I was out of town for the weekend when we got snow. By the time I got home, we had a warm day which partially melted the snow, followed by a freezing night which refroze everything.
I tried chipping away at the ice/snow with my shovel, but a) it was way too much work and making little progress and b) it was messing up my shovel.
I was holding out for a couple warm days, but that doesn't seem like it is going to happen as soon as I would like.
I would rather not go out and buy salt which I will hopefully never need again.
Is there a common household-available method for getting rid of the ice? It is covering my driveway, walkway, and sidewalk.