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11th Jan 2017

This simple trick stops your car windows from steaming up

Bizarrely it involves socks

Megan Roantree

We’d never have thought of this.

Recently, we told you about how to defrost your windshield in the morning with a mixture of water and alcohol.

But even when you’re out of the ‘frozen windows’ season you’re probably still stuck with fogged windows.

While it’s easier to get rid of, waiting for your car windows to defog in the morning can be frustrating and a waste of time.

Luckily the collective internet has come up with a solution for this problem.

Various ‘lifehack’ websites say that the key to keeping your car windows fog free is cat litter.

Yes, really.

Cat litter is obviously super absorbent considering what it’s original purpose actually is, so while it sounds like an odd tip, it makes a lot of sense.

It is recommended that you find a clean sock, with no holes in it, to the ankle with cat litter. When it’s full tie a knot in it.

You can then place it on your dashboard, or under the seat if you wish to be more discreet about it.

It will then absorb any moisture in the car and prevent windows from fogging up. Don’t expect a complete change after one night though, as it might take a few days before you notice a real difference.

There are various videos on YouTube which show the DIY trick.