I’m on a mission – and although it isn’t impossible, it’s not going to be an easy one. You see, I have my eye on a few different vacuum cleaners. All have pros and cons, and are recommended by fellow moms. But the question I must answer (and soon, because my current vacuum has about zilch suction power right now) is this:
Which vacuum is the best fit for my family?
Here’s the situation. I have a toddler, and a very messy one at that. I love her dearly, but oh how frustrating is the constant layer of cheerios and crumbs upon our rugs! I have to vacuum every day – there’s just no way of getting around that. And that’s not all – I’m pregnant again so in about six short months there will be another little one creating chaos and messes!
So here’s my Dream Feature #1:
A vaccuum cleaner that is not heavy and bulky, making it easy for me to pull it out and vacuum every day!
Another consideration: I am living in a very small house with limited storage. Seriously, I have ONE closet and there isn’t even room enough for one upright vacuum. My current vacuum resides in the living room in a very conspicuous place – and when I want to hide it from company it goes into my room with the door shut.
So Dream Feature #2 is:
I would love a vacuum that is easy to store!
More considerations: My small house has quite a bit of furniture and decor, creating oh so many nooks, crannies, and spaces that are hard to get to.
That makes Dream Feature #3:
A vacuum cleaner that is easy to maneuver and has a hose attachment that will reach small spaces!
Still another consideration: I would prefer not to have to purchase extras like vacuum bags. I think it’s great being able to see what you’re sucking up anyway and being able to dig through it if you have to to retrieve small toys, etc.
Which leads me to Dream Feature #4:
Give me a clear bin to empty rather than vacuum bags and make me a happy woman!
Other features I would like to have:
- Air filtration
- Powerful suction action
- A long hose for cleaning hard-to-reach corners, in the couch, places like that.
And NOW: The equally awesome vacuum cleaner contenders…
Dyson Animal Pro: Maneuverable, light, and with root cyclone technology
But… Cord that needs to be wrapped.
Dyson Turbinehead Pro: Very maneuverable and with bin capacity larger than regular upright.
But… It might not be as simple to store as an upright.
The Oreck Platinum Pilot with 360 Glide
Pro: Bagless, HEPA filter, 12-foot wand and hose
But… It doesn’t appear to be quite as maneuverable as some of my other favorites.
Pro: Cord Rewind & Folding Handle
But… The hose and wand don’t reach as far as the Dyson
Your Thoughts and Experiences?
Have you had any experience with these vacuum cleaners, or would you like to recommend a different one? I would love to hear your thoughts!
(This is a personal post, completely unsponsored.)