Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Me and my vacuum cleaner

I have to admit that I have never really had a very good relationship with my dear old vacuum cleaner.  At times it has been very rough on both of us but alas!  My vacuum cleaner helps to keep my condo carpets clean so I have to put up with its bad behaviour from time to time.

I own an upright vacuum which I find works best for me.  I do not have to concern myself with dragging an extra component behind me and accordingly I do not have to worry about bumping it into furniture and making dents and scratches.

My present vacuum is bag-less which is another advantage to me and I only need to be careful when emptying the contents of the cup so as not to have it scatter everywhere.  So far so good but you may now be asking what do I not like about my dear old vacuum?

Well, truth be told, it is the way it is built!  The components are very delicate.  That is, the handle and body of the vacuum itself.  It is hard to tell when I have actually switched it over from carpet to hard floor and the poor old thing has no way of telling me when something gets caught in it.

Call me fussy and so on but that's just me.

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  1. I too own an upright, and I have to tell you that I found a way to improve the relationship between the two of you. I recently ordered a new washable filter, things have definitely gotten better. The vacuum picked up everything now, and all I do is take it outside to hose it off and it really is brand new again.

  2. Like you, I also have a growing love and hate relationship with my upright vacuum cleaner. I've dealt with that feeling for years. I live in a two story house and I find it difficult to maneuver the vacuum cleaner up and down the steps. I also have trouble changing the bag and filter. Truly, patience is a virtue.

  3. I also own one Vacuum Cleaner and it is difficult to become habitual with it but once you get used to it, then it becomes your best helper.