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What are some tips for removing snow around your home?

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Tips for removing snow include having supplies handy, preparing your body, making a plan, and working systematically to remove the snow. Placing stakes to mark landscaped areas helps avoid damage to plants.

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Lightweight shovels with nonstick surfaces and ergonomic handles make shoveling snow easier on the back. Sprinkling the area with melting products before the snow and ice arrive helps reduce the buildup.

A plan to work through the areas in a logical order reduces the workload. Shoveling the end of the driveway before the snow plows come through creates more work because the snow plow pushes more snow and ice into the driveway. Tossing the snow away from the driveway and sidewalks instead of piling it up right next to the areas reduces the amount of snow falling back on the surface after shoveling.

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