If you use de-icing products to help melt away ice from your sidewalks and driveway, do one more thing to make sure the pellets stay loose and fresh all winter long. The reality is once you open a bag of de-icing mixture, the product begins absorbing moisture, causing it to clump. To prevent this, simply raid your backyard grill and toss in some charcoal briquettes to absorb excess moisture. If you have extra de-icing mix once the winter season is over, toss in some briquettes and seal the bag to help keep it fresh until next winter.
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