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19 Things To Make Dealing With Snow Less Of A Nightmare

Unfortunately snow is a (horrible) part of winter. These things can make it less of a nuisance.

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1. A smooth snow broom that won't scratch the paint on your car. It expands to 49 inches, which is perfect for you and your short arms. Snow be gone!

Promising review: "I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and with how much snow we tend to get where I live this is a must. Had one that I kept in my garage to help me clear off my Jeep after a snow storm, but when I am at work I was stuck using my regular snow brush. So I ordered a second one to make it easy for me at work too. This works great, holds up well and makes it so much easier to push the snow off my roof!" —StevenGet it from Amazon for $10.99 or Walmart for $10.99.
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Promising review: "I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and with how much snow we tend to get where I live this is a must. Had one that I kept in my garage to help me clear off my Jeep after a snow storm, but when I am at work I was stuck using my regular snow brush. So I ordered a second one to make it easy for me at work too. This works great, holds up well and makes it so much easier to push the snow off my roof!" —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 or Walmart for $10.99.

2. A snow shovel with an extra spring handle so you don't have to hurt your back from the constant strain of clearing your driveway, sidewalk, and whatever else is in your way of a clear path.

Promising review: "It saves me from bending over for snow. The shovel tosses snow easily (6' or more, I couldn't do that with the old shovel). I'm over 6' and only have to bend down slightly with the short handle on the Snow Joe, which is much less than the older shovel. The metal piece on the bottom helps scrape the patio and solid walkways. Also, the shovel pushes into wind-packed snow pretty well. If you're working with brick-like snow drifts, try slicing from the top and scooping out at a near-90-degree angle to the ground. Forget trying to lift out pieces of it until you break through the brick-like snow. It's light weight. The wiggly second handle takes some getting used to. Snow didn't stick to this shovel and it worked fine for light fluffy snow, powdery wind packed snow, and frozen brick-like snow. Whether it was -10 F or 20 F, snow didn't stick and slid off easily." —Goof Ball Get it from Amazon for $20.38 or Walmart for $24.49.
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Promising review: "It saves me from bending over for snow. The shovel tosses snow easily (6' or more, I couldn't do that with the old shovel). I'm over 6' and only have to bend down slightly with the short handle on the Snow Joe, which is much less than the older shovel. The metal piece on the bottom helps scrape the patio and solid walkways. Also, the shovel pushes into wind-packed snow pretty well. If you're working with brick-like snow drifts, try slicing from the top and scooping out at a near-90-degree angle to the ground. Forget trying to lift out pieces of it until you break through the brick-like snow. It's light weight. The wiggly second handle takes some getting used to. Snow didn't stick to this shovel and it worked fine for light fluffy snow, powdery wind packed snow, and frozen brick-like snow. Whether it was -10 F or 20 F, snow didn't stick and slid off easily." —Goof Ball

Get it from Amazon for $20.38 or Walmart for $24.49.

3. A pair of heat-locking long Johns, because layers are super important when you have to shovel your body weight in solidified water.

Promising review: "These are amazing. I primarily wear them under my jeans for warmth and comfort throughout a cold day. They keep me warm, they keep me comfortable, and there's nothing better than that. I wore them while shoveling after this recent snowstorm and they kept me warm the entire time." —Michael Get them from Amazon for $8.73+ or Jet for $11.61 (available in sizes S–XXL, five colors).
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Promising review: "These are amazing. I primarily wear them under my jeans for warmth and comfort throughout a cold day. They keep me warm, they keep me comfortable, and there's nothing better than that. I wore them while shoveling after this recent snowstorm and they kept me warm the entire time." —Michael

Get them from Amazon for $8.73+ or Jet for $11.61 (available in sizes S–XXL, five colors).

4. A couple of investment-worthy tire traction mats that'll be able to help you get your car out of your icy driveway, or even in the springtime with excess mud or sand!

Promising review: "We bought these last winter but didn't need to use them then. They were needed a couple of days ago, and they worked great. A neighbor's car got stuck on the hill trying to turn into a driveway. Someone tried to tow the vehicle but couldn't get traction. Then I brought these out, and we placed them right in front of the front tires. With a few of us pushing the vehicle, the tires got traction and the car was able to get into the driveway. I like that they're foldable; that makes it easier to store them in the back of the car in the winter." —LJGet them from Amazon for $18.99 or Walmart for $16.99.
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Promising review: "We bought these last winter but didn't need to use them then. They were needed a couple of days ago, and they worked great. A neighbor's car got stuck on the hill trying to turn into a driveway. Someone tried to tow the vehicle but couldn't get traction. Then I brought these out, and we placed them right in front of the front tires. With a few of us pushing the vehicle, the tires got traction and the car was able to get into the driveway. I like that they're foldable; that makes it easier to store them in the back of the car in the winter." —LJ

Get them from Amazon for $18.99 or Walmart for $16.99.

