Post # 1
For a sidewalk & standard double driveway. We’ll assume a decent amount of snow, but not a huge dump.
Wondering after getting a fair bit of snow in the last few days!
If you’re getting paid or just know the going rate, vote that way!
Post # 3
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
None we do it ourselves with a snowblower/shovel
Post # 5
- 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
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 # 8
No option for it..but nothing. We do it ourselves.
Post # 9
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
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
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
@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
@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 # 14
@MsJ2theZ: Darling Husband isn’t always around, and I have medical issues that I have to be careful with. I’ve done some.
So few people here own snow blowers!
Post # 15
For the ones who say you always do it yourself, do you never go out of town when it snows?
Post # 16
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.