We're approaching the 2-year mark of our move across town and into our new-to-us home. And while I love, love, love our home- I am not so crazy about all of the stairs. This house has four levels…. the basement/mud room level, the main floor, the second floor bedrooms (and even this level is split with two bedrooms three steps above the rest of the second floor), and a 4th floor loft bedroom, accessible only by a narrow, twisting, spiral staircase.
Now I don't mind all of these levels and steps in terms of living in the house… it's the lugging of stuff that is killing me. Specifically- the vacuum cleaner. The model