Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.

I've been hearing about so many winter life hacks and tips over the last few weeks. Probably because Mother Nature decided to hit us New Englanders with several snow and ice storms, blizzards, and fluctuating temps.

Some are common knowledge for a lot of us, like having a winter car kit, which you can literally order on Amazon or find at big box stores. Of course, adding blankets and granola bars is a must to those.

A picture of a young woman having a problem with a car on a winter road

But there are a few unique ones that really brought me several "oh wow" moments, like when I first heard about "walking like a penguin." And there's even more, including winter life hacks with potatoes, socks, and cooking spray.

Yup, mind blown.

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Getty Images/iStockphoto

Who knew that cooking spray could have so many benefits? And potatoes? Turns out, there's way more to using them than making french fries.

So here we go, after doing some digging across multiple sites, articles, neighbors and friends, I compiled a list, all in one place, of these lesser-known, who-knew life hacks.

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Maybe you'll even run across a few you don't have in your arsenal.  I certainly hope so, this way, we can get through another forever-winter as safely and stress-free as possible.

And who doesn't want an easy winter?

Let's rundown 25 life hacks that'll make your New England winter much more of a breeze.

Here they are: 25 Winter Life Hacks That Just May Change Your Life

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