I have to vacuum the house at least once a day, sometimes twice. Note to all...turquoise carpet shows EVERYTHING! (Of course I thought we would change the carpets soon after we moved it but now we have been here for 6 1/2 years and still the same carpet.) Today Boston said he wanted to help me...one arm and all! He did a great job and I think I'll be turning this job over to him!! And he thinks its great fun...little does he know!