So, boring question alert...
How long do you spend vacuuming your house, and how often do you do it? I'm trying to vacuum once a week, but it takes me a minimum of 2 hours to do the whole place, and sometimes longer. Does that sound normal?
This is problematic because I work, so I'm not able to spare the time as freely as I'd like. We only have a 2-bedroom apartment, but I vacuum pretty thoroughly. In the past, my partner was the vacuumer, but now it's me. I am kind of moth-phobic (we had some of them eating up woolens and I assume they're ours for keeps now--we were unable to get rid of them by dry cleaning and stuff--so I'm just trying to make it less inviting for them around the apartment. They can eat dust behind bookshelves etc.) so I really like to keep the dust levels down behind furniture and in closets, and I also vacuum along every floor/wall intersection. Also, I just want the house to be clean. I didn't grow up in a very tidy or clean place, and haven't put much energy into cleaning as an adult, so I'm trying to train myself with some good new habits.
My 2-year-old daughter tends to get pretty bored while I'm vacuuming, and trashes the rooms in advance of my vacuuming them so that tidying up takes a while. Tedious! She dislikes the noise and fusses when she sees the vacuum come out (I can relate--I hate the sound too). I do try to trick her into thinking that the vacuum is cool so she won't grump too much. I hate how much of my little-girl-hangout time this eats up.
Anyway, the amount of time I'm spending on vacuuming has become burdensome and I'd love to hear how other people do this. All of my girlfriends claim to spend about as much time on it as I do, but they're all SAHMs. If you have any tips for me, I'd love to hear them.