Wintertime can create a stunning change of scenery, even right outside your home. But the frost it brings can block your view of the beautiful scenes outside. Window frost is formed in a similar way to snowflakes. It is created when the glass pane is exposed to extremely cold outside air and warmer indoor air. The water vapor then condenses on the glass, forming frost patterns.

To remove the frost and take in the view, a simple home solution may be in your bathroom or kitchen cabinet. A very useful tool for defrosting windows is common rubbing alcohol. Use a spray bottle to cover any icy windows with the rubbing alcohol and then dry them with a towel or cloth. If you don’t have actual rubbing alcohol, this can also be done with any other clear alcohol such as vodka or gin. Not only will this remove the frost, but it will help prevent fogging and leave your windows streak-free.