If you need to buy a new vacuum cleaner… the options can be endless. Have you ever walked into Wal-Mart and seen how many vacuums they have available? One has a wind tunnel, one uses powers from beyond this earth's atmosphere. Another even found the ability to draw energy to produce better suction power. No, I am just kidding, but there are too many options. When I buy a new vacuum, I really just look for something that has a good brand name and I check out what my friends are using and what they say. I have fallen into the trap of buying cheap vacuums only to see them break apart six months later. I find the easiest thing to do is to find something that has all the extensions to reach those corners that the vacuum cannot get to, something with a popular brand name, and something that isn't super cheap. Super cheap normally means… it will break soon and you will need to buy another one.

If you vacuum is currently deceased and you cannot afford a new one, you are not completely out of luck. You know how you can buy refurbished electronics? Well, vacuums are absolutely not any different. Just search Google real quick, or check out your local phone book and you are likely to find a few refurbished dealers selling many household essentials… among those, vacuum cleaners. When I ventured out to my local store, I was able to find vacuums that are normally $500 dollars for around $199… and of course the price drops comparably for each model. Don't just stop looking at that first store you find either. As always, different stores will have different prices and I never want to spend any more money than I really need to.

You can even do the same shopping online. Ebay and Amazon are some of the more popular internet websites that sell, or people sell, vacuums. They can usually be had for a cheaper amount than what you would find in Sears or Wal-Mart. My father recently purchased a new Dyson Ball vacuum. He spent $449 dollars on it. You can find the exact same vacuum as I type this for a little bit over $300 dollars on ebay. Which would you rather purchase… the cheap, or the expensive?

When it comes down to it, The Dyson Ball vacuum is probably one of the best vacuums on the market. The Ball part of the name means it doesn't just go back and forward. Much like the swifter, this vacuum can turn corners like nothing you have seen before. It requires no bags to hold all of the dirt you suck up. What does that mean to you? It means that you have to spend no additional money to keep running the vacuum. The Dyson vacuums probably have the best name and reviews of any vacuum online. My mother even likes her Dyson over her old $1200 vacuum she bought from a house to house vacuum salesperson. Don't let the questions knock you down, be aware of what you are looking for and do your research!