Just when you thought it might be over, Northern Maine and Western New Brunswick are about to get hit with another snow storm. Rather than fight it, embrace it with these 7 winter hacks.

Here are 7 winter hacks to help us all be prepared when the snow starts to fall. 

 

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    KITTY LITTER

    Having a bag of kitty litter in your trunk is a good idea. You'll find that it comes in pretty handy if you get stuck in the snow and especially if you're driving a vehicle that solely has rear-wheel drive.

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    FLOOR MATS

    If for some reason you don't have kitty litter in your vehicle, rubber floor mats may help you out instead.

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    SOCKS ON THE WIPERS

    This is a great hack, especially if you park your vehicle outside. Put socks on the blades of your window wipers to help keep snow and ice off of them. There's nothing worse than going down the road and only part of your windshield is cleared off because a chunk of ice has gotten in the way.

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    PARK TO THE EAST

    We're aware that temperature has a lot to do with this, but I always try and park to the south or the east to allow the sun to do its job, as best it can in the winter.

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    Cling Wrap On The Side Mirrors

    This is something that you need to do before the snow and ice fall. However, if this doesn't work for you, you can always put some gallon Ziploc bags over them also.

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    Homemade Windshield De-Icer

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    KITCHEN SPATULA OR CREDIT CARD

    If your significant other took your scraper and has already gone to work, you might be left hanging without a way to scrape the windshield. A kitchen spatula or credit card may help you out here. You can also refer to hack #6 in the future also.