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Helpful Hint: Saltwater prevents frosty windows

FARGO – I’m fairly certain two of my apartment windows are frozen shut, but I’m too scared to check. Arctic air made its appearance, and my windows are covered in frost. In the past, I’ve taken a hair dryer to the situation, but I found a safer solution when I was clicking through Pinterest. Rub interior windows with a mixture of two tablespoons salt and one gallon of warm water. Wipe dry. Salt lowers the freezing point, so condensation doesn’t have a chance to freeze and form ice crystals on windows. Here’s to a winter of frost-free windows. Each Sunday we offer up a quick tip on anything from money-saving tricks to household how-tos. To share your own tip, please email shesays@forumcomm.com.  

Anna G. Larson

Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace 

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