We've already established the fact that I am a neat freak. So I'm sure it won't come as a surprise to you that I vacuum once or twice every week. Minimum. Of course, I don't think that vacuuming this much is all that uncommon. (Y'all probably vacuum at least that much. Right?) But, there are some people who ask me why I do it so often.
"The house is so clean!" they say. "Why do you always vacuum so much!"
My husband is one of these people.
But I know my efforts are not in vain. And I wanted to prove it to him... and to you!
So I set up a little experiment:
Here is a "before shot" of the empty vacuum container* where all the dirt, dust and debris is captured so you can dump it out in the trash.
You can see that it's quite empty. I even rinsed it out a bit so I could start out with a completely clean slate.
Then I vacuumed the master bedroom and 2 large area rugs. That's it! (The rest of the main floor is hardwood.)
And THIS is the "after shot," showing what the container looked like when I was done! EEEEWWY!
Remember: I vacuum once or twice every week. Now, the container is not completely full, but it had quite a lump of gunk in it. And this is just 4 or 5 days worth of dirt! Can you imagine what it would look like if I didn't vacuum so regularly!?!? *(((shudder)))*
Now, THAT's neat!
* In case you want to know, I have a Bissell Lift Off Revolution Pet vacuum. I purchased it 1 1/2 years ago from Kohl's.... and I LOVE it!