Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Being an apartment user who was used to having roommates who had vacuum cleaners (or lived with hardwood floors), I found myself in that situation. I was using those broom/vacuums or whatever, but they always ended up dying.
My solution (refered by another friend) was a small 4 galloon shop vac. This may seem weird, but it has a lot of suction and works quite well as a rug vacuum. PLUS cat hair is easily wisked away, and it has no bags. And then you can always use it for wet stuff too. AND it's like $40, were most broom vacuums start at more, and an actually vacuum starts at $100. These are CAD btw.