Years ago I had a part-time job as a building maintenance engineer, or as the position was called at the time, a janitor. We were trained to always, always sweep before mopping. That way you don’t have to change the water as often.
However, I have found it often makes sense to mop first, then sweep. This puts much less dust in the air. This is especially true of ultra-fine dust like drywall dust that’s generated when you have to cut holes in the wall to fix plumbing problems.
Drywall dust seems to love to jump up in the air if it even sees a broom, float around awhile, and settle on everything. So I mop first, and after the floor dries, I sweep up the remaining chunks without raising any dust at all.
Thank you Father for helping me do a better job in less time. 🙂
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Proverbs 8:12 KJV
“What about a shop vacuum?” some might be thinking. Well, not all shop vacs have filters to strain ultra-fine drywall dust. These usually-inexpensive vacuums are like drywall-dust volcanoes, spreading a layer of fine dust everywhere. Once was enough. Shop vacs with the expensive filters don’t always work correctly, and I don’t like to “waste” the costly filters on dust easily mopped up.
Today’s post is admittedly a bit light on theology, but I’ve been busy. 😉
Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!
4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-6 NKJV
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV