I was talking on the phone today while fidgeting with a used up sticky note. Staring at my keyboard during this stimulating conversation (it had to do with project accounting... that always makes for riveting discussion), I noticed the layer of dust on the sides of my keys. Between the rows, between the keys, along the edges... my keyboard was filthy!
So, like any 4 year old could probably point out, sticky things (like say food dropped on the floor) attract fuzz. I think it was the events of the weekend which saw me use the better portion of a bottle of fabric cleaner on the carpet to remove previously fuzzed food that made me realize what a perfect dust attractor the sticky side of a post-it (oop - sticky) makes.
So, here's my reuse tip for sticky notes that are headed for the bin. Put some dust on them first and do a little cleaning in the process.
One used up sticky had enough stickiness to clean most of my keyboard. A hastily scribbled note provided the raw materials for the remainder of the needed cleaning. :-)
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
A software architect by profession and maker of things by passion, Mr. Carter makes his home with his family in the Ohio wilderness. He readily shares knowledge and experiences and has interests in helping his fellow humans with basic finances and simple financial planning as well as spreading the joy of creating physical goods with practical aims. Mr. Carter can be hired for sundry needs on a sporadic, short-term basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin a conversation about your next project.