Tips for Digging out after the Blizzard

by admin on January 25, 2016

Many of us on the East Coast had a huge storm this past weekend. Here are some tips to help you dig out of the snow.

  1. Take it easy – if you aren’t fit (you spend most of your off time on the couch), then it might be better to let someone else shovel the snow. Having a heart attack won’t do you or anyone else any good and shoveling a couple of feet of snow is not a way to start of a new exercise regime.
  2. Hold off on purchasing any winter cleanup supplies (if possible) till at least a couple of weeks down the road. A snow blower will probably cost you about 50% more than it did a couple of weeks ago.
  3. Help out your friends and neighbors especially if they are elderly. We have a neighborhood cleanup crew – this started informally really but everyone has different pieces of equipment and together we get it knocked out pretty quick.
  4. If you don’t have any electricity – be very careful about heating with an alternative heat source.
  5. I know this might sound odd but have fun!

Here are some past articles that you might find helpful.

http://www.gasmileageguide.com/gas-savings-blog/how-to-prepare-for-an-ice-storm/ice-storm

http://www.gasmileageguide.com/gas-savings-blog/saving-money-on-your-electric-bill-without-freezing-to-death/uncategorized

http://www.gasmileageguide.com/gas-savings-blog/tips-for-getting-your-house-ready-for-winter/saving-money

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