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A Drinking Straw for Dust Bunnies

When those dust bunnies got ahead of me under my refrigerator I could never get to them back behind the grates. Well no more, I taped about one inch of a large drinking straw to the inside of the long slender attachment for my vacuum leaving the rest of the straw sticking out.

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I used masking tape making sure to cover the hole while securing the straw. After taking off the cover at the front bottom of the refrigerator I can now reach them. The little buggers can no longer stay safe back behind the grates as I can reach them with the flexible straw.

By latrtatr from Loup City, NE

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March 3, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea. Thumbs up!

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March 3, 20100 found this helpful

Brilliant!The next best idea for a hard straw since my daughter Sabrina said they are perfect for pitting cherries! Very useful and frugal. Great job!

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, brilliant!

Marg from England

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks for this! Dust bunnies, combined with kitty fur & other unmentionables...Gone!

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

What we have to go through. LOL. Thanks for the tip. :)

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

You can also buy a long skinny brush for this, but unplug the frig first so it will not get caught in the fans and cost you a lots of money (like it did a friend). The brush is good for a clothes dryer also, hope this helps. My daughter got her brush free from Ga. Power Company in a "save on electricity kit" They say that keeping the dust out saves on your electrical bill.

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

I love the way it's written, very comical and serves the purpose!

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

I have purchased the "BARBIE" set of connectors, brushes for the computer, sewing machine, organ, electronics, etc. Before I had that set I also found the bendable plastic straw was good. Even for a longer, get 2 brands of straws, none are usually the same diameter, and you can fit one inside the other, apply some duct tape for strength, longer straw. I used a dixie cup bathroom size (paper) and used a pen to poke a hole in it to slide the straw in. Tape it to the cup so it is sturdy. If you have a flimsy one, use two cups.

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

I have purchased the "BARBIE" set of connectors, brushes for the computer, sewing machine, organ, eletronics, etc. Before I had that set I also found the bendable plastic straw was good. Even for a longer, get 2 brands of straws, none are usually the same diameter, and you can fit one inside the other, apply some duct tape for strength---longer straw. I used a dixie cup bathroom size (paper) and used a pen to poke a hole in it to slide the straw in. Tape it to the cup so it is sturdy. If you have a flimsy one, use two cups.

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March 21, 20110 found this helpful

I too love the way you wrote it. Great idea also. jenny

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