To test dustpans, we tried each one with our broom pick by cleaning half teaspoon of flour and 1.5 teaspoons of cat litter. This test showed us how well each dustpan worked with our recommended broom and how effective each is at picking up, holding, and not spilling particles of all sizes. Some dustpans came with brushes; we tested those with their own brushes and with our pick for best broom. After eliminating six dustpans that were abysmal at cleaning or way too small for our broom, we filled the remaining four with water to measure their capacity, and our panel used the finalists in the Chinatown test lab to find a winner.

This Compact Garden Tool Storage Rack from Stalwart makes it easy to store your long-handled tools, such as rakes and brooms. It o…nly takes up 2 sq. ft. of floor space for efficiency and can be used outdoors, thanks to the durable plastic construction. read more

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Butlers had one a couple of months back…something like this? www.butlers-online.co.uk/GREAT-BARRIER-Tall-kitchen-cupboard-with-refrigerator-hinges-and-blackboard/10194976,en,pd.html They have a few options on there anyway.

Perfect for a smaller space, the Entryway Mirror + Hooks from West Elm packs a storage punch with three hooks for jackets, hats, keys or handbags and a shelf for flowers or collectibles. This allows you to maximize wall space and keep essentials organized and close by.

This Chenille Fiber Washable Dust Mop Shoes made of Microfiber Chenille are perfect for cleaning dust, dirt, and pet hair in house while keep the floor dry to prevent from slipping. The highly absorbe…

Rubbermaid’s deluxe tool tower makes storing long-handled tools a snap—even if you don’t have much wall space. There are other configurations, including a triangle-shape version for corners. See how to build your own.

With the cover on, the frame measures just under an inch tall, so it will fit under most raised furniture to clean out dust bunnies lurking underneath. (The handle and steering mechanism can also lay completely flat, and are shorter than the frame with the cover on.) Our pick is easy to steer, not loose and rattly or stiff and challenging to turn. It stands about 50 inches tall, and the plastic-coated steel handle doesn’t extend like others we tested. That’s a little short, but not so short that it is uncomfortable to use.

I have two of these and I like them a lot. I compared them to other tool hangers and I like this model better because it looks more sleek and less clunky. Some of the other models on the market have levers and a lot of plastic parts that I did not find particularly appealing.

The Swiffer’s biggest appeal is the convenience of disposable cloths, and Procter & Gamble emphasized this advantage over washable dust mops in our interview. But despite the Swiffer’s ease of use and ubiquitous popularity, the fact that there are more effective cleaning options available—plus the Swiffer’s higher monetary and environmental costs—means that it isn’t the best choice for most people.

I figure it’s worth noting that Walmart also has flat brushes (with flagged bristles) which seem to pair decently with the OXO Dust Pan. The one I have is all black and seems as though it’s meant more for garages/work benches than for “around the house” duty, but it seems like it could work just as well in either capacity. It has an ergonomic handle, so it’s not a perfect fit to the dust-pan, handle-wise, and not *all* of the bristles fit perfectly into the pan when brush and pan are stored together, but it works well enough that I’ve stopped storing the dust pan on the broom and instead store it with the bench brush since I always use them together. (I’m part of that 40% camp that prefers to use a dustpan+brush combo to grab the dust piles produced by the broom — using the broom+dustpan to do the job just doesn’t seem to be as accurate/thorough/wieldy.)

Finally, the Swiffer’s sheets are non-biodegradeable. A representative for Procter & Gamble told us that the sheets are made of polypropylene and polyester and are coated with wax and mineral oil to help trap dirt and dust. Every sheet used and thrown away ends up in a landfill somewhere, presumably forever.

Synthetic dust mops are commonly stitched in a looped end pattern that prevents fraying and gives better pickup of soil. Because of the looped end construction, these dust mops can be laundered many times. It is also easy to shake them out or use a brush to clean them as well. Since there is no oily treatment, they are easily cleaned.

