Tip: Fireplace Ashes on the Sidewalk

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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!