Clearing winter leaves out of gutters is essential before heavy spring rains and the bushfire season, but it can be messy.
Try this clever tip. Use old kitchen utensils to keep your hands clean and dry and get the job done in no time.
You can use an old spatula to scrape the leaves and gunk together, then use tongs to lift it out of the gutter.
Afterwards, use a hose to clean off any loose leaves.