Beware of purists
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: beyond the pale
It takes about 5-7 minute (at most) at the end of the day to clean-up. That consists of putting the last tools used away as I put tools back where they belong all day long after I'm finished with them. Using compressed air to blow out underneath table saws and band saw cabinets, vacuuming the tray out that's attached underneath my router table and around the drill press.
Then opening the garage doors and using a gas blower starting at the back of the shop to blow off power tools, benches, tables, chairs, and floor.
Check all power tools and DC are unplugged, garage doors locked, turn on alarm, turn off lights.
I hate going to work the next day and seeing a mess. I would hate to apologize to visitors for the condition of my shop.
There's a big difference between the sawdust generated in a day and tools out being used and large piles of sawdust, general disarray, a floor scattered with debris, tools dropped where they were last used, and Burger King wrappers and Copenhagen cans tossed everywhere.
That's just me and I use those same standards when deciding on tradesmen to hire.
"Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity." Hanlon's Razor