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Winter is nipping at our heels as we speak and we are not happy about it! We are certainly not looking forward to the thick ice that collects all over our front porch and our walkway. If you are anything like us, you have tried to chip away at it with your shovel, to no avail. Ice melt is one of the most useful tools that you are going to have at your disposal.

While you can head to the grocery store to purchase the expensive ice melts that they have to offer, we are here to save you a trip (and some money). There are no harmful chemicals involved, either. This is especially important for those who have animals in their homes, as some harsh chemicals can cause all sorts of unforeseen problems for your pet.

We want to help you keep your walkways safe, as well as your pets. With this hack, you can avoid the slips and falls that normally take place during the winter season. Anyone who has ever experienced one of these slips for themselves is nodding grimly as we speak.

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The grocery stores also know that you are in need of the ice melts once the winter starts and they are not going to let you get by with a low price. Despite the high prices, the ice melts are sure to keep flying off the shelves. No one wants to be left holding the bag for these issues and no one wants to risk breaking their neck when they’re heading to the car in the morning.

Thankfully, it’s super easy to make your own ice melt at home. All you need to get started is a half-gallon of warm water, 2 ounces of rubbing alcohol, and six little drops of dish soap.

This concoction takes a few moments to make and it will get rid of all the ice as quickly as it came. This might sound too good to be true but we are here to break it all down for you.

WYFF News 4 is here to show you everything that you need to know! We are grateful for this tutorial, as it allows us to steer clear of the icy patches that cause so many problems during this time. You and your guests are sure to be much safer once you have implemented this amazing hack.