Alternative Dustpans

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

The Family Handyman

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

■ 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.

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