First things first….in case you’re bored already and need yet another project, I finished the glass ball wreath that Eddie Ross featured on his blog awhile back. These were after-Christmas purchases and it took a total of about 80 balls to make the wreath and cost just under $20. Of course, next year, I’ll add a pretty ribbon and find the perfect spot to hang it. For instructions, go here. Mine is not as perfect as Eddie’s, but I’m happy with it.
And now, on to vacuum cleaners…..
And let me tell you, this one does the trick. It really sucks! In a very good way. 12 Amps worth. It almost feels self-propelled as the sucking power is so much better than my old one, it practically zooms along in front of me. It has adjustments for bare floor and carpet and I love how the hose wand can be popped out very easily to do stairs and furniture. There’s even a stair attachment with its own moving beater bar. It’s a little heavier than my old Hoover, but that tells me the sucking power is greater. Dumping out the canister after a whole-house vacuum is really an eye-opener, as it was FULL of dust and dirt. So, I think I’m gonna be happy with this one. It’s a Bissell Total Floor, model 3990. After I brought it home, I looked it up online and found out it had mostly great reviews from everyone who has bought it and I got a great deal on it too.
Susie Harris says
Every girl needs one of those babies~
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
Hahaha…we just got a new vacuum, too, and it really sucks! 🙂 I love it — it’s a Kenmore canister. We danced around the living room this weekend and sucked up dog hairs like nobody’s business.
Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
I went to the Garden shop in Irondale… have you been there?
I picked up plenty of ornaments at 75% off. I’ll pack them away until next year.
Love your new wreath, going to have to check out Eddie’s sight…seems he is a genius!
I have had several vacuums…some I’ve loved…others I’ve hated. I currently have 2 vacuums…excessive…nah…I have an Oreck for upstairs (mainly because it is lightweight and there is virtually no traffic upstairs except when company comes) and I have a Dyson Animal for downstairs. It gets lots of use…and YES…as the commercial says…”it really sucks”…I love mine so much…I bought both sets of kids one for their 2nd anniversaries…my daughter and DIL say they are the BEST gifts they’ve ever received…b/c their husbands LOVE using them…and now do ALL the vacuuming….so even though they are a bit pricey…I would say they are well worth it. My son and DIL got the latest version of the Dyson Animal…on a pivot ball…I am so jealous…I should have given them my hand me down…and bought that one for myself! Oh WELL, live and learn!
Funny how we all love our vacs…of course…I love my husband, too…and YES he loves to use the Dyson…Yet, one more reason I LOVE him!
Thanks so much for the info….I am going to look for one right now!!!!!!! The one I have now sounds like a fighter jet engine:):) And, it is NOT very efficient. Thanks again….and I LOOOVE the wreath, am going to try that too! Pinky