Cheaply hack a Swifer-type mop into a tool to find screws lost on the floor.
Step 1: Materials List
Swifer- type ($8) mop
Sheet of rubber magnet ($6) can be reused from the backs of locker photoholders
Liquid Nail adhesive, storm window or gasket sealant
Scissors or paper cutter
Step 2: Cut Rubber Magnet to size
1. Measure the footprint of the mop or trace it onto the magnet sheet.
2. Cut the magnet to size with scissors or a paper cut.
Step 3: Glue the magnet strip to the mop head
A. Using Liquid Nail or another gasket adhesive to secure the magnet to the mop
B. Let dry under weight.
Step 4: Assemble mop handle
If you will be retrieving screws from a seated position, you may only need some of the handle sections.
Step 5: Retrieve some screws
sprinkle your floor with screws, staples or paperclips
and then pick them up.
do this over and over until it is time to go home.