Thursday, February 23, 2006

Bachelor Tip for February

Yes, I've decided that as a public service I will give one tip to young bachelors each month. (Who better than I?) After all I've been on my own for a long long time and I've learned the ropes, mostly through trial and error. So here is my inaugural tip for bachelors, sure to improve their lives and chances for survival into old age:

Vacuum Quarterly.

Should I vacuum sooner if I can actually see dirt? Yes. But let's say you have Dorito crumbs in front of your La-Z-Boy. Don't vacuum, just pick them up.
You see, many people, mostly neurotic women, make the mistake of vacuuming once (or even twice) a month. My theory is that this only serves to wear out your carpeting... which is very very bad. Also vacuuming may be harmful to your lower back and over-vacuuming is just asking for back trouble... and no one wants that.

What if it's been three months and I still can't see the dirt? Use your best judgement. Vacuuming quarterly is just a handy guideline.

Well that's it! In March I'll have some practical tips on how often you really need to wash your clothes.


SkyePuppy said...

I worked with a bachelor who said he bought enough underwear so that he only has to do laundry once a month. He's married now, so that may have changed.

Oh wait, this is for next month... Sorry.

Peter W. Heck said...

I enjoyed the post, but thought I would share my own bachelor insight. If you just move the La-z-boy over the Dorito crumbs, you avoid having to sweep OR bend down and pick up the crumbs.

All_I_Can_Stands said...

My contribution is that dirt often acts as a great preservative. Not in carpet, but in other household items. Amazing how years later you can clean off the dirt and it is like brand new underneath.

I am not a bachelor, so I'm still trying to convince my wife of that one.