Cleans up wet or dry messes.

 
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Squeegee. Rinse. Store.

 
 
 
 

A Green Solution - save paper towels and laundry!

 
 
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The tray’s built-in handle fits perfectly in your hand and the deluxe rubber-handled squeegee is comfortable to hold.

 

 
 

Its compact design makes it Quick and Easy to Use, Rinse and Store. When you’re done, store it in the tray so they’re always together.

 

 
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It’s ready to go at a moments notice - quickly grab it from the included storage bracket that can be mounted underneath the sink.

 

 

Testimonials

 

"We love the mess up tray for many reasons. But my favorite thing about it is that even my 12 year old can use it. Recently, my son was in the pantry and as he was reaching for a snack he bumped a jar of spaghetti sauce off the shelf onto our hard floors. The jar shattered everywhere as did the sauce. At least thats what he told me. By the time I got downstairs to see what had happened, he had already grabbed the mess up tray off the wall and cleaned it up... even the little pieces of glass! I told him to be careful and that I would sweep the rest up. But, he said it was all done. When I inspected closely, he was right! Even the little pieces of glass had been picked up. Took him minutes to do what would have taken 15 minutes otherwise (grab the paper towels, wipe up the sauce = half a roll of paper towels, sweep with the broom etc.) The mess up tray was really easy to clean. Even the red sauce did not discolor the white tray." - Melinda R.

"I absolutely LOVE having my mess up tray handy. Last night I canned strawberry jam and accidentally dropped a jar on my floor. Well, my Mess Up Tray cleaned the whole mess in ONE swoop! It was just so great to scrape the pile of jam and broken glass into the tray and dump it in the garbage. No glass cuts, no sticky rags to wash! I just rinsed off the tray and I was done. This is brilliant, thank you Mess Up Tray!" - Kerry T.

 

"We've used the Mess Up Tray many times and it has worked great. It is so great for wet messes. Our dog had an upset stomach and threw up on our tile floor. We were able to squeegee the wet mess up and then just sanitized the area. It also worked great on a spill of Lasagna. I will keep using the Mess Up Tray and highly recommend it for other to use." - Wendy B.

 

"We love the Mess Up Tray! I am very messy with 6 animals and two children, it seems like there is always something to clean up! My kids grab the MessUp tray as soon as there is a spill, broken glass, especially any wet messes and it is cleaned up so quickly. We couldn't live without it!" - Melody K.

 

 
 

The Story of The Mess UP Tray

 

The idea for the Mess Up Tray originated some 30 years ago.  With 2 small children and several pets there were always messes to clean up.  Frustrated that of all the hundreds of utensils in the kitchen there just wasn’t anything you could quickly grab to clean up a mess.

There was no way I was going to use a traditional cleaning tool like a vac, mop, or broom to clean up pet waste or a broken jar of jelly on the floor.  What did that leave?  Paper towels or maybe a cardboard box that you could somehow scrape the mess into. 

I knew there had to be a better way.  One day I got the idea to buy a squeegee for a v- shaped tray I had at home.  The tray was about a foot long, four inches wide at the top with a rounded bottom.  I cut the squeegee to fit the tray and man it worked pretty slick.  I also loved how easy it was to clean and store.  It certainly wasn’t the perfect tool but it solved a problem.  I kept this rough prototype for 30 years, but always new there needed to be a tool designed specifically for this task.

So why did I wait so long to pursue this idea?  I was busy growing a business I started 20 years ago at home in my workshop.  I had a small woodworking business that required a lot of sanding and produced a lot of dust.  Just a very unhealthy, health threating environment.  I either had to find another way to make a living or solve the dust problem.  So I came up with a line of self-contained down draft tables.  I figured if I had this problem than there must be thousands of other shops that needed this product.  Thus began Sandman Products LLC.  My son Nate has worked with me in this business from the beginning and now runs the company.  After 15 years in business I now had the time, confidence, and business experience to see if I could design the perfect clean up tool.

First I needed to determine if such a product existed in the marketplace.  I couldn’t find anything that came close to what I envisioned such a product should look like.  So I decided to go ahead and see if I could design the perfect clean up tray. 

I knew it had to be just the right size and shape with a ramp and reservoir to hold the mess.  It also needed to be compact so it would be easy to Use, Clean, and Store.  That meant no protruding handle; instead build the handle right into the back wall of the tray.  Also figure out how to conveniently store a squeegee in the tray so they would always be together for quick use.  In the meantime I began searching stores for a squeegee that might work. I could hardly believe it when I spied the perfect straight line squeegee. Now I just needed to figure out how to hold it in the tray.

I drew a rough sketch of the tray and headed for SandMan Product’s metal department.  In a couple hours we had cut, bent, and welded the first prototype. After some evaluation we made some changes and made a much better 2nd one.  I even added a piece of wood trim on the back wall to make it more comfortable to hold.  Now I had a crude prototype that I could take to a plastic shop.  I had saved an article out of the local paper of a vacuum plastic company that made prototypes.  They worked with me to make some improvements and in about 6 weeks I had my first plastic prototype.  Very exciting and a big improvement over the heavy metal one I had made, but still a long way from a finished product.  They recommended I go see B & B Molders a local injection molding company.  That was some of the best advice I ever received. Their engineers worked with me for about 2 months to get the drawing just right for the perfect tray; just like I had envisioned from the beginning.  Next they made me a 3D printed copy.  A week later Kevin their sales engineer walked into my office with a smile on his face holding something behind his back.  “Lloyd, I got something for you.” Wow, it was beautiful!  Some 35 years after my first prototype I had created the perfect tool to quickly clean up a mess.

To make this cleanup tool really useful it had to be stored somewhere you could grab it in seconds.  It needed a home, not buried in a cabinet or drawer.  I kept asking myself where could it be stored that didn’t borrow from any other used space in the kitchen.  Than it hit me! How about the cabinet wall under the sink beside the garbage disposal.  But hanging it from a hook is not very handy because it’s hard to see under there.  Then I got an idea, how about a bracket on the wall that the tray simply slides into.  So than it was back to B & B molders to design the bracket.

While all this was going on I applied for a utility patent and trademark registration.  My patent attorney told me because of my age I could file under a FastTrack program.  Normally it takes up to 24 months; I was granted my patent in just 5 months.

The Mess Up Tray system is as easy as: 1) Squeegee 2) Rinse 3) Store.

It’s so easy even a child will love to clean up their own messes.

It’ the 10 Second Clean-Up Tool for Under $10.00.