"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Do you...


... vacuum your mattress when you change the sheets?


Would you like to know why you should?

32 comments:

Sue said...

I don't vacuum EVERY time I change the sheets, but I do frequently. I know why.......
Blech!
:)

Dani said...

Sue - I do it once a month... And today was the day :) Scary stuff!

If there are any who don't then I reckon I'll do a blog post on it LOL

1st Man said...

We don't every time we change the sheets, maybe once every few months. Probably not as often as we should. I think we do it because we have cats and figure it gets up some extra cat that might be lurking...but I'm guessing there might be another "ugly" reason?? ;-)

tffnguy said...

Don't have a vacuum so that leaves me out.

1st Man said...

extra cat HAIR, not extra cats, lol.

Dani said...

1st Man - Stay tuned... ;)

Dani said...

David - Hmmm - do you have a broom?

tffnguy said...

Got two of those Dani.

Dani said...

Stay tuned - you may need them more for than you think you do... :)

Mrs. Mac said...

Now I want to go vacuum and wash the pillows :(

Dani said...

Mrs Mac - LOL

tami said...

Uh Oh...I'm feeling VERY scared right now. I've never thought to vacuum my matress. I've got a mattress cover that gets washed 4 times a year (maybe). Go ahead tell me why.

(peeking through my fingers in horror....)

Frogdancer said...

Dust mites, right?

Stitchin' time said...

Lol, I answered this, Dani, then thought it was a bit rude putting my "two cents" worth in so I deleted it! I'll wait to see if you and I clean mattresses, and other household furniture, for the same reason :).
I replace my bed pillow every 12-18 months as I have an unconcious sleeping habit that only a certain amount of washing and sunlight can erase *blush*.
Cheers,
Robyn

Small Footprints said...

Oh I know this is probably going to "gross" me out but ... yeah ... I want to know why. I don't vacuum my mattress regularly but I have a feeling I will be. :-)

Barb. said...

Not every week but a couple of times a month. AND!!! I spray it with a mixture of vinegar and EO. How good am I?! My concern is bedbugs...We don't have them, have never had them, but I read something, somewhere, sometime...I figure I'll get anything there but really do it just because I can and not out of any *fear* that we will be attacked by anything.

Barb.

Jody said...

Please spare us. We don't want to know why. We'll start vacuuming now!

MsBelinda said...

It has never crossed my mind to vacuum my mattress. I am afraid to ask why but I am sure I wont like the reply...

Dani said...

Tami - Are you sure...?

Dani said...

Frogdancer - :)

Dani said...

Robyn - :)

Dani said...

SM - I think you will be doing so too LOL

Dani said...

Barb - :)

Dani said...

Jody - Perhaps you shouldn't read the next post then :)

Dani said...

Mr Belinda - Stay tuned :)

MsBelinda said...

Lol, you did a sex change operation on me!! jajajajaja :D

Dani said...

Ms Belinda - Typo - LOL so sorry...

MsBelinda said...

No problem Dani, I sure enjoyed a good laugh and I look forward to your post :-)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Change the sheets? Just kidding, mine do get changed once in a blue moon. I WOULD like to know why I should vacuum the matress when I change the sheets though, because I don't know, and I do like to learn something new every day. Cleaning really is'nt my thing but I do try sometimes.

Dani said...

FCH - Stay tuned, I can assure you, you will learn something new :)

Leigh said...

No and no. 1st no because I never feel like my vacuum cleaner is actually all that clean. 2nd no because I'm sure its because of something nasty!

Dani said...

Leigh - LOL - don't actually know which is worse - dirty vacuum cleaners or un-vacuumed mattresses... The "Yea's outweigh the "Nay's" - so please don't read today's post.