- THE MAGAZINE
At first, this seems absurd, but why not? Electrolux ran some tests with real, live people to see how they vacuumed with and without music. The result is predictable, but still wonderful: vacuuming becomes fun! The subjects in the video (below) wiggle and dance to the music, burning extra calories, getting the job done faster and generally having a great time.
Think you could do this with your regular vacuum? Think again. Just this week I was hoovering (what the Brits call vacuuming) our cow-skin rug. The Lady wanted to watch me dance, so of course I put on Queen’s “I Want to Break Free”, the anthem of housework. Utter failure. The noise drowned out the music, and I ended up just looking like I couldn’t stand up properly.