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to be horrified at the state of my floors...

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Clary Sun 29-May-11 23:17:04

...when they hadn't been hoovered for two days?

I hoover downstairs every day (it's only four rooms even if you count the hall and takes 7 mins, I timed it once <sad>) but the other day I was busy early eve with the kids, then had an evening class, then had another job to do after that and one way and another I left it.

Never mind, I thought, lots of people (so they tell me) don't hoover every day.

Woah! by the next evening it was so dreckig and icky I couldn't believe it! Are my family just really really messy (quite possibly)? Or are other people walking around in mess? Or do you all hoover every day too and I need to calm down? grin

BeerTricksPotter Sun 29-May-11 23:18:46

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Clary Sun 29-May-11 23:20:06

LOL no, no dogs.

Suspect my DC are messier than any puppy tho <rolls eyes>

hiddenhome Sun 29-May-11 23:20:19

I vacuum mine about three times a day and they still look a mess sad

Doesn't help that the chickens keep coming into the hall and nicking the catfood grin

AnnoniMouse Sun 29-May-11 23:23:36

I hoover everyday.

I could eaily get away with every other when I had carpet.

Vallhala Sun 29-May-11 23:23:41

You don't win.


I have 2 messy teenagers.

Plus cats.

Plus a Labrador... and a short haired German Shepherd... plus a long haired white German Shepherd...

plus a brown rug in the sitting room.

<<holds hand out for prize>>

If I don't hoover at least 3 times a day I swear my DDs will get taken away by SS. I could knit a new dog out of the fur my Dyson collects!

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sun 29-May-11 23:24:11

I've got a dyson that lives somewhere upstairs, and one that lurks in unexpected places on the ground floor.

They're lucky if they get a workout once a month.

<don't look down emoticon>

DontCallMePeanut Mon 30-May-11 04:39:53

This makes me realise that my DB and I must have been exceptionally clean children... Mum used to only need to hoover once a week... Twice, tops.

My DB has the same standard, but then he treats his house like a show home uses the conservatory as a playroom, and the kids can't take toys into the dining or living room... I need to hoover every day, if DS isn't at nursery. grin

creamola Mon 30-May-11 06:47:04

your life is boring if you are worrying about how often you hoover your carpets

practicallyimperfect Mon 30-May-11 06:51:19

I hardly ever Hoover, dh does it. But mainly cos it bothers him way before it bothers me. He definitely doesn't do it every day, and we have a toddler and three cats.

ShuffleBallChange Mon 30-May-11 06:56:11

My floors are looking decidedly mucky today so I will be hoovering soon. I normally do it 2- 3 times a week and get out the dustpan and brush and/or antibacterial wipes inbetween. I have a very messy DS1 aged 5 and DH aged 41 grin. Ds2 is an angel, he makes no mess on my clean floors at all, he is only 5 months though...............

thriceaaka Mon 30-May-11 07:13:32

Many yrs ago, when I had a toddler and a new-born, an old school friend who was in the final stages of GP training, visited. She asked if I cleaned (mopped) my kitchen floor every day (no idea why! probably because toddler spent much of her time rolling around on the floor). My answer? — Do I heck! It's lucky if it gets cleaned once a week. I did sweep/wipe up obvious gunk such as dropped food, but floors do not need to be 'hygenic'. They're for walking on, for pete's sake! Creamola is right. There are several more million things to think about/do every day than worry about how clean your floors are. BTW, my children have always been exceptionally healthy.

thriceaaka Mon 30-May-11 07:15:05

PS and I never use anti-bacterial wipes! Most bacteria are good for you.

Scholes34 Mon 30-May-11 09:59:01

Don't hoover or clean the wooden floors very often - one a week tops. Dust is easier to pick up when it comes in clumps . . . and it's so much more satisfying cleaning something that REALLY needs cleaning. Also have very healthy children and don't tend to use anything "anti-bacterial".

rubyrubyruby Mon 30-May-11 10:03:16

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Mollydollydoll Mon 30-May-11 11:32:35

I get you OP I've 2 dogs both moulting at the mo plus a messy DD I have to vacuum twice a day if I didn't the state of them well I'd be ashamed. DP can't see my problem lol

Bonsoir Mon 30-May-11 11:35:07

We vacuum a couple of times a week, but very thoroughly each time (takes an hour to go through the apartment).

If you vacuum quickly, you are probably leaving a lot of residual dust around that quickly gets blown over the area you have vacuumed.

Clary Mon 30-May-11 23:24:02

Don't worry ladies, I am not worrying about this...I was just shocked at the floor the next morning after 36hrs un hoovered. grin

I didn't do it that morning tho, I left it till the evening shock.

It always amazes me when people post "you ought to have something better to sorry about" <makes note in future only to post about world hunger and not about spelling mistakes or pushchairs>

Liking your tip re residual dust Bonsoir... (tho it sound slike a good reason to hoove ronly twice a week to me wink)

Clary Mon 30-May-11 23:24:28

dur "something better to worry about" I mean

Clary Mon 30-May-11 23:25:57

My DC are very healthy too, none has had a day off school for the last 4 years.

I don't hoover to keep them healthy, I do it because I don't like seeing all the crud that accumulates on the carpet.

backwardpossom Mon 30-May-11 23:33:35

Hoovering 3 times a day? What?


Numberfour Mon 30-May-11 23:38:28

I vacumm when my carpets get crunchy.

bleedingstill Mon 30-May-11 23:51:43

my mum always hoovered two or three times a day. 4 kids, one dog. Not desperately houseproud , but if she didn't hoover that often the floor was really grubby

merrywidow Mon 30-May-11 23:56:19

interested in 'robomop' please explain

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