Tuesday, February 26, 2008
When does pinching each penny become a problem
Okay this picture is of the vacuum that did not suck, or actually it did figuratively just not literally. Someone gave us this vacuum over a year ago. It seemed to work okay and then it started coming apart. Well I thought I will just anchor it and it will be fine. So what if I had to vacuum at a funny angle. It still worked why spend money on a new vacuum when I still have one that works. Well my husband finally had enough of my penny pinching when he saw me vacuuming all bent over funny, LOL He forced me literally to have a new vacuum. We did not purchase a horribly expensive one. Here is a picture of the new vacuum.
Now here is where my penny pinching ways were shown to be a problem. All this time I have been vacuuming and thinking okay it did not get that popcorn seed someone dropped, but no biggie I can just pick that up. Well I discovered that not only did it not get the popcorn seeds, it really hardly picked up anything else either. I had vacuumed Saturday afternoon and on Sunday night to my horrible shame and embarrassment when my husband tried out the new vacuum, he filled the dirt container nearly half full in just the living room.
I nearly died of shame. How awful that I was leaving all that dirt behind. It is amazing what was being missed underneath it all. So sometimes we need to carefully reevaluate before we continue to pinch pennies. Sometimes the dirt left behind just is not worth the few pennies pinched.