I am replacing the Suncast 4 foot tool hanger with one just like it that had pulled away from the wall and split in two. I guess I had a little too much weight on it. It’s too bad that this product is not made of metal. It would be much better if it were. It’s made of heavy plastic. That’s why I gave it 3 stars. Also, if you put more than one tool on each handle holder they tend to slid off. I drilled a two inch screw into the top edge of each handle near the end to stop the slipping off problem. I would not have bought this product again except that it is the perfect size for my garage space. The first one lasted around 10 years, so that’s not too bad. If I can get another 10 years service out of this replacement tool hanger then I’ll be satisfied before I have to replace it again. It’s not the best product out there, but if you don’t put too much weight on it it should last a long time. Also, it is helpful if you can find a large metal washer and put it between the screw you put into the wall and on top of the plastic. This gives it more strength and makes it less likely to pull away from the wall.

It picks up the dog and cat hair easily and stays in the duster until you shake it outside. Don’t shake too vigorously or the head will fall off. I like the product but it could have a sturdier base. Would buy again and recommend.

This is something I would never think of, a very clever solution to wheelbarrow stowage, using sliding bolt latches like the kind used on gates. There are probably numerous other applications for this idea. [Source]

In my good christian neighborhood i have found it quite necessary to have my house as clean as possible, and this blog has helped me so much. Though my life is quite boring i like to put on a nice sweater brew up some tea and read away on this blog. I HATE MY SELF…MY EXISTANCE IS MEANING-LESS.

In the summer of 1989, the BBC1 Presentation Control Room was re-equipped for NICAM digital stereo and during this time, Children’s BBC decamped to sub control, down the corridor, once more. The new location was referred to on screen as The Boiler Room – a fitting term giving the ageing equipment in use in there. Unusually the camera angle used differed – the presenter sat not behind the desk, but stood in front of the monitor stack.

When using a hole saw, drill just until the pilot bit comes through the other side. Then flip the board, put the pilot bit in the pilot hole, and finish the cut. You’ll get a cleaner cut, and the waste piece won’t get stuck in the hole saw.

The tower rack was pretty sturdy and was easy to assemble minus the fact that the casters fit in the holes at the bottom, but wouldn’t stay. (In the picture they are there because they stay there, but once you move it, they fall out) The casters are meant to just pop right into a predesigned hole. Almost like the holes were too big for the casters. From my understanding, you can place the tools in there one of two ways. One way is straight from the top. Just slide down into place. That’s not really the best method to do it if it’s in a shed due to lack of height. The other way, if I’m not mistaken is to go through the side. Going through the side is a bit difficult. Maybe the tools I have (mainly husky), are too wide in diameter. It was tough to push through the side. It advertises 40 tools, but I think comfortable I could probably fit half of that. (See posted pictures)

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.

Our pick has thinner individual bristles than the Libman—0.491 millimeter thick compared with 0.801 mm—which make the broom feel soft and pliable. This texture is counterbalanced by 4- to 5-inch bristles, which are shorter and denser than the Libman’s. This gives the Casabella enough firmness to prevent it from feeling floppy or flinging too much dust—a problem with several brooms we tested. The Casabella’s bristles aren’t too soft or too firm—they’re just right.

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Prior to September 1985, much use had been made of BBC B computer animations, which were generated live and voiced out of vision by the BBC1 announcer. The first Children’s BBC symbol was created by BBC graphic designer Brian Treggiden, and was also animated using a BBC B computer. It was generated live from the machine each afternoon.

For that same price, around $32, I can get about four years of life out of our reusable dust mop pick. Electricity and water prices vary, as does washer efficiency, but here’s how I calculated my costs: In New York City, a single warm load of laundry costs about 30 cents (7 cents for electricity, 5 cents for water, and 18 cents for our recommended detergent). Washing bi-weekly comes out to $7.80 per year. After four full years, my cost will be about $32, which is what the Swiffer refills totaled after just one year. Of course, I’ll have washed the reusable refill 100 times by then, and that means I’ll need to buy a $10 replacement, which brings my total to $42. If I use Swiffer sheets for the same period of time, I’d need about 624 sheets—that’s $130 total.

Extras: Customize your broom cupboard with a wall-mounted holder designed to keep long-handled items like brooms, mops and dusters upright and out of the way. A separate upper cabinet for heavy-duty cleaning supplies allows for latching, which is especially important if there are kids in the house. Layout tip: The area beside the refrigerator is a good place to look for a few extra inches of space for your slim broom cupboard.

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