During the school year, when I babysit and when the house isn't under construction, I am fairly successful at reaching this goal. I can make it happen. First I work up a sweat running from one kids' room to the next to toss all of their crap up on the beds or the desk. Believe me, I give them plenty of warning. 'Get your crap off of your floor - I'm vacuuming tomorrow'. The warning is repeated the next morning. I swear one of these days I am going to toss anything not put away out the window. (I did that to Laddie once, years ago).
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It sucks. Actually, I wish it sucked - as in suck the stuff up off the carpet. There is no bag. I think the bag-version worked better. This one has a combination sponge/foam insert thing. These pieces are supposed to be removed after each use and washed out. I do that. Promise.
Imagine my surprise though when I open the basket that is supposed to be full of junk and it is empty. We are not that clean. I mean, we don't have pets, but there is always lint, crud, and food particles because the crew cares little about the don't-eat-in-this-room rule.
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mint wrappers. Impossible for
my poor Shark.
When the basket doesn't fill up, I end up having to disembowel the hose. I have discovered the hard way that the hose gets so backed up that it won't bring the garbage to the basket. It just fills up the hose. Infuriating!
Anyone have a vacuum recommendation or a frustrating Shark experience?
A roomba. Yes, it's ridiculously expensive but for me so worth it. My less expensive recommendation...a Hoover with a bag. It seems to me that those bagless vacuums (other than the Roomba) are a waste of money.
Hmm, good to know. I assumed I would get feedback that a Dyson was the only way to go. Maybe it is just the guy's accent in the commercials that is so convincing.
Our shark is still going strong. Maybe you got a bad one? Every time I vacuum it fills up with so much dirt and dust and hair that I gag. We are much dirtier than I realized. I do have to cut all the hair and string out of the brush periodically.
As I've never had a Dyson, I don't know. Beth could be right, you may have just received a lemon.
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