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Please help resolve this debate about sweeping up And hoovering food

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muslimah28 Sun 14-Aug-11 22:32:19

Dh thinks it's fine to sweep up food from the floor with a broom, regardless of whether it's moist food or fruit or the like which ds has chucked on the floor

I think the broom will get manky and full of bacteria so I go at such stuff with kitchen towel and antibacterial spray and keep the broom for 'dry' stuff

Also today dh suggested hoovering up the bits of apple ds has spat out, but I said the apple would rot inside the Hoover and we should pick it up and bin it

Who's right??

carpwidow Sun 14-Aug-11 22:46:02

You are muslimah!! Soggy food will clog the vacuum cleaner and make the broom manky. Kitchen towel is the best thing and use the broom/vacuum for crumbs and other dry debris. My DH has today used by Dyson to vacuum up plaster that he has been sanding down and some of this got wet and has clogged it all up. Have spent most of this evening taking vacuum to pieces, washing filters, etc, etc. Not happy sad

muslimah28 Mon 15-Aug-11 05:12:38

thank you. so glad i'm right grin

why the exclamation marks about my name?

did you manage to rescue your dyson??

carpwidow Mon 15-Aug-11 11:44:23

The exclamation marks were to reinforce the fact that you are right and not your DH. smile Dyson and filters are out in the full sun drying (thank goodness it's not raining today).

vigglewiggle Mon 15-Aug-11 11:52:46

DSis hoovered up fish pie into her Dustbusters and it pinger forever more.

Carp. Why is your DH not cleaning the Dyson? wink

carpwidow Mon 15-Aug-11 12:53:46

Hi viggle. You know that situation when you are just so cross you just have to take over and do it yourself?! angry

muslimah28 Mon 15-Aug-11 13:18:29

Sorry blush being a bit slow at that insane hour of the night... Glad yr dyson seems to be on the mend!!

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