|It's a miracle! New carpet|
A new carpet needs an excellent working vacuum!
About to vacuum said new carpet, the old vac got sick. It dates from 2005, as I recall. I took it apart, cleaned it out, replaced the bag, and all was not well. I'd replaced the belt a couple of months ago. The carpet book says you must vacuum a carpet regularly as it increases its life.
Long story short, hubby bought a new one in February. It is amazing! Hooray for entrepreneurs. He took the initiative, researched it, and went for it. (You can read a bit more below!)
It was on sale, $100 off. It was a goodly chunk of change, but with vacuums you get what you pay for. I had to put it together, but it was pretty easy. Then I used it on the carpet... It is so light, much easier to navigate amongst chair legs, and when you want to use it in a tight corner, the red handle lifts out, and you can use the wand for suction. For anyone with a bad back, it is priceless.!
You can see what the vac picked up. All I have to do is go outside, pop a button in the orange top, and the bottom of the canister opens, and out falls the cat hair! You can see what it picked up the first time I used it. I was shocked. It is amazing. And I'm worth it!
Shoddy goodsThis one is a great story. Sir James Dyson began inventing a better vacuum. Unlike many of the products in the big box stores, this one is a quality item. It does what he says it does.
I am highly offended by stores, like CheapMart, selling shabby goods. A lawn mower that stops working after a year. Clothes that fall apart. They demand cheaply-made goods, which ends up paying someone in a foreign country a paltry sum to work in a shabby factory. That $10 t-shirt,or cheap tie people crow about, means that foreign workers aren't paid a living wage. Then there are the costume jewelry products, which poison its wearers.
Sir James Dyson
This UK engineer inventor wanted better than this. In the late seventies, he began researching a better vacuum. He had to sell his vacuums through Japan, online, since the big companies did not want the buying of filter bags to become obsolete. He founded Dyson in 1993. Following his success, Hoover copied his design, and he sued them, earning a whopping £4 million in damages. Hah!
He has done very well.
According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2016, his net worth is £5 billion,He's also opened a technology institute in the UK:
"The Dyson institute will fill a vacuum in education"
This will help to plug the severe shortage of engineers, but more importantly equip students with the mindset of risk-taking that is so central to the success of his company.