Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I'm Sick of Researching Vacuum Cleaners


As a military family, we are told to move a lot. We pack up our entire lives, clothes, food, washer and dryers, vacuums, everything. Then we drive them to where ever we are told to live. We have moved five times in five years, to three different states. It's an exhausting process that requires SO MUCH PAPERWORK, and a lot of organization and time. We spend hours filling out paperwork and reviewing leases to be sure we get everything in place so we don't get overcharged or forget anything. Then of course there is the cleaning. Oh my gosh, the cleaning. 

We spend a few days cleaning at each place before leaving or moving in. I think we are so good at keeping up with housework until it's moving time. Then I realize I should have been much more thorough. Dog hair finds a way into every nook and cranny of my house. Almost every time we move I have to get a new vacuum. Looking back, I've wasted a lot of money on vacuum cleaners. The poor things take a huge beating every move, and never seem to work as well again. I have found vacuums usually take quite the beating in the moving truck because we can't seem to keep them from rolling around or toppling over, as well as where we are and where we go. I have tried changing filters and replacing parts, but I can not ever seem to make them work as well again. We almost always end up purchasing another system to ensure our future house can stay clean.  

For the last five years, after a move, I'd cycle through reviews of vacuums, spending hours searching for helpful advice about what is the best product out there. I don't like to look at the five star reviews, because often they are just "this is great, thanks!" or the person hadn't had any issues with the vacuum cleaner yet. I like the one stars because they show the problems.  I have to sift through hundreds of "not what I was looking for" one star reviews, wishing there were a better way to find what I was looking for. You know the Amazon reviews, where someone says "Mine arrived broken, I couldn't return it because I had thrown away the box before I realized it was broken", or they didn't like the customer service of the Sears they bought it at in Albuquerque. Those are unhelpful reviews, and it's time consuming and very tedious to sift through them to find great information about why someone doesn't like a product, or what to avoid when buying a new one. 





I finally found what I was looking for, and now I'm sharing it. This site will help you with finding a decent vacuum fit to whatever you need. There are also some great reviews that I'd love to share with you. The first being the guide to the best vacuums of 2015. There is advice for cordless car vacuums that you can look at. My personal favorite for my needs is the advice about getting a vacuum that can withstand owning pets. I've had to clean my vacuum every time I clean because of the amount of dog hair that gets stuck in the bristles. I would love to find a vacuum where that is not necessary. New content is added often, so for your next move, you'll have something new to try. The Household Appliance Judge site has an excellent selection of appliance reviews for those who move a lot, or those who move once. OR if you are in the market for a new appliance at all. Stop sifting through hundreds of pointless reviews, and use a great wealth of knowledge!  

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! I too am a Navy Nuke Wife. The moving, the paperwork, & the cleaning... ugh... I am all too familiar. So thankful you blogged about the website! I am definitely looking forward to using it! And I am glad I am not alone!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this! I too am a Navy Nuke Wife. The moving, the paperwork, & the cleaning... ugh... I am all too familiar. So thankful you blogged about the website! I am definitely looking forward to using it! And I am glad I am not alone!

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