As you can see, I have hard wood floors in my home and this pile of dirt and muck is the norm for my house on a daily basis for several reasons:
- We use wood to heat the house and it gets bits and pieces all over
- I have 3 grandchildren that live in our home 9,9 & 10 (in and out tracking dirt and grass, etc.)
- I have a cat
- I love having my windows open
Seriously, I don't care if you own a Dyson/Silver King/Filter Queen or industrial vacuum, they aren't going to pick the junk up that gets imbedded under your carpet and over a period of years, you and I both know it is nasty and gross and probably the very reason you have allergies in the first place. But, unless you have a great allergist or doctor, most won't tell you to pull your carpet up!
Lastly if you are getting older like I am, have Fibromyalgia, back, knee or hip pain, taking care of your floors isn't as easy as it probably used to be. Here is one of the tools I use around my home and that is a tall dustpan.
I don't have to bend or squat down to fill the dustpan or pick it up. I just stand up, open the pan, sweep in the debris and carry it to the trash where it opens iself and I dump it.
I used to say I didn't need things like this, I could do without them, I was to proud to cave in and now, I am so glad I have this and I use it. After my second back surgery I realized I can't always have someone by me to bend over and pick up the dustpan, so I got a non-person helpers helper.
So many little things I have purchased in the past few years to help me get through my daily routine.