Snow Shoveling Tips & Tricks

Managing snow can be a hassle, but here are a few tricks to make it easier until Spring decides to join us again.  Remember to practice safe snow removal habits so that you can stay healthy all winter long.

Tip #1: Mark special areas in your yard and driveway-    Reflective driveway markers can help prevent damage to your property, fences, flowerbeds and much more.   Utilize these affordable markers so you know where to shovel and plow.

Tip#2:  Shovel regularly throughout the storm when possible.   It is better to go out and clear a little at a time than trying to dig out underneath several inches.  Lighter loads are easier to manage on your back and reduce the risk of overdoing the cardio.  PUSH a half filed shovel, rather than lift.

Tip #3: If you have pets, seek out pet-friendly ice melt products.  Check out this product.

Tip #4: Take lots of breaks and stay hydrated.  Many people dehydrate while shoveling.

Tip#5: Invest in the right snow removal tools.  USA TODAY’s staff reviewed and tested snow shovels and THIS ONE was top rated for 2019! 

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