Monthly Clean Home Challenge: Vacuum Under Furniture

Welcome back to the Monthly Clean Home Challenge daily task!  I am on a quest to maintain a clean and organized home in less time and the goal is simple; four daily tasks, four weekly tasks and one additional quick task each week day. 

In no particular order, here are the individual tasks I am tackling each day this month:
  1. Make cleaning supplies
  2. Cycle clean appliances
  3. Clean out cars
  4. Clean out microwave
  5. Wipe down cabinets/appliances
  6. Wipe down trim/doors
  7. Clean out one drawer
  8. Clean out fridge
  9. Clean out freezer
  10. Vacuum under furniture
  11. Vacuum mattresses
  12. Clean oven
  13. Clean out one closet
  14. Wash out garbage can/recycle bin
  15. Wash windows
  16. Scrub grout
  17. Clean out one cabinet
  18. File paper piles
  19. Purge bathroom toiletries
  20. Clean out pantry

Today I am chatting about the extra task:  Vacuum Under Furniture

If you thought yesterday's cleaning challenge post was riveting, just wait for today's....

What this task means to each of you may be different, as will the process depending on the type of vacuum you use and even your type of flooring.  I just thought I would pop in and share how I personally tackled today's monthly cleaning task, as well as just hold myself accountable to get something done.

Let's take a look at what the floor was looking like under our furniture.

This is a good day as we recently moved some pieces around and vacuumed the floor at that time.  Regardless, it gets dusty very quickly in those rarely seen spaces!

We had tried a few different stick vacs and they always seemed to fall short.  After we put in our hard flooring throughout the entire lower level, we decided to try out the Dyson Animal stick vac.  We wanted something that would keep hard floors easy to clean and dust free, and also appreciated that it condensed into a hand vac that we can use on our couch cushions and to vacuum our stairs.  We have been using it for almost three years now, and although we did break a small piece and it was out of commission for a short while, Dyson was great to work with and sent us a new replacement part at no charge.  Not sponsored or anything, just love when we find companies that offer good service.

The best part for me, however, is that it can lay flat to get all the way under our furniture. 

That means less furniture moving for me, as prior it would take triple the time to move everything, vacuum, and move it all back.  And with two large couches, that wouldn't even happen very often.

So today, I took the time to take the stick vac around our home, vacuuming under many of the pieces of furniture that get missed with our main vacuum each weekend.  That included beds, sofas and leggy furniture.

Now much of the flooring that is typically hidden and rarely thought about, is dust free within 10-15 minutes of my time.

We typically mop our floors once per week, and move furniture and do a really good job once a month.  That would go in-line with the vacuum under furniture day.  I guess I know what I am doing after I publish this post....

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