What You See Is Not Always What You Get

After The Husband inadvertently sucked a sock into the vacuum cleaner* and promptly killed the motor, I had to go to Costco to buy a new one. This purchase in no way was based on my cleaning expertise. Trust me, I’m the last person you’d want cleaning advice from.**

Nor was this purchase based on my vast consumer products research. I bought it because it was the only one Costco had. And since I have two fur children, let’s just say I have massive dog hair issues and needed one without delay.

So after seeing the picture on the box, I was a little surprised to find this inside:

Can you say some assembly required?

Is this what Contents May Settle During Shipping means?

The good news is, the vacuum is now put together, it works, and The Husband is happy because he’s vacuumed up the equivalent of three Great Dane puppies. And he’s still not finished.

*The Husband likes to vacuum, knows how to clean and will even use that cute attachment thingy on the steps. He also knows, and has constantly pointed out to me, that you have to change the vacuum cleaner bag. I’ve never used that particular appliance enough to even fill a bag.

**Actually my mother is the last person you’d want cleaning advice from. She would agree. But today in the spirit of domestic helpfulness, I will offer the only two cleaning tips that I do know. (1) Dog barf, in any state of matter, should NEVER be vacuumed; and (2) Do not purchased a bagless vacuum because you can no longer be in cleaning denial. What were you expecting, I never said I was Martha.