Dust Pans: Product Review 016
I’ve been searching for the best dust pan for years. I’ve come to realize it doesn’t exist, at least not in my price range.
However, I have had some success in finding something I’m happy with. I checked Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s.
At Walmart you can the most basic of dust pans for 97 cents, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s flimsy and doesn’t have the rubber strip along the edge. For $1.01 more you can get one with a rubber strip added, but that still can trap dirt. My recommendation is: if you get a dust pan at Walmart get the Mainstays Duster and Dustpan for $3.98.
Your only hope of getting all the dirt in the dust pan is with the brush. For the lowest price, this works pretty well.
Home Depot has a Quickie Professional Dust Pan for $8.00 that is really solid and can pick up heavy things (I’m using mine in my garage).
But so far, my favorite dust pan I’ve ever had is a broom and dust pan combination. It’s called a Flip-lock Dust pan and Lobby broom. Here’s why I like it: the dust pan folds up and clips together with the broom so it compactly fits in my closet, the dust pan has a long handle, so I don’t have to bend over to get the dirt swept in, the broom is fun for kids–small enough for my 4-yr-old to use, and the broom and dust pan work together beautifully to get the dirt off the floor and then into the trash, like it’s supposed to.
I read something one time (maybe it was Don Aslett, I’m not sure) that said the best way to clean is to watch the professionals and do what they do. Well, for years I’ve seen these handy broom/dustpan combos used at movie theatres, stadiums, and eating establishments, but I never thought of getting one for myself. Duh!
The one I bought is similar to the picture, except it’s red and the bristles are shorter. It’s the Quickie brand at Lowe’s and costs $13 and some change, but it was well worth the investment!
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