Ah, winter. Snow is sparkly and pretty, but it’s also something we have to shovel. Have you ever wondered if you are putting your snow piles where they belong?
The very best place to pile your snow is on your lawn or garden beds. As the snow melts it will benefit your plants. It’s also a lot more fun too, as it makes the snow available for building snowmen or forts.
As tempting as it can be to shovel it right out into the road, resist the urge. Not only can it create a problem for your own cars getting out of your driveway, but it can become a problem for mail trucks, garbage trucks, and cars that visit your neighborhood.
Another obvious place not to pile your snow would be the sidewalk. Even if it is near the end of a sidewalk, it is best to avoid putting snow piles where people might have to navigate.
Also, remember that shoveling snow is hard on your body. Take breaks if you need to, be sure to lift with your legs, and of course, drink plenty of water.