A little while back, my trusty vacuum that my parents bought me when I got my own place gave up the ghost. I looked around and picked out one that I thought would work perfectly. It seemed perfect - it was bagless, an auto retractable cord, and all kinds of on board attachments. But I hated it from the very first time I used it. It was heavy and even though you could turn off the carpet brush, I had to use the hose attachment to clean my hard floors (the dirt, dust and whatnot spit all over the place). The hose attachment is too short so I am forced to hunch over while I clean the carpets in 3/4 of my house. After I spent an hour or so Sunday hunched over, vacuuming the same surfaces over and over again, I decided that I was done with this one.
I have always been intrigued by the Dyson commercials and everyone I know who has one raves about them. I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the cash on one but I did some research online and decided to bite the bullet. Target had one in their ad this week - pretty much the regular price but they were throwing in a free battery powered hand-held vac. I also had a nice gift card from Mom that was burning a hole in my pocket from the holidays. Plus, the ball is cool and it's purple!
I opened the box tonight and started to vacuum. I was impressed immediately because I could vacuum the hallways without using the hose attachment and it was picking up the dog fur with ease. Plus it weighs 10 lbs less than my other vacuum which is a huge difference. And I didn't have to bend over at all to clean anything. Yeah, no more aching backs just to clean the house! Then I tackled the rug in the family room. It is a 5 x 7 rug and Mr. M and I were completely shocked when we looked at all the dust, dirt, dog hair and fibers in the canister. Plus, the rug was visibly cleaner than it has been in months (even after I steam cleaned the rug!). Remember I just vacuumed within the last 36 hours. I was on a roll!
We have berber in our bedroom and I have never been happy with any vacuum we have ever had. None seemed to pick up the dust along the edges of the room. None until now. I could see the difference immediately. I even vacuumed the valance in our bedroom with ease!
I should be slightly embarrassed by this but here is all the dirt that was picked up in about 15-20 minutes even though I just cleaned on Sunday night.