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24 August 2008 @ 12:30 pm
Darn it  
I think i need to get a new vacuum cleaner. All the current one seems to be doing is to pick up stray pieces of cat litter near the cat pan and distribute them all over the bathroom =P
 
 
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Pava: EdShortCutejmpava on August 24th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
ROOMBA!!!

(Jus' say'n)
shelleycatshelleycat on August 24th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hah! I love it. Armed and deadly cuteness.

Maybe you need to change out the vacuum bag?

I'm just about to vacuum myself. Too much dog food everywhere!
cwendy41cwendy41 on August 24th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest changing the vacuum bag too, or maybe cleaning the filter on it.
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 25th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
No, the vacuum bag is pretty much empty. I could try washing the filter out again i suppose though.
cwendy41cwendy41 on August 26th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Also, vacuums have a problem with my hair. Specifically, too much of my hair gets caught in the spinning brush thingy so then it stops spinning which causes some dirt not to be sucked in (but maybe it's powerful enough to suck stuff up temporarily). Maybe you have that problem too?
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 25th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Um, and how much do Roomba's cost? I am still recoverign from the almost $4000 in car repairs. Jus' say'n :)
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on August 25th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
You can buy them at Costco for $280 online (sometimes less in person, depends on where you are). They cost less than good upright vaccuums.

I very much like our purple dyson upright I bought a few years ago at Costco for about $600. One of the things I like best about it is that it's bagless. I can actually *see* how much dirt I pick up every time I vaccuum. I had no idea how much stuff was in our carpet every time. Nearly a full bag worth every time I vaccuumed (I used to vaccuum once every few months.)

Everyone I know who has an iRobot loves it.
--Beth
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 25th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
I don't think my current vacuum cost anywhere _near_ that much, and aside from the cat litter it seems to do a reasonable job. I think mine is bagless too, if having a big clear plastic box in front where the sucked up junk goes counts as bagless. Perhaps i need to get one of those hand-held mini-vacuums just to deal with the cat litter or something.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on August 25th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Does it have a bag you have to change on the inside? How does it get rid of the dirt it has sucked up? Presumably you take off that clear plastic box on the front from time to time and dump it in the garbage.

--Beth
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 25th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nope, just the plastic box, which unclips and i shake the whole thing out in the trash. There's a little attached filter thing which i clean on occasion as well.
Cj: haporfinn on August 24th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Not only do you need a new vacuum cleaner, but now require a mop (for the bathroom).
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 25th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Why do i require a mop?
Brie2gouda4u on August 25th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Possibly under the theory that litter isn't exactly clean, and leaves not-clean-stuff on your bathroom floor.

Honestly, even without that, mopping the floor once in a while can be a good idea. Swiffer Sweeper (with wet cloths, not dry) is a convenient, fast (5 minutes, tops), fairly cheap way to do so. And then you can see how gross your floor was when you see how gray the cloth is after use :-)
Brie2gouda4u on August 25th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Geoff and I have been pretty happy with our Eureka Boss Smartvac. We got it because it has a HEPA filter (Geoff's allergies), so you can probably get similar for cheaper (it's ~$150, maybe less). Consumer Reports' next cheapest vacuum (in order of ratings) is the Hoover Tempo Widepath, which it says you can get for ~$60.

Or you could just go to Costco or similar and pick up whatever they have :-)