In SA we were lucky enough to have a domestic helper once a week to do our cleaning. We also had carpets in most of our house, so vacuuming once a week was (hopefully) enough. However, the hayfever I had on a weekly basis was unexplained... until now ...
Since I’ve been doing the housework here in Germany, I’ve seen dust in a whole new light! Or should I say, I’ve been seeing far too much dust. Dust, dust and more dust! Where is it all coming from?? I can see now why most the houses we looked at on our house-hunt were not carpeted. Good thing our new home has wooden floors. Cleaning isn’t always fun, but lately I get a strange satisfaction from seeing the amount of dust that collects in just one week in our apartment. It’s like a competition – which room/week will collect the most dust?!
This is dust from one week:
Here is dust from last week’s clean:
And the winner is....
Here is dust from today's clean. Oh my gosh! And it’s not as if it’s coming from outside, because the windows are generally kept closed. It’s a mystery to me.
And check out the final picture with dust from our bedroom alone! I cringe at the thought of how much dust is collecting on our bed and curtains on a daily basis!
At least doing my own cleaning, I know for sure it’s done properly,
and it’s quite satisfying :-) ...Or perhaps just a ‘morbid fascination’?!