12/10/2012 08:34 am ET Updated Feb 08, 2013

How To Deice A Windshield


For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning, and all around your home. We are republishing a fabulous cleaning tip from the book on how to deice a windshield.

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In the winter months, the only thing worse than having ice all over your windshield is having to spend a lot for a windshield deicer. Here's an inexpensive, yet effective, alternative to deice your windshield and windows: 1 part antifreeze, 4 1/2 parts alcohol, and 4 1/2 parts water.

Editor's Note: While antifreeze will de-ice the windshield, please be very careful about how you use, store and dispose of it. Keep it away from small pets and children.

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