When I had a wooden deck I used to scatter cracked corn after shoveling, and I used it on the sidewalks as well. The cracked corn provided plenty of traction, and if it was tracked in it wouldn't damage flooring. Besides providing much needed traction on the otherwise slippery deck, the cracked corn was also a great snack for the birds and squirrels. Nothing went to waste, and no one ever fell on my sidewalks or backyard deck.We love corn here at Meadhouse, so I love this idea, assuming it works. And, yes, I do care.
ADDED: Or am I going to have to fight my way through swarming squirrels to get out of the house?