I don't have any carpeting, because I had Mexican Saltillo Tile installed in every room and closets, the patio, carport, and a storage room off the patio. I like carpeting, it's just easier for me to not have it. I have two dogs that shed all year long and blow their coats twice a year. For me, the best way to keep my house clean, is to vacuum on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. On Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday I use a carpet sweeper that picks up the dog fur really well. The vacuum I buy is very inexpensive but works really well. It's called a Dirt Devil Dynamite, and is lightweight and bagless. So how often do you run the vacuum to clean house or your apartment? Do you dust first and then vacuum, or vice versa? I was taught to dust first because the dust falls to the ground and the vacuum will pick it up. But, I know people who vacuum and then dust.