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Posted on: 10/4/07 3:31 PM
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I'm doing a major cleaning of my sewing room and wanted to pick up the thread crumbs on the carpet around my waste basket before I vacuumed. I had an used dryer sheet balled up in my hand -- used to dust corners of dog hair -- and swiped the sheet across my Berber carpet and the thread clung to it! I've been doing it all afternoon and have decided I needed to share this idea with my FoPR!

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OP Gal said... (10/10/07 7:43 AM) Reply
Great tip. Who of us doesn't have thread crumbs on the carpet in our sewing rooms? I'll use this tip often.
Karine said... (10/5/07 3:18 PM) Reply
I have two Golden Retrievers that like to sleep in my sewing room - thanks for the tip!
PattiAnnJ said... (10/5/07 12:07 PM) Reply
An addendum to my original comment - the Swiffer CarpetFlick does pick up threads when used properly - big DUH for me!
PattiAnnJ said... (10/5/07 11:59 AM) Reply
Neat (cool/sweet) & neat (clean/tidy) both! Could you wrap it around a lint roller, attach to something like a painting pole (no bending) and roll up the thread? There are two swiffer products, one is the traditional/duster/wet mop that I cannot live without (green stick and pad) and the other ("orange"CarpetFlick) is for picking up crumbs, dirt & leaves, in other words, lots of texture. It uses a replaceable sticky cartridge. I think the green one rotates to much to be effective & thread is not "textured" enough for the "orange" one to work that well - if thread were sequins it would be great!
roz blair said... (10/5/07 9:31 AM) Reply
I wrapped and old spongemop with wide packing tape inside out which works great! I bet you could fit an old dryer sheet into a swifter which would also work.
Joey in Katy said... (10/4/07 6:00 PM) Reply
Cool -- I was about to try a ball of duct tape, but this sounds easier!
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