Snow removal can at times be serious work. To make it easier, there are preventative measures you can take to speed up the removal process later.
To prevent a hard frost from forming on your car windshield overnight, try mixing salt into lukewarm water. Then use a spray bottle to spray the mixture over the entire surface. Use this tip only when needed as it can cause damage to some surfaces over time, such as causing rust on vehicles. The same mixture can be used in bigger quantities to prevent light snow from forming ice on your driveway or walkway. The way that salt gets rid of ice is actually a chemical process that lowers the freezing point of the water itself. But this means that if the temperature gets too low, the ice will simply refreeze. So the average temperature in your area could affect the results of this method.
Another straightforward option is using a sturdy canvas or plastic tarp as a cover over exposed sidewalks, walkways, and even your car when snow is expected. When you leave the house in the morning, simply drag the tarp off the area and shake off the snow.