Just about everyone has a method for cleaning up broken glass. I thought I’d share mine, which includes a repurposing of sorts.
Scenario: One of the baby food jars I bought for repurposing just fell out of the cabinet and shattered ALL over the kitchen floor.
Action: After shouting a few expletives (this step is optional), carefully tiptoe (in my bare feet, mind you) to the nearby laundry room that houses my dustbuster and shoes. Vaccuum up as many pieces as I can. Then, pick up a flashlight and roll it around, slowly, on the floor. The ray of light easily highlights the tiny shards and miniscule pieces so that I can use a wet paper towel* to wipe up the remaining bits. Flashlights are good for more than just seeing in the dark — it’s a good idea to keep one in the kitchen.
*Why a paper towel? Because I am going to throw it away. There is no safe place to shake out a wet towel with glass shards and there is no guarantee that you can shake all of them out. So, best to be safe and use a disposable towel.
Photo by S. Diddy.