The winter months for those who live in the northern climates can be treacherous. What if you woke up one snowy morning to find your drive-way covered in snow, what do you do?
The kids need to get to school, work is calling or you have to go shopping. The only thing to do is call the snowplow.
Removal of snow can be very costly especially for those who work in seasonal jobs. You simply want to try to cut back on spending in the winter. The best thing for you to do is to find simple ways to remove snow yourself.
I have put together 10 unconventional snow removal tips you can use in the snowy months. Let’s see what we can find to help you out of this situation.
1. PREVENT HARD FROST ON YOUR CAR’S WINDSHIELD
Waking up to find your car windshield covered with snow is not something that starts the day right. To prevent this, before you go to bed pour salt in a sock and rub it on the entire windshield and windows.
Ensure that all crevices and corners are treated. You do not need to repeat the process, why you may ask? Salt is a strong acidic product and can cause damage to your windshield and windows if used too often so make this one count.
2. PICKLED JUICE WORKS
If you prefer to use something you can use it every day. Try pickled juice in a spray bottle. Mist the juice on the windows and the windshield at night. The next morning jump into your car and drive
3. RUBBING ALCOHOL FOR FOG AND ICE
If you look in your first aid kit or medicine chest. You may find something that can take you out of a snowy situation. This amazing all-purpose product is great at removing ice. This is called rubbing alcohol.
Simply spray your snow-covered car with rubbing alcohol then dry with an absorbent cloth, like a towel. when it comes to preventing frost this will do the trick too. Not only will it remove ice your car will look like it’s just been washed.
4. WARM WATER DOES THE TRICK
Remove ice from steps, windows, door locks, and even walk-ways by doing this. Attach a hose, run the tap on the warm water. Use this to melt away the ice from these areas. You can also pour the water if you prefer.
Use a push broom or a squeegee to push away the loose ice before it hardens again. QUICK NOTE: Using hot water to speed the process can cause cracked windows, concrete, and metals. Your best choice would be warm water.
5. LET’S DRINK TO IT
Another way to melt snow quickly is with hard alcohol 😉 Pour any clear alcoholic drink into a spray bottle and mist the area. Have fun while doing this but remember don’t drink and drive.
6. HEAT ON THE DRIVEWAY
If you prefer to use a natural method. Out-door electrical heaters are just awesome. This way your concrete, windows, and metal won’t be getting destroyed.
It makes sense to cover up your car. You can use a plastic tarp or a canvas painting drop cloth to cover up your walkways and steps. When you are ready to go pull it off and That’s the solution to that situation.
8. SET YOUR TIMER
When it’s freezing outside going out to get something done can very hard to do. Well, if you really don’t want a trap situation when it stops snowing then here’s what to do. Shovel every two hours. This way the ice is still fresh and can be removed easily.
9. MAKE AN ICE MELTING MIXTURE
Often times ice still remains even after you spent hours shoveling. To remove the lingering ice on your steps, driveway, and sidewalk surprisingly you can melt the ice away just by making a solution.
Combine in a bucket 1/2 gallon of warm water, 2 tablespoons vodka, and 1 tablespoon dish soap. Pour on the places mentioned above. Just leaving a contain with salt on the steps will keep the ice melting.
10. KEEP YOUR LEAF BLOWER OUT
The summer is over but you need to keep your leaf blower at hand. This time it’s not for blowing leaves but snow. Use your leaf blower to quickly blow away the fresh snow.
We hope these tips were able to get you prepared for a long snowy winter and also an ice-melting one. See you soon