Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Are you a tosser? Part 2

Awhile back, I had posted about my habit of tossing threads to the floor as I work.  Well,  I'm happy to report that I haven't changed and I don't plan to.  (except when I'm teaching on someone else' s machine. Why is it that my conscientious behaviour works in this situation, and not my own?)

I was a little bit worried about how my vacuum would like this habit.  I finally came across something that works...
Voila,  your $1.00 toilet brush.   


It's clean of course!   I picked this guy up from the dollar store.  It works like a charm!  So I 'sweep' this brush over my carpeted area and pick up all of the tossed threads - Aurifil, Wonderfil, Glide, Superior, Guterman.  It doesn't play favourites!  It doesn't get every single one of them, but it does the majority.  And my vacuum is grateful.  

And I found another use for it:  



My design wall -  it's been a disaster.   I've tried vacuuming it, and the vacuum doesn't pick up the threads without sucking up the flannel.   I've tried the sticky lint roller - which works somewhat but not that great and I hate wasting all of that paper!  
Look at the after: 



Amazing right!? 


A great little tool for you tossers working on carpet.   

You're welcome!




5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the info, I have thread all over the place and I am always picking it up. It is on my clothes, carpet, runners - corners. This tool will help.

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  2. Great idea especially for the design wall. That's the hardest one to clean.

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  3. Thank you so,much for that great idea. I'm going to try it as soon as tomorrow morning

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  4. I am picking one up this week for my design wall. I've been so conscious of the threads since you pointed them out! And really, they are pretty bad right now.

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  5. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Sounds like a great idea! The bottom of my tennis shoe works pretty well too!

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