This time of year does crazy things to my budget. Usually I just buy what I need to get through the season and hope that it all balances out in January...or February. That is one of the reasons that I wanted to get the mortgage paid off BEFORE Christmas, but it didn't happen.
Not only am I looking for gifts for others, but certain things catch my eye. Today it is this Hoover Floormate on sale at Big Lots for $70.
I was looking at steam cleaners before but I think this is much better. It vacuums, scrubs and dries! Sounds perfect for my dog floors. I can put lemon scented lysol in it and make my house smell lemony fresh. And I won't have to buy so many paper towels which is what I do now, spray bottle and paper towels on my hands and knees.
Then I remembered that my parent's have one of these so I asked them if they use theirs. My mom admitted that they haven't used theirs in 6 years! That could mean many things. Maybe they don't like it. Maybe it isn't convenient. Maybe they don't make many messes that require a wet scrubbing vacuum. Anyway, she didn't seem ready to part with it but who knows, maybe she will ship it to me for Christmas. And if not, I might just go buy it for myself if I can find one for $70.