When the snow starts falling, it is important you are ready for it. Slips and falls and back injuries are very common side effects of snow and ice. In many areas, you will be responsible for keeping the snow and ice off of the sidewalk in front of your home. It is a good idea to get ready for the snow and ice before it gets here. It isn’t unheard of for the tools you need to be gone once a storm hits. You can find all the winter supplies you need at Greenwood Hardware.
Some of the things you will want to have on hand are listed below.
Ice melt will help make your porch, deck, steps and of course, the sidewalk a little less slick. If you have pets, it is important you get an ice melt that is not toxic to your fur babies. If you walk through the ice melt into the house, they can get it on their paws. They lick their paws and end up getting sick.
Not all snow shovels are created equal! It is a good idea to have a couple different shovels for different purposes. A curved shovel is great for pushing snow out of the way to clear a path. You will want a flat shovel for actually moving the snow off of the sidewalk or from behind your car. Metal is more durable and can carry more snow, but plastic will work. Never try to life more snow on your shovel than you can comfortably move.
Kitty litter is great for sprinkling over the snowy patches on your sidewalk. You could also use sand. This helps give your shoes a bit more traction. Ice melt only works when you can shovel the area down to the cement. If you can’t use sand or kitty litter.
If there is snow on the ground, you want to take advantage of it! Get the kids some sleds now before the rush. Tubes are also lots of fun to pull the kids on as you go for a walk. Enjoy the snow while it is around. It isn’t all work and no play.
Don’t get caught unprepared this winter. Head into Greenwood Hardware and get everything you need for the next snowfall! Don’t forget to stop at the grocery store and get your hot cocoa supplies ready. After a day of clearing snow or playing in the snow, you will want to warm up. Come on in, or contact us today.