The $15 Casabella Flip Floor Duster had the same problem as the Rubbermaid Flexible Sweeper: Its hollow frame didn’t evenly press the cloth into the floor for a thorough wipe-down. It was also difficult to steer and didn’t hold up well in the wash.

Edd and Wilson eventually returned to the Broom Cupboard. Edd particularly liked the theatrical release Dick Tracy, starring Warren Beatty and Madonna, and regularly appeared in tribute, wearing a yellow raincoat and hat, as Duck Tracy. In the movie, Madonna’s character was called Breathless Mahoney and so in The Broom Cupboard, one of Edd’s feathered friends appeared – as the mute Quackless Baloney!

Purchased the O’Cedar dust mop based on your recommendation. For hardwood floors, I understand I can use the mop dry. You mention in a response to a comment that it can also be used damp. Would you recommend just using water or some sort of cleanser? And should the mop itself be dampened (with a spray bottle?) or the floor sprayed and then mopped?

Just to cut to the chase, if your casters won’t fit no matter how hard you push or how much you smack them with a mallet, it’s because the holes have been warped (due to a poor molding process in the factory, getting squished in transport, or melting or something). You absolutely can fix this by re-drilling those existing caster holes with a 7/16th drill bit, and the problem will be solved forever.

I seriously love this wall mount. I even bought magnets to attach to it to hang notes and lists. I wish they sold just single panels to add to the 3 instead of buying a whole additional package/set. Clears a lot of space from ground. Highly recommended

In less than an hour you can get that jumble of long-handled yard tools neatly stored in this simple rack. The best part is, the rack will be customized to exactly the tools you want to store. You can place it at any convenient height, as long as there is enough room for the tool handles to hang below. All you need is a length of 1×6 lumber, two 5-in. by 6-in. metal brackets, six 1¼-in. screws, and two 5/8-in. screws.

13 Clever Space-Saving Solutions and Storage Ideas: A custom-built laundry sorter and storage cabinet keeps this closet in order. The laundry compartments make it easy to keep lights and darks separate.

So, knowing the hanger is plastic, it does what it’s supposed to. I bought it when it was on sale for a fraction of the usual price. At the higher price it would have been a “no way”. You get what you pay for. The tool rack and a small cardboard retail pegboard hanger. There are NO instructions of any kind and no fastening devices like screws. Since it was actually designed to be used with Suncast sheds I was hoping it would snap or somehow fit into premade notches formed into the shed but no such luck. Since you have to screw it to the plastic walls of the shed it is no better of a rack than anything you would buy at the hardware store.

The brush’s sweeping surface is about 5.5 inches wide. We would have liked to see a wider brush to speed up the cleaning process, but the Up & Up’s brush was better at sweeping than the wider brushes we tested. It was the only brush we tested with flagged bristles for capturing dust, and its medium-stiffness bristles were the best at getting debris into the dustpan. Other brushes had floppy, unflagged bristles that flung dust into the air and left lots of residue on the floor.

I went to Amazon for the broom and noticed it says “Usually ships within 2 to 5 months.” I don’t think most people are going to want to wait that long. If you order through Casabella that includes a shipping charge unless you tack on $25 worth of merchandise. It kind of makes for a really expensive $10 broom.

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The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures created by author Elisabeth Beresford. They live in burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways – Chris

Properly organizing and storing our tools is something most of us strive for but it’s an ongoing process. And some of us [raises hand] are often far less organized than we’d like to be. Seeing other people’s storage solutions, especially when they are ingenious ones, can help stimulate a little of one’s own re-org inspirations. With that in mind, we present a gallery of twenty solutions we hope will inspire some clever organizational ideas in you.

Snow may be covering your yard, or rain may be keeping you inside, but you can still get a jump on starting your summer garden by deciding what you want to grow and, possibly more important, where in your yard you want to grow it. Winter or early spring is also a good time to map out a garden design and figure out your timeline for preparing the garden beds and doing the all-important planting.

The morning schedules for Summer 1988 included The Pink Panther, Silas (again!) and Play School. Various components of the regular daytime BBC1 schedule, such as the hourly news bulletins and the bizarre anthology series Five To Eleven, remained. These looked rather odd surrounded by But First This presentation – with the presenters doing their best to look sombre while linking into the news, often in fancy dress. It was rather surreal.

BFT 1990 included a phone-in game called Wizz Vid. At 9am, in the opening link, contestants would be invited to call in to play. And following the first programme, the animated epic Belle and Sebastian, a caller would be picked to play the game. The idea was to identify a pop video, which was distorted and obscured, with the contestant having to do so within a time limit, ably assisted by clues from the presenters.

Then came the fun part: test-driving brooms that met our requirements. The easiest way to get a first impression of a broom is by sweeping with it, so we did a preliminary sweep with many brooms in store aisles. Cleaning expert Leslie Reichert told us to pay attention to how the bristles are connected to the head of the broom: “Don’t be afraid to give them a tug. If they pull out in the store, the broom won’t last long in your home.” We pulled and tugged, and if any broom failed this test, we put it back.

Simon was caught off guard again one afternoon when, whilst on air for the closing link of the day, the telephone rang. As is common practice in broadcast studios, the telephone did not audibly ring, but Simon was alerted to it a flashing light situated alongside the camera. Simon explained everything the following week and even gave viewers a brief tour of the other side of the Broom Cupboard, including a look at the flasher, and his monitor stack.