Today I was faced with an issue I seem to have. Well I've known I have it, but today I have a slight headache so it was more of an aggravation to me than normal. My issue...cleaning perfection. Now don't misunderstand and think I have to have a perfectly clean house. That's not it at all. While I love a perfectly clean house I know that it will be a rarity. My issue is more that when I clean I end up redoing things until they are done...really done. For example...today I vacuumed. It has been exactly a week since I vacuumed last. We have had guests and lots of tracking in and out so it was time. I spent 30 minutes vacuuming the kitchen and living room. That may not seem like a lot of time, but considering there are 6 more rooms to vacuum it is. I should not spend 2 hours vacuuming. The vacuum cleaner is probably the best one I've ever owned. I would think I was done and then see a dust bunny under the desk. Got it. Then walking to the kitchen to unplug the vacuum cleaner I would notice crumbs along the edge of the carpet. The carpet that I had just finished vacuuming. The carpet I vacuumed after vacuuming the wood floor next to it. Did crumbs from the carpet jump off onto the wood floor to try to save themselves from sudden vacuum cleaner death? Why, no matter how many times I went over those two rooms, did I seem to see places I missed? It was quite frustrating. I was sweating by the time I stopped. I still don't know that I am finished with those two rooms I just had to get out of them for a few minutes.
Now it's lunch time. I have to walk back into the kitchen. I am scared to do that. I'm sure I will see crumbs that have come back out of their hiding places to mock me.
(For those of you who swear by the Roomba I must respectfully decline to be involved in that phenomenon. With hardwood floors and area rugs I would just get even more frustrated with it I'm afraid.)
(As far as the title goes I am thinking about the dog hair that will have to be vacuumed up. Of course that might mean that there won't be crumbs, but I'm not sure which I would rather have...)