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How much do you pay someone to shovel the driveway?

post #1 of 6
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We are going out of town and it is supposed to snow. We normally would just wait until we get back to shovel, but I figure with the holidays, the thieves will be looking for unoccupied houses. Shoveling helps make the house seem lived in. I was going to ask a neighbor's son (18 years old) to shovel. It's a basic, subdivision-type driveway. What's the going rate to shovel a driveway?
post #2 of 6
How much snow do you get? Gosh, I HATE to shovel personally, and it's a lot of work to do a whole driveway IMO. How many times would he have to do it? One time...maybe $25? Would he have to do it more than once?

We have a snowplow guy for the season...but if I didn't, and we were traveling, I'd probably have someone drive up to the garage a few times more than I'd have someone shovel to make it look 'lived in'...but it really depends on how much snow you get. That's what we do with our neighbors, when someone is out of town (all year long), we park in their driveway, drive up and down it in the winter (we all have snowplow service) etc
post #3 of 6
Snow, what is snow

In Alabama, we don't have problem with snow. And if we get it, they just shut the state down, for a couple of days.

The only time we use a shovel is to dig a hole for something
post #4 of 6
My neighbor pays my son 20.00 whenever we get dumped on.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Oregano View Post

How much snow do you get?

I live in Cincinnati, so 4 inches is considered a lot! And that's probably what we are getting.

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Originally Posted by ruthie View Post

Snow, what is snow

In Alabama, we don't have problem with snow. And if we get it, they just shut the state down, for a couple of days.

The only time we use a shovel is to dig a hole for something

post #6 of 6
Ahhh...Cincy! Yes, you guys don't get much and when you do, it's a 'snow emergency'. My sister lived in Cincinnati for over 10 years.
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