Friday, January 29, 2016

A Hairy Situation

I was vacuuming a few days ago when it started making a very weird noise.

“It” meaning the vacuum.

Not me.

Or anything coming from the fireplace.



I decided to investigate the noise and realized a plastic piece on the side of the vacuum kept popping out.

Not sure why that particular piece was key to the operation of the ENTIRE vacuum 

but I didn’t design it.

I flipped the vacuum over and discovered the horror that was the rolling brush inside.

What in the holy hair?!


I had to give our vacuum a hair cut.


After I saw just how much hair I cut out of the poor roller brush, I started to understand why that plastic piece was trying to jump ship.

And wonder if Chewbacca did not in fact live in our house.



Honestly!
After that disgusting task, I tried using the vacuum again.

Didn’t help.

Not even a little bit.

The plastic piece kept falling out.

And I started noticing that it wasn’t really 
sucking anything up off the floor.

I called Monte and we figured out the vacuum was almost 10 years old and possibly not worth the repair cost of having it fixed.

So, with coupon in hand, I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought the cheapest thing I could find.

The last vacuum we had was a Dyson that we loved, 

until the noise 
and broken plastic piece 
and 
ALL THE HAIR,

but then, that’s our fault.

Monte and I quickly decided that we weren’t going to shell out the money for another Dyson and with him on the phone doing searches on brands, we decided to go with a Shark Rocket.



Mainly because it was on sale and I had a coupon.

And also because it was very lightweight.
And got good reviews.

This thing is powerful!



I have to keep it on the low setting or it tries to suck up an entire area rug!

It wasn’t until I was trying not to suck up all our area rugs that I realized it didn’t have any detachable hose features.

We definitely need that for our carpeted basement stairs.

So we’ve decided to get a handheld little cordless vacuum.

So, all is right with the world 

and there is a broken, 
hairless 
Dyson in the garage waiting for trash day.

In other news, McDaniel is getting her hair cut on Friday…


2 comments:

  1. You had me with your title! There are SO many choices in vacuum (am I the only one who has to double check the spelling of that word?!)cleaners these days. I love when I have a coupon and also love that we can research and read reviews to help us out. Glad you are enjoying your new one : )

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  2. I bought a cordless vacuum that is lightweight and I like it but I have the same issue...all that HAIR! Why doesn't it suck right up and not get caught in the brushes! What a mess. Did I mention I dislike vacuuming LOL? Glad you found one you like :)

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