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Tips for Sweeping Up Hair

I work in housekeeping at a resort. We have a hard time sweeping up hair in the bathrooms. Does anyone have a trick for making this easier? The hair seems to want to go everywhere, except in the dust pan. Thank you.

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By Seanny from Twin Peaks, CA

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October 7, 20100 found this helpful

A rubber broom like the hair salons use is brilliant at sweeping up hair. My mother had one when she had her beauty salon and she swore by it.

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October 7, 20100 found this helpful

The above tip may be better than mine, but I get down on the floor and wipe it up with a damp paper towel to get the hair before mopping.

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

Personally, I would be vacuuming that hair up, not trying to sweep it. Do they not allow you to have an electric floor sweeper? Just asking!

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

If the rubber broom doesn't work, but I think it will, try a very light spray of plain water, just a mist to cut the static electricity which is what makes the hair fly around.

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

I use either a wet paper towel or vacuum with my hand held mini vacuum.

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

If a rubber broom or vacuum is not possible, spray the broom bristles with a little furniture polish before sweeping. This grabs the hair to the broom.

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

Vacuum cleaner. Kind regards.

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

The swiffer mops are great for getting hair from floor. You can use a paper towel over the mop and dampen it then swipe the floor.

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The hair clings to it. Just pull off and add another paper towel and you're ready to go again.

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October 8, 20100 found this helpful

Hair that is swept into a pile sticks to itself by static: just pick up the hair using a piece of tissue, then sweep the rest of the pile into the dust pan.

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October 10, 20100 found this helpful

I have used a lint remover in my bathroom carpet floor. It picks up more than just hair. Try it you will like it!.

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October 16, 20100 found this helpful

Lightly wet your broom.

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