Drafts from under doors or windows can be blocked by laying a handmade "snake" across the crack. Make a tube out of material or use a knee sock or several socks sewn together. Stuff the sock with any bulky material, and then sew up the open end.
The velcro tip is a good one. One year I had a real very poisonous snake in the house that came in under the door - luckily my good old dog killed it before I got out of bed in the dark and stood on it! Since renovating, the adjustable 'flap' on the base of the door no longer meets the ground so a velcro snake will be a good idea to block the gap.
I needed a draft guard for the door, so I cut out the pant legs of some jeans, and stuffed them with plastic bags and newspaper and tied both ends with twine, so I can add more if necessary. Works like a charm and saves loads of money.
I read the Daily Thrifty Tips and I wanted to say the tip I think should WIN is the one from DMC Titled Homemade Draft Guards the one about using a pants leg to make a snake. I have been wondering as I drive around "how can I make one without having to sew, I could get 3 socks and try to put them together ...etc.." and then tonight I saw this tip...GREAT
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