Doesn't always work - and doesn't touch the silk left behind by clothes moth
larvζ. It's extremely tenacious. A very stiff brush after washing is
required - often followed by a bit of invisible mending if you didn't catch
the larvζ quick enough!
Idiot No. 1: "I've got more moths in my house than you have!! Look at this
Idiot No. 2: "I don't like your 'Holeyer than Thou' attitude!"
Likewise masking tape, the wider the better.
For serious removals, you can also double-back the tape on its roll
so you have a nice 5-inch diameter sticky roller. I do that at work
sometimes whenever I make a mess in my cube.
You shed a lot?
The lint-rollers are a buck at the dollar store. I've never been happy
with the tape-around-the-hand method, but I don't have enough lint to
invest a buck in removing it. Maybe if I save up...
Only in the summer.
Once in a while though, I'll drop a container of 0406 chip capacitors or
something similar, that blends into the industrial carpeting. The masking
tape roll does a good job recovering them.
I just raid the stationery cabinet for masking tape.
Makes no sense to pull your punches with lint. Give it an inch...
I hate clear packing tape. It's a bitch to prise up a corner with your
fingernail without splitting the cheap stuff, it slips back and sticks
to the roll if you aren't super careful, and it sticks to itself WAYYY
too easily. It's nice and strong, though, which is the only thing that
keeps it alive.
I have one of those too, but it never seems to work properly. Fluff
gets stuck to the exposed tape, it folds back on itself sometimes, and
the tape wrinkles before the pusher-downer-thingy has a chance to do its
You may need to move up a grade (thickness) on the tape. From your
description, the tape is curling from being of a thin grade / too much
tension in the winding process - typically for the cheapest / unbranded
I had one and, in spite of what they say, it worked a treat.
Another way is to wrap Sellotape/Scotch Tape/Durex around your flattened
hand sticky-side outwards and use that.
(Durex is the Aussie version of Sellotape BTW ;o)
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