For the past two months, thousands of Australians have been waking up to the same tedious morning ritual: removing frost from their car windscreens. Here's a simple ice-banishing hack that will allow you to sit back and enjoy a coffee before beginning the daily grind.
The winter solstice may have come and gone already, but you'd never know it from the weather. It was a chilly two degrees in the lower Blue Mountains this morning, resulting in a thick layer of frost covering every car on the street. Every car except mine, that is.
After a month of faffing about with squeegees and jugs of hot water, I decided to take preventative measures the night before. This involved hanging my windscreen sun protectors on the outside of my car windows. This acts as a protective layer that prevents frost from forming. Simple, no?
If you don't own any sun shades, you could also try spraying your windows with a mixture of water and vinegar or rubbing alcohol at night. The solution can also be used to speed up the defrosting process on the mornings you forget.