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A Constant Process

January 18th, 2017

Around here, cleaning the floors is a daily occurrence, or at least almost daily. When you have four cats inside during the winter and heat with wood, lots of hair, sawdust, ash, and other bits collect very quickly. If we bring Tara in there’s no hope.
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Every single day I’m thankful for my little vacuum (it’s a Miele by the way and AMAZING). A few years ago my old vacuum died and I went to my local vacuum store and got a Miele, I couldn’t be happier. Well worth every single penny they cost. The amount of dirt this little canister can clean up is mind blowing. I also love that it packs the bags so full and never loses suction when the bags start filling up.
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This is up there with one of my favorite all time things. Crazy I know, but I’m a neatnik when it comes to the floors. I probably should have saved this for one of my Friday Favorites. The rest of the house can be cluttered, but the floors have to be clean!

Is there one thing you are extra tidy about around the house?

4 Comments to “A Constant Process”
  1. Christine on January 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Totally agree about Miele hoovers – I live in similar circumstances (wood heating, cats, general mud and dirt… not to mention spiders, large and small, with their webs) and I couldn’t do without mine. I tried other brands, contemplated bagless types, but Miele is so much better, both for tough jobs and delicate ones. And they last forever even when treated badly…

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  2. Nebraska Dave on January 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Susy, I’ve had a Miele for almost 20 years and love it. I can remember when you bought yours. Mine still works just as good as the day I bought it. I like the bag feature as well. I have area rugs that need vacuuming. The Miele works great on the rugs and the wooden floors. It’s a little bulky to drag up and down stairs but I think it’s worth the effort.

    Have a great clean floor day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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  3. gabi on January 20, 2017 at 11:28 am

    How long do you find the bags last you? I am looking at the same one you have and the bags are pricey.

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    • Susy on January 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      I think go through two boxes of bags a year (so 10), and I vacuum daily. I thought they were expensive at first, then I pulled out the first one and was AMAZED at how much was in it. These things fill the bags until you can’t fit another speck of dust in them, all the while still having the same amount of suction. After having a Hoover canister that used bags, I’d have to say that this thing uses at least half as many bags as that one, maybe even 2/3 fewer bags. Every time I take out a bag I’m flabbergasted at how much stuff it can pack in there!

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