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How to Clean-up Broken Glass

Author: Rachel Darrington
by Rachel Darrington
Posted: Oct 01, 2019
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It has happened to all people: an animated gesture knocks over a wine glass on the dinner table, you drop a jar of salad dressing, or the empty beer bottle overlooks the recycling bin altogether.Broken glass everywhere! Hopefully it doesn’t happen to you as often as it does to me in my house. Even if it does happen as much as it does for me, broken glass is no fun to clean up as you cleaning up the bits you can see is the simple part. Here are four simple ways to pick up those remaining pieces. The first thing that you want to do would be to carefully pick up the larger pieces of glass which you can actually see. Then try one of these four approaches to select up the tiny little pieces that are tough to see:

Potato– Grab a raw spud or really any other larger root vegetable, cut it in half, then press the cut halves into the glass. This is great for any of the larger pieces as well but sometimes the smaller ones don’t get picked up as well. I would recommend using the following techniques for the tiny pieces you wont feel until its too late. Slice of bread -- Glass pieces will stick directly into a soft slice of bread, also it has a nice, broad surface area to cover a good deal of ground. This is probably the most unconventional way to do it but its my favorite! The only down side is, depending on the sizeof mess you have, it can use a lot of bread! And, you still feel like you need to clean your floors really well.

Tape - This one is no surprise, however, tape

will choose those little glass bits right up. Utilize the thickest, widest tape you may find to avoid cutting -- packing and duct tape function really well.

Damp paper towel - fold a paper towel a couple of times, then soften prior to pressing to the glass shards. Make sure it's folded thick enough that the pieces will not go through the paper.

Cleaning up broken glass is always a burden but hopefully with the help of these four tricks, you can have better success in cleaning up those sharp objects that can hurt you or your kiddos!

It has happened to all people: an animated gesture knocks over a wine glass on the dinner table, you drop a jar of salad dressing, or the empty beer bottle overlooks the recycling bin altogether.Broken glass everywhere! Hopefully it doesn’t happen to you as often as it does to me in my house. Even if it does happen as much as it does for me, broken glass is no fun to clean up as you cleaning up the bits you can see is the simple part. Here are four simple ways to pick up those remaining pieces. The first thing that you want to do would be to carefully pick up the larger pieces of glass which you can actually see. Then try one of these four approaches to select up the tiny little pieces that are tough to see:

Potato– Grab a raw spud or really any other larger root vegetable, cut it in half, then press the cut halves into the glass. This is great for any of the larger pieces as well but sometimes the smaller ones don’t get picked up as well. I would recommend using the following techniques for the tiny pieces you wont feel until its too late. Slice of bread -- Glass pieces will stick directly into a soft slice of bread, also it has a nice, broad surface area to cover a good deal of ground. This is probably the most unconventional way to do it but its my favorite! The only down side is, depending on the sizeof mess you have, it can use a lot of bread! And, you still feel like you need to clean your floors really well.

Tape - This one is no surprise, however, tape

will choose those little glass bits right up. Utilize the thickest, widest tape you may find to avoid cutting -- packing and duct tape function really well.

Damp paper towel - fold a paper towel a couple of times, then soften prior to pressing to the glass shards. Make sure it's folded thick enough that the pieces will not go through the paper.

Cleaning up broken glass is always a burden but hopefully with the help of these four tricks, you can have better success in cleaning up those sharp objects that can hurt you or your kiddos!

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Hi, I'm Rachel! I am a single mom and love my kids. Kids can be tough to manage sometimes so I created a blog with my ideas!

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Rachel Darrington

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Member since: Sep 28, 2019
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