If you live somewhere that sees cold, snowy winters, you’ve probably already started to prepare. We get freezing winters with tons of snow, so I’ve already dug out our snow shovel. I had also made a mental note to go pick up a container of road salt, but now that I’ve seen this hack, I don’t think I’ll have to after all!
Apparently, a solution of one teaspoon of Dawn dish soap, one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon of hot or warm water is all you need to combat icy stairs and walkways this winter. If you pour the solution over these areas, they won’t refreeze. The benefit of using this method as opposed to road salt is that the salt eats away at the concrete in your sidewalks and walkways over time.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to make winter a little more bearable, so if this easy hack can take care of slippery walkways, I’m absolutely willing to give it a shot!