builds on the outside of the glass because the outside air is warmer than the inside of the glass.
This simple trick can significantly reduce your time warming up your car in the cold mornings. Are you going to try it for yourself? Let us know how it works for you! And if you have any other winter secrets, let us know in the comments!