5. A pair of wool gloves with touchscreen technology so you can text your bestie about how much you can't stand snow storms.

When exactly will spring be on the horizon?Promising review: "All the fingers work with your touch screen, not just a few like other gloves. They're warm enough for most days without being so thick that they make typing difficult. The gloves look pretty good; some other choices are pretty ugly, and they hold up well. I only had to get a new pair because I lost the first ones I owned for years." —SMAGet them from Amazon for $7 (available in five colors).
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When exactly will spring be on the horizon?

Promising review: "All the fingers work with your touch screen, not just a few like other gloves. They're warm enough for most days without being so thick that they make typing difficult. The gloves look pretty good; some other choices are pretty ugly, and they hold up well. I only had to get a new pair because I lost the first ones I owned for years." —SMA

Get them from Amazon for $7 (available in five colors).

6. A pair of insulated, sturdy blaster gloves for anyone who spends all fucking day outdoors and would prefer if their hands didn't get frostbite without sacrificing precious flexibility.

Promising review: "I bought these for my husband for Christmas. We live in the UP of Michigan about an hour from Canada. Our winters sometimes hover in the -40 range. He uses these to snow blow our 700-foot driveway, feed horses, and do all kinds of winter-work. So far these have been wonderful for keeping his hands warm and dry." —RoseGet them from The Grommet for $100 (available in sizes S–XL).
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Promising review: "I bought these for my husband for Christmas. We live in the UP of Michigan about an hour from Canada. Our winters sometimes hover in the -40 range. He uses these to snow blow our 700-foot driveway, feed horses, and do all kinds of winter-work. So far these have been wonderful for keeping his hands warm and dry." —Rose

Get them from The Grommet for $100 (available in sizes S–XL).

7. A pair of ice cleats you can fold up and pack in your bag so you won't have to slip and slide over black ice while you're walking the dog.

Promising review: "We get more ice than snow in Portland, and walking the dog has been a frightening experience. Not anymore. These things bite into the ice and make me feel almost invincible. I'm passing people on the sidewalk. My dog wishes he had some for his paws. I'm telling everyone I know to get them." —J. Duncan Get them from Amazon for $11.96+ (available in sizes XS–M, five colors).
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Promising review: "We get more ice than snow in Portland, and walking the dog has been a frightening experience. Not anymore. These things bite into the ice and make me feel almost invincible. I'm passing people on the sidewalk. My dog wishes he had some for his paws. I'm telling everyone I know to get them." —J. Duncan

Get them from Amazon for $11.96+ (available in sizes XS–M, five colors).

8. And a container of paw protection wax to keep your pup's feet from the burning of ice melt. Poor babies.

Promising review: "This really works! I wanted to try this this for a protectant during the winter so my golden retriever Tammy can go on her walks comfortably in snow and cold. Not only does it make that possible, as she seems to have no sensitivity to the snow, salt and cold, but it is softening her very rough paw pads! Her pads are so rough they can cause terrible scratches on human skin, but that is improving greatly with daily use." —Carla G. Get it from Amazon for $19.75 or Jet for $12.25.
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Promising review: "This really works! I wanted to try this this for a protectant during the winter so my golden retriever Tammy can go on her walks comfortably in snow and cold. Not only does it make that possible, as she seems to have no sensitivity to the snow, salt and cold, but it is softening her very rough paw pads! Her pads are so rough they can cause terrible scratches on human skin, but that is improving greatly with daily use." —Carla G.

Get it from Amazon for $19.75 or Jet for $12.25.

9. A set of doggy boots for your bougie dog who can't stand to get her paws wet because she's a queen, dammit!

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All dogs are queens!

Promising review: "My small black lab has never worn shoes successfully before, and these stay on her!!! All of them! Which is super important when you walk your dog in the winter in Minnesota and she wants to run in the park where the snow is two feet deep. Haven't lost a shoe yet. and I love that they are waterproof, so I don't have to worry about her walking through puddles and getting frozen feet." —Sarah Semlak

Get them from Amazon for $19.99 or Walmart for $19.99 (available in sizes 4–8).

10. A windshield cover with magnetic edges, because wiping snow off your car with a broom is so 2017.

We're in the future, baby!Promising review: "I really like this. For the first time in years I don't have to run out and scrape the windows in the morning. The magnets stick well, and the flaps keep everything tight and impossible to steal off of the car." —Donna M. Get it from Amazon for $15.99 or a similar one from Walmart for $14.97.
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We're in the future, baby!

Promising review: "I really like this. For the first time in years I don't have to run out and scrape the windows in the morning. The magnets stick well, and the flaps keep everything tight and impossible to steal off of the car." —Donna M.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 or a similar one from Walmart for $14.97.

11. A lightweight, down coat to cover your thighs and butt, because even your lower extremities deserve protection when you're making snow angels.

