Alternative Dustpans

Got a mess but your dustpans AWOL. Thanks to reader Carl Jacobs, you have two neat options

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Got a mess but your dustpans AWOL. Thanks to reader Carl Jacobs, you have two neat options:

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Cut a file folder in two, make the edges slightly convex and then slide em together (one edge under the other) to capture the debris for easy tossing.

For heavier spills and splashes, cut a 1-gallon plastic ice cream lid in half and scoop up the screws and spills.