With all my good intentions, I decided to vacuum the apartment today. There are two old VCs at this apartment. One heats up and shuts itself down after a while and, the other has a damaged top cover.
I decided to use the second one and of course I managed to break the handle of the top before I even started vacuuming so, it cannot be used.
The first thought that came to my mind was to get rid of both and buy a new one. My sister and I started exchanging messages as to what to get while I kept sending her my "finds" online. Then, I remembered that I am generally a frugal person so, I spoke to the Customer Rep and found out that the top cover is available as a spare part and can be delivered to my doorstep. If I wanted them to install it, that would cost extra.
I went to check to see if I can replace the cover myself and found out that, it is very easy. So, at a fraction of the cost of a new VC, I will be able to make this guy work. Isn't frugality fantastic?
I vacuumed most of the apartment with the other VC and I got tired, heated up and shut down before it did.
So, both VCs are staying. One will be patched up and the other will be used as a backup. My sister agreed that buying a new VC for an apartment that is barely used is a waste. Besides, we do not want to add to the landfills.
Then, the not so frugal side of me told me to order dinner instead of cooking tonight. Thinking about how much money I ended up saving, I decided to treat myself. Earned it, right?