It's safe to say that if you experience snow during the winter season that snow shoveling is the bane of your existence. Now, to all you non-snow people, that may seem a little extreme, but, let us tell you, it's not. Shoveling is a pain in the ass, both literally and figuratively. Not only is it manual labor, it's manual labor in freezing cold climes — really, who the hell would enjoy that? No, you can't rebuttal with the Abominable Snowman, guys.
Below you'll find 3 kickass life hacks that will completely revolutionize your winter. Don't worry, y'all, you can thank us later. As per House Logic this is all you'll need to rough it out until sweet summer returns!
Spray Your Snow Shovel With Cooking Oil
Lightly coat your shovel with non-stick cooking oil to make snow slide right off.
You can also use a lubricant like WD-40, but, be weary because it's not non-toxic.
Lay Out A Tarp Before It Snows
Requires a tarp, firewood, and twine.
Lay down a tarp pre-snow fall, hold it down with firewood so it doesn't blow away and tie the twine to both the tarp and to a shovel standing upright in your yard.
Make A Homemade De-icing Solution
Combine 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water.
Spray or pour gently (you still want to avoid runoff into your landscape) before a storm.
To keep the sidewalks and steps from icing after a storm:
Combine 2 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part water.
Apply to minimize runoff.
Technically speaking, should none of these appeal, feel free to hire some kid in the neighborhood looking to make a couple bucks and call it a day. Crack a beer, lay back in your recliner, and watch some younger do all the hard work — that's the American way, after all.
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