Speed up Lego and other small toy cleaning with a broom and dustpan

Ann's "clean sweep" hack:

Use a clean broom/dustpan that is specifically for Lego and other small toy cleanup. The kids think it's hilarious to sweep up the toys and it takes a fraction of the time!

Related: Shovel up the Legos


  1. Sandy says

    When the toys start getting too deep, I grab my plastic snow shovel to move it all into a pile to make it easier to go through.

  2. says

    This is the first time in many years of lurking on your blog that I’ve been inspired to comment, but this hack — brilliant! Off to the dollar store to buy a dedicated lego broom and dust-pan. BRILLIANT!

  3. A Rake in Time says

    We use a plastic garden Rake around our house. It’s especially effective with all the toy cars and wooden blocks