Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Good Vacuum



When you have a preemie with breathing issues, it's important to have a quality vacuum to keep things fairly cleaned and filtered around your home. I could claim that's why I finally broke down and shelled out big bucks for a vacuum. I would be lying.

The truth of the matter is this-- for whatever reason, I had no luck with vacuums. My husband and I will have been married seven years next month and we had already gone through three vacuums each priced at around $150. Not exactly cheap-o vacs, but not top of the line either. I'm not notoriously hard on things. I vacuum regularly but not constantly. I have no idea why they always busted.

This past spring the third vacuum bit the dust (that's kind of "pun-y"...) and it was time to buy a fourth. Together, my husband and I came to the conclusion that we needed to do one of two things- either buy a super-cheap vac and figure we only get about two years out of each one anyway, or shell out more cash for a "high-end" vacuum and hope it would finally last.

We ended up going for it and buying a Dyson with a 5-year warranty. That's 2 1/2 times as long as I'm used to getting! It's only been about four months so far, but I will tell you this...


My Dyson makes my life easier. It picks up anything and everything. It's ridiculously easy to empty. The cord is plenty long. It's a pretty shade of turquoise. My house feels cleaner.

I really do believe it would be a great vacuum for a family with asthma or allergy issues. That's just not why we bought it. Check in with me in about a year and a half...

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5 comments:

Ryann said...

We have also made the switch to a Dyson since Addyson was born. My hubby promised to use it everyday if we could spend the money on it. While he hasn't lived up to his half of the bargain, I'd say the vacuum itself has. I used a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond to purchase ours, which was a better discount than the typical sale prices I had seen. It's been a worthy investment for us.

FishMama said...

Ooh! I want me one of those! ;)

Lynn said...

I agree a good vaccuum is sooo worth it. We have three with asthma in our house. A good vaccum is so much help. I paid over $500 for a vac but I have had it over 10 years. It works great and I have never regretted getting it. When I does go out I want one like yours. :) But I hope it doesn't go out for a long time. Thanks for sharing.

Monkey Momma said...

Just curious...

Do you still have your Dyson? Did you end up liking it???

JessieLeigh said...

Monkey Mama- I couldn't find an email for you, so I hope you see this response! :) We DO still have our Dyson and I still love it. I must confess that I have a tendency to vacuum up things on accident.... things like a wash cloth, a screw driver, etc. Yikes! But our Dyson doesn't miss a beat even with that. The suction does get a bit weaker when there's, ahem, a WASH CLOTH in there, but it still works! And, once cleared out, it's back to its normal fantastic performance. I would highly recommend it!