Friday, February 27, 2009
Is the life expectancy of vacuums now two years?? My last vacuum lasted about two years and now my current vacuum (of just over two years) just died. The ribbing of the hose is tearing and I've been planning to wrap electrical or duct tape around it. The plastic on the end of the hose has chipped off over the last two years and just barely holds the hose attachments on so I wondered if we'd have to get a new hose at some point. Now it seems we'll just need a new vacuum. The height selector (high/low pile carpet) won't work anymore and somehow that's keeping the brush from even turning. I guess I could keep using the hose feature of the vacuum and just vacuum with the hose...
But I'd love to know 1) what kind of vacuum you have 2) how long you've had it 3) what you paid for it and 4) how you'd rate it on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest).
And while we're at it, I've been on a hunt for a new diaper bag/purse to replace my current one. Does anyone have any recommendations for a diaper bag that is small (my current one is 11" wide x 6" deep x 8" high)? I have been able to fit all the essentials for newborns on up to toddler stage in this bag. I'm sad that it's getting worn out. I may have found someone who is willing to MAKE me one for a decent price ($20-$40...not 80 BUCKS for a BAG!), but I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommendations too!