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I was lucky enough to spend three weeks in Tenerife this summer (just another perk of being a teacher) and am really struggling with adjusting to being back in school this week (the countdown to half term has already begun)! While on holiday I always like to buy my family presents, mainly to rub in the fact that I've been away but also to give them a little gift. This year my mum got several bracelets (as usual), my boyfriend got some alcohol from duty free (as usual) while my dad proved a little harder to buy for. Usually he ends up getting left out of the general present spree, mainly because he's just so hard to buy for, but this year I found something rather different to get him from a market...
My dad wears either a suit or smart trousers to work and he is always moaning about how there are dog hairs and fluff on them. Over the years my mum has bought numerous sticky rollers from shops that can be rolled over the clothing to remove such items but they never seem to last very long before they loose their stickiness. While browsing a market in Tenerife I saw a lady demonstrating a brush which offered to remove dust, pet hair, lint and other similar materials from clothes. The main thing that caught my eye was the fact that the brush was re-usable in that, as long as you took care of it there was no reason it would not last for an extensive time. I decided to part with my eight Euros and buy two!
The brush looks like a typical hairbrush and is of a similar size. However instead of bristles the brush has a rather coarse velour section at the top which measures roughly 4.5 inches by 2.5 inches. This is the same on both sides of the brush so you could effectively use either side of the brush to remove the dust or hairs. There is an arrow on each side of the brush, underneath the velour type material, which instructs you on which way to move the brush so as to collect maximum dust or hairs. Once you've stroked the brush down the material you should then use the black lever to "empty" the contents of the brush into the central barrel where it will be stored until you're ready to empty it.
The trap door is located under the velour pads and contains all the collected debris which means you can open the brush when you feel like it and empty the contents. My dad has had his now for a few weeks and absolutely loves it, so much do that my mum also steals it. He said it's far more effective than your typical sticky roller and that all he has to do is one single stroke down his clothing to remove all the dust and hairs. Sadly I've not been able to find them in any shops in the UK but they do seem to be stocked on Amazon and Ebay so it's worth a look. I can honestly say, that when using mine with my work clothes, it has been the easiest thing to use and produced excellent results in a very short time.
Thanks for reading.