Thanks to a nice windfall from the Federal government this year i am in a position to buy a new vacuum cleaner. I would like this to be the last vacuum cleaner that i need to buy! I have been through a battery of cheap useless vacuums in the last 6 years and im ready for a quality machine!
I need a vacuum cleaner to be sturdy and strong- we currently have a small 3 bedroom apartment that is entirely carpeted - even the dining room where we eat - (were renting this is not my choice!)
I have two teenagers, one toddler and messy DH, we also have one long hair cat - his shedding isnt so terrible - my main concern is food, yarn and thread. I currently have a Riccar that initially was terrific but now clogs every time i use it. Having such bulky stuff on the floor leads me to believe that i could really use the Shop Vac.
Does anyone have one? they look like they might not be as easy to use as the Oreck. Currently i would say i need the vacuum most for the high use areas - like every day. And the rest of the house - typically once a week will suffice.
Appreciate any input!