We need a new vaccum cleaner. How exciting! I put the old one on the street a while ago, a donation to the public landfill. The motor still works, but the unit is falling apart, it sstinks when it runs, and it goes through “spells” of ineptitude when its run for a while. Plus, it doesn’t clean very well–No match especially for dog hair. So it’s way past time to find re-tool the household in that regard.
This time we’re going to be smart consumers and check out the web. I found some free consumer reports (the “real” Consumer Reports has a great website with all kinds of fascinating free information, but when you click to get to the bottom line, the ratings, all you get is an invitation to subscribe. I’m saving my money for the vacuum cleaner, so I’m going to take a chance on the open source info. out there, especially this consumer search.com.
We’ve never spent that much on a vacuum cleaner, and that’s probably why we’ve owned what seems like a dozen vacuum cleaners in fewer than 30 years of maintaining a household. I found lots of machines for more than$150, of course, but for the modest carpet and rug cleaning tasks around our household, I’m not inclined to torpedo the summer vacation plans in favor of a vacuum cleaner.
Anyone who’s had experience along these lines, please post a comment. We’re anxious to do the right thing, and we’ll certainly appreciate (and consider) all informed recommendations and opinions along the topic!
Why couldn’t the TV go out? I might find a little more enthusiasm in shopping for a plasma screen. WHich brings up another topic worthy of blogging one day: Why is shopping for a TV more exciting than shopping for a vacuum cleaner?