As Bomb Cyclone Approaches, How to Keep Your Car and Home Safe From Extreme Temperatures

These are simple hacks to protect your house and vehicle as the historic storm looms.

As the Bomb Cyclone — also known as bombogenesis — prepares to strike, here are some tips to get you through the historic weather pattern.

For one, hand sanitizer actually can be a great way to open frozen locks. 

If a lock freezes on your car, you can squirt a little hand sanitizer on your key. The alcohol can unfreeze the lock and allow it to open properly. 

You can use socks on your windshield wiper blades, to protect the rubber and prevent the blades from freezing to the glass. 

Onions and potatoes will keep your windows from icing up. The sugar in the items will create a barrier and prevent it from freezing. 

There are also winter hacks for inside your home or office from lifestyle expert Trae Bodge.

If you have drafty windows, she advises using some bubble wrap. The use of water in a spray bottle will help the material stick and provide insulation. 

Believe it or not, your ceiling fan can keep you warm in winter.

There is this little switch and it will reverse your fan and if you put the speed on low, it will pull heat down from the ceiling.