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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the winter, my floors are dirtier than in the summer. How come?
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Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The floors in your apartment? In a certain area? The entrance?

Mud or slush relevant?
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Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the material of which your floors are made relevant? How they're decorated or finished? Is the terrain around your house relevant? The weather? The temperature?

Do you only live in this house during the winter, and so it is clean (if dusty) for the rest of the year? Or vice versa?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they dirtier from dust? Dirt? Mud? Water? Snow? Grass? Sand? Something else natural? Something else synthetic?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are any other people relevant (besides you)? Any animals?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 10:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Specific types of footwear relevant?

Are your floors dirtier because you get more dirt on them or are less able to clean them?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 2:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The floors in your apartment? Yes. In a certain area? Noish. The entrance? Everywhere but the entrance.

Mud or slush relevant? No.

Is the material of which your floors are made relevant? Yesish. How they're decorated or finished? Yes. Is the terrain around your house relevant? No. The weather? No (small ish). The temperature? No.

Do you only live in this house during the winter, and so it is clean (if dusty) for the rest of the year? Or vice versa? No, I live there all year round.

Are they dirtier from dust? This. Dirt? Mud? Water? Snow? Grass? Sand? Something else natural? Something else synthetic? Common household dust.

Are any other people relevant (besides you)? Any animals? No to both.

Specific types of footwear relevant? No.
Are your floors dirtier because you get more dirt on them or are less able to clean them? No, but cleaning is relevant.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a certain type of cleaning relevant? Dusting? Vacuuming? Mopping?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the act of cleaning in winter make the floor dirtier? Does the water supply get contaminated in some way?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 5:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a certain type of cleaning relevant? Noish Dusting? Vacuuming? This is what I normally do. Mopping?

Does the act of cleaning in winter make the floor dirtier? Does the water supply get contaminated in some way? No to both.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the floor carpet? tiles? laminate? PVC or something similar? wood?
Is its colour relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the floor carpet? tiles? laminate? PVC or something similar? Partly this. wood? And partly this.
Is its colour relevant? Yes.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you able to vacuum in the wintertime? Is the floor made of linoleum?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you able to vacuum in the wintertime? Yes. Is the floor made of linoleum? Some sort of vinyl. The exact material is irrelevant.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you clean less often in the winter? Is it important that it is colder? Do you open the windows less often? Relevant? Is it relevant that you use heating sources?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you clean less often in the winter? Indeed. Is it important that it is colder? No. Do you open the windows less often? Relevant? Irr. Is it relevant that you use heating sources? No.
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the floor light colored? Or dark colored?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the floor light colored? This. Or dark colored?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 2:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you clean less often because you are not at home as often?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 7:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you clean less often because you are not at home as often? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 1:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what the dust comes from? Is lint relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what the dust comes from? No. Is lint relevant? Not particularly.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 5:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you vacuum less often in the winter? If so, is the vacuum itself relevant to the reason?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you vacuum less often in the winter? Yes. If so, is the vacuum itself relevant to the reason? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the temperature relevant? Other winter weather?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the temperature relevant? No. Other winter weather? Yope (weather is not a good word)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 12:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Climate relevant? Are any other people relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Climate relevant? Yope. Are any other people relevant? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Do you live in a house? An apartment? Relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Do you live in a house? An apartment? This. Relevant? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Are you able to vacuum at will during the winter? Or do you choose not to?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Are you able to vacuum at will during the winter? Yes. Or do you choose not to? I don't do it as often in the winter.
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Is emptying the vacuum cleaner relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is emptying the vacuum cleaner relevant? No.
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Is central heating relevant? Any other kind of heating?

Have you decided beforehand to not vacuum as often during winter? Or is that something you decide as you go? If the latter, is something influencing your decision whether to vacuum or not?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is central heating relevant? Any other kind of heating? No to all.

Have you decided beforehand to not vacuum as often during winter? No. Or is that something you decide as you go? Yes. If the latter, is something influencing your decision whether to vacuum or not? Yes.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have to open the windows to vacuum?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Do you have to open the windows to vacuum? No.
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Is the outside temperature relevant? The temperature inside your apartment?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is the outside temperature relevant? The temperature inside your apartment? No to both.
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Is use of electricity relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is use of electricity relevant? No.
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Are clocks going forward or back relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Are clocks going forward or back relevant? I hadn't thought of that, but yes - daylight savings time does make a difference.
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, is daylight relevant? In the winter, people tend to only be home when it's dark out - relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Ah, is daylight relevant? Indeed it is. In the winter, people tend to only be home when it's dark out - relevant? Yes.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you not see the dust when it's dark?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you not see the dust when it's dark? Close.
I vacuum whenever I notice that my place is dusty. In the winter, when it's dark outside, the dust is harder to see, so I don't notice it as often. But I'm not wandering around in the dark, I have excellent lighting - so what's happening exactly?
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is sunlight relevant? You can often see dust much better when the sun shines through the window?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is sunlight relevant? You can often see dust much better when the sun shines through the window?
Indeed!
***SPOILER***
The angle and intensity of sunlight coming in through my windows make the dust cast long shadows, which makes it much more visible than the straight-down light from the lamps in my ceiling. I vacuum whenever my place looks dirty, but in winter it takes more for me to notice, so I don't do it as often.
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