If youâ€™re like me, an undomestic goddess of a kingdom comprised mostly of pet hair and assorted baby stuff, any help in biting back the dust is welcome. National Geographicâ€™s Green Guide recently published an article on vacuum cleaners, including product comparisons and buying pointers. I dug that they say vacuums are super-easy to repair but that seldom happens. It could, however, probably save you some money, not to mention please Mother Earth (and who doesnâ€™t like to keep on HER good side?) to try having the vacuum repaired or parts replaced (or do it yourself!) before you donate it to a thrift store, charity, or even â€œfreecycleâ€ it.Â But if itâ€™s time for a better vacuum or your household includes an asthma-and-allergies sufferer (like mine), take heart because todayâ€™s vacuum cleaning market lends credence to the idea that thereâ€™s a sucker born every minuteâ€”but this time, itâ€™s in a good way! Some models with HEPA filters (sometimes pricier, sometimes not) even help whisk away and imprison the brain cell-killing chemicals in flame retardants, the hormone-tampering phthalates as well as the carcinogens and pesticides that sneak in from the outside world. I take safeguarding the environment seriously but I canâ€™t resist one final punâ€”peruse The Green Guide and, for a more comprehensive list of vacuumsâ€™ green ratings, Consumer Reports. With these helpers, itâ€™s sure to be a wind-wind situation when you choose your next vacuum cleaner!
Find it Here: The Green Guide