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Another Use for a Leaf Blower

Ever think of using your leaf blower to clean the garage, barn, or patio? I “dusted” and “swept” our horse barn and metal storage building with a leaf blower. No more sweeping yucky cobwebs on my head!

We have an old wooden barn for our horses and large metal barn (half enclosed for storage and half open for hay, tractor, etc.)

Since no one has been in the barn for a month it was full of cobwebs. Our horses are in another county being trained and due home this week. I was cleaning and organizing the horse barn and hanging hooks for tack. I was using the broom to clean. Then I had a light bulb moment and grabbed the leaf blower.

It worked so well I used it to “dust”and “sweep” our storage barn. I have a lot of shelves full of boxes. The leaf blower “dusted” all the shelves, the top of my freezer, and swept the floor much faster than a broom. I also wind blasted cabinets where I keep the horse medication and brushes.

Then it was off to the patio to blow away all the dirt our two giant dogs drag in daily. It worked so well I’m keeping the leaf blower inside my laundry room to be nearby for a quick “sweep” of the patio daily.

So what do think. Shall I try blasting the legos in the family room? (JOKING)

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  1. Lisa K says:

    Now I need to find a leaf blower. I SO dislike sweeping the porches.

    Lisa K’s last blog post..Tackle it Tuesday #13

  2. Angela says:

    WOW – wish I could use a blower for my ceilings! :)

    Angela’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday

  3. My hubby uses a leaf blower after mowing to blow the grass clippings off the driveway. We’ve also used our leaf blower to help my mom clean up her leaves in the fall. The blower works much faster than raking.

    Lisa (Morning Rose)’s last blog post..Tackle It Tuesday – Lunch for Eleven

  4. Sombra says:

    I’m going to be a party pooper here, but isn’t a leaf blower using a small gasoline powered engine? Isn’t this the same kind of engine say a lawn mower would use? And haven’t we all heard recently that lawnmowers put out FAR more pollution into the air than cars do?

    Sorry, I know it’s hard work, but I’m sticking with my broom… especially INSIDE my house.

  5. Robin says:

    Our leave blower is electric. No pollution.

    The inside the house was joking. Guess I need to use my smiles more. :-)

    Thanks for the comment Sombra.

  6. Audra Krell says:

    Hi Robin,
    Of course you were joking about the inside, but don’t think I haven’t thought about blowing that red clay dirt off my boys (from the ball field) a time or two! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Audra Krell’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  7. Melanie says:

    That is such a good idea!

    Melanie’s last blog post..21 Months Old

  8. Jerri says:

    Good idea. We’re getting ready to move in a couple of months, one of our first projects at the new place will be cleaning out the outbuilding. i think a leaf blower would work very nicely for that.

    Jerri’s last blog post..Summer Safety: Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

  9. Niki says:

    good tip! that is one of those things you normally only whip out once in awhile….it would be nice to get more use of of it too!
    :)

    Niki’s last blog post..The Scoop: Why Target Killed $5 off $25 coupon

  10. Good idea. We have so many cob webs on the porch. Thanks for commenting on the Ped Egg. I can’t tell you how many people commented the same thing you did today. It is probably the most comments I have ever received for one post. I am glad I was able to give some advice on the matter. So, the one thing I learned today, many of us women have ugly feet!!! Ha ha.

  11. Tara says:

    lol that is a huge leaf blower.. what a great idea though lol..

    Thanks for visiting my blog!! You mentioned that your drs office has the air freshner machines.. do you notice a fresh scent? Just curious at what they use… I have tried different oils. as well…I think the homedics oils work the best though.

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  13. Heather says:

    What a great idea!

    Heather’s last blog post..Word Filled Wednesdays

  14. Wonderful post! There are some leaf blowers with attachments for ‘vacuuming’ porches and decks.

    I haven’t used mine to get rid of the debris in the window frames outside, I think I’ll give that a try.

    Thank you kindly for your blog. :-)

    Blessings on ya!

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  15. Jessie says:

    electric go ped…

    This is one of the more useful reads I have had today….

  16. Dr Alan Purcell, PhD MA MVB says:

    Beware of using leaf blowers to clean inside houses. This cleaning technique has been used to clean schools in Perth Western Australia with dangerous health possibilities in the children in the school. For more info Google”Personal observations over a period of about three years of air blowers used to “clean” school buildings.
    Best wishes, Alan Purcell

  17. Dr Alan Purcell, PhD MA MVB says:

    Beware of using leaf blowers to clean inside houses. For more info Google”Personal observations over a period of about three years of air blowers used to “clean” school buildings.
    Best wishes, Alan Purcell

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