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[The following is a reader tip on how to keep your steps and sidewalks clear this winter without using ice melt.]

NOW: Go to garage sale and buy a metal two gallon pail and a metal average sized cake pan.


Go to the Sand and Gravel Co., or to a lake shore and fill up the pail with fine sand.

Place pail of sand in the garage with the cake pan over the pail to keep out leaves and cats.

Have a small rug available to be used by the door when needed.

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