Thursday, March 8, 2012

I will probably become a sweeping expert

I swept my kitchen and dining room yesterday. It was kind of an eye opener...and definitely a new experience for me. All of our other homes have had carpet where the table was, and just a little strip through the kitchen of laminate. So, I have never really needed to use a broom over such a large amount of space.

I'm here to tell you that, unless my kids magically became messier after our move, I possibly...maybe...probably...definitely...should have been vacuuming our floors more often.

It was atrocious. There were crackers. Crumbs. Cheerios. Crumbs. Dirt chunks. Crumbs. Dried cheese. Crumbs. And probably some more crumbs.

And the whole time, all I could think of was the fact that a similar mess (and worse) was hiding in my carpet at our old home in between vacuuming. Which...I guess meant that the floors didn't looks quite as dirty for a longer period of time. And when I did vacuum, I got that satisfying crackle while going over the worst parts.

But then I think of the spilled milk. Spilled yogurt. Spilled taco filling. Spilled spaghetti sauce. Spilled Jell-O. And I am ever so grateful for a floor that will need to be swept at least weekly.

2 comments:

Sara, Nick, and kids said...

Lol I feel the same way about our floors! We have hardwood floors in the kitchen and entry way and I swear the always look clean!! So of course I don't actually mop til the floors look dirty.... Then the water comes out like dark brown!! I tell myself every time afterwards that I will start mopping BEFORE it actually looks dirty....but I never do. Ha!

Michelle Collett said...

Ugh. I have to sweep about twice a day now in the kitchen, because the ants have come. They come every spring and then go away again after a while. (At least they did the last two years, so I hope they eventually go away again.) But Danny gives them SO MUCH FOOD. Sigh. So I have been sweeping about twice a day. I wonder if I wouldn't even see the ants if we had carpet.