It's been two months since we moved to our cozy little apartment. We only have carpet in our bedroom and because of the moving expenses we opted to wait to buy a vacu-um ("Enchanted," anyone?!) a little later. But a little later ended up being two months later (I know, gross). We actually might have waited longer if Mark's allergies hadn't gotten so bad LOL. Mark has pretty bad allergies so we had to do some research to get a good one. We ended up getting the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum Pro. It's a really easy to use vacuum and we were both impressed by it's suction power. One con is that it's attachements need to be stored separately but so far that's the only bad thing. We bought ours from Bed, Bath, and Beyond with a 20% off coupon and paid about $160.