With the end of fall approaching, you’ve probably already unpacked your leaf blower from storage and are nearing the time of year when you would put it away again. But clearing leaves isn’t the only thing your leaf blower is great for. These clever uses for your leaf blower will make it an indispensable tool all year long.
1) Clear snow from your driveway or sidewalk.
Leaf blowers can easily transition into winter yard work as a helpful tool to move light or powdery snow off your sidewalks or driveway. While they’re less useful on heavy or wet snow, leaf blowers can save you from the strain of shoveling in the early winter months.
2) Clean out a clogged dryer vent.
You probably don’t think of a leaf blower when you picture dryer maintenance, but they’re on of the best tools to quickly clear your dryer vent. A clogged vent can reduce your dryer’s efficiency and might even turn into a fire hazard. To clear it out, disconnect the vent from the dryer and aim the leaf blower air through the vent.
3) Dry your car.
Leaving your car wet after you wash it can leave you with a spotty finish that attracts dirt more quickly. A leaf blower can give your car a quick blow dry and help each wash last longer.
4) Clean your gutters.
A leaf blower can also be used to remove leaves, dirt, and grime from your gutters and improve the flow of water. You don’t have to break the bank on special gutter cleaning tools when an affordable leaf blower gets the job done. This corded model comes in at under $50.