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Thread: vaulted ceilings? cobwebs? fear of heights? NO PROBLEM!

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    Super Member G'ma Kay's Avatar
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    I had a brainstorm, or maybe just a drizzle.... anyway we are having a family gathering on Saturday. As I lay on the couch dreading having to clean, looking at the cobwebs in the 16 foot section of the ceiling, I procrastinated yet one more day. While lying awake, not sleeping due to arthritis in my ankle, I thought.....why not roll up a gym sock, terry cloth part on the outside, and just pitch it at the ceiling. So next day I tried it. With my dh laughing his a-- off, I pitched and pitched until I had it all free of at least all the webs I could see. It did take me about 30 minutes, as I had to practice my aim a little, but I did get a bonus aerobic workout, retrieving the sock every time. The sock isn't heavy enough to damage anything it hits, so no broken lamps or mirrors. My dd thinks I'm a genius. I shared this idea with her and she had the neighborhood kids over along with my dgks and got hers done in about 10 minutes. Just thought I would share this with anyone who hates ladders as much as I do.

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    Love it, love it, love it.

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    Thanks. I will have to try this. I really hate ladders. DH is 6'6" but even he can't reach all the ceilings in the house.

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    :)

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    What a wonderfully creative thing to do and it sounds like fun too :!: :thumbup:

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    I have ceiling like yours in our house. I use a feather duster on a 12 foot pole. Works like a champ, I can even dust the shelf that runs the down the middle of the house (from the front door to the back wall).

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    This is a brilliant and very creative tip! Thank you :D:D:D

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    hmmmm, could i have unplugged the gutters with that method? rats, perhaps not.

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    Super Member G'ma Kay's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    I have ceiling like yours in our house. I use a feather duster on a 12 foot pole. Works like a champ, I can even dust the shelf that runs the down the middle of the house (from the front door to the back wall).
    Where do you store a 12 foot pole?

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    Too bad DH didn't video the procedure to share with us!!! :lol: :lol:

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