OK let us go back to when my second granddaughter was born twenty six years ago into a spotless and germ-free household. It was almost hermetically sealed. She did not know what a draught was! For the first four years of her life she suffered from severe asthmatic attacks spending time in hospital in oxygen tents.
Then her family moved to a cottage fit for demolition. I was fearful for her health. The first thing that needed doing was to replace all the upstairs ceilings! This opened her bedroom to the holey roof which allowed driving snow to fall on her bed and draughts! The dust from all the sanding of floorboards and knocking chimneys down laid around for months. As for cleaning? Well during that stage it was non existent. Surprise surprise no more asthma attacks. Germs? I am sure there were many but she and her sister lived on to be healthy children for the rest of their schooldays. Dogs and cats joined the household! My greatest despair on visits to this lovely home is the untidiness!
Now for the timetable to clean the windows, hoover and wash the floor. Surely it is a matter of how dirty they all look? Fortunately this day and age we have a choice of aids! Oh how different it is to wash the floor! As for Vacuum Cleaners. My late husband, when in a wheelchair, persuaded me to have a robot so that he could set it going and claim to have done the vacuuming! ‘Eric’, we called it, was fine but sometimes did get stuck. To be quite honest his beeping each time he went under a chest of drawers too low for him became somewhat annoying! As for a polisher? Nothing beats this which came from the US in 1944!
Only this morning I cleared my shower head of limescale with the cheapest vinegar you can get. The smell was quite refreshing!
Yes draughts a few, windows open at night are more important than fretting too much over a hermetically sealed dwelling. Let us live life and ENJOY. That makes sense!
“Housework won’t kill you, but then again, why take the chance?”