Sunday, April 26, 2009

The hardest-working member of our household

She's tall, thin, and beautiful, and always willing to work.

Well, as long as she's charged, that is.


I really love our Electrolux stick vacuum. It's pretty enough to keep out--and I keep it right next to the kitchen table. (It's amazing to me that our kids gain any weight since they seem to drop more food on the floor than I put on their plates.) I am barefoot a lot of the time, and I really get tired of using my feet as dry mops, every spare crumb sticking to the bottom of them.

And when it comes down to it, I really could do a major vacuum/mop on the tile daily, and I won't confess how VERY far from that ideal I am. So our trusty stick vac does the job of picking up spare bits of this 'n' that, sometimes multiple times a day.

I love that a hand vac is incorporated into the unit--it pops right out when I push those little buttons on the side.


With the hand vac, I can pick up Cheerios and such, and sometimes I even use it on a particularly "crumb-y" tabletop.

We paid about $40 for this (a refurbished model) at Big Lots about a year and a half ago. To say it was worth it is an understatement. I'm not sure how we got through the first two years of Chickie's life without it.


Dani said...

How lovely! I should get one of those! haha - You really should look into being paid for these advertisements! :)

Call Me Cate said...

She's quite sexy! My vacuum would be so jealous.

Unknown said...

We're in need of a new stick vacuum and while reading your post was Google-ing for it and noticed a safety recall that you may want to check - you didn't mention what model your family has but just in case FYI:

C. Beth said...

Dani--Actually I went back and read this, and it totally sounds like I'm being paid for it! Nope...just passionate about my red lady. :)

Call Me Cate--Isn't she, though?!

Larissa--Thank you so much for the link! I checked, and thankfully our particular model is not included.

Lindsay @ Makely said...

We have one, too! I love it. It's so great for quick clean ups and I love that the hand-held part pops right off.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I have this exact same thing.

I love it deeply.