End of November? Already? We all know what that means: Winter’s coming. In Toronto, we’re pretty good at winter, but parts of the snowy season still suck pretty badly.
Cope with winter like a pro with these Toronto winter hacks.
- Make wool insoles for your boots. Pick up a chunk of wool or felt from a fabric store and cut around your boots’ insoles to get the shape and size right. No more cold toes from walking from the subway to the office!
- Stuck with street parking? Cover your windshield wipers with socks before you leave the car for the night so they don’t freeze to the glass!
- Maximize your radiator’s heat-giving powers by putting tin foil on the wall behind it.
- Bring a blanket to work. Put it on your lap or wear it like a shawl to stay warm if your office is freezing. Consider fingerless gloves, too.
- Layers. They’re not only stylish, they’re very helpful when the bus is late because of icy roads and you’re stuck waiting on Sherbourne and Richmond for about 25 minutes.
- Commute in long johns. You can take them off when you get to the office.
- Get great food for lunch without having to trudge through the snow. Team up with a handful of coworkers and use a lunchtime delivery service, such as Food.ee to bring food to you.
- Uber when possible. No more need to warm up the car for 20 minutes before leaving the apartment.