Lets face it, home improvement is dirty, dirty business. I am seem to be unable to to take on any project without making a mess my significant other disapproves of. I could be polishing a fixture or changing a light bulb, and yet I still will manage to track dirt throughout the house. After a recent round of paint removal, I came up with the devious idea to use clean-room sticky mats to combat the mess and preserve marital relations. I skimped on the mat holder, but I would recommend getting one unless you do not care about the floor the mat will be stuck to (the adhesive on the bottom can damage some floors). The mats work great once you get the image of being a fly stuck on flypaper out of your head. Most mats have a numbered tab where you pull the top dirt covered sheet off from. Many companies sell them with prices varying considerably. The shipping supply company Uline sells cleanroom sticky mats starting at about $50 per carton (and going up depending on size and quantity).
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.
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