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Housecleaning tips
« on: November 24, 2007, 10:06:09 pm »
Instructions for pre-winter housecleaning

1. get out vacuum, plug in, and turn on. Start vacuuming.
2. remove vacuum cord from dog's mouth.
3. crate dog.
4. resume vacuuming
5.attempt to empty vacuum, discover that there is nothing in canister.
6. further discovery reveals that everything is stuck in vacuum hose
7. dissasemble vacuum. make mental note to resweep kitchen floor
8. attempt to dislodge clog with knitting needles.
9. get flashlight
10. get bigger knitting needles.
11. get crochet hook
12. get large wooden stick
13. get tweezer.
14. dislodge clog.
15. reassemble vacuum
16. give dog bullystick
17. resume vaccuming.
18. discover that entire edge of carpet on top of stairs has been pulled up by dog
19. put vacuum away.
20. release dog from crate
21. retrieve bullystick
22. go online and order new vacuum


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Re: Housecleaning tips
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 10:13:20 pm »
Been there, not much fun.To unclog the hose, take clogged hose outside, put water house in the clogged vacuum hose, turn on water  ful blast and the water will flush out the clog. Another peice of advice, Dyson. I have only clogged up the hose on the Dyson once and it did not require the outside water hose to un-clog. I also have a large shop vac for the bare floors with all of the Pyrenees hair. Its a necessity.

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Re: Housecleaning tips
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 10:34:08 pm »
Ugh! That does not sound like much fun! I have heard wonderful things about Dyson--there is a vacuum called the Animal or something similiar, I think it might be made by Dyson as well? When my current vacuum dies, I'll be looking for one!

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Jenny (4 yrs) Great Pyrenees
Gabriel (14 yrs) Sealpoint Himalayan cat
Melanie (11 yrs) Domestic medium hair cat

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Re: Housecleaning tips
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 11:00:54 pm »
Oh, I already ordered a Dyson.  I have never had a real vacuum before..the one I just clogged up was one of those little handheld ones, so it's amazing I got away with it this long. I figured I might as well shell out now and hopefully not have to worry about it again for awhile.  I never thought I would be this excited about getting a vacuum.

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Re: Housecleaning tips
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 12:42:28 am »
We are huge fans of the Dyson Animal vacuum in our house!  Boy that thing does wonders too.  They say to test it out, vacuum with your regular vacuum, then go right over it with the Dyson and you will be shocked!  We were sold very quickly.  Target now sells the Dyson too. 

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