My Vacuum Sucks

When my dh and I got married, we were trying to be frugal. We didn’t register for Waterford Crystal or a flat screen tv (well, they didn’t have flat screen tv’s waaay back in 1998). For some reason, we didn’t register for a vacuum cleaner. So, we were on the look out for an inexpensive vacuum. One day we drove by Linens N Things and saw a vacuum out of the box…what do you call that? Anyway, the point is we got a deal on it because it didn’t have a box. We were so happy! I loved my little vacuum cleaner.

Did I mention that was 1998? And I don’t really love that little thing any more…in fact, I hate that giant dinosaur of a machine. When you move it too hard, you know, like over the carpet, the top flies off and spits dust in your face. I have vowed to never use that vacuum cleaner again. Great idea, huh?

So, imagine my excitement when I see that 5m4m is giving away a Dyson Slim! You’ve seen the commercials, right? The owner/founder/inventor says, “I just things should work properly.” What a novel idea! That phrase coupled with the fact these vacuums come in purple (!) make this my new favorite vacuum that I SHOULD own! But, because I’m so nice, I’m going to let you have the opportunity to win, too. Just hop over to 5m4m and sign up. And if for some unknown reason, you happen to win (meaning that I’m still vacuumless), would you come over to my house and give me a little demonstration of what I’m missing? *sigh*

Did I mention these things are regularly over $400? Send it on down, Lord!


  1. Anonymous says:

    Ooh!! Thanks for sharing this with me!! I haven’t stopped by the 5m4m site since the Blog Party so I missed this!!! Thank you, thank you!

  2. I am all over it! Thanks for telling about it, Amanda! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m being upset with you – I can’t imagine not having a vacuum!! I vacuum every morning 1) b/c we have a dog and a baby and 2) b/c it’s therapeutic for me. I have an electrolux and stinking love it. But my friend has a Dyson and stinking loves her. I hope you do win, I’ll be crossing my fingers for you!

  4. good article, i will add my feeds.


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