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Old 06-27-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Honestly? The only reason 'it still needs to be vacuumed under there once a week' is because of a problem between your ears. The idea that you would even think to move a platform bed in order to vacuum the floor is pretty good evidence of the location of the trouble. The Dust-Under-The-Bed Police will NOT get a search warrant and bust you.

Desensitize yourself. Throw a handful of dirt from the garden under the bed, leave it there for a month, then vacuum monthly or quarterly thereafter.
Sorry to disappoint you regarding my state of mind, but I have been tested for serious allergies and wheat and dust are at the top of the list.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I don't know . . . I never think to look, lolololol.

NEG - the swiffer idea is a good one, if you must get under that bed. A Roomba is even better! I can't do such contortions - I have re-injured this shoulder one time too many in the last month and even if I wanted to contort myself to vacuum under any of my various beds, I couldn't.

So I don't.

I used to have a housekeeper every week but I now just have someone come a few times a year to do such things as vacuum under the beds.
A few times a YEAR? OMG, that would never do here. Maybe b/c we have dogs, but it's not dog hair under there, it's good old fashioned dust. I do it once a week when I vacuum the whole house.

What is a Roomba, will have to google it!

P.S. Doesn't anyone else get dust, lol?
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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There's dust under the bed????
None under yours, living in the desert? (:
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I would never vacuum under the bed. The scary monster that lives under there would get mad.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I gave away my high-off-the-ground bed frame last November.
Mattress and box springs are now on the floor.
Love it.
I had forgotten how nice it is to not have to jump up to get on the bed.
No vacuuming
So...your platform bed frame....do the sides meet the floor completely and keep the dust from rolling underneath?
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I would never vacuum under the bed. The scary monster that lives under there would get mad.
You just might be surprised at what lives under there, in the dust, lol.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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OP, I feel your pain - literally. I have arthritic knees and a repaired rotator cuff that really limit my ability to do housework the way I used to.

I have wood floors in my bedroom, so my bed is easy to move. I push it a half bed width to one side, and use a dust mop to get under that part of the bed, then go around to the other side of the bed, push it a half bed width over, and get the other part of the floor. That way you don't have to stretch your arm at an awkward angle.

A gadget that I found to be really good to clean the tub and walls surrounding it is a scrubby sponge that is attached to a long handle. I think Mr. Clean puts it out. It swivels and makes getting into the corners and up against the wall really easy. No more getting on your knees to clean the tub.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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A few times a YEAR? OMG, that would never do here. Maybe b/c we have dogs, but it's not dog hair under there, it's good old fashioned dust. I do it once a week when I vacuum the whole house.

What is a Roomba, will have to google it!

P.S. Doesn't anyone else get dust, lol?
newenglandgirl, meet Roomba!!!!

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BTW, we get dust AND dog hair. We sweep up the dog hair every day (thank goodness for wooden floors) and vacuum the carpeted areas every week.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Honestly? The only reason 'it still needs to be vacuumed under there once a week' is because of a problem between your ears. The idea that you would even think to move a platform bed in order to vacuum the floor is pretty good evidence of the location of the trouble. The Dust-Under-The-Bed Police will NOT get a search warrant and bust you.

Desensitize yourself. Throw a handful of dirt from the garden under the bed, leave it there for a month, then vacuum monthly or quarterly thereafter.


I have dust allergy issues as well and can't tolerate all the dust and dog hair anywhere in our room. Not to mention how nasty it is living in anything less then hospital clean. The swiffer duster works great and better then our vacuum cleaner that I managed to break one of our wavy glass antique windows with. I have a swiffer duster for high places with an extension handle on it that might work under the bed as well. Try laying on the bed on your stomach newenglandgirl and reaching under the bed with the duster. It works great under our oven too. I'm sure the dust under the oven police won't come knocking on my door but I'll take clean over filth any day thank you.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Originally Posted by Gandalara
I gave away my high-off-the-ground bed frame last November.
Mattress and box springs are now on the floor.
Love it.
I had forgotten how nice it is to not have to jump up to get on the bed.
No vacuuming
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So...your platform bed frame....do the sides meet the floor completely and keep the dust from rolling underneath?
LOL - you misunderstood.
I have no frame.
It's on the carpeted floor. Like a college student

But you can buy platform frames that are solid with no drawers. I've seen them on IKEA, Amazon, Overstock, etc. My waterbed frame (long ago) was like that. Nothing could get under it.
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