You can put your sweater in a salad spinner to drain out the excess water, then hang it up to dry.
The article caught my attention because I recently bought a salad spinner, an all-plastic $35 model at Target, for an unusual use.
I had a big yard project that got out of hand. When I decided to replace rotting weed fabric in my side yard, I raked the rocks into the dirt and weeds next to the fabric. The rocks got mixed with dirt and bits of weeds, moss, and straw. It was a big mess.
Buying a leaf blower helped. I used chicken wire to separate out the bigger rocks, then blew the dirt off. However, I still had to deal with the smaller rocks – usually sifting them through a piece of plastic screen door material.
Then, as I was working away, the idea of buying a salad spinner to separate rocks from the dirt jumped in my head. The results were pretty good. While the rocks were too heavy to spin, I could put them in the basket and shake it, and almost all of the rocks stayed in the basket. And, when I rubbed them against the basket, all the small dirt clots broke up.
However, when it started raining and the clay-type soil got damp, the salad spinner method didn’t work anymore.
Do you have any unusual uses for a salad spinner? If so, let me know in the Comment section below.