Submitted by megan on Thu, 04/08/2010 - 09:20
Not, frankly, that I was ever off it, but it's true I have been less focussed on binder clips lately than I have been before. But two things recently brought them back into my life with a vengeance.
As Mae kindly blogged, we instituted The Amazing Scarf Organizing System at her house last night. I will wait for you to come back from marvelling at it over on her blog.
But a month or so before that, I started spring cleaning. Which involved sweeping all the cobwebs from my ceiling. Except that even after I cleaned my broom off, it was still pretty dirty, and my ceilings are a little rough, so the dust bunnies that had been hiding in the depths of the broom were quickly transferred to a new home. Better than cobwebs; not ideal.
This is where having been a housekeeper for many years came in. When I was cleaning the Parkview Apartments as a teenager, one of the jobs was to wet a rag and use an elastic to secure the rag over the head of the broom and then use the whole shebang to wash the baseboards.
Could I? With clips?
Why yes. I could.
I didn't need to wet the cloth, of course, but this old soft tshirt fit pretty nicely over the bristles and clipped easily into place.
Much much easier than elastics, I can tell you that.
And indeed, my ceilings are now very clean, thanks for asking.