I will rarely vacuum ever again and save the electricity
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I have used a long handled squeegee on my carpets together with a dustpan and brush for ages. Recently I added a long handled lint roller I can wash between cleans to the entourage. These are better than my ever failing expensive vacuum cleaner of reputable brand. It is too heavy with a bad back anyway. I use a cheap, light Goblin hoover for any corners my eco carpet cleaning method cannot reach and have far less trouble with cat hairs etc.
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I've kept my iron though, in case of emergencies like a funeral etc.
Despite believing that an iron is a tool of Satan, I iron curtains and duvet sets.
My late friend would turn on the radio, draw up a chair to the Ironing table and iron to relax! On sunny summer days, she would do her ironing in the back garden.
Encouragement always works better than judgement.
We threw our ironing board away when we sold our considerably larger house (that I was forever vacuuming) and bought this place - but did keep the iron...just in case. I couldn't even tell you where it was though!
We did a thorough hoover through due to having visitors this week. I did my annual ironing in June (linen summer dress which turned out to be split straight down the butt portion...). I might look at getting one of those ewbank carpet sweepers just to keep crumbs in check. About £29 and should last for years with no further cost.
2023 £1 a day £54.26/365