Oh, we so need a new vac! Ours does its best, but I believe it was a simple inexpensive model to begin with and I vacuum everyday. I am sure the poor motor is on its last legs. With my family's allergies it would be nice to upgrade to something sporting a hepa filter.
Well, there is a Oreck Halo giveaway going on right now at the Experimental Mommy
The Not-So-Blog's Experimental Mommy will be giving away one Oreck Halo vaccume and it is super easy to enter. Her giveaway runs till 2/16 so there is still plenty of chances to get your entries in.
I have mine in... and my fingers are crossed. This mama needs a new vacuum!