While a third of us across the country are busy digging out, keep in mind this helpful tip for keeping your sidewalks slip-free:Fireplace ashes work wonders on sidewalks to prevent pedestrian slips and slides. You might already have some on hand if you have a fireplace. And it's a lot better for the environment than salt and more effective than sand. Talk about a symbiotic relationship: stay warm through the blizzard with a fire in the fireplace then treat your walkways after the storm with the ashes from the fire!
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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