October 22, 2004

Cheap Labor

We have two dusters -- one made when wool and one in some synthetic rainbow colored fuzzy stuff. When I dust (ha!) I use flannel dust clothes, but my kids love the dusters. They are currently fighting over the use of the rainbow one, so I've been setting the kitchen timer and making them trade dusters every 3 minutes. It may not get the house all that clean, but if they want to play dusting who am I to tell them no?


lol! We have the same problem. We have a plethora of dusters, but my fave is the Swiffer duster. It actually holds the dust instead of just rearranging it. But it's a pricey way to do the job. The nice thing is they can be used for several jobs before they're too full to hold any more. I give my kids turns using that one and at least feel something's being accomplished! :-P

Posted by: Kim at October 22, 2004 10:17 AM

Dusting is one of my least favorite chores, since I'm an anti-perfectionist. Being in a mixed marriage, my perfectionist wife may say that I did OK with the dusting, but I know she's thinking that she'll have to re-do it all herself.

Wonder what your youngsters would think if they each got their own "personalized" dusters under the Christmas tree? Sounds like an untapped market ready for a "crafty" entrepeneurbusiness-person.

Posted by: MarcV at October 22, 2004 11:01 AM