Promising review: "Great coat; the ultra light down really minimizes bulk while providing warmth." —teeksGet it from Nordstrom for $49.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL, four colors).
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Promising review: "Great coat; the ultra light down really minimizes bulk while providing warmth." —teeks

Get it from Nordstrom for $49.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL, four colors).

12. Or a micro puff hoody featuring a waterproof, windproof, and synthetic insulated shell that'll give you so much warmth without feeling weighed down or extra bulky.

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Promising review: "This is a superb jacket and the weight to warmth ratio is exceptional. I used this jacket across Europe through the months of November and December. Even in the occasional snow, sleet and sideways rain it kept me warm and dried very quickly." —JHDR

Get it from Patagonia for $299 (available in sizes XS–XXL, four colors).

13. A North Face chunky tube scarf and cable scarf with heat-trapping and quick-drying technology. You can layer them to use as an actual barrier between you and the snow blowing in your face.

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Get the chunky scarf for $40 and the cable scarf for $40 at Eastern Mountain Sports.

14. A fuzzy pair of insulated wool socks so your whole calf will be able to have another layer of warm and toasty instead of damp and dreary. CUT

They regulate your body temperature so your feet can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter!Promising review: "I purchased these Smartwool Mountaineer socks mainly to wear when I am outside for extended periods of time, whether it be shoveling snow or walking the dog in the 30 degree temperatures. These socks are very cushioned and extra thick, and my feet stay completely warm when I'm outside in the cold. The length is longer than other Smartwool socks, going up to at least my mid-calf and I am 5'5". The wool keeps my feet warm and dry. All in all, Smartwool socks are the warmest socks I have found and these Mountaineering socks are as warm and cushy as you can get." —CMBGet them from Amazon for $21.56+ or Eastern Mountain Sports for $23.95 (available in sizes XS-XL).
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They regulate your body temperature so your feet can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter!

Promising review: "I purchased these Smartwool Mountaineer socks mainly to wear when I am outside for extended periods of time, whether it be shoveling snow or walking the dog in the 30 degree temperatures. These socks are very cushioned and extra thick, and my feet stay completely warm when I'm outside in the cold. The length is longer than other Smartwool socks, going up to at least my mid-calf and I am 5'5". The wool keeps my feet warm and dry. All in all, Smartwool socks are the warmest socks I have found and these Mountaineering socks are as warm and cushy as you can get." —CMB

Get them from Amazon for $21.56+ or Eastern Mountain Sports for $23.95 (available in sizes XS-XL).

15. A pair of duck boots with felt and fleece lining, as well as slip traction, because the days of cold feet and tripping over mounds of snow is fucking over. We're leaving that negativity in 2017.

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Promising review: "These boots are very warm and comfortable. This winter has been very snowy and extremely cold and these boots have been fantastic at keeping my feet warm and toasty!" —dvelliott

Get them from L.L. Bean for $119+ (available in sizes 6–11, also available in black).

16. A couple packs of hand warmers and foot warmers that'll provide up to nine hours of much needed heat to the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands.

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Use em' to avoid actual icicle fingers while throwing snowballs at bae just for the joy of it. They're air activated, so just open the package and you're good to go!

Get the hand warmers from Amazon for $6.49 or Walmart for $5, and the foot warmers from Amazon for $13.60 or Walmart for $12.18.

17. A pair of toasty sheepskin Ugg headphone earmuffs to keep the cute tips of your ears warm while blasting Kodak Black.

Music is the only thing getting you through the slip slide of sludge. Promising review: "This is hands down, the BEST purchase I have made this winter season! I don't much like wearing hats, but my ears always get cold, so earmuffs are the logical accessory to turn to. I love listening to music on my commute though, and earbuds under earmuffs sound like a very uncomfortable idea! This is the PERFECT solution! I definitely recommend; they're so soft!" —LauraGet them from Amazon for $49.02+ (available in five colors).
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Music is the only thing getting you through the slip slide of sludge.

Promising review: "This is hands down, the BEST purchase I have made this winter season! I don't much like wearing hats, but my ears always get cold, so earmuffs are the logical accessory to turn to. I love listening to music on my commute though, and earbuds under earmuffs sound like a very uncomfortable idea! This is the PERFECT solution! I definitely recommend; they're so soft!" —Laura

Get them from Amazon for $49.02+ (available in five colors).

18. A pair of fleece-lined leggings and water-repellant alpine pants so your legs can be warm and protected from the elements for long periods of time.

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Get the leggings from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, also available in pink) and alpine pants from Patagonia for $139 (available in sizes 0–14, two colors).

19. A heated ice scraper that'll heat up to 392 degrees and break all the frozen water off your car with sharp teeth without you having to use that good ol' elbow grease.

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Just plug it into your cigarette lighter and watch it go!

Get it from Sharper Image for $49.99 or Jet for $20.50.

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Hopefully you won't be as miserable as Jon Snow beyond the wall. Poor bb, winter is here.

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