If you’ve ever spent time sweeping, mopping, or raking leaves then you may have developed blisters between your thumb and index finger where you gripped whatever tool you used. These blisters occur because of the friction of the tool rubbing against your skin as you work. You may have tried work gloves but found you still got blisters on your fingers after a few minutes of hard work.
The best way to avoid these blisters isn’t by buying expensive, high-end work gloves or buying tools with handles made of space-age materials. Instead, simply change your grip! Rather than grasping the tool with your fingers on one side and your thumb on the other, simply keep your thumb and fingers on the same side of the tool. You may find it a bit awkward at first, but you get the same amount of power and control with this modified grip as you would with a “normal” grip, minus the blisters.