'Out of Sidewalk Salt ? Uh Oh....Here's Some Alternatives !

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

If you live in an area where you may have to salt your sidewalks, Sally and David offer some alternatives should you run out of salt.  One question...do you use the coffee grounds before or after you make that morning cup of coffee??

Original content by Sally K. & David L. Hanson 57026-90 Broker

Winter in Wisconsin is later than usual..there has been a shortage of "sidewalk salt." People are traveling counties away on snowy roads to secure the ice melt to keep ice melttheir sidewalks and driveways safe.  No matter how well you drive in the winter or the boots you have that "grip"....ice is a hazard that needs attention in many areas.

   There are other substitutions for ice melting products if none are available in your area. They inclKitty litterude:

1) Sand - you may well find this at hardware stores and Building supply stores.

2) Kitty Litter has the "true grit" needed to get traction on the walks and driveways.

3) Vinegar - Who knew ? Having lived in Wisconsin all our lives this one is news to us...Vinegar has a high content of citric acid...it may take a few applications but it works !

Calcium Chloride4)Calcium Chloride this is a "kinder/gentler" environmentally friendlier alternative  that actually works better in the 32 to 0 degree temps we have often at this time of year.

5)Coffee Grounds - This is when all else fails and the shipment of Kitty Litter has not come from Chewy.com and all else has failed.

    Real estate is alive and well...and very busy in southeastern Wisconsin...we don't let a little snow slow us down...but wanted to be sure that the snow and ice did not slow anyone else down...as in fall down.

    This has been a public service post to anyone living anywhere that ice and snow are the forecast of the day by Sally K. &  David L. Hanson,Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I should always fall back on my experts from the Midwest when it comes to snow and it’s removal. Thank you for sharing this reblog Kathy Streib 

Feb 11, 2019 09:03 PM #1
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kathy,

Good ideas. I like sand. Wearing yak traks also helps. Especially, if you have a porch, where you can put them on.

Feb 11, 2019 09:38 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I am so glad this is something in the way distant past to worry about... let's just say 22+ years not an issue for me to be concerned with, Endre

Feb 11, 2019 11:33 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I knew about the kitty litter, but never considered using coffee grounds.  We don't get much ice here in Sacramento.

Feb 12, 2019 01:32 AM #4
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I learned something new from it

Feb 12, 2019 02:43 AM #5
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Thank you for sharing! I'm off to comment on the original.

Feb 12, 2019 02:59 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great reblog, Kathy, with so many parts of the country expecting some serious snow in the next few days.

Feb 12, 2019 03:56 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I hope I never have to use any of these methods down here in Florida.  But, if I need to I'll know who to call for advice.

Feb 12, 2019 05:58 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Feb 12, 2019 11:42 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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kathey Sally K. & David L. Hanson provide some good alternatives.  I never of have thought of them except for sand.

Feb 12, 2019 05:10 PM #10
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