The Easiest Way to Never Miss Sweeping a Spot

Crumbs and dust have a nifty little talent for refusing to slide into your dustpan along with your broom. However, there is an easy way to collect them that you probably never thought of. This hack has been on TikTok for a while now, and since it was revealed sometime last year, it has spawned a number of reaction videos from people who want to try it out for themselves and see if it works. Spoiler: it really works. All you need is a paper towel, water, a broom and, of course, dirt.

How to sweep the last piece of dirt

Wet one side of a paper towel and then lay it next to the dirt, dust, or debris you’re struggling to sweep up. Gently wipe the mess with a paper towel where the dampness will cause it to stick. Cleaning up is now easy as all you have to do is pick up the dirty towel and throw it in the trash can.

As a last resort, you can use other paper products, such as newspapers, which will do the same. Just be careful when picking up and wrinkling them, as they aren’t as easy to handle as soft paper towels, and you might accidentally drop some of the dirt from the hard folds when you transfer them to the bin.

Of course, vacuuming is the best solution for litter most of the time, so you might want to stick with this method for larger messes. Just make sure you do it efficiently so you don’t have to come back with your trusty paper towel. For example, don’t vacuum too fast , make sure you have the right type of vacuum cleaner for your home, and keep it clean so it works well.


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