Oh my gosh I've never heard of this before! So glad that no one was seriously hurt! The most I've done is a dropped drinking glass or bowl. My mom taught me to make a thick pad of paper towels and dampen it, and run that over the floor. It takes a while, and you need to go way outside the area where you think bits could have possibly landed-it's unbeliveable how far they spread. But it will pick up all the teeny invisible splinters and shards that you can't see, that a broom or mop won't catch, that will still get in unsuspecting feet if you miss them. And if this happens on carpet(Hey, a sis of mine lived somewhere with a carpeted kitchen) I bet one of those sticky lint rollers would work. It is a pain being ovenless. My first apartment, the stovetop worked, but not the oven, and the landlord wouldn't fix it. I used my microwave an awful lot until I moved out. Does your area have a Habitat for Humanity store? They have all kind of stuff donated by builders and remodelers for sale, usually pretty darn cheap. Good luck to you.
Some random bits- We know the bag of frozen peas makes a good ice pack. Also, those little packs of fast food ketchup? Put a couple in the freezer for tiny ice packs. Baking soda and water paste, for beestings. Also, for some reason, a paste of water and meat tenderizer works great for stings. If you're bleeding, and need an emergency bandage-heck, even if you just want to put pressure and stop bleeding and keep it clean while someone is taking you to the doc's-use a sanitary napkin. Think about it. Maxipads are absorbent, and since they're in their own little package, they are sterile bandages! I read this in a book on camping/outdoor survival. Duct tape for cactus needles and splinters has been mentioned. Something else that works is a thin layer of Elmer's white glue. Let it dry and peel it off. Prickley pear needles are teeny, numerous, and impossible to tweeze out! Sunburn-soak in a lukewarm tub that you've poured at least a cup of baking soda in the water. It helps take care of some of the redness and pain. Do that every day.
Fabric storage is tough. Some of my fabric is still clothes! Like beautifully embroidered jeans I want to make a bag with, or the silky skirt with a lovely asian pattern that has to become something. I have lots of small scraps, too. But I had a thought-the littlest bits could be stuffed in clear plastic ziplock bags, since they make those sandwich size to gallon size-and those could then be stored in a clear plastic box or tub. I really have to get a move on cleaning and organizing. My mom just told me I could have the old treadle Singer! It belonged to my grandfather's aunt, and my father is 84, so that puts it back a bit. I'm so excited! I know it hasn't been used in decades, and don't know if it can be used, but just having it makes me so happy! At the very least it can be used as a desk in the meantime.
I have a denim jacket that is going to be hung on the front of my wardrobe, and all my pins and brooches will be pinned to it. I can grab and wear one whenever I please, and it'll look nifty, too! I could wear the jacket like that, but only if all the pins were very secure-won't risk it otherwise.
So many wonderful projects-it's inspiring! I need to join this. So much stuff, can't find what I want when I need it, I don't have much room to keep it, and I need a workspace to sit and use it up! baby steps....