Non-obvious solutions


How to fill a bucket with water using a dustpan.

  1. Set the dustpan on top of the sink, such that the leading edge of the dustpan is on the far edge of the sink and the handle hangs over the near edge.
  2. Set the bucket on the floor in front of the sink.
  3. Overfill the dustpan so that water spills down the handle into the bucket.

Obviously, how well this works will depend on the proportions of your sink and your dustpan, and only a dustpan with a hollow or open handle will work for this.

On the other hand, it doesn’t need to be a dustpan.


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