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How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« on: February 20, 2016, 01:02:05 AM »
I booked a day off work today, to help Amy go cleaning! Her utterly lazy but lovely friend is away this weekend, and her husband is sick of the mess, so asked Amy if she could help.

So, early this morning, I assembled the troops



Made Eva some flower and star toast



and we loaded the car (had to take both as the cleaners wouldnt fit in the meriva with both car seats) and went over there. Amy made a start on the 2nd bathroom, and me and Eva tackled the front room



They have 3 cats and a dog, so there was plenty of massive hairballs



It took me 45 minutes to do along this wall, and clean all the toys, and vacuum the walls and ceiling



Then I had to do the other side. Eva did a wee right on cue...



Moved the sofa and found more hair



This was every 5 minutes



I lifted a sofa cushion and wished I hadn't





Amy wanted the Miele at this point for the bathroom, so I got their DC75 out to have a use, and started grumbling at the crevice tool being too stubby. "Oh, she got a bag of tools with that, hang on", and Amy comes back with the fupping hi/lo toolkit in the canvas bag!

Tangle Free turbine swiftly fitted

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6KAol1aRNM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6KAol1aRNM</a>

which underwhelmed me to be honest. Until I noticed something



She's had it 6 months and never used the tools. Both the soft big dusting brushes were flat too

That peeled off, it did work slightly better. But, the dc75 hose is very stiff, and it didnt expand at all so the machine kept tipping over. Plus, the crevice tool is too stubby.

Enter, the Icon!

with it's brilliant thin, long crevice tool



I then discovered, that Panasonic hose cuffs/tools are the perfect size for Dyson click ones!



<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M72SBjqpa_0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M72SBjqpa_0</a>

The icon spun it faster than the DC75! I used the Icon to finish the job

Sofa finished, I vacuumed under the rest of the furniture, pulled the tv unit out, stripped it back, cleaned it all up and put it back, vacuumed the floor again and moved onto the main hallway









Whole lot stripped out, ceiling walls and stuff hanging on the walls vacuumed, then the beams, then the Ensign to the entrance mat, which it was ace at





Hall done, I helped amy with the kitchen, and stripped the floor back of rubbish





I then took no further pictures! Took me half an hour to pick stuff up off the floor, empty the bins, vacuum it. Had to change the bag on the miele halfway through. Amy then mopped it over. I think her friends husband bought her a Vax Floormate on my recommendation when we were there...

We properly ran out of time, so we didn;t quite get to the main bedroom, so I spent 15 minutes quickly tidying up, and needed to clean the carpet.

First up, the Johnstone Diversey Ensign SM 2

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REEaAjXF40Q" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REEaAjXF40Q</a>

This crapped the brushroll up nicely



Next up, was the Panasonic Icon



I did a little table to summarise

                                Icon   SM2
First Pass pickup        Nil   1
Grooming Appearance   1   Nil

Either way, neither was too shabby.

I did bring the accu nova with me, but tbh that was very out of it's depth. I'll show you the state of it tomorrow, it clogged up FAST!

Anyhoo, we finished off after doing 3 rooms of 7, and went home. We planned to go back anyway as Kevin said he would buy us dinner. Kebab eaten, I popped into the bedroom to see what i could do in an hour... I used the DC75 for this, with the Miele for above floor cleaning.

So, I moved some furniture, dusted behind it all and set up the DC75

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeN5sRDhUUQ" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeN5sRDhUUQ</a>

I wasn't all that impressed, until the release valve opened



It's hard to see in this pic, but the suction inlet is not even a cm deep, it clogged with a bit of paper, a bit of crayon and a shit load of dog hair. The channel that runs down the back seemed to fill up with crap alot too.

Either way, cleaned out, try again

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xni6OlKPJFM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xni6OlKPJFM</a>

WOW! Much better! In Max mode though, it pushes bigger stuff out the way, and it's a right bastard to get it back to Max when you take it off.

Either way, it did a bloody good job of cleaning the room

However, the real winnah of today has been the Miele TriScopic tube and the parquet twist head, primarily for the tall walls of their barn conversion



and the beams (second bathroom this)





Out into the bedroom we were just in



Carpets looked much better



Front room



All in all, a very good day, nice to use my vacuums for a change, as in PROPERLY use them! Will get a sit rep on the machines tomorrow, their still in the car and can stay there tonight! We need to go back, one of the bedrooms I did not feature has REALLY deep pile carpet, I ran the icon round quickly and it was lurverly!
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half - Now moved !
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 01:12:07 AM »
They have a barn conversion, yet live like animals among years of smeg?  :o

Were you well compensated for this endeavour?

This woman should be embarrassed that she isnt a good enough wife that her husband has to draft in friends to help clean their smeggy house to keep his sanity.

I feel for the bloke married to the lazy woman. I bet she can find time to prod her phone and clown about on Facebook, yet wont clean her house and is happy to live in squalor.  :sick0012:

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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half - Now moved !
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 01:14:03 AM »
Ah Yvette is lovely, lazy though.

We didn't want any money for it but he bought us a kebab and put 80 in our hand, so it worked out OK in the end!
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 01:18:13 AM »
AWESOME!!! ;D Looks like you had fun, lol I know I would have
That Ensign is a trooper! I really want one now
Btw is that DC75 the most powerful Dyson you ever used?
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half - Now moved !
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 01:19:40 AM »
I'd say possibly yes, the 75 does have good suction, and the brushroll is pretty damn good
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half - Now moved !
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 01:23:27 AM »
Is it me or do most people on "Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners" have really expensive vacuums like Dysons but have a trashed up house? Like wtf, I dont it's not true but I noticed this pattern sort of!

When I get my first house I want it to be so immaculate AND so clean that I don't want the wallpaper to be dodgy by even the slightest OR the tiling grouting and it's edges against the wall, I am very picky
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half - Now moved !
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2016, 01:25:04 AM »
I'd say possibly yes, the 75 does have good suction, and the brushroll is pretty damn good

Me too! My DC41 Mk2 is the best performing vacuum I ever used, I woould say it's as good as a DC14 only because the excellent performance makes up for it's crappy design and build quality if the DC14 has that performance then Dyson have nailed it!
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half - Now moved !
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2016, 01:32:01 AM »
a kebab and put 80

A decent kebab and eighty quid solves problems. The chap has that right.

Yvette would have to look like Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift or Candice Swanepoel for me to accept living in those conditions.

That family needs to hire cleaners every week.


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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2016, 01:45:28 AM »
Amy used to do it every week before she got up the duff,  thats where the ask came from.  She says she might do it again now eva is at school,  but she only wants to do it when yvette isn't there,  cos otherwise they will just yap and amy will spend the day drinking coffee and smoking...

Not an eyelid was batted when I bought 3 hoovers in though,  quite the opposite,  he thought hoovering thenceiling was genius.

And,  he got stuck im as well,  stripped and cleaned the kitchen sides,  hob,  appliances etc,  but you could tell it was hard work for him.

Then he went out to get. some cleaning stuff for amy and came back with a tefal actifry cos it was on offer...
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2016, 01:50:12 AM »
and came back with a tefal actifry cos it was on offer...

Lol if it were Kim & Aggie they would have been like "No no no you go and return it!"  :))
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2016, 10:37:41 AM »
It always amazes me how people can live like that, I know a few people who live like that... Remember the guy I got my Legend II from? His flat it like that... No cleaning done since 1982 he recons. I get enjoyment out of cleaning, but apart from that I like having a clean and tidy home and anything else. I even clean my machines inside and out every day.
If I didn't clean up my wife would happily let the house get to this stage, she won't clean anything. She won't put rubbish in the bin, she uses the same cup for weeks and tea spoon if I don't put them in the dishwasher. And sometimes she'll even get it out of the dishwasher before it's been on... I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THIS!.

Sometimes I think I married the wrong woman but I'm sure she'll come around to living like a human soon.
It's not germs I worry about, I just like things to look clean tidy and organized. Also! I see it as respect for the things you own, you work hard to buy things so you should look after them...

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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2016, 01:06:47 PM »
I love doing cleans like this for elderly members etc. Normally i take my henry, dc35, karcher window vac and a swiffer flat mop. Aswell as a good supply of sprays, microfibre cloths, sponges etc.

There is something therapeuatic about doing a big clean with a vac in a large space.

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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 08:09:47 PM »
Its a tricky thing helping out someone who is "messy" or "lazy".

I have a friend who is a bit of both and they had cats etc, you know the deal.

One day he gets spurred on and asks to borrow my old Vax carpet cleaner.

No worries.

Few weeks later I get it back and he proudly tells me it cleans up cat turds a treat  :boggleeye: :sick0012: :censored:

Still a messy get now, not even sure they have a hoover and I sure as hell won't help them out again!

Overall if someone cant be arsed to clean themselves then it will be messy again very soon! Good on you for helping though.

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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2016, 08:33:54 PM »
Overall if someone cant be arsed to clean themselves then it will be messy again very soon! Good on you for helping though.

This is right, I have the same thing with my Wife, I clean up everyday, I often can't stand the state of her side of the bedroom, so I clean her dressing table and organize her Wardrobe... 2 days later it's a mess again.  :'(

Don't know why I bother sometimes, but if I didn't it would get so bad...
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Re: How I spent my Friday, by beko, aged 28 and a half
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2016, 09:39:44 PM »
Eeeeeek a cat's turd?! I would throw it away :o but that's just me being a pecky dog

As for vacuums, I would say every house should own atleast 2 hoovers, or a full sized and a cordless/compact one
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