Bug Screen for Van


Way before Christmas I had asked Polly about which thread she used to make
her awning because I wanted to use the same thing to repair a bug screen for
our van. I ended up using an upholstery thread and I finally got it
repaired yesterday. Why so long? We decided to take up the carpet in our
mobile home and replace it with a wood floor. DH did most all the work,
but I hauled away old carpet and I was the goffer to do small work. It
looks just like real wood flooring and we really like it and it is so much
easier to take care of. Now I am back to sewing and repairing things!
Barbara in Florida
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Bobbie Sews more
Let me share with you my totally disgusting trick for pretty new floors. I simply can not, will not vacuum every day even though I really need to. After failing with many solutions, I've discovered an old-timey dustmop does the deed. I can swoop up sand, leaves, thread snips and such on the 'traffic' path and slide the mess and mop behind a door. Awful? yes. I catch the results with the vacuum every few days but that sweet dust mop keeps grit etc from being ground into our pretty floors. Polly
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Polly Esther
I see no problem with that. We have a commercial 36" dry mop that my husband uses in his room and in the living and dining rooms if it gets bad. I have a woman who comes every other week to do the living room, dining room, kitchen, baths and hall. She uses a damp mop when she isn't on her hands and knees.
When I was young, which as you know was Early America, I visited my great-grandparents often. Their house had no electricity or indoor plumbing, so there was no vacuuming. The light was variable because you didn't use kerosene lamps during the daytime and when they cleaned, they cleaned what they could see. I'm afraid that our modern conveniences have created more work rather than less. With electric light, we can see every speck of dust, every smear. We can then vacuum, scrub, mop, scour, whatever we have to do to get everything spotless. Same deal with the laundry.
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Pogonip
We have door mats both inside and outside of all doors but have Yorkies, resident and visitors, who manage to track in Everything. Mr. Esther believes that the fine grit will act sort of like sandpaper and harm the pretty floors. Makes sense. Polly
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Polly Esther

We have door mats both inside and outside of all doors but have Yorkies, resident and visitors, who manage to track in Everything. Mr. Esther believes that the fine grit will act sort of like sandpaper and harm the pretty floors. Makes sense. Polly
I decided to go with a Swifter dust mop and it picks up EVERYTHING. I don't know how our house gets so dusty, but the Swifter sure gets it up. I also have a Swifter hand held duster with an extended handle to dust pictures and ceiling fans. Unfortunately I still have to vacuum the Florida room because of the indoor-outdoor carpet. I do good to do the house or Florida room every 3 days or so, and not on the same day. Barbara in Central FL.
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I also like using a Swiffer. I like that I can throw away the dusting cloth and not having all that dust sitting around. I find it very helpful in my sewing room for easy cleanup.I go around with my magnet I attached to a long stick to get any dropped pins, then use the Swiffer on the floor. I also use a sticky roller thingy to pick up loose threads on my sewing table and cutting table. Juno
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Juno

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