How do you remove hardened snow

When it comes to removing snow and ice, there are some quick and easy tips to make your life easier. Here are 5 great snow removal hacks to try this winter.

When it comes to snow removal, one of the worst things you can do is to wait until it stops snowing. Instead, set a schedule to lightly shovel every one to two hours, depending on how long the snowfall is supposed to last.

Melt Ice Quickly. If after shoveling you find ice underneath, make a salt alternative to put down on your driveway, sidewalk and front steps. Combine 1 teaspoon of dish soap, 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol and 1/2 gallon of water in a bucket and pour the mixture where you need it most.

No Shovel? No Problem – If you don’t have a shovel handy and your snow blower isn’t working, try placing a plastic tarp over exposed sidewalks, walkways and even your car when snow is anticipated. And when the flurries stop, just pull the tarp to uncover a clear path.

Get Out the Leaf Blower – Don’t put your leaf blower away for the season, put it to your advantage! Leaf blowers work great for removing light, fluffy snow.

Get Out the Wet/Dry Vacuum – Sure, you could try using your shop vacuum to suck up the snow and dump it in another location. But we recommend hooking your house up to the exhaust on your vacuum and turning it into a blower. Just point and blow the snow away.

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