This is a re-post because we were talking about this on Facebook over the weekend and we have so many new people that I wanted opinions again.
Okay folks, here’s the deal. All of us Erickson girls, who are only Erickson’s by marriage, have several things in common and one of them is keeping a vacuum cleaner in working order.
Nikki, Sue and myself go through them like crazy. I’m probably the worst. I can’t get one to last a year. The reason we all know this is because Jason and Nikki were over on Sat and they asked if we had a spare one. Because Nikki is so hard on them, they took out a warranty on the last one but Best Buy doesn’t know yet what they are going to do to fix theirs yet. And yes, I had a spare one because I didn’t like it and only used it a month before going out and getting a different one. That one was so damn light that it fell over all the time ON ME when I was doing the furniture.
My deal with them is I have a yellow lab and an English springer/golden retriever mix and 5, yes 5 cats so I vacuum my furniture every day at least once. If I can’t stand it in the morning, I do it then and then do it at night or if anyone comes over. Nikki just has a HUGE little problem with keeping things clean. Sue, I’m not sure what her deal is with them but she’s always needing a new one too. Sue said her mom still has one of the first ones Sears made so what the heck??????
I was talking to my brother about it and his “expert” opinion is that everything now is made out of plastic and plastic cracks etc. For me, I use my attachments more than anything so for me, once the furniture brush attachment breaks, I need a new one and of course unless it’s the one that “goes” with the vacuum you have, it won’t work. Sue has given me several as she doesn’t use those like I do. I go through so many that I can never even find the book to even see if I could just order that. I’m going to look into that today so I have another one on hand. I am sick of always needing a new one. I just got one last Sept and now yesterday.
I have tried expensive, cheap and middle of the road. To me, they are all the same and just die out. So tell us, what kind do you have and how long have you had it AND, what are we doing wrong???