I live in New England and usually it's pretty snowy here in the winter. I don't yet own a snow blower and until that day that I have dreamed of for so long, I'm stuck with a snow shovel. One thing that really grinds my gears when using a snow shovel is that the snow sticks to it after a few minutes of use. Well it turns out that there is in fact a way to prevent the snow from sticking to the shovel. And I'll be honest, this is a godsend. It saves time an energy by not having my shovel half full of snow before I've even scooped any up.
Spray some Pam or other non-stick cooking spray onto the surface of the shovel before you use it! The snow just slides right off.