Dustpans 4 Ways: No-Cleaning-Required

Fun ways to use a dustpan that don't require a broom!

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Decorate your door for fall
Gather dried fall foliage, such as Indian corn, bittersweet branches with orange berries, and other decorative greens. Tie them together as a bouquet with a rubber band or tape. Spread them out in a fan shape and cover the binding with a ribbon. Now set this against a copper dustpan. Use super glue or a glue gun to attach your bouquet to the pan. Hang this homage to fall on your front door.

Enlist the littlest shoveler
Youngsters enjoy mimicking their elders. While you shovel snow, let the little one help by your side using a dustpan as a shovel.

Use as a sand toy
Pack a clean dustpan with your beach toys. It’s a great sand scoop and will really help the castle builders in their task.

Speed toy cleanup
Picking up all those little toys gets tire-some. Scoop them up with a dustpan and deposit them in the toy bin. It’s a real time-saver, not to mention a back-saver.