Follow these tips to avoid injury when shoveling snow this winter:

  • When shoveling snow, lift with your legs, not your back.
  • Step in the direction you are throwing the snow, instead of twisting at the waist.

To really save your back, you can buy or rent a snowblower from your local home center or invest in a quality quality electric snow shovel. Here’s what you should know:

  • A single-stage model can clear a path about 16 to 18 inches wide. A two-stage model is a little larger and has an impeller that blows the snow out of a moveable chute. It can move more snow, but it is more expensive.
  • Whichever model you choose, turn off the machine completely before clearing a clog in your snowblower.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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