Top 10 Winter Shovels and Blizzard Tools

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Just like there never seems to be a plunger around the house when you actually need ones, it also happens that you never have a good shovel or ice scraper around when winter hits you with some of the worst weather you’ve ever seen.  Now is the time to buy those winter tools so that you have them right where you need them the next time Mother Nature does her worst.

You can’t do much with a broken shovel or a flimsy ice scraper, so make sure these winter tools and helpful accessories are in the garage when you need them most.

1. Lightweight snow shovel

Shoveling snow is already hard enough on the back, and having a shovel that already weighs a ton certainly doesn’t help.  This bad boy has a super strong but light aluminum handle and a light poly blade with extra support ribs to hold up to wet, heavy snow.

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2. Non-toxic ice melt

No one wants an icy, slippery pathway, but then again, no one wants their children or pets poisoned by the harsh chemicals found in many brands of ice melt.  This particular mixture is made up of pellets that are totally safe and non-toxic for everyone.

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3. Foam grip snow brush and ice scraper

Get on the road faster and with no blisters.  This dual-ended winter tool has all the strength needed to chip rock-solid ice and brush away inches of snow without hurting your hands.  That’s what we call a win-win situation.

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4. Super extendable snow broom

An absolute must-have winter tool for owners of SUVs and trucks.  With big, tall cars, a regular snow brush just isn’t long enough for most of us to reach as far as we need to.  This humongous snow broom extends up to 52 inches and has a wide, sturdy broom with a helpful squeegee and an ice scraper on the other end.

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5. Digital tire gauge

The cold weather can lower your tire pressure and cause poor fuel efficiency and overheating, which could lead to an accident.  Always know that your tires are filled correctly with this handy tire gauge.  No more trying to read confusing analog gauges.  Simply point at the tire and click for an instant read-out.

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6. Hand warmer packs

When gloves alone aren’t enough to keep your fingers from freezing when you’re battling the elements, invest in a pack of these handy hand warmers.  Once you open up their sealed package, they react to the air and quickly heat up.  Stick them inside your gloves, inside your pockets, or even inside your boots to keep toes warm.  They keep their heat for up to 10 hours!

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7. Ergonomic snow shovel

The unique design of this shovel’s handle keeps you from having to bend over and strain your back to lift the snow-heavy blade.  Shoveling a heavy snowfall is hard enough without having to deal with horrible back pain or possibly injuring yourself.  Be safe out there.

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8. Wheeled snow-pusher

Reduce fatigue and clear your driveway with ease with one of the best winter tools ever invented.  No lifting or straining involved.  You simply push this thing through the snow like a personal snow plow.

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9. Electric snow blower

I bet you never thought you’d be able to get your hands on a snow blower for less than $150, right?  This 18-inch blower is easy to use and maintain, and therefore perfect for people who want to clear snow off their driveway without all the manual labor.  You’ll be the favorite of all your neighbors who will be begging to borrow this snow blower while you sit inside and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa.  It’s the way winter was meant to be.

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10. Boot tray

Put wet, snow-covered boots on this handy boot tray to keep the melting mess to a minimum.  Stepping on a wet floor is always unpleasant, but boots can also track in snow melt and salt which could damage your floors.  With this boot tray, there’s no more risk and  no more mess.

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