When I was cleaning up for a play date a few weeks ago, I (of course) decided to vacuum.
The vacuum was in the basement, which was the last place it was used. In fact, we don’t really have a good place to keep it, so that’s how it usually works – think of the last place it was used.
Let’s just say it had been down there for a while. I knew that it was down there when we had that flooding in the basement a month or so ago, and it hadn’t been used since, so I wanted to check it out before just turning it on.
First, I checked to see if it needed a new bag. Oh yes, it did. It was pretty much overflowing. I was able to find a new bag pretty much right away, so that was good!
I didn’t take any pictures of that part, because I wasn’t thinking I would be writing a post about cleaning out my vacuum.
Apparently I was wrong.
Next, I laid the vacuum down so that I could take a look underneath.
That’s when I knew I had to get out the camera.
Let me just tell you a couple of things:
1. I normally avoid taking pictures of underwear. I am very into taking “real-life” pictures for this blog, but underwear is on a very short list of items I will move out of a picture. So, I’m making an exception to my rule here, because this just seemed special.
2. I’m pretty sure I was not the last one to use the vacuum cleaner. Normally, I might not be so proud of that, but this time I just feel like mentioning it.
So I yanked the underwear out of there and also decided as long as I was there, that I should get all of that nasty hair that was wrapped around the roller. I used scissors to cut it up and pull it out.
And now for an after picture!
Ta-da! It worked like a charm, too!