My new floor is beautiful, but it's a maintenance rhinoceros. I realize once we've finished constructing, have grass in the yard instead of La Brea Tar Pits, and stop having mud wrestling matches in the family room, the dirt situation will improve.
Look. I can draw sand hearts on my floor. It's just like being on the beach.
No it's not.
Even after using a broom to pick up the big chunks (the broom leaves all kinds of fine dusties), the Swiffer is useless. It just pushes everything around and into my cracks.
Then I bought this microfiber-finger-thing. It works better, but only for maintaining the dust situation after having first swept with a broom, then having gotten on my hands and knees and manually wiping and drying every square inch of my floor.
Something I'm not dying to do again.
Once upon a time I had carpet. My wonderful husband got me a refurbed Dyson Animal and it's the bomb. Not only does it do a fine job on carpet, it also works exceedingly well on subfloor. Did you know that? I Animaled every bit of subfloor prior to putting down underlayment. It also survived my son's trailer full of cat litter. (Although he nearly didn't.) That sucker is a beast.
Or at the very least an Animal.
But now I have this laminate floor (which is NOT as durable as they'd have you believe) and I'm longing for this:
Ooooohhhhh it makes my heart go pitter-pat. Mostly because of the pretty color, but also the whole lightweight, cordless, Dyson part of it.
Do you think those brushes would be soft enough for my if-you-drop-a-nail-clipper-it-will-gouge-your-floor floor? My friend Marianne has one and she loves it. I think she sleeps with it.
Oh, and judging by the size of the paw prints in my back yard, I have a cougar (
This is not the type of Animal I was hoping for.
I would love to have an affair with your beautiful piece of equipment. What do you say Dyson? Can you help a girl out? Because not only am I most likely not getting a new laptop for Phil's birthday, I know he's not getting me one of these either.
Love me love me love me....