The swoosh of a vacuum really picking up all the dirt and pet hair off my carpets makes me happy.
We have gone through probably 4 vacuums in the 6 1/2 years since we got married. We didn't buy the cheapest or the most expensive. My mom actually brought our current vacuum for our anniversary last year since she knew our other one stopped working well. We probably do a little more vacuuming than the average household since we have a big yellow lab, 2 babies who play on the floor, and 2 adults who don't always take their shoes off when they came home.
Our current vacuum picks up the dirt and dog hair well but gets clogged easily. I felt a little sad vacuuming yesterday with minimal results. I hate spending time on something that clearly is not working well. I felt like MacGyver trying to figure out where the clog was. I used the bottle brush to no avail. Finally I used a child's hanger to dislodge the offending clog and blew the rest out of the tube. I little gross but effective.
I felt triumphant when I turned the vacuum back on and actually was able to clean the floor well.
My questions for you is what kind of vacuum to use love? Is the expensive Dyson worth the money? I have spent more money on all the vacuums over the years than it would cost to buy one. Should I have bite the bullet and brought a Dyson?
People are suggesting blog topics to me. Y'all (except Martha and Rebecca) must really have hated all the posts about the potty training. The vacuum topic was suggested by Dave as I stood there and bitched that I wanted a new vacuum.