I am no Suzy Homemaker. I come by it honestly, and anyone who knows me will attest to that!
I have a happy, mostly healthy, and tremendously loving home, however when you knock at my door prepare for a frantic, singsong voice to greet you with “Just a minute!!” as I frantically scramble to clear off the counter tops and hide the unfolded laundry before you make it up the stairs.
“Mind the mess! **insert random excuse about how busy work, life, or the family has been**”
You know what I’m talking about right? I know I’m not the only one who does this.
Sharing a home with small humans and a big dog means messes are just another part of everyday life. Despite my best efforts to ensure the kids clean up after themselves, it seems I’m always stepping on a rogue Cheerio, or watching a tumbleweed sized ball of dog hair roll down the hallway — messes are always there.
A few things are guaranteed in my home – You will be loved, you will laugh, you will be well fed, and you will leave with dog hair that you didn’t come with!
Vacuuming is the most often neglected chore in my home. Not a huge deal if you don’t have a 100lb moving shed machine, leaving a trail of discarded fur everywhere he goes in your home, problem is — I do. I hate vacuuming mostly because it’s an ordeal. I store my gigantic vacuum downstairs so it’s out of sight (and often out of mind), which means that I have to lug it up a large flight of stairs to access our main floor living area of the house.
My old vacuum was a boat, nearly as tall as me, and almost as heavy, it lacked maneuverability and power making what should be a seemingly easy task overwhelmingly daunting. I’ve recently welcomed a Dyson V8 Absolute into my home, and in only a few days it’s been the absolute best thing to come through my front door! Weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds, this versatile vac goes from a stick to handheld and more in a couple of clicks and a matter of seconds. The Dyson V8 Absolute comes with 8 attachments – direct drive cleaner head, mini motorized tool (perfect for stairs!), soft roller cleaner head, combination tool, rigid crevice tool, mini soft dusting brush, mattress tool, and an extension hose.
Negotiating my old upright up 14 stairs while vacuuming was one thing, but I can count on more than one hand the number of times I plugged in at the bottom of the stairs only to get to the top and accidentally yank the cord out. The Dyson V8 Absolute is cord-free allowing you to get around with ease. It’s lithium-ion battery boasts up to 40 minutes of fade free power, however as a caution, some of the attachments when used on max suction greatly decrease the run time. This hasn’t yet been an issue for me, and is a small price to pay for the sheer cleaning power you get — seriously, you’ll be blown away!
As far as household cleaning equipment goes, the Dyson V8 Absolute is one sexy machine. The body of the machine is compact, as is the clear bin that holds your waste. This means that it fills up faster than typical vacuums, however the ease of emptying the bin makes this a non issue.
Simply hold the Dyson V8 Absolute over your garbage bin, pull up on the red garbage lever and the bottom of the vacuum literally falls open neatly and cleanly disposing of all your dust and dirt particles.
No mess, no fuss!
Anything that can contend with my messy kids, my messy self, and constant pet hair is a huge win!
What’s your least favourite household chore?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dyson and Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club. As always, all opinions are my own!