And not just a little twinge of pain. This is a full on, my-back-seized-and-now-I-can’t-pick-up-my-kids hurt. With a four month old and a two year old who insists on playing “two babies,” I am in a bit of trouble.
So, you can imagine, I am more than a bit excited that an Oreck XL Ultra just arrived at my door. This mighty little vacuum weighs only 9 pounds! To hold a vacuum that weighs so little is the strangest feeling – like when you have a toddler and you pick up a newborn. It is fantastic! (Now if only my kids still weighed 9 pounds!)
Considering my back is so damaged that I wouldn’t be able to use my old vacuum for months, a vacuum that is super light would be good enough for me.
But there are even more reasons I am giddy with vacuuming delight…
This tiny thing is a powerhouse, sucking up filth at the velocity of a cat 2 hurricane AND it has a hypo-allergenic filtration system that eliminates 99.9% of all allergen AND it even lays flat to fit under the bed or furniture. (Considering we are jammed with a home office and our family in a tiny townhouse, the fact that I can hide it so easily is super cool.)
Okay – I want to do a little vacuum dance right now. But, as I said, my back really hurts. So I am doing a happy dance on the inside.
(As moms, there is far too much vacuuming in our lives. Really! It is a never ending chore. So I am just counting my lucky stars that I get to use this fabulous vacuum while vacuuming again and again.)
If you haven’t seen the ads for this fabulous machine, check out the Oreck YouTube channel.
They have demonstrations, like this smoke chamber demo, that will have you dragging your husband to the computer and saying, “But Honey – look – all the smoke disappears! We really neeeed this!
Yes, it is infomercial style. But if you can move past that, it does make a darn good case for the vacuum.
Speaking of wanting the Oreck XL Ultra – do you want one?!? Cause we are giving one away!
All you need to do is:
- Publish a post on your own blog linking back to this giveaway post and also linking to the Oreck XL Ultra.
- Leave a comment on this post.
If you don’t have a blog, we understand you can’t link back, but then please spread the word amongst your friends.
This contest is only open to Continental US shipping addresses.
We’ll announce the winner on Thursday, February 28th. Please remember to check back then to see if you won and check your email (including your junk mail folder).