Winter Shoveling Hacks: Cooking Spray

Have you ever tried to dig yourself out of a winter snowstorm, only to be slowed down by a shovel caked in the snow? Not only is caked-on snow annoying for those who shovel, but its also a health hazard since it leads to prolonged back strain from having to repeatedly carry around the same stuck-on pile of snow.

Would you be happy to know there is a may to stop this common problem from happening? Because there is—and it’s such an easy fix. The next time you’re getting ready to shovel some snow, grab a bottle of cooking spray from the kitchen and spray a layer of oil on the blade of the shovel. Once done, the snow should readily slide off of the shovel, thus making your job a whole lot easier.

Tip: If you don’t have any cooking spray handy, use a paper towel to rub some vegetable oil on the blade instead. While this method of application is less convenient than applying cooking spray straight out of the bottle, it will still work just as well.