Gone are they days when I would clean before I would eat in the mornings!
I came from a family of four sons and one daughter, me. I came from a mother, who came from a mother etc, etc to whom a super clean house was a life long ambition. It really was all about the neighbours I think. Being admired and praised for having the cleanest house in the street was their only aim. I'm not condeming them, its who they were and how they were brought up. I just didn't have a say in it so from I was a child (long time ago now I have to say) cleaning and cleaning up after my 4 brothers was simply the way things were done in our house.
Fast forward to 2010 and the onset of RD. I am not struggling against my upbringing anymore. I have given in and am now able to look at the untidy kitchen, unmade bed, sofa throw with too many dog hairs on it, the odd unidentified sticky spot on the hall floor and on it goes.....
When I have my pain under control and I have the energy I do try my best to keep my wee bungalow presentable. No its not as nice as I used to have it but its not a dungeon either. I find if I bring the 'hoover' out on to the hall so it is easy to get at instead of under a shelf in the storage room. Its handy and I'm full of good intentions but sometimes it is just too much and I end up with one of those dry mop things and just swish it around the rooms and under thebest as best I can. Grand as a temporary measure but with two dogs, one who sheds loads, I really need somethig more appropriate to my limitations.
So friends and fellow sufferers, what is the most suitable 'hoover' for me and people like me? I spent a small fortune on a 1600 Mieli that can do everything but recite Yeats. It is a wonder of technology but not great if your hands, arms, shoulders, neck are crying out in pain. So I got on the WWW looking for an alternative. I'm now looking at a Borsh (spelling) rechargable, lightweight that seems to tick all the boxes but again not what you would call inexpensive. I had a small rechargable before and it was great to run around the floors daily so that huge balls of white dog hair weren't meeting people at the front door!
I would really love to hear your own stories and recommendations......XX