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Best mess cleaning tools???

Discussion in 'Bird Boulevard' started by M_Riddly, 9/24/18.

  1. M_Riddly

    M_Riddly Strolling the yard

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    So recently, my vacuum cleaner broke. Thank god. That thing was the stuff of nightmares. It constantly fell over (it wasn't an upright, it was one of those super old ones) and lost suction all the time. Things got stuck in the hose and it had a gajillion attachments that you had to use to work the vacuum AND it weighed a couple tons. It was horrible. I am just wondering what vacuum cleaners you guys use or if you have some other way to clean you use? I have carpet but am working on turning it into laminent. What works?
     
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    Laminate is where it is at with birds :lol:

    For carpet, I have had my Shark Navigator for over 5 years now and no regrets. A shop vac also works wonders ;)
     
  3. Sarahmoluccan

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    I very much like shop vacs too :)
     
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  4. M_Riddly

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    I've heard shop vac's are good but I want an upright vacuum. I'm over lugging around the rolly bodies.
     
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    Sarahmoluccan Rollerblading along the road Moderator Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I got a mini one, I don't know if that's appealing to you at all
     
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    lexalayne Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    I got a monster power vac that’s commercially rated for cleaning large bars ... I love my macaws but not cleaning up after them
     
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    Putty knife. Best tool going. :)

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    I sweep,
    Shop vac
    Employ the putty knife
    Swifter vac
    And steam clean my floors
     
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    At least 3 of them ... they seem to get misplaced
     
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    WTH??? I have been known to use a pie server knife! Luckily I don;t eat pie & the putty knife seems so more piratical!!!
     
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  12. M_Riddly

    M_Riddly Strolling the yard

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    Hmm. Ok. So it seems shop vacs are the consensus. I was really hoping not to get one of those. I want an upright vac. Ugh. Yay me.
     
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    Well like I said I use a Shark, which is an upright :)
     
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    How much was your shark? Does it ever get clogged?
     
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    $150. I don't have many problems when using it as an upright, but if I use the hose I apparently get too ambitious and do clog it occasionally
     
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    I do use an old dyson and it works pretty well except it clogs on walnut shells and mac nuts ... for those it’s definitely a shop vac.
     
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    Yeah, for walnut shells, etc. you definitely want the 2.5" hose, not the smaller ones.
     
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    Dyson.

    I bought one last year during the black Friday sales. I bought it on line from the company WITH a fantastic attachment that can be used on hardwood floors.

    We went from carpet to the flooring that looks like wood but isn't, and you have to treat it like wood. Hubby likes to run the Dyson and says it is better than a broom.
     
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    Idk-if this thing can vacuum lawns maybe it’s worth a shot. and it picks up leaves, sticks, and yep bird poop!

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    BySabrina D.on March 24, 2015
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    So after humming and hawing about buying this vac, literally for three months I decided to take the risk. The reviews are terrible. I think this vac is awesome. It's suction is awesome for our astro turf grass on our rooftop deck. It picks up bamboo leaves, twigs, bird poop, bird seed, small bugs and rocks. It was simple to put together. It doesn't fall over on me, though I'm sure if the bag were to get full I can see how it would. This is a great purchase and it's great for what I needed it for.
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