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 firstname.lastname@example.org.