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Do People Dispose Snow Shovels ?

Updated on January 26, 2011

Are Snow Shovels Disposable?

Every fall retail stores stock up on snow shovels. Every year retailer stores sell out of their snow shovels, most just after the first snow fall. I lived in New England for 32 years and I know shovels wear down and break. I prefer to spend a couple extra dollars and buy a better shovel. The shovel I have now I've owned for over 10 years. Granted, I've lived in Georgia for about 6 years and it definently gets less use living here. I just think its amazing how many snow shovels are sold every year, especially here in Georgia. I can't help but wonder if people use them one time and then dispose of them.

A snow shovel can be used for more than just snow. Scraping dirt or gravel from flat surface is done easier with a wide flat snow shovel. It is also good to use as a dust pan with a handle. I'm sure there are other uses too.

Snow shovels come in a variety of sizes. Big ones, little ones, wide ones, tall ones, and even small short ones for the kids to use. Some have bent or curved handles to make them more ergonomic. Some are metal, some are plastic. Wood handle or metal handle. There are also multiple colors to choose from. Pick one that fits your needs best. Some people think shoveling is a lot of work, and I think so too, which makes it a great form of exercise.  I personally enjoy shoveling, just not all the time.  When you are done using it to shovel snow or whatever you may use it for, save it. You may need it again in the near future. :-)



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      GApeach 6 years ago

      You are so right! Snow shovels do sell off the shelves way too fast after just one little amount of snowfall. And thanks for all of the great ideas for the other uses of a snow shovel.

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      Diane Ziomek 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Great article! It really makes a person wonder what happens to them doesn't it? I have had mine for years, and it has definitely gotten its' use this year!