This $8 Broom and Dustpan Set Is So Mini and Yet So Useful

published May 13, 2020
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As life seems to get wonkier by the day, I find myself searching for little things that will bring me joy. Funny enough, when I stumbled upon this very little dustpan while combing through Amazon’s housekeeping section, joy is exactly what I felt. What can I say? It’s $8 and I think we can all agree that there’s just something so fun about any and all things mini!

As soon as I laid eyes upon this tiny interlocking contraption, I fantasized about breaking it out to sweep up rogue coffee grinds and the inevitable crumbly mess that my newfound homemade granola habit makes (think: oats everywhere).

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Buy: OXO Good Grips Little Dustpan and Brush Set, $8

The OXO Good Grips Little Dustpan and Brush Set appears to be so much more nimble than my clunkier full-size broom and dustpan set (that somehow never stays upright in the storage closet). Tucking this away would be a dream, and for that reason alone I added it to my shopping cart.

I feel extremely validated in my decision to purchase this because of the swaths of happy Amazon customers who’ve raved about it. (Some 85 percent of reviewers gave this OXO dustpan 5 stars, and it’s a bestselling cleaning tool on the site.) Here’s why they’re vouching for it.

“It is made of a sturdy plastic and has been quite durable. Some dust pans are flimsy and break or crack easily with a heavy load, but this has held up beautifully. It also has a nice rubber handle for gripping. We use it for sweeping the kitchen floor, cleaning the fireplace ashes, and cleaning construction rubble during our remodel. The bristles are firm to get a clean sweep, which provide a complete finish. The edge of the fitted dust pan also has a rubber trim to help catch everything as you sweep it.”

“This is about the size of your hand. It is super tiny and extremely perfect for the minimalist in you. Perfect size to keep it out of sight, or to keep in your car or bathroom. I personally find it ideal for picking up high chair spills and messes. It’s small enough to remain perfectly hidden and fits almost anywhere!”

“The brush is great in itself but this product really shines with its dust pan. It leaves virtually no gap between the floor and the pan, so you don’t get that annoying line of dust you can never pick up when you’re pushing dust into the pan! Its so great at picking things up that now I sweep with a broom and just use this brush and pan duo to pick up everything in my dust pile. Highly recommend this for those of you who are clean freaks like me!”

Do you have a dustpan that you love?