Its new home is the garage until we either put it on Craigslist, sell it to a local vacuum repair/resale place, or donate it to one of our siblings.
As far as choosing our new vacuum, we set a budget of $150-$200. I scoped out Target and gave Matt a list of three vacuums that interested me. He did all the research to choose the best option for us. We needed a vacuum that was lightweight, easily turned off the bristles (I intend to use it on our hard floors downstairs), and had a HEPA filter (preferably a washable filter). In my opinion, the HEPA filter was the most important feature since Matt has asthma and allergies. Fortunately, most vacuums these days have a HEPA filter. Our choices included the Hoover WindTunnel Air, the Shark Naviator Lift-Away, and the Shark Navigator Professional. We chose... the Hoover!
So, after six phone calls to target.com (don't even get me started!), and a few days of waiting, we received our sexy new Hoover! Within the first five minutes, it was already set up and I was vacuuming upstairs.
What's your favorite household electronic? Is it a vacuum, television, KitchenAid Mixer or something else? Leave a comment; I'd love to know if I'm the only one smitten by a vacuum cleaner (although the KitchenAid is a close second in my book)!