Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cleaning......Can It Be Fun?????

Well I think not unless you are deranged......just kidding.  :-)  I do enjoy cleaning sometimes but most of the time I have to bribe myself to get the job done.  I do Love clean so there's got to be a compromise in there somewhere.  This quandary prompted me to try a new vacuum cleaner yet again.  Yes I go through vacuums like most people do paper towels.  I'm not sure what the answer to this is.  Do I abuse them, use them too much, or are we just too dirty.  No answer....

These questions motivated me to try something new.  I know everybody has heard the cheers for Dyson Vacuums and I would love to own one too.  Sadly that's just not in the budget right now.  I also like the ones that have a detachable hand vac - there are just so many places to get into when you live with pets.  I found a kind of a combination vacuum that I truly love.  I am just getting to know it but so far it is wonderful.  If you have any issues with arthritis, etc., like I do, then this really is a great way to go.  Full disclosure - I am receiving no compensation, etc for talking about this machine.  I just wanted to share something that works for me.  It is the Shark Rocket and believe me it earns it's name.  You can find them here at their web site.  They are also available at Amazon and other retailers.  If you use their site, they are giving away one of their steam mops for trying the little guy and if you don't like it after using it, you can return it for a full refund and they will pay the shipping.  I shop online a lot so this is a super deal.

Here are a few things that I learned about trying it.  The dust cup is small but it is big enough for me because I can just empty it regularly and I tend to vacuum in shifts anyway.  It detaches easily enabling you to use it freely without the tube.  It has an extra long cord which I love and I don't have to worry about it running out of battery power since it is electric.  It is extremely maneuverable - I can get under my bed, tables, chairs, etc. with ease.  The unit is tall which keeps me from bending and saves my back.  It comes with some awesome tools - crevice, brush, and a regular vac tool.  There are also more available on the site.  It has a switch to move from carpet to bare floors and that works great.  So I have to rate this little powerhouse at about a 4.5 out of 5.  We will see how durable it is since our house seems to be the place vacs come to die.

Also the little steam mop that was sent to us free of charge is no slouch either.  It came with two durable tough pads and it quickly steams up and works well.  Time will tell on the durability of this one as well.

I still don't necessarily find cleaning fun but these two little machines are making it a little less painful and easier.  Now if I can just convince the dogs that it didn't come here to kill them.  Ugh.....

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