Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tried and Tested Tip Number 17 [Satisfying Cleaning]

Can I let you in on a secret? I cause chaos wherever I go. I blame it on my creativity...

After I had finished making and decorating my recent stab stitch bookbinding project, my cutting mat was a mess. It was covered in bits of glitter, offcuts of ribbon, scraps of paper, ends of wire and thread, and even bits of tape and angelwire.

Obviously, I could have just brushed it on to the floor in to the bin, but I discovered a much more satisfying method!

It's called a Lint Roller. In the UK they're generally sold in most supermarkets, primarily marketed at removing fluff from your clothes. But, one simple roll across my work surface...

And the roller was covered, and my board clean!

You can continue to reuse it until it is no longer picking up properly, then simply peel away a layer and you have a fresh new sticky surface! I seriously find this so satifying - the rolling, seeing it pick everything up (especially the glitter!!), then the brand new clean sheet... Sigh :)


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Ali :) Seems a bit silly, but I've found it useful!
      Helen x

  2. this is so clever, why had I not thought of this before lol thanks for sharing, you have a wonderful blog

    Brooke x


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