I decided that our Bissell bagless was just not cutting it anymore and started researching vacuums. Someone recommended this Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A thread about vacuums and I was literally “sucked in” for hours on end reading what this vacuum repairman had to say. Not only did I learn a few things about vacuums, he totally sold me on getting a better vacuum.
I went to a local store the next day and checked out some Miele vacuums and was in for a bit of sticker shock. I only did a cursory search on Amazon to see how much they were and I saw that there were some starting at $250. When I got to the store, I found out that the cheaper versions wouldn’t be suitable for carpet — they were hardwood vacuums only. Vacuums that would be suitable for medium pile carpets would start at around $600+. Gulp.
I haven’t yet decided what I’m going to do. I really don’t want to commit to spending $600+ on a new vacuum. The Reddit vacuum guy basically recommended buying the most expensive vacuum you can afford. I’m not totally sold on that idea yet.
Costco has a Sebo upright for $600 but again, that is a bit more than I want to spend. Costco.ca has some Mieles for < $500 but darn it, they are only available in Canada! So I think maybe I’m going to shelve this idea for a bit and come back to it.