Friday, October 15, 2010

10 Reason We Love This Vacuum

  1. Didn't cost much. About $10 at Big Lots (the brand is Simple Human).
  2. Doesn't make a loud, scary sound. Does make a soft, interesting sound.
  3. Doesn't use electricity. 
  4. A simple design that will (hopefully) outlast a typical electric vacuum. We've already had it four years and it's as good as new.
  5. Can easily be switched from adult-sized to child-sized by unscrewing the middle section of the handle.
  6. A good source of "heavy work".
  7. Gives the children a meaningful way to contribute to the housework.
  8. Orange is the Raccoon School signature color.
  9. Easy to store, and can be hung flat against the wall.
  10. Fun to use!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! We did the same thing with our carpet sweeper when my children were young to make it child-sized. Very Montessori - and preschoolers love to help clean with it!

    Glad you found me through Hip Homeschool Hop! I'm enjoying your blog!