If you're short on space, vertical storage solutions are ideal. Mount your dustpan and brush vertically with Velcro to keep it accessible but out of the way.
Picture: Carrie McBride
Apartment Therapy suggests attaching your cleaning tools to the outside of your fridge with a strip of Velcro. You might think that a magnet would be a better option, but author Carrie McBride noted she had a hard time finding the right glue to keep the magnets attached to the dustpan over time.
If you're not keen on the idea of sticking a dirty dustpan to your fridge, any vertical surface, like a cabinet door, will do. You can use the same idea to keep a broom out of the way as well.
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