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Old 06-25-2013, 01:26 PM
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Those who have the robot vacuums, do they work well? When I was younger I had a friend who had one, and while it was awesome, it'd get mad if it ran into something and just stop.
Yes it works wonderfully. It picks up stuff my dyson missed, and is just the right size to fit under the couches and the bed. Downside is that the dirt holder is pretty small, so if you have a lot of shedding dogs you'll either need to run it quite frequently or quickly sweep/vacuum yourself to get the big piles of fur, and then let robot pick up all the stuff you missed.

I have a Neato, which I like better than my old Roomba. He's square in the front, so he fits in corners, and he's very methodical in his vacuuming. Roomba looked like a small child on a sugar high vacuumed my house. Neato makes soothing rows across my carpets
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:31 PM
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Yes it works wonderfully. It picks up stuff my dyson missed, and is just the right size to fit under the couches and the bed. Downside is that the dirt holder is pretty small, so if you have a lot of shedding dogs you'll either need to run it quite frequently or quickly sweep/vacuum yourself to get the big piles of fur, and then let robot pick up all the stuff you missed.

I have a Neato, which I like better than my old Roomba. He's square in the front, so he fits in corners, and he's very methodical in his vacuuming. Roomba looked like a small child on a sugar high vacuumed my house. Neato makes soothing rows across my carpets
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:33 PM
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Very good to know. I've been wanting one to keep things tidy in between.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:34 PM
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Nobody in this house cleans, and it drives me crazy. I've kind of given up on it, to be honest. I'll just be twitchy about it. My siblings, both adults, won't even put their garbage in the trash, or do their dishes. I want to stab them every time.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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I have a tiny studio (280 square feet or so) so.. things get cluttered easily and it's just me here so nobody else is going to do it

- Every sunday is a BIG cleaning today. All laundry gets done (sheets, towels, etc..)
floors are swept.. floors and counters, bathroom etc..are cleaned and disinfected (yay for clorox wipes!)
- Every day or so I do a quick swiffer.. just to pick up little things from the day.
- Dishes are done right after meals. I can't STAND dirty things in the sink. Yuck.
- Regularly laundry gets done every week

- The 3rd of every month a few neighbors and I have chipped in for a cleaning service.. so every month the place gets a REAL CLEANING.
These ladies are incredibly good. They move furniture, move crates, clean out the fridge, do laundry, SCRUB the bathroom etc..

Honestly the cleaning service really makes a difference honestly. I clean pretty well and pretty frequently but there is NOTHING like coming home after they have left.. everything is all orderly and sparkly and clean!
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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Nobody in this house cleans, and it drives me crazy. I've kind of given up on it, to be honest. I'll just be twitchy about it. My siblings, both adults, won't even put their garbage in the trash, or do their dishes. I want to stab them every time.
My brother, basically. Half a can of Beefaroni he doesn't want anymore? Just pours it in the sink.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:05 PM
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Awesome format Cali, thank you! Forgot to add, what kind of floors does everyone have?
Tile in our front hallway, kitchen, and all bathrooms.

Bamboo in the rest of the house
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:14 PM
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1800 sq. ft ranch-style house, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, laminate throughout, area rug in the living room. 2 adults, 4 dogs, and a cat.


Sweep/Mop/vacuum:
Vacuum every few weeks. Mop a few times/yr, usually after the rainy seasons.
Bathrooms: DH is in charge of these and he is supposed to do them once/month. I think it's closer to every 6 weeks. >.<
Dog poop: Daily - I have a poop eater, though she's getting much much better!
Lawncare: Once a week in the summer, generally every other week spring/fall.
Counters: At least weekly, but the food prep areas are every other day.
Linens: Towels weekly, bed linens every other week.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:20 PM
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How often do you sweep/vacuum/mop/etc, clean bathroom, pick up dog poop, mow the lawn, wipe down counters, wash linens and dog beds, etc? How big is your house, how many beds/baths, how many people and animals living there?
I live in a 4 bedroom/2 bathroom house with a full basement. On 3 acres of land. There is 4 people, 5 dogs, and 3 cats. I have hardwood floors in the Kitchen and dinning room. The Office, and bedrooms have carpet. The basement is concrete with a few huge runs down.

Sweep/ Vacuum- Once a day.
Mop- Once a week.
Bathrooms- Once a week or as needed.
Pick up poop- Once a week or so. They go way out in the fields to go.
Mow the lawn- Once a week in the summer (or more if it needs it) and bi weekly in the fall. I have my neighbor bush hog the fields once a week in the summer, and bi weekly in the fall.
Wipe down counter- Multiple times a day
Linens- Once a week for both mine and the dogs stuff


I will take the rugs out and wash them once a week and hang the big ones out on a clothing line to dry.
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How does one mop hardwood without messing it up?
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