After looking for a suitable replacement for this product with no success I opted for the next best option, a rework. I tossed the flimsy plastic casters. Used some old 2×4 scraps to add support to the plastic bottom, attached the bottom to plywood, and added suitable casters. Still somewhat flimsy but hopefully will work long enough to justify the expense.
The only exception to the above rules is if you live in a location where you have to pay per load to do your laundry. It’s not cost effective to pay more than 50 cents each time you wash your dust mop, so we recommend hand washing it instead in a bucket (or your sink, or bathtub) with warm water and our recommended detergent. Rinse very thoroughly, then hang to dry.
Finely detailed custom cabinets framing a window seat run from floor to ceiling to create plentiful storage; the cabinets also house a television set positioned on a motorized arm that draws back to move the screen into the cabinet’s recesses.
This weekend my husband and I made these with a few modifications. We already had a 2×4 mounted to the wall for mounting clothesline hooks, so we notched the boards to accommodate it which actually made for a handy rail for mounting. Then we notched the bottom of the boards to make securing them easier. Making 4 of them and spacing them 18 apart gave us more flexibility as far as the variety of tools we’re able to hang.
We used 3-1/2-in.-wide strips of 3/4-in. plywood for the strips because plywood is always straight and never splits—but pine 1x4s also work. Birch plywood was our choice for the strips and shelves, but you can also use less expensive BC plywood. You can rip 12 strips from one 4 x 8-ft. sheet—that’s enough for an average wall. We used four sheets of plywood for our system. For shelf edging, we used 1-1/2-in.-wide strips of solid birch (Photo 6). The total cost for our 20-ft.-long system was about $500, but you could cut that cost in half by skipping the fold-down workbench (Photo 5) and using less-expensive wood and plywood.
I’m very disappointed with this. The reviews cannot be real. Very flimsy and within a couple of days the plastic was bending, the whole thing was leaning and looks like it is going to over. Notice I have about 25 items on it but many are light brooms, poles, etc. I would return if still had packaging.
After using the above criteria to narrow down dozens of products from our three main categories, we called in and tested 14 brooms (seven of which have dustpans), 12 dust mops, 15 different dust mop heads, and 10 dustpans (eight of which come with a brush). Testing started in the fall of 2014 and, hundreds of hours later, is still ongoing as of spring 2015. We’re ready to pick our favorites, but will continue testing these picks for months to come.
Steel pegboards are functional and they look great in the garage. If you need a handy solution for tool storage and you want to stick with the steel look, these are great and they are inexpensive. You just mount the pegboard to the wall and hang tools from steel hooks. You can also add smaller bins and baskets for nail and screw storage. Via: Amazon.com – Wall Control 30-WGL-200GVB Galvanized Steel Pegboard Tool Organizer
What chemicals do you use to clean the dust mop’s microfiber without destroying the microfibers ? I’m not sure on the additives but I do know that oils clog the fibers holes. Also can someone tell me if microfibers are naturally electrostatically charged or does it require a chemical coating? It would be cool if you did a article on the science of microfibers and how to care for them. Your research and reviews are great
Heavy duty all welded 14 gauge steel. EMDC model doors and sides feature punched diamond pattern allowing for quick visibility and ventilation of contents. 3-point locking system with chrome keyed handle and lock rods. Fully length welded piano hinges for increased strength and rigidity of doors. Model 3500 has solid doors and sides. Double doors open at 180 degrees for full access to product. Adjustable shelves have 300 pounds capacity per shelf, fixed shelf will bear up to a 900 pounds. Ample…
A specially constructed yellow set was installed in the continuity booth for the first time. This was yellow in colour with two-tone blue edging, and allowed for the display of many more viewer pictures than previously.
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Ok, so we’ve mentioned pegboards a few times but they are honestly the easiest and most efficient way to organize garage items. You just have to hang the board on the wall and add the included hardware for storing just about anything. Some systems even include hooks and small bins to keep you completely organized from start to finish.
The shipping charge on the casabella website is just frankly insulting given the broom price. I know it’s less than people have had to pay in total historically given the abysmal stocking of this broom, but I just can’t make myself accept the violation, lol.
What’s so bad about the Swiffer Sweeper? I used three Swiffer sheets to clean 500 square feet of my apartment, while the dust mop handled the same mess twice (and only needed to be washed every two weeks). Keeping my place Swiffer-ed translates to 156 Swiffer sheets every year, or more than three 48-sheet packs, which are $10 apiece on Amazon. That’s $30 per year just in new sheets.
I’m very surprised that you didn’t mention the looseness of the O Cedar’s dust mop head as a flaw. Since it has no locking detents, at all, it moves around too much when picking it up (to flip, sweep up, or store) so anything you just swept gets strewn about as well. I keep sweeping up cat litter and as soon as I lift the mop head to sweep up the litter, the floppiness of the head causes a little to scatter around. I have another O Cedar dust mop whose handle is in the middle of the frame and it’s much more stable, but doesn’t pick up as much detritus.
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The best dustpan to pair with the Casabella Wayclean Wide Angle Broom is the $6 OXO Good Grips Clip-On Dustpan. The OXO clips onto our favorite broom’s handle, and its 10.5-inch-wide mouth is big enough to match the Casabella. It also sits flush with the floor to stop dust from slipping past, and its deep ridge keeps stuff from spilling out. Our panel unanimously agreed it was the best dustpan we tested; it took the fewest sweeps and left the least residue behind.
Anyone in Canada find anything similar here? Bed, Bath & Beyond sells Casabella but not this broom. O’Cedar is supposed to be the same as Vileda but they don’t seem to carry a dust mop like this. Help!
This cabinet allows you to organize your brooms, mops, small hand tools, manuals, and personal items. This cabinet has all the heavy duty capacity that you could possibly want. 400 lbs per drawer and 1900 lbs per shelf. Now you have a cabinet that will last a lifetime this cabinet has 3 broom hangers on the left side so you can hang those brooms or mops or other long handle items. Pegboard on the doors to hang the small hand tools or other small items on the doors. And of course our heavy duty…
This shelving unit is a great idea. I bought two in white from Amazon. You put it together with step by step instructions. You only need a screwdriver, and about 20 minutes. The second unit took me about 5 minutes, after I got my practice out on the first unit. You can hang it if you like, I chose not to. One great feature is that you can use it either horizontal or vertical, and the cubes will still fit either way. Overall, not a bad purchase.
Look to storage shops and hardware store aisles for specialty racks, grid systems, organizers, hooks, and shelves that you can mount on a wall. A trio of tactically spaced pot-rack bars allowed these homeowners to store (and showcase!) their copper pots close to their stove.