Snow Shovel Lifehack News & Opinion

Snow Shovel Pro Lifehack: No Snow, No Problem

We’ve taken some fun departures from our typical content (also fun!) recently with a string of articles we call our Alternative Tool Use series. These are lifehacks using tools from around the job or house in ways that may be unusual to accomplish otherwise difficult tasks. We’ve used a square nosed shovel to remove asphalt shingles, a bolt through a brush in a drill to scrub and polish, and a utility knife to make accurate markings. Our excellent readership – you – spans a wide range of proficiencies and professions, so some of these lifehacks might strike you as pretty slick while others might not make much difference in your job or life. Either way, we love that these simple ideas spark creativity and ingenuity in all areas of our work, so we seek them out for inspiration. Today, we’re going to talk about our Snow Shovel Pro lifehack.


Snow Shovel Pro Lifehack For The Weekend

Now from the Pro Tool Reviews headquarters in Central Florida, you’re about as likely to use a snow shovel for its intended purpose as you are to find an internet comment string where everyone is nice to each other. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have (at least) one around. In fact, a quick check of our local Home Depot shows they have 27 in stock with an expected high of 86° today.


After one of our big head to head shootouts with saws, there is so much sawdust and waste material around that a big-mouthed snow shovel can clean up like no mortal dustpan could hope. So when there’s a pile that would immediately fill our big dust collector vacuum, we pick up the big chunks of the mess with a snow shovel. Admittedly, Clint is more likely to grab the Ryobi Devour for those messes these days.

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But that’s hardly the only reason to keep a snow shovel handy. As we write this, Spring’s new growth is popping out all over the place in most parts of the country. For those seeing green shoots, it means it’s also time to mulch plant beds to discourage weeds and retain moisture. When the fine folks from our local nursery dump a load of cypress or pine bark in our driveways, nothing transfers it as quickly from pile to bed as a snow shovel.

You can use a snow shovel agriculturally for feed, seed, fertilizer, a poop scoop, and more. Just be sure you don’t feed the horses with the same snow shovel you use for fertilizer or feces.

Snow Shovel Pro Lifehack: No Snow, No Problem

We hope you’ve found this Snow Shovel Lifehack helpful! If you have your own shovel lifehack, add it in the comments below!


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Mark is correct. They started life as feed and grain scoops. It is only when folks realized how wimpy the flat bladed “snow shovels” were when it came to carrying a load of snow, instead of pushing snow, that grain scoops got repurposed. On they are listed as scoop shovels. Snow shovel is the wider flat blade shovel/snow pusher.
If you have to load/move wood chips the scoop forks with tines are better.


Snow shovel? We call those scoop shovels

Mark Huggins

That is a feed scoop.