Everyone has their own method when it comes to clearing a frozen windscreen, whether that be a can of de-icer, hacking away with a scraper or just sitting and waiting for your heating to do the job.

But with Storm Darcy setting in across the Harrogate district and with windscreens accumulating more than just a light dusting of snow and frost overnight, people have been crying out for a quicker way to clear that pesky ice.

Thankfully a man from Coventry has come up with a bizarre but ingenious technique that can clear the frost in seconds – and it’s making our mornings a whole lot smoother!

Daniel Harris shared his idea on Facebook, telling family and friends to fill up a sandwich bag with warm water and simply drag it across the windscreen to melt away the ice in seconds.

He wrote:

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

“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.”

Daniel’s idea has gone viral as people adopt it as a quick and easy way to clear their windscreens – plus it keeps your hands warm!

Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.