For many who live in older homes, winter means cold drafts that increase heating bills. There are plenty of low-cost products available to temporarily seal up windows. However, these products don’t work for doors that need to open and close. I have tried several store-bought products that are supposed to block drafts underneath the door. Sadly, none of them really work. So I made my own! – at a fraction of the cost.
DIY Draft Dodger
1. Large bowl, preferably one with a spout
2. Wide-mouth funnel
3. Dry rice (or beans). Buy the cheapest available.
5. Stockings. Use an old pair with a hole or a run.
Cut one leg from the pair of stockings
Pour rice into bowl
Stretch the stocking
over the mouth of the funnel
Hold the funnel right-side-up
Be sure that your hand is wrapped around the stocking to secure it.
If you are having trouble with this, use a rubber band.
Pour the rice into the stocking
Tie a Knot at the Open End of the Stocking
To determine the correct length, lay the dodger in front of the door.
Cut the Excess Stocking
Place the Draft Dodger in Front of the Door!
Add to change purse.