As much as I loved snow days as a kid, I hated spending the day off from school shoveling the driveway and walkway.

I think that’s why I like the idea of the HeatTrak, the plug-in heated mat for walkways, stairs and rooftops. The video above tells all. No more shoveling!

Take a look at the different options on their product page. I like the stair mats, personally, although $60 for a single mat seems a bit steep.

The mats plug into standard 120 V outlets and melt snow at a rate of 2″ per hour.

Too bad I didn’t have one arriving today, with the Winter Storm Warning and all. Guess I won’t be throwing out that shovel anytime soon.