you're an inspiration to me! I think I might try and introduce a bi-weekly sweep. just the downstairs/main run through too. maybe build to a weekly vacuum.
I hate our vacuum so I blame that as part of the problem. it lives upstairs (no storage downstairs) and it's so heavy and awkward to lug down the stairs and use. sigh.
once I am back at work I've told dh we're getting a cleaner.