How much do you pay for snow shoveling?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: For a double driveway & sidewalk after a decent snowfall
    Less than $5 : (8 votes)
    31 %
    [$5-$10) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    [$10-$15) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    [$15-$20) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    [$20-$25) : (6 votes)
    23 %
    [$25-$30) : (3 votes)
    12 %
    [$30-$40) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    [$40-$50) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    $50 : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My husband plows for a company that charges $20/driveway minimum for what you’re describing and they don’t even have to do the hard labor- the truck does! If someone is shoveling, I’d start around that price and see what you can get. A high school kid looking for money may not mind that pay per snowfall.

    Post # 4
    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    None we do it ourselves with a snowblower/shovel

    Post # 5
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    That would have been $40 in our old neighborhood. We always shoveled ourselves out. Now we have a super long driveway and have a tractor with a snow blade (for small snows) and a front end loader (for digging us out of big snows).

    Post # 6
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have to fix dinner while husband shovels.  Or, more likely, it only snows while he’s away on business and our credit card buys me dinner and a bottle of wine after I do it all myself (about that plus the deck in back).

    I would hand over a $20 for 4-6″ of snow if someone offered to plow it, but it generally doesn’t snow enough and doesn’t bother me enough to not do it myself.

    Post # 7
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    People pay for this!?

    Post # 8
    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    No option for it..but nothing.  We do it ourselves.

    Post # 9
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We got a quote for $117 per month from December through March. They come every 3 inches or every 6 hours it snows. We live in the snow belt, so we get dumped on.

    We bought a snow blower and do it ourselves. We would not resort to hand shoveling. We get too much snow for that. It would take us an hour to get out of the driveway in the morning.

    Post # 10
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We usually just do it ourselves (it’s good exercise!) but if it snows a ton while my husband and I are both at work, the nice retired gentleman that lives behind us usually has it done for us by the time we get home from work. 

    So we bought him a few tokens of appreciation last winter.

    Post # 11
    6977 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We have a snowblower and shovels and do it ourselves. I would imagine it would be extremely costly here, as during the winter months they’d probably have to come nearly every day….

    Post # 12
    8678 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @MsJ2theZ:  I thought I was the only baffled one. It makes sense, I was born and raised in the desert. We did get heavy snowfalls (1-2 feet every few years) but we always shoveled it ourselves. Now I live in Oklahoma and we’re lucky if we get a dusting. I honestly had no idea that you could pay to have your driveway shoveled. Outside of high school kids, that is.

    Post # 13
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Hyperventilate:  I’d be like, “MR Z, GET YOUR ASS OUT THERE AND GET TO WORK”


    No just kidding lol. We dont get a lot of snow in the lowlands of Seattle and surrounding area, but I live in a convergence zone so if we DO, it usually accumulates in my area. Year before last we had a huge storm and had about 1 foot, I had to shovel a path for the dog out the back yard and then flatten a little patch for him to pee LOL


    Post # 16
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    LOL i’m not paying anyone to remove something that I can do myself and that will melt away in a few days anyways.  

    We also have a neighbor that has a new snowblower and goes crazy obsessed with doing all the sidewalks and driveways that are paved in the neighborhood….sometimes we beat him outside, sometimes we don’t. 



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