Now that winter has officially set in, the roads are icier than ever and we could even be expecting snow at some points this month.

But for drivers, this isn’t always a winter wonderland – as the fear of being late for work because you’re scraping ice off your windshields always looms.

Plus, as Wales Online writes, leaving your engine running for any more time than necessary is bad for the environment. It’s a lose lose.

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But, luckily there are some simple hacks that will help you clear the ice off in seconds.

And what’s better is there’s no chemicals involved and no damage to your car.

Some other methods have been known to damage your car windows

But the best part? This trick doubles as a hand warmer, and you’ll feel the chill leave your mits as you do it.

A technique by Daniel Harris sent social media users into a frenzy a little while back.

Daniel trades in the classic can of de-icer and a scraper, and instead uses a sandwich bag and warm water.

He then drags it over the windows and watches the ice melt.

He said in his post: “Hot water in a food bag and bam you’ve got a de-icer and a hand warmer. Works a treat, and it’s fast!”

Daniel continued: “I used warm tap water so I could safely hold it and lower the risk of cracking my screen.

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“The de-icer cans are so cold in the morning and this way keeps you nice and toasty. Oh and yes it was ice not condensation.

“I know it looks it but try it and you won’t be disappointed.”

Another hack was shared by a woman named Angela Hickling. She said: “I’m a genius. Get yourself one of these bottles, fill it with warm water and you’re sorted.”

All you need for this trick is a bottle of Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover, which you can grab for around £2.80, and fill it with warm water.

Shoppers can currently purchase one of the bottle’s with a built in brush from Wilko for £3.50 and the container reused after purchase.

“No cold hands scraping anymore and it cleans your window screen too, the brush bit is ideal. Off to work now, have a great day people.”

She told Manchester Evening News : “I was just looking through my boyfriend’s cupboard to find some sort of gadget as I really didn’t want my fingers freezing off, and saw the bottle.

“I had a light bulb moment.. filled it with warm water and it worked perfectly. I was so happy.”

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