My condo has a nice, thick wall-to-wall carpet in the large living/dining room combo and in the spacious bedroom. It was brand spankin' new when I bought the unit. (Wood floors would have been nice, but the carpeting keeps it warmer in winter.) Since I don't track in dirt (shoes come off at the door) it stays kinda clean, although my sewing machine tends to drop thread pieces and there may be a crumb or two around the table. I still can't figure out who's been doing that.....
But I only plug in my vacuum about every six weeks. Two years ago I found one of these in a Goodwill for six dollars, and it works great. I use it as often as is necessary. I don't have to empty or replace a bag, and it doesn't need electricity.
I remember, as a waitress, using a small carpet sweeper to clean up after the lunch rush was over and how well it would pick up the mess from under the tables. So I snatched this helper when I saw it in the shop.
As I get older I see how our parents and grandparents did okay without all the technofuss and bother that we accept as normal today. They kept busy, productive, and lived contented lives. And gosh!, they didn't have to go to the gym to get their workout, which is where I just came from. Please excuse me, I've got to shower and get ready for work.
Have a great Tuesday, no matter what Punxsutawney Phil says! :)