Dirt Devil Endura Max XL Review

I received the Dirt Devil Endura Max XL at no cost review through Bzzagent. I decided to write a review on my blog about this particular vacuum because I really have a lot to say about it.

I want to start by saying, I’ve gone through over my fair share of vacuums. I’ve tried everything from higher end pricier vacuums like Dyson to budget friendly Walmart specials. I’ve mostly bought brand new vacuums but I did roll the dice on a few refurbs. Vacuums never seem to last more than a year or 2 for us no matter the style, price, or brand. We are a family of 6 with 3 cats. I run a robot vacuum daily and run an upright vacuum at least twice a week, sometime more. I do that because the robot vacuum just doesn’t get all the tighter areas and corners. I’ve also tried two different brands robot vacuums for the record. So I feel like I have a good comparison and can give a fair judgment on a vacuum.

So I received the Dirt Devil Endura Max XL in the mail. I unbox the vacuum and find my owner’s manual and set up info. I’ve set up quite a few vacuums. I found this one to be just a little confusing. Instead of the hose being one piece it’s actually two pieces. The written instructions for setup are minimal and the pictures are black and white and not very detailed. The pictures make it seem like the hose is all one piece but of course it’s not. I tried looking up youtube videos but to no avail. I finally figured out where it should go and I was ready to use the vacuum.

After the slight confusion with the set up, I also noticed that the materials used for the suction tube, hose, and suction tube release button were a pretty cheap plastic. It does not seem like it will be very durable. Especially in my house which is apparently hard on vacuums.

So I turn the vacuum on and, oh my goodness, it is absolutely the loudest vacuum I’ve ever owned. Even my husband was complaining about the noise. This vacuum also vibrates much more than I’m used to with other vacuums I’ve owned. I found myself not wanting to run the vacuum after the kids go to bed (which is usually the time I like to do it. I’m a night owl.) I also don’t want to run this vacuum in the mornings because my husband works night shift and I don’t want to wake him up.

So is there any good news Ang?

Yes, I can’t say I should just throw the whole vacuum away. The suction does appear to be pretty good. I had no issue vacuuming up popcorn, getting crumbs out of corners in the kitchen or vacuuming up cat hair. It’s really light weight for the size of the vacuum so it’s not a burden to carry it upstairs.

It’s multi-surface with different surface settings. I had no issues using it on my tile floors in my kitchen, hardwood floors in the living room, or carpeting in the bedrooms. It came with a couple attachments which were easy to apply and use on my furniture.

The canister works much like any other canister vacuum I’ve owned. Easy to open and empty the contents of the canister. Easy to replace the filter when needed.

The power cord length, I would say, is sufficient. I’ve had vacuums with longer cords, I’ve had vacuums with shorter cords. If I was wishing, I’d have the cord be another 3 feet longer or so but this part isn’t a deal breaker for me.

In Summary

If the noise isn’t an issue for you, you need a light-weight vacuum, and you’re not hard on vacuums like my family is then this would probably work out for you. It does the job.

Depending on the site, this vacuum is being listed with a retail price of $90 – $96. Had I paid that price out of pocket for this vacuum I would have been very disappointed. I don’t see myself using this vacuum much in my house especially since I have other options available. I think this will be one that I send off with one of my older boys to college or to their first place to get them started.

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August Preview of Gramma in a Box

I’ve looked at Gramma in a Box before. I loved the idea, especially for a rainy day activity for the kids. When I saw the August preview, that was the seller for me.

Gramma in a Box has a super cute sea life and beach theme. How cute are these cookies?

So what’s the deal with Gramma in a Box? Well it was created by a grandmother that would make up similar boxes to ship to her grandkids so they can do the activity together when they skyped.

Each box contain almost everything you need to create up to 20 treats in each box. Boxes contain cookie or candy treats that are easy to do. “Gramma does all the work so you can have all the fun”

I ordered the August box to try it. It looks fun, easy, and tasty. There are also subscription for 3, 6, or 12 months if you like.

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I can’t wait to see what the holiday boxes look like. I plan on doing an unboxing video and a review post after I receive the August box. I’m trying to become active on Tiktok so I might do a video there too.

Cute clams to make and eat!

Have you tried Gramma in a Box yet? What did you think?

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Visible by Verizon Wireless: Unlimited Data As Low As $25/mo

We recently got out of a dinosaur plan that my family and I had. There were 4 of us on the plan sharing only 4 GB of Data which was then slowed dramatically if we went over. We were paying an astronomical amount too and not getting much in return. I was hesitant to switch carriers because I had been with the same company for 16 years with the same phone number. It had obviously been a while since I shopped around. So glad I did.

We found a plan that gave us much more data, we got to keep our phone numbers, our phones, and had the same coverage. I have no idea why we didn’t do it sooner. The best part, we saved a ton of money and actually got more.

If you’ve been considering switching to save money but hoping for more you gotta check out this offer from Verizon Wireless.

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Selling a House That’s Part of an Estate

My father in law passed away in November. We found out he had no will in place. With the help of a good attorney they helped my husband set up an estate. Our attorney has been walking him through everything. While there was a lot to deal with in regard to the estate, probably the biggest piece is selling the house.

We did an estate auction and tried to sell the house through the auctioneer. We were selling it “as is” We had an interested buyer but that person was trying to use a VA loan. The VA doesn’t grant loans for houses “as is” we learned. So that fell through.

We hired someone to take the rest of the stuff away that was left after the auction. We then hired a professional cleaning service to clean the inside of the house. It was then ready to be put on the market by a realtor this time. We chose to use Remax. We had a lot of interest in the house and 2 good offers within the first 2 days of listing. Fun fact, our realtor told us that Remax has there own cleaning service that we could use for an additional cost so that’s who we ended up using. They did a great job.

In our area houses are cheap, especially in comparison to many areas. Taxes are low too. Our school district is one of the best in our area. So had all kinds of offers while trying to get it ready for market. One person told use they were to get a settlement at the end of the month and wanted to buy the house and the truck. Another person was trying to rebuild their life after some life circumstance and was trying to find bad credit loans

I have the Zillow app on my phone. It was encouraging to see all the views and saves on the house. We are so ready to finalize everything with this estate and move on. If I’m being honest, I have the Zillow app on my phone all the time. I’m always curious as to what different house in my area look like on the inside. I also have dream homes saved on the beach, you know, just in case. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!

It made us quickly realize that hiring professionals through the whole process was worth every dollar. From our attorney walking us through the process, to the auctioneer handling the selling of his truck and a number of things from the house, the cleaning service for making it look great and move-in ready, to the realtor being on top of things, I wouldn’t want to do it any other way. Plus a lot of the fees were able to be deducted from the estate account because it all dealt with the estate.

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