Home Obsessions: Vacuum Lines

vacuuming your carpet to make lines

Does anyone else out there find tremendous satisfaction and calm in seeing the lines of the vacuum? For me this has been a lifelong obsession. Prior to my sophomore year of college, I vividly remember telling my dad

"The carpet for my dorm has to be thick enough to make vacuum marks!"

Mind you, this was well before the "designer dorm' industry teenagers have today. Simply having a "pseudo-lux carpet" made me feel incredibly posh. In my mind I was the envy of Constitution Hall. In reality no one cared a lick and my new roommate, Abeer, was a little concerned I might be nuts.

Almost a status symbol, I am absolutely not alone in my excitement for vacuum lines. A simply google search results in several photos and blogs with entries much greater in depth than mine. 

Years ago, I'm told my Aunt Dot used to actually rake her carpet and not let anyone walk on it. Is this going a bit too far? Perhaps, but my brain also entirely gets it.

If you would like to travel down the rabbit hole on this topic I have added some links below. I also created a Pinterest board with photos if you'd rather just gaze at the ordered loveliness.

Continuing Education

Perfect Vacuum Lines Video

DIY Tutorial dedicated to fancy lines

No Straight Lines