Clever Snow Removal Tactics You Might've Missed


snow removal techniques

Shoveling snow for hours isn't the most exciting activity, but it's necessary for keeping your walkways safe and clear.

You don't have to dread snow removal, though, if you practice some new techniques this season. Turn it into a quick and easy exercise by using some tactics that might've slipped past your radar.

With the snow cleared, you can spend your time relaxing with a hot drink instead of struggling with a snow shovel.

1. Kitty Litter

Don't have any salt lying around to put on your driveway? That's no problem — use kitty litter instead. Kitty litter is a known substitute for salt, and it works with similar effectiveness. Lay it down in an icy area and let it work its magic.

Because it's darker than salt, it absorbs the sun's heat faster, melting the ice in a shorter time. You can also pour some litter into a sock and use it to defog your car windows before work.

12/26/2019 1:15:23 AM

Wood ashes on icy spots on paths and steps. I keep a bucket or two from my wood stove under my porch. They also work when your car's stuck on ice - after you've shoveled the snow away.

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters