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If your furniture, appliances, and other inanimate objects at home had feelings and emotions, to which item would you owe the biggest apology?

My vacuum cleaner deserves an apology. I don’t like to vacuum so I do it as quickly as possible, and to be honest, less frequently than I should. I should also apologize to the furniture I run into. I don’t mean to, and I really do try to avoid it, but when I’m in a hurry, it just happens.

On the other hand, I do empty it often — but that’s party because I want it to work as efficiently as possible so that my job can be completed quickly.

The other day I cleaned the carpet in our den with a steam cleaner I bought a couple of years ago — and I actually prefer doing that to vacuuming. I just love all the dirty water it produces. It makes me feel like I’m really cleaning and making a difference.

All considered cleaning isn’t that much fun, but often the result is enough to make it worthwhile. Too bad that it all just gets dirty and messy again so quickly! Oh well, if you’re going to live in a house, those things just happen.

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