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01/19/2016 09:25 am ET

How To Waterproof Your Shoes With A Candle, And 9 Other Winter Hacks

We all need these winter tricks!

Slush puddles in the driveway? Snow problem!

Turns out you can make your shoes waterproof in seconds at home, using nothing but candle wax and a hairdryer:

(While this trick works great on most footwear, you might want to use a waterproofing spray for more valuable pairs of shoes.)

What's more, the above winter life hacks video from HouseholdHacker demonstrates how to lube a shovel with cooking spray, allowing it to glide through ice much faster than and pick up more snow with every scoop. Amazing!

Check out the video above -- and this one, while you're at it -- for more game-changing winter life hacks. 

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