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    Electric Brooms....

    You know, the little rechargeable sweeper kind. Do you have one, do you like it? What type would you recommend? I hate to vacuum, but love these little sweepers. Have had two Bissell ones now & both had short lives, so am wondering? Hubby thinks we need to spend more on, like $60 to $100, but I'm not so sure, so tell you experience & what you recommend. I hate to vacuum, dragging out the big one, but these little ones make it so much easier, so I am encourage to do it more often, lol... any info would be appreciated at this point!....
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    do you have mostly hard floors or carpets? I had one but only used it on hard floors. Useless on rugs. There are some good basic vacs at WM for under $50, last time I looked.

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    Thay is the only kind of sweeper I can use due to health reasons I have to buy one about every six months I always buy the rechargable kind I have found that the cheeper one work as well as the mid priced one However I did have one called Fantom it lasted about a year but have been unable to find another one like it I have discovered that if I let it completely discharge before recharging the battery does last longer

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    I use a Swiffer vacuum for my hardwood floors. And I just purchased a new vacuum for my carpets, boy does it suck! (har de har har!) It's a "Eureka multicyclonic" and is supposed to compete with the Dyson at a much more affordable price. It's small and very light weight, much lighter than my old Bissell. My favorite thing about it? I can completely disassemble the dirt bin and wash it out. I hate it when the vacuum gets old and makes the house smell like a dog every time you use it - I'm hoping that since I can wash this one out, I can avoid the smell.

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    We mostly have old carpet, with old lino in the kitchen.

    Peckish, I hear ya, last time I used our big one, DH said it made the house stink, lol!
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    THE VERY BEST (IMO) is the Bissel 3 in 1 Vac. It is Electric so no dead or weak batteries. It can have a handle with a floor attachment, or be just a "dust buster" thing. I got my at Walmart for $15. and they were $9 on black Friday this year. It is great in my sewing room...use it all the time. I was so happy when I found this that I posted on here about it.

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    So far, of the two Bissells we've had, neither lasted long enough to worry about the battery dying...
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    I have a Sharp broom with the detachable mini dust buster. It has actually lasted longer than anything I've ever had. I've probably had it well over 5 years and it's just now to the point of not holding a charge. I have wood floors and ceramic tile and its great for pickups. I have an Oreck upright and a handheld canister, too, that I use for bigger jobs and vacuuming molding, etc. I'm going to be on the lookout for another Sharp!

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    I love my Electrolux sweeper.

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    I had a inexpensive one with rechargeable battery. LOVED it, but it didn't last long. Due to heath reasons it is exactly what I needed. Guess I should save my pennies and buy another one. I sure do miss it.

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    I have a really good one I got from Wal-mart. It is a navigator.For floor carpet etc. 139 or so dollars. It is really powerful. Barny.

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    The electric brooms don't appeal to me. It's not bad, because it dosen't take much concentration to operate. However, when you need to fly, all you do is go around in circles. Even with a long extension cord, if you have a long flight, you have a sudden drop as soon as the cord becomes unplugged. My husband put a hand tied broom in the sewing room so that I can "take off" and not bother everyone else in the house when I get to feeling a bit witchie. I don't need it to fly anymore. When I'm having a bad day, I just get the broom and people leave me alone.

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    The best thing I ever did was to buy a decent vacuum cleaner. It is the smallest in the range but very effective. I had not realised how inefficient the other brooms and vacuums were until I used it. Now I have less respiratory problems, so I think the quick fix is not really the way for me.

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    I have a Rumba Robot and LOVE IT :-) I really hate vacuuming. I push the button in the morning when it's finished the job It plays little music like it would say anything else Mam? LOL I empty it and plug to recharge. I do this every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I love my Electrolux sweeper.
    Me too! I've had mine for 3 years, still works like new.
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    I have two of these--one for downstairs and one for upstairs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit View Post
    THE VERY BEST (IMO) is the Bissel 3 in 1 Vac. It is Electric so no dead or weak batteries. It can have a handle with a floor attachment, or be just a "dust buster" thing. I got my at Walmart for $15. and they were $9 on black Friday this year. It is great in my sewing room...use it all the time. I was so happy when I found this that I posted on here about it.
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    i have a swiffer sweeper also and with 6 fur babies it gets used every day. the steps and by the door- always dirt n fur! love my swiffer
    for bigger jobs I love my Dyson tho
    You never stand taller than when you stoop to help a child.

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    I use my swiffer also on my hardwood floors and love it I also made a swiffer cover in microfiber and it works wonders. For my carpets in two small bedrooms I wait for Merry Maids to do they use their own vacuum. Love my swiffer especially with my new covers.

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    I have a big heavy vac that makes my back hurt whenever I use it. Thinking of getting a vac broom to replace it. I have one for the upstairs that I boughht many years ago for about $30 and it really picks up threads from the low pile rug in my sewing room..

    I have hard floors in den, bathrooms and kitchen and use a swiffer with wet or dry pads. Micrco pad for it sounds like a good idea so I think I'll make a few from one of my micro towels. One problem I have is mainly in the kitchen as I end up hand wiping up lots of little particles when I'm finished. Would a swiffer vac work better at picking up all those little particles?
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    I got a Eureka Quick-Up after reading everything I could on Amazon. ( http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-Quick-U...3465622&sr=8-1) I LOVE it! It also has a beater-bar that I always use - it works great on the hard floors too. It's rechargeable so I just always have it plugged in when I'm not using it.
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    We have a big Dyson we got as a last resort when we had the big hairy German Shepherd. Years later it still works great. I've used swiffer vacs for a long time on the hard surfaces, and then Dyson came out with the rechargeable cordless vac with a few attachments. It works on hard surfaces and carpet. It is spendy, but since our other one worked very hard and is in great shape (Hubby uses it when it is his turn to vacuum) I felt like this one would last a long time. It seems very light to me, not all that noisy. The one thing some people may not like besides the price is that you have to keep your finger on the "trigger" to keep it going. This is not an issue for me since I don't have any problems with my hands.

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    Hello quilters...I live in NH. I would love to sew alone with somenew quilters.

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    Thanks for all the input! We found a Shark for $50 at Walmart, so am trying it now. They had several Shark in different price ranges & this one was a bit better than the cheapest one. DH liked the look of it, so we got it. I do have a bigger vacuum too, a Dirt Devil, but like using one of these inbetween. I still have an old one, non battery too. that MIL got from the Fuller Brush Co. long ago. Still use it at times too. So they all come in handy. This new one, is two speed & the handle will bend in the middle, to vacuum under tables & such. Not sure how it will work on stairs, but will try it & find out. After back problems, ones like this are much easier on back to use, so it's worth the price for me. We also got the one year Walmart warranty, so we will see how that works, if we need it, & I hope we won't, lol...
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