Sharp Shards

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 24, 2008 3:40pm CST
of Glass! my little one broke her favorite mug, and the last of that set of old milkglass - well they were fun while they lasted. This glass broke into many tiny little shards and not just nice big chunks... a broom never suffices to get it all up at once. I believe the ideal solution for picking up those pesky slivers of glass from the floor is to use a piece of fibre fill or a cotton ball - brush it around the floor and the little fibers will catch up the pieces of glass, I think it works better if you wet the fluff first (Just a little, not where it is dripping or anything)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
25 Feb 08
That sounds like a very good idea! I know I have had glasses break and like you said shards all over! good advice!
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• United States
24 Feb 08
Sorry to hear about the milkglass. I'm 48 I still have my milkglass mug from my childhood the one with red and white checkers and my name printed on it. Thank you for the tip on how to pick up the fine slivers of glass with the cottonball. Every now and then plates,bowls and glasses get dropped onto the kitchen tiles here and shatter leaving tiny slivers also but I just knew to sweep and mop.Next time it happens I'll try the cottonball. Thank you.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
I find that the best way to pick up those elusive shards of glass is to walk around in bare feet for a while...works every time ...sooner or later. lol.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
1 Mar 08
hahaha!!! you are right, that truly is the most effective way of doing it!!!! though, still not my favorite. you are a hoot!
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
30 May 08
Isn't it strange that no matter how carefully you sweep up the broken bits, you invariably find a piece weeks laterand it's not even hidden... Thank you for BR my friend.