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Question about vacuum cleaners

Posted by sandraleavey (My Page) on
Wed, May 18, 05 at 13:35

Had a question about vacuum cleaners. In a fairly small apartment, my roommate and I had decided to get one of those broom vacs, but it doesnt seem to pick up anything, except for maybe on the linoleum in the kitchen! We dont have a lot of room, but wed like something easy to handle, easy to store, AND, last but not least, that actually CLEANS!!!


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My boyfriend and I had a similar problem- had a stick vac and hated it! Our "baby," Tabitha the spoiled kitty cat, sheds hair all over the place, so for Mother's Day, my boyfriend got me a little pink Roomba! It's a robotic vacuum that cleans by itself, and the pink one benefits a breast cancer foundation (I think Komen?). We've had loads of fun just watching it go! Anyway, it's really compact, cleans well, and is easy to take care of. We have hardwood floors and some carpet, and it seems to work good on both. Price, I think, is about the same as above... maybe slightly cheaper. Good luck!


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consumer reports

consumer reports did a thing on vacuums in recent months. maybe you could get a copy of it at your library. one of their best buys was around $80 if i remember right. there were several below $200. i'm fussy about vacuuming too because I am allergic to dust and mites and everything else that blows up from the carpet. we got one of their recomended ones at ~$150 (sorry I'm at work and can't remember the model!) and I'm very happy with it.


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For a small apartment and roomate situation I would go with an upright Hoover or Eureka. They both work fine to great (depending on which model you buy) and if you two decide not to live together anymore, there wont be a huge fight over who gets the vacume. ;)


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Don't get the Oreck Electrikbroom. It has no power what so ever. It has a retail of $99. Not worth it. Got it for free and now it is a waste of space in my closet.


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