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What's the best way to pick up little pieces of broken glass from a tile floor?

  1. purl3agony profile image98
    purl3agonyposted 3 years ago

    What's the best way to pick up little pieces of broken glass from a tile floor?

    I dropped a jam jar in my kitchen a few weeks ago.  I picked up the large pieces with my hands and threw them away.  Then I went over the floor with a wet paper towel to pick up the smaller pieces of glass.  Finally, I vacuumed the floor to try to pick up any pieces I might have missed.  However, now two weeks later, I am still finding small pieces of glass both in the kitchen and in surrounding areas.  Any suggestions on how to really clean the area and make sure I've picked up all the glass from the floor?

  2. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 3 years ago

    Systematically go over the floor with wide packing tape, sort of like a lint grabber.

    1. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  This is a great idea, though I dread spending all that time crawling along the floor sad  Thanks for your response!!

  3. thomasczech profile image70
    thomasczechposted 3 years ago

    try using one of those sticky lint rollers.

    1. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea!  I wonder if I can fit those lint rollers over my paint roller frame and use the long handle on the paint roller to roll this over my floor.  I might see what I can put together.  Thanks so much for your answer!

  4. deecoleworld profile image84
    deecoleworldposted 3 years ago

    Use two pieces of paper (computer paper, even a white thin cardboard paper) and turn it into a makeshift broom and dustpan. It maybe time consuming but it can work (depending on the size of the pieces of glass). By the way the more people you have to help, the faster

    1. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

  5. Sundeep Kataria profile image74
    Sundeep Katariaposted 3 years ago

    Packing tape is probably the best solution. However, if it is not available, take newspaper, moist it with water and dab over the small broken glass pieces....this should be helpful.

    1. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I think your wet newspaper would probably do a better job of picking up the little pieces of glass than the paper towel I used.  I will try the paper towel after using the packing tape.  I hope that will get all the glass up.  Thanks again!

  6. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    pick up the big glasses, sweep the floor, wipe the floor with damp paper towel and then use the masking tape

    1. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  My floor is going to be super clean after trying all these suggestions!  Thanks for your response.

 
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