Y'all were so helpful with the bread recipes (and I have more links and recipes to add to the carnival, just as soon as I get a chance!) that I thought I'd throw a new question at you. My old vacuum cleaner was one of the things that didn't make the cut when we moved. This house has all hardwood floors, and I want a lightweight vacuum to save me from having to sweep every day. Any recommendations? I want something that won't scratch the floors but will pick up the crumbs and can handle area rugs too.
I do use a Swiffer broom a couple of times a day, and that's great for dust but not crumbs. Has anyone tried the new Swiffer vac? It seems like basically a long-handled Dustbuster with a Swiffer pad mounted behind it. Looks promising, but wouldn't work on my area rug. Hmm.
I don't want anything big that will take up a lot of room in the closet. I know Orecks are small and light. Are they worth their salt? Will they scratch hardwood floors?