My vac is a bagless Hoover (I think?) and it weighs a ton... oh, and bought it at a yard sale for cheap. Works fine.
SO recently I think I'm subconsciously trying to K ILL myself... NOT REALLY, moderators! Over Memorial day weekend, took a mis-step and fell. I really thought I might have broken and even went to ER. Just BAD contusions... told easily 8-10 weeks till back to normal. Housework just fell by the wayside.
Then, right after school let out on 6/20, I TOTALLY blew out my back moving a heavy house plant. One of those things that just takes time and Motrin. Was VERY uncomfortable for at leats 10 days. Starting to feel better, cuz just couldn't look at the "cat farm" (clumps of cat hair) on carpeting!
Was able to SLOWLY and CAREFULLY move vac up about 5-6 stairs into living room. It's gonna stay there hidden behind a folding screen.
Found another vac today at a thrift store today for $10... a dirt devil something. Now it's all the way upstairs in bedroom. It's gonna live in a closet.
Luckily have a small hand-held DD something to do stairs.
Do you have more than one vac?
I'm embarrassed to say that I have four vacuum cleaners, two upstairs and two downstairs. One is a very old Hoover upright that takes bags, but I love the way the attachments work for cleaning draperies and upholstery. Another is a battery operated stick vac that I use mostly to keep the crumbs off the kitchen floor. The other two are bagless, one upright and one canister. Those are the main ones I use to vacuum the floor, but they are too heavy to carry up and down stairs, so one lives on each floor.
Hey. If I come across another one in really nice shape (like one I found today) for cheap, I'll get a 3rd one and have one on all three levels of my split-level house! I can finda space in hall closet to hide it.
I keep one vacuum upstairs and another one downstairs, and I have a hand held for the stairs. I also keep a small dustbuster in my bathroom that I do the floor with every day after I blow dry my hair. I think it is practical to keep a vacuum close at hand, and I certainly don't want to have to lug one up and down stairs from floor to floor.
2 stand-up vaccums, one heavy, one light-weight and two hand-held vacuums. (one is broken so bought a new one)
Why not? We're on one level so I only need one for the house, but I have an old bag style vac in the garage that I use for a number of cleanups (car, garage floor, outdoor/thresholds) as I wouldn't want to use the newer vac on the dirtier jobs.
Also plan on buying a small shop vac some time soon. Something compact and easier to carry than lugging around a large upright or unreliable dust buster.
I have a one level house with carpet in only two rooms so have only one vacuum, a Kenmore canister.
DH has a shop vac in the shop.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I was going to reply, one upstairs and one down but junk collector reminded me that I have one in the garage for the cars. Still works 40 years later!
Dyson girl here. I have 2 Dyson ball vacuums, and a Dyson rechargeable hand vac. Also a virgin (unused) shop vac, just in case of a water or mess to clean up. (so far it has been lucky to remain a virgin)
We have three vacuums.
The first is our original canister. Loved it. Got old and it was hard to handle. DH still uses it. It's nice, but I can't use it.
Got a lightweight upright. I use it for everyday.
Then, I also have a battery Dyson to use for baseboads and other attachments.
My everyday came with them, but it's too complicated to use them. And, the canister attachments are too heavy because of the canister.
The Husband thought I was nuts until HE started using them all for the various things. Now HE likes the ease of them.
The right tool for the job.
One upstairs ,one downstairs- got it when mom moved in and have an Oreck inherited from my aunt- don't use'cause I'm too cheap toby Oreck bags!! Also have ashopvacwhentoo many weeks go by w/o vacuuming!
Forgot abou using a handheld for stairs- great idea!
This is one of the reasons we built our house at one level!
I have a Dyson, a light weight shop vac for vehicles, and a hand vac for quick cleanups.
ETA...we have an old upright Dirt Devil for the cottage and DH has at least 2 shop vacs since we have a lot of work areas....no garage, just a carport.This message has been edited. Last edited by: ga.karen,
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Dyson girl too! Got the animal with the purple ball and still have my old Hoover for cleaning the car. DH has two big ShopVacs, I swear they can probably suck the paint off the walls! LOL!
Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
So glad to hear there are others out there just like me. I have 3 and a couple of hand held ones too! Just saw a Dyson wand at Costco and am thinking of that one too. I need the Dyson Animal for all the dog hair. I use a Hoover for upstairs floors. My Shop Vac I use to pick up all kinds of stuff that we bring in from the outside, mulch, grass, etc. and to clean up messes in the basement.
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