Cords, heavy vacuums and kids that drop everything on the floor – those are three things that just don’t mix. In the last week I’ve had to clean up cereal, glitter, paper snowflake remnants, crumbs from dinner, crumbs from lunch and crumbs from breakfast. I’ve had to clean up confetti, play doh, cut up straws and what felt like an entire bucket of sand, dumped from a shoe, in December – I know a thing about cleaning up messes.
If you’ve got messy kids, you know what a hassle it is to get out the vaccuum and use it to clean up those kid-messes. If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a lot of time getting cords out of the way, pulling heavier vacuums up stairs and wondering if it could be a little easier to get everything cleaned up.
Three ways to do that: a vacuum that’s cordless, a vacuum that’s lightweight and a vacuum that your kids are going to fight over to want to use – that’s how.
The Dyson V6 Absolute
The Dyson V6 Absolute is designed for hard floors and carpets, meaning that you’re going to be able to seamlessly glide over the laminate to the floor mat that catches most of the sand coming in the house from the kids.
Let’s talk about that sand coming into the house – which apparently is still an issue in December. Attachments: The soft roller cleaner head has provided the most effective way to pick up the sand coming into the house.
20 minutes of clean time means that I can clean almost the entire downstairs without having to stop. For those big messes, use the ‘max power’ button and you can get six full minutes of cleaning. It may not sound like enough time, but with the effective clean and the right choice of cleaner head, I’ve got it down to a science and can clean the entire downstairs floor in under ten minutes, including the bathroom and laundry room (and I’ve got messy, messy kids!).
Switch it to Hand held cleaning. If you want to get right in there (like those crevices of high chairs or sofas) this choice is your number one.
Docking Station. This is genius and so user-friendly. Keeping an organized house means everything having a ‘home’. Being able to have it docked and giving the vacuum a home means the kids are going to put it back when they’re finished (because this is one vacuum they want to use) and that it’s not going to be in the way. Plus, there is room to store two of the cleaning heads, right on the dock. We have ours easily accessible, in the laundry room.
Putting the Dyson Absolute V6 to the Test
Recently, a couple of friends and I got together for cookies + cocktails, after the kids were in bed. The party got interesting when I dumped a box of cheerios on the floor and requested that my guest vacuum them up.
— Lori (@frugalyegmama) November 23, 2015
“That’s not going to catch the Cheerios” she said.
She was proven wrong. Cheerios, flour (and even ribbon) made believers out of the both of them. Everyone was impressed with the multiple cleaning heads that come with the Dyson V6 Absolute – and the soft roller cleaner