Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rollers part 2

So yesterday I noticed that I did leave one thing out on my roller post. Sometimes you’ll see vacuums with the description “Two Brush Agitator”. This can be misleading if you’re not familiar with the terminology. but this does not mean that your vacuum comes with two rollers.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The appeal of Dual Motor

Take a look at these two vacuums below. See a major difference? Indeed, the purple one has a much larger head. But why is that? Does it mean that the suction coverage area is bigger? Well… no, not necessarily.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Everything you need to know about Vacuum Bags Part 3

We've gone through all of the cons and pros of the 4 different dirt capture systems. Now for my conclusion. In my experience,

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vacuum Deal!

Hey guys, just wanted to update you on some insight on a deal I caught wind of. This a stick vacuum at a low low price, good for vacuuming bare-wood floors on a small scale, like a small studio apartment. $69.95 with free shipping, check it out here!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Everything you need to know about Vacuum Bags Part 1

This post is dedicated to DEZMOND. I was going to get into this at a later time but since he asked I'll get into it now.
The first 2 are Paper bags, that are folded in half, followed by 2 Cloth Bags

There are, to my knowledge, 4 types of “bags”
Paper bags, Cloth Bags, Bag-less and Water Filtration

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Another mystery of the vacuum:
These little holes that appear on some of our canister vacuums. What is it for? I should always keep it closed right? Physic says that if I open this then suction will leak out, but why would I ever want less suction?
Sometime it’s hard to connect 1 and 1. The point of these holes is so if you’re vacuuming an area rug, and the suction on your vacuum is so strong that the rug is sticking to your vacuum, then you can reduce the suction using this hole. This way you can vacuum your rug, but not vacuum up your rug. Keep in mind that you want to only let out enough suction that your rug is not being sucked up. This is important on some machines, because on some the roller is powered by the suction power.
You’ll note that you’ll never see this on an upright. This starts to branch off into Upright VS Canister, but that’s another discussion for another day. And yes, DEZMOND totally called this out before I posted it. Good job!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cute infographic.

This was one of the most awesome info graphics I’ve seen in a while! I just had to share it with all of my followers. Hope you guys find it as funny as I did!
I couldn’t fit it onto the blog, click here to go to the link! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Facebook Cover Photo

Hi guys! I recently made a cover photo for my Facebook page. Check it out here! Tell me what you think; I spent about an hour on it. Feel free to like it while you're at it, and answer the poll there too!
As a thanks, here’s a sneak peak for the next post:
Do you hate it when your vacuum suction is too strong that it sucks your area rug up instead of just the dust? I’ll teach you how some vacuums remedy that tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vacuum bag almost full? Change it!

Happy Pi Day! (it’s 3/14, 3.14)
Just have a quick tip for you guys. For those of you with vacuums that have bags in them, you might want to change the bag once its ¾’s full. This is because past this point your vacuum starts to lose suction. This of course means don’t try to compact the dust in there once it’s full. So next time you’re trying to vacuum and you feel like your vacuum isn’t as strong as it should be, change the bag!
This of course brings in a whole new topic of bag vs. bag-less vacuums. A discussion for another day so stay tuned!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Editing done

So after reading some of your comments, I went back and edited my roller post anyways. Now there's pictures! And I figured out how to make the page break. Turns out it was hiding in front of me all this time. There's a "Insert jump break" button on the blogger interface when you're writing/editing a blog, it's to the right of the "Insert a video" button and it looks like a... page being ripped in half. Funny and annoying how things can hide in plain sight huh?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Editing Posts

So I've decided to go back and edit my vacuum roller post, because it seems to be taking up a lot of space on my blog. How do I set it up so that only the top part of the entire post shows up on the home page? And I realized that adding pictures will defiantly help people see my point (hehe). In your blogging experiences, how often have you edited a post after it’s been up for a while, and do you see people comment on them afterwards?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Everything you need to know about Vacuum Rollers

The roller. The stick with hairs sticking out. That thing that rolls around on the bottom of your vacuum, winding up all the hair possible into a big ball, causing most people to not look under their vacuum. For a long time you have not understood exactly what the purpose of that thing actually does. Is it actually important? Does it just wind up hair because your vacuum can’t pick it up? And how’s it roll so fast…

Monday, March 5, 2012

Woot 32 peices of Containers

Really, who couldn't use more of these?

