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How Often Should You Vacuum?

Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 16, 2010 @ 12:33 pm In Cleaning,Home Management | 60 Comments


The house we live in had brand new carpet when we moved in. What a treat! So, we’ve tried hard to take good care of it. Well, as best as one can when you live in a busy household of eight people, six of them active children.

Daily Vacuuming

This summer I wanted to instill some better cleaning habits in all of us and instituted the daily vacuuming of the living areas. There are three carpeted areas in the downstairs, and so each of the big boys had to choose one area to vacuum every day. It’s amazing what a difference it made to the overall appearance of our home.

I’d read once that you should vacuum an area as many times per week as the number of people that regularly use that area. So, for a bedroom for one person, a weekly vacuuming is sufficient. A room with two roomies should get a twice a week treatment.

Our main living areas? According to that formula, they should receive eight vacuumings a week. Well, that ain’t happening. But, this summer we were able to swing a daily once over. It really doesn’t take very long to go over each area. And, since it has to be vacuumed, all the junk has to be picked up off the floor, too!

{Maniacal laughter from the Mama.}

Certain people were counting the days until vacation was over only so that they could have a lighter load on vacuuming. But, a week into school and I’m thinking we need eight days a week! What do YOU think?

How often do you vacuum at your house?

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