Friday, January 13, 2012

DIY Non-Stick Shovel

Hard to believe that just 24 hours ago it was 52 degrees here in Chicago . . . this is what we look like today :(
Do you still SHOVEL snow or do you have a snow blower?  Someone just gave us a little snow blower a few weeks ago so I think we'll use it if the snow is not too deep but we still shovel for the most part.  Ever wonder how to keep the snow from sticking to the shovel? (If you DO shovel, you know what I'm talking about!)
Yes, that's a candle.  Just take an old candle and rub and rub over your shovel until you have a nice coating of wax and the snow will not stick at all but slide right off!  I fondly remember my dad every Fall bringing all of the shovels down into his work room in the basement and waxing them.  Did you know this also works great on sleds? He would bring our sleds in and wax the runners . . . man did we fly down those hills!  So, do you shovel or snow blow?  And if you live in a wonderful, sunny place where you don't have snow, we don't want to hear about it . . . LOL!
 

3 comments:

  1. I concur with the suggestion! I've done it for many years, both with shovels and sleds. Works like a charm!

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  2. LOL.....ok I won't say anything about not having snow......ooops! :0) But it is cold here, does that make it better?

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  3. I knew about using a candle on sleds, but I never thought about it working on a shovel. What a good idea! We're still waiting for our first snow of the winter!

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