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Extremely Important List of Snow Shoveling Techniques

December 27, 2016

The season of watering plants, weeding the garden, and mowing the lawn is over. It’s officially snow shoveling season. Much will be written about the proper technique and tools to use for safe and efficient snow removal. Lift with your legs, use a horizontal push method, yada yada yada, blah blah blah. The real secret to the snow season is listed within these 16 tips for the perfect snow shoveling experience.

  1. Get the neighbor kid to shovel your driveway in exchange for free snowballs.Kid Shoveling

  2. Wear plenty of layers so the first 5 minutes are warm, but the next 25 you sweat like a pig.

  3. Make sure to blow your nose before shoveling to avoid frozen mustache boogers.

  4. Sleep in as long as possible and hope a friendly neighbor shovels your driveway before you can.

  5. When shoveling the sidewalk, stop at the very edge of your property so the neighbor doesn’t get any ideas.

  6. Make sure to pile the snow up really high in one corner for the perfect sledding hill.Plowed In

  7. Pretend you are a snow plow and make truck sounds. Vroom.

  8. Only throw snow downwind, not into it.

  9. Push all the snow into the street for the plow to deal with.

  10. Shake your fist in anger when the plow pushes it back into your driveway.

  11. Tell your kids to make a snowman, have a snowball fight, and make a snow fort, but they are only allowed to use snow that’s on the driveway.

  12. Invest in an arm sling for when the shovel gets caught on a chunk and dislocates your shoulder.

  13. Park cars in the driveway while it snows to act as a snow shield.Snow Shoveling

  14. Have a preloaded K-cup ready to brew once you finish. Or better yet a ‘smart’ coffee machine that you can start
    from your phone 5 minutes before you finish.

  15. Have enough marshmallows in the pantry.

  16. Move to Florida.

Hope this list of the best snow shoveling techniques help this winter. Happy shoveling!