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Housecleaning tips: Cleaning up broken glass

It happens to the best of us: something fragile breaks, and the shards go everywhere. For homeowners, this could be a major pain, especially if the broken object was something valuable. Having someone there to take care of things may make the situation less stressful. Housekeepers and professional cleaners can help you feel better about picking up every last piece.

With lots of cleaning experience to draw from, knowledgeable housekeepers can find novel ways to turn a floor covered in sharp fragments into a safe place. Vacuuming is a must, but after that, there are different ways to tackle the smallest bits. Apartment Therapy noted one way to do this is with masking tape. Writer Jennifer Hunter described wrapping pieces of tape around her hands to gather the glass easily.

There are other ways to go after absurdly small glass fragments. A Bon Appétit article described using damp paper towels to go over all the spots where glass might have fallen. An even more surprising method involves using a piece of bread.

Believe it or not, the source stated that pushing a soft slice against the ground will help pick up those pieces that are otherwise impossible to gather. In contrast, a broom would simply push the shards around rather than actually sweeping them up.

Aside from this, both sources recommend standard cleaning methods before getting down to the nitty-gritty. Be sure to use caution when handling and disposing of the large shards.

Colonial Domestic Staffing gives homeowners an easy link to housekeepers with experience. When something bad happens, you'll want someone with lots of tricks to draw from. Contact us today to start finding your ideal housekeeper soon.