In this economy money can get a little tight and everyone is looking for ways to save money. Besides making your own cleaning products and washing your own "dry clean only" clothing, there is one more way to save money, and that is to spend smart. There is one appliance that I believe everyone should spend a little more on and that is your vacuum cleaner. While spending more money upfront seems counter productive, here are a couple reasons spending more money on a vacuum cleaner may be one of the best cleaning decisions you ever make.
You Use it Frequently
How many times do you come home to find that your nice white carpet has dog hair all over it? Or maybe you just want to freshen up the room before guests come over. The vacuum is one of the most used appliances in the home. Having a good vacuum that will get the job right the first time and won't leave dirt behind will not only make cleaning easier but longer-lasting.
It Effects Your Health
If your vacuum cleaner has a good filtration system it can remove all of the pesky elements that have been making you sick year round like the flu virus, mold, mildew, and dust. If you are someone who has lots of allergies, a good vacuum will help you battle the allergins lurking in your carpet.
In the Long Run, You Save Money
People don't like to spend a lot of money on their vacuum cleaners. In fact, most spend less on their vacuum than they do on a week's worth of groceries. The truth remains, however, that you get what you pay for. Poorly made vacuums may have to be replaced in as little as one year while a high quality vacuum can last for more than twenty years. I bought my Miele (made in Germany) 21 years ago and it works just as well as when I first bought it. If you divide the price over all the years I've used my vacuum, it's only cost me about $25 per year. Others who don't invest in a vacuum cleaner spend $90 buying a new vacuum every year. In the long run, it saves to pay.