When a blizzard hits we have to work extra hard to remove the snow. If you are like be and don’t own a heavy-duty snow blower, removing the snow can take upward of several ours in the cold. There are simple things to do during the blizzard that can help reduce the amount of work and time it will take to clear the snow. The first think is to keep a shovel by your door. This will help you transverse the snow in the morning to get to your blower, or you can start shoveling as soon as you step out your door. To reduce the amount of snow you would have to shovel in the morning going out every hour or two (if the weather is not permitting) shoveling little by little will impact the amount you will have to do in the morning.
I had a storm that hit us in Connecticut that was about 18 inches of snow fall, but going out every two hours to shovel, had me shovel only five inches in the morning. This trick does require a little more effort, but will reduce the amount of snow so that a standard snow blower can get through it. With this little trick salt every other time you go out, this will reduce the amount of ice build up over night. When you go out you don’t have to do heavy shoveling, just plowing it with your shovel will do the trick. Another trick to tackling a lot of snow is when you are going to shovel, shovel in layers.
Do not try to lift ten plus inches of snow, this could injure your back, take the snow in sections. If all you have is a shovel panning how you shovel will reduce the time and stress outside. An easy plan is to use your shovel as a hand plow, and plow a trench on one side of the walk way then shoveling in small sections the other half of the walk way. Other little things to help with shoveling in a storm are throwing the snow with the wind so that it does not fall back into the place you just shoveled, keep your mind off the snow to help you get through shoveling, and have the family help with shoveling. These are some tips and tricks to beating the blizzard.
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