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Finding Items Dropped on the Floor

When you drop something tiny on the floor/carpet, like a pin, screw or earring. Take a flashlight and put it level with the floor for the light to pick up the shine of the lost item.

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Another idea to find something small that you've dropped and can't see. Put a piece of net, cheese cloth or old pantyhose over the end of your vacuum cleaner hose, secure with a rubber band. The suction will bring it to the hose but the material will keep it from getting into the machine.

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December 23, 20040 found this helpful

I sew alot and I am always dropping pins and needles..I use a magnet attatched to a string and just run it over the floor and when the magnet is full you just pull up the string...alot easier than getting on your knees. By Jacensgramma

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January 11, 20050 found this helpful

When working with anything little like screws,light fuses,etc put a sheet down on the floor. Makes everything easier to see.

Christine Lauderback

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