One of the greatest organization tools known to man, and often underestimated, is the clear plastic box. Easy to use, easy to label, easy to identify, stackable, these things are truly one of the most perfect man-made inventions.
These are also airtight and BPA-free. Get 32 of them today for 19.99 including shipping! Woot usually has some strange deals, but this one is right on target today. Click me!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Video finally up!

So in the end turns out that has a video editor and it took whatever format I gave it. Take a look and tell me what you think!

I realized that the audio levels were very weird because I was talking while holding the camera. I decided to add captions, which was also pretty easy to do. Please excuse the nervousness in my voice, and the shaky camera work towards the end.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Editing Trouble

Anyone know a good video editor for .MOV? I tried Wondershare but when I put the video into it the audio doesn't come out, static comes out instead. Help?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Video Update

So the video is coming along, slowly. I had some trouble getting it off the camera and into a video editor due to its format. All the footage has been shot and just needs some editing and subtitling. As a sneak peak, I’ll say that anyone that owes an upright Oreck vacuum would like to watch this.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Hello followers,

I recently had a couple of requests to remove the CAPTCHA word verification, making commenting easier. Feel free to comment now!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My first cleaning set?

This is quite adorable. This is why I like auction sites like Amazon, you can find virtually anything.

I‘m considering getting this for my 4 year old niece as a birthday present, think she’ll like it? Leave your comments/thoughts below!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gallon of Windex $6.99, FREE shipping.

We have another staples deal today! These discounts will be applied on check out, but in the end you get a gallon refill of Windex for $6.99. Perfect for the Windex bottle deal I posted last week.

Sorry I couldn’t find a better picture... As always follow my blog for more deals like this! Click here for the deal.
Also, I’m trying to add a Facebook like box that directly connects to Facebook on the right sidebar, as well as some links to my Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Ideally it would just be logo links instead of text. Does anyone know how to do this?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pine-Sol on sale! 2-20

Today only, is having a sale on Pine-Sol!

It’s only $5.49 for 144oz of Pine-Sol, in three different fragrances. Grab yours quick here!
As always, stay tuned to the blog for updates on deals like this.
Also, we should have a video up sometime this week! We’re going to change the belt on a popular Oreck machine. What’s a belt? What does it do? Why does it break? Check back throughout the week for the answers!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Buy one get one free Windex for 2/17!

Hey guys, check out this cool deal I found! Buy one get one free Windex! And who can ever have enough of that magic blue stuff anyways?

Click here for the deal before supplies run out!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cleaner Sink

Found a neat little trick for a much easier to clean sink:

Today, I have a simple kitchen cleaning tip for you - scrub out your kitchen sink in the evenings after you've loaded the dishwasher and washed the dishes in the sink.  I use an old dish brush, a squirt of dishwashing soap, a little hot water and scrub away.  When I'm done scrubbing, the dish brush gets rinsed and tossed in the dishwasher.  What does this accomplish?  A clean sink, no dishes in the sink, and a clean counter, ready for the next morning's mahem. 
 Thanks Clean Mama! You can check out her blog here.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Welcome to my first blog post! I'm a person who is very enthusiastic about vacuums, cleaning, and other things. I’m a son of a mom who doesn't do much housework, a boyfriend of one who's slightly messy (shhhh), and I have 2 dogs, a cat, and 4 cockatiels. At the end of the day this leaves me with a mountain of things to clean. At this point, I find it therapeutic, and have learned to enjoy the finer aspects of it.
Since most of the blogs I've seen are run by females I've decided to put a male spin on this topic. I feel like vacuums are machines that are often misunderstood, and therefore are used improperly or not to their potential. I've taken up to blogging to promote cleaning, specifically vacuuming, and to document my journey through social media. Later on I'll have reviews up and instructional videos on certain topics. Let the blogging begin!