This was just what I needed for small pick-ups. The dustpan part works fine and keeps the small stuff contained. The broom portion even collects dust from the wood floors which was a nice surprise. I would have rated the set a 4.5 if I could have. The only thing that would have made it a bit easier to use is if the broom portion had been a little longer. You cannot use it with two hands because it is too short. Everything else works very well and I especially having the cover over the broom and dustpan when we put it in the closet.