Household Hack: Put a Stocking on It

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A household hack that let’s you do three things at once: clean the floor, find a lost earring, and at last have a use for the stockings you’ve set aside after they got a run.

Tightly cover the end of a vacuum attachment with a stocking leg, then vacuum. The vacuum will pick up all the little bits and pieces–including that tiny thing you’ve lost and know is somewhere on the floor–and the stocking will prevent them from being sucked into the vacuum.

Hold the vacuum attachment over a paper bag, turn off the machine, and your lost earring, ring, or other tiny treasure will drop from the stocking.