Can I get a quick show of hands here? Alright...
How many of you LOVE to clean?
Ok get those hands up there so I can see them, nice and high. It looks like not many of you.
I'm not shocked. How about this, how many of you would enjoy cleaning 'more' if it was easier and maybe a little less time consuming? I know that I really love to clean. I love the feeling of when my house looks awesome, and when my countertops and floors gleam like the top of the Chrysler Building. Getting it there on the other hand, is a whole other story. For me, I feel like if I had just a little bit more time, or maybe it was just a little easier, I would be compelled to do it daily.
This brings me to my floors. With five kids, two cats, and one husband, my house sees it's fair share of nastiness. During the holidays, I was finding needles from the Christmas tree, random pieces of sparkly garland, and glitter from school...Oh the glitter. With that being said, my floors needed to be swept or vacuumed every.single.day. That gets really old... And I found that getting behind on it by just one day, made my gorgeously decorated Christmas house look like a really nasty eyesore.
While shopping at my local Aldi, I saw a sweeper vacuum in their household aisle that was only $15. It had originally been priced at $18 which was still a really great deal, but at $15 I felt that it was my civic duty to give it a try. I had been tossing around the idea of purchasing something like this for quite awhile but couldn't quite settle my mind on one that had the right price/good review ratio. For $15 though, I figured how bad could it be...
Getting it home, I broke it out of the box and quickly assembled it. Then set to work... I had one word.
I swept the entire kitchen, the playroom, then the foyer, then while I was at it I figured I'd do the bathroom too. All in less than 10 minutes. TEN MINUTES PEOPLE. While I was standing there admiring my handiwork, I figured I'd give it a try on the few throw rugs I have in the house. Pure Perfection... The Sisal rug under our kitchen table? The one that I have to drag our regular vacuum out for? And inevitably bang into the legs of the table and chairs... I was amazed...
Are you wanting me to get to the point now?
Long story short, the $15 vacuum? It broke. I overworked it. It was bound to happen right? The money I spent though totally showed me that we totally needed one of these vacuums. Couldn't live without it.
Enter my Parents (aka: Santa) on Christmas. They got me the the Electrolux Ergorapido, my world was changed forever. What I thought was awesome before, was incredible now. This little baby is a 2 in 1 cordless vacuum. The lightweight construction and lack of cord make it so easy to move from room to room. It's also incredible for getting to those hard to reach places because of two reasons. It has a really fabulous and versatile swiveling head, as well as very cool pop out dustbuster built into the handle. This feature makes it nearly impossible to ignore those crumbs under the kids table, or the dustbunnies in the corner. Those two features make it easy to clean... On top of that, there are two attachment features for cleaning small areas like the top of the windows, in between the couch cushions, etc. Priced at $99 this competes with other sweepers in it's class. I think, because of the pop out hand vacuum it's more valuable.
For this Mom, this has truly made cleaning so much easier. I'm not sure if it's too much more fun, but it's much easier. So much easier in fact that the kids often will ask to do it for me... Now if only Electrolux could come up with a dusting contraption that would peak the kids interest just as much.