The Best Vacuum for the Organized Homemaker
Which Vacuum is best for the Organized Home?

There are 6 basic types of vacuums. The small Hand-held, Stick vacuums and Sweepers, Upright Vacuums, Canister Vacuums, Central Cleaning System Vacuums, and Wet-dry Vacuums.

Each of these vacuum types come in variety of brands, styles and prices. Each vacuum has certain values and drawbacks. So learn more.

As with all small appliances, they all have their place and time. An organized home probably has several different types of vacuums used at different times and for different purposes.

I do not believe that there is an all-purpose vacuum. Certainly the more you pay for it, the better it should work, and more features it will have. Some vacuums have so many features and accessories that they are a chore just to gather them, much less use them.

For the purpose of this article I am not going into the pros and cons, or even the specific uses of each type of vacuum.

Right now I want to discuss vacuum usage and which vacuum to choose. I advocate vacuuming heavy traffic areas daily, or at least a couple times a week.

I remember a time, when I was a young homemaker and was just given the gift of new wall to wall carpeting for my dining room and living room. It was an exciting time for me. I wanted to be sure do everything right and preserve my carpet forever.

I had an old vacuum, and there was nothing wrong with it, but I wanted to be sure that my vacuum was the proper one to be using on this new carpet.

So being a gullible young person, and also hoping that my dad would buy me a new 'more suitable' vacuum, I asked the carpet salesman the big question. What type of vacuum should I use to keep up this carpet.

My dad and husband rolled their eyes, expecting, as I did, a sales pitch for the top-of-the-line high-priced vacuum.

The sales man was silent for a moment and then asked me if I really wanted his honest opinion. I stated that yes, I did.

He very kindly looked at me and at my dad and husband, and explained how ground in dirt is the downfall of any carpet and that how vacuuming will preserve the life of the carpet.

I readily agreed that was true and was waiting for his verdict.

He smiled at me and said that I probably would not like what he was about to say. He then proceeded to tell me that the best vacuum in the world isn't what I needed. I needed a vacuum that I would use.

He then went on to say that a vacuum used on a regular basis, whatever type, or whatever price is the best vacuum for me. A deluxe vacuum sitting in the closet will not keep the carpet clean.

I learned a lesson that day, the organized housekeeper uses appliances that she can handle, and will easily use as often as necessary. That is not to say that a good quality, vacuum with all the accessories is not invaluable for major cleaning.

The answer to the question that I posed in the beginning of this article is very simple. The vacuum that you will use each day is the vacuum that is best for the organized homemaker to have readily available.

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