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Thread: What do you use to vacuum your sewing room?

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    Super Member Arleners's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    I use a broom or dust mop. There is no carpet anywhere in my house. Helps with alergies.
    Me too. I have a dust mop that makes the thread cling. I run a magnetic wand over the floor first to pick up the pins.

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    Shop vac. I just got a new one that has a leaf blower on it. Hmmmmmm....haven't tried that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    I use a broom or dust mop. There is no carpet anywhere in my house. Helps with alergies.
    Same here....several area/throw rugs but not in my sewing room

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    I don't have carpet in my sewing room which makes it a lot easier to vacuum up. I also use a swifter vacuum just to get the thread and lint up when in a hurry.

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    cement floor in basement, easy to sweep and an area rug just vac with our Orek

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    when my sewing room had carpet i used a small shop vac that i kept in my sewing room., but now that i have hardwood floors i just use a broom and dust pan it is so much easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheasantduster
    I have a central vacuum system (even though my house is one-floor, 2 bedroom. My carpet in sewing room is an indoor-outdoor type but vacuum does a pretty good job! Bending over and picking up threads (and those spilled pins) should be helping reduce the waistline! no!
    Go to the dollar store and buy a toilet brush. It will pick up those threads wonderfully. I can sit in my chair and use it around my sewing area and cutting table, without having to get out the vacuum cleaner.

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    I use the crevis tool that came with my upright firt to get all the threads, then vac. ;-)

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    Despise carpet! Like socks one only washes twice per year, a jungle of filth, IMO. I use a separate hand held vac for my sewing room, dust and vacuum whole floor less often. It gets less traffic and no food, so it stays cleaner :)

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    I am so glad someone ake this question. I like the shop vac need a small one. Thanks for the idea

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    I use a shop vac all the time, not only in my sewing room, but when I do heavy cleaning around the house. The suction is great.

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    I have hardwood so a dust mop works great. My issue is that the thread builds up on the wheels of my chair - what do you do about that?

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    I use my vacuum on the carpet and tile areas.

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    I use my regular vacuum but when I am sewing I try to keep
    on my threads in one place until I get done or sit the waste
    basket beside me.

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    I use a shop vac. It picks up everything.

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    I use a lint roller for the threads then vacuum.

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    A vacuum cleaner run by my son! We divide chores in my house! :)

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    i have a little battery powered vac by Shark. Its like a motorized carpet sweeper. I just clean out the little drawer every now and then. Works slick.It was only 35.00 at Walmart.

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    I have central vac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Jane
    I have hardwood so a dust mop works great. My issue is that the thread builds up on the wheels of my chair - what do you do about that?
    I have this problem too. I turn the chair upside down and use a utility knife to cut through the threads, then use a tweezers to pull it out. Went to a flea market this weekend and got a nice office chair with four adjustment leavers ($5.00) and one for $8.00 with arms. The wheels were packed with rug fuzz, dog/cat hair. I spent a couple of hours getting all that mess off the wheels, squirted with WD-40, and they work like new ones. Hope this works for you too. Mary

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    I use a Shark light weight vacuum. It had a removable retention cup that holds a whole days cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    My DH.
    same here, well, mine, not jan's... smilesssssss..

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    My DH does mine! he also takes the threads off the beater bar. I have had him for 39 years and I am not trading him. He is a keeper!!!!!

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    I have the 8 lb orek and a hoky for getting loose threads. Light weight and quick.

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    I have tile in the sewing room so I usually use the swiffer but right now our furbaby is blowing his coat so the last time I used the vacuum to chase blonde hair dust bunnies down. :oops:

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