Monday, November 22, 2010

I Want I Want

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.


Anonymous said...

Great! You can have it!

lauren said...

i had one of these and thought it would be great but I really didn't like it (got it for cheap off craigslist) and sold it for even cheaper at a garage sale.

Daizy said...

Thanks Mom!

Daizy said...

Lauren, what didn't you like about it? What do you use instead?

Anonymous said...

It is easily clogged by pet hair...and when it gets clogged it spits the dirty water in the tank back on to your floors. We have had ours for 7 years, but about 2 years ago it broke and we haven't been able to fix it. My husband really likes to use it.

Daizy said... I might need to sweep first. That is good to know.