File this one under “the right tool for the job.” From Germany-based Redecker (the same people who bring you all those beautifully handmade brushes and dustpans), meet the gutter brush.
Actually, it’s the world’s best gutter brush, with a swiveling beechwood handle and a stainless scoop designed for precision cleaning of leaves and winter debris. Don’t I have a birthday coming up?
Above: A Gutter Shovel is £25 from Plain Useful.
Above: Redecker’s gutter shovel has an adjustable handle attached by a simple wing nut.
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