Nothing is more frustrating than spending time clearing your driveway after a snow, to then have the plow truck come through a few minutes later mucking it up again. Not only does it suck to have to shovel that area again, but the big piles left behind are often quite hard to move!

I must admit that I am pretty spoiled, and that my husband is usually the one that does the clearing of our driveway after a snow storm. Last weekend though, he was working, and I was the one who fired up the snow blower. As you know, it was an unpleasant icy mess to clear, and when I got to the end of our driveway, I was certainly hating the job.

I'm in no way blaming the plow drivers for doing what they need to do, but I've often wondered if there was a way to make the end-of-the-driveway-mess a little easier to deal with. Turns out, there is!

The City of Rockford posted this tip on Facebook today, and maybe I'm just way inexperienced when it comes to shoveling, but seeing it was an "ah-ha" moment for me...

City of Rockford via Facebook
City of Rockford via Facebook

Do you shovel like this already, or is this news to you as well? If you have tried this shoveling trick before, does it really help reduce the icy piles? Sore backs and inexperienced shovelers all across the Stateline would really like to hear your thoughts!

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