Saturday marked the first official day of fall, which means winter will be here before you know it -- and with it, the seasonal “joy” of snow removal.
In the immortal words of Homer Jay Simpson, “Can’t someone else do it?”
Turns out, there’s an app for that.
SnoHub is sort of like the Uber of snow removal: Open an app, find a local driver, and a plow comes to your door -- in some cases as quickly as 10 minutes. The plow removes the snow and you pay via the app.
SnoHub contractors can also shovel and salt your walkways or perform other related tasks by request, all while you watch and sip your cocoa. Or if you’re not at home, they’ll send you before and after pictures to prove they got the job done.
You can even order the services for others -- say your stubborn dad, who still insists on risking a slip-and-fall himself.
Available in 20 states so far, as well as in Canada, the app’s creators hope to break the one-million subscriber mark this winter. And if you’re looking to make extra cash, SnoHub’s looking to field a 100,000-strong army of veterans, students and anyone else looking to make extra cash to serve the app’s subscribers.