I’ll admit that the humble lint brush isn’t much of a snazzy gadget. But when you really need one, nothing else is a worthy replacement. I had a cleaning experience the other day that made me very glad I could reach into the back of my closet and pull out my brush.
My wife wore a new black sweater to work recently, and when she got home at night, her white- and pink-striped shirt was covered in black fuzz. Thanks to my trusty lint brush, I got her shirt fuzz-free in a matter of minutes.
It was really quite shocking how many sweater fibers migrated to the shirt. I had to clean the lint brush twice before the striped shirt was clean. I didn’t mind cleaning the brush. In fact, that’s my favorite task when using it. I love scraping all the dust and fuzz to one edge of the brush and gathering it together, noting how much cleaner the garment (or couch cushion) is.
While there are both lint rollers and lint brushes, the brush is far superior. The Evercare Magik Brush is the one with which we are all familiar. It is a two-sided brush with close-cropped bristles that catches dust, lint, fuzz and hair. The Magik Brush costs $4-6. Lint rollers are worse in every respect. The disposable roller sheets quickly loses maximum stickiness and are wasteful.
As much as I enjoyed the challenge of de-linting my wife’s shirt, I wasn’t about to let the fuzzy sweater attack again. It’s in the washer right now.