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Thread: How to get kids to sweep your sewing area

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    Super Member OHSue's Avatar
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    My sewing area is in the basement of our house. Because I am the only one who goes down there except for laundry retrieval, I am not very good about keeping the floors picked up. I drop my threads and snippets where I am standing. I miss the trash can and thread catcher half the time. It can build up after a while, and who wants to spend time cleaning it up.
    So I take a few dollar bills and hide them in corners, under shelves or under the sewing machine and tell my son he can have them if he sweeps them up. I change hiding places each time so he has to put some effort into finding them all.

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    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
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    a very creative and great idea!

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    That is sooo awesome!!! Love It :D :D :D

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    No kids anymore - think it would work for the husband?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    No kids anymore - think it would work for the husband?
    Mine are never home!:)So, I was thinking the same thing beachlady...only instead of money...parts of sandwiches...:)It just might work!!

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    What a great idea. I may have to try that.

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    Clever idea for kids of a certain age. No kids here, so it won't work! :?

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