|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 975 days ago||1542 views||0 times favorited||54 replies|
975 days ago
My shop’s in the basement, but … the more I thought about it … the more I realized … pretty much no matter where your shop is … you CAN’T just come in the house without doing something about the 4% of a tree you’ve still got on your shoes, your clothes, your hair, in your ears, your nose, your navel, etc.
So I began wondering …
How do YOU keep the mess from your shop from becoming the mess in your home … when you come in from the garage, when you come up the stairs, when you come back in from your stand-alone (lucky dawg !) shop, or … when you come home from your shop-place-of-business ??
So far, I’ve taken a very few steps (in addition to decent DC and two shop air-filtration units, AND … generally … cleaning the shop, before I leave), and that’s really NOT quite enough:
1) I use my ShopVac, with the “upholstery brush,” and vacuum ME, as well as I can;
2) I turn the compressor on myself—low PSI—and just blow the dust off—eyes and mouth closed, and never directly at my face or ears;
3) Shop-specific shoes. Change INTO them downstairs, and leave them downstairs, when I’m ready to head back up;
4) No slop sink in THIS shop—planning one for the next shop—but the laundry room is at the top of the stairs, so …. pumice/citrus/GoJo type soap and a scrub brush, for finishing messes. Drop the clothes in the laundry room, if necessary.
It’s good, but it ain’t perfect.
Any other routines … to help keep peace in the home ? ;-)
-- -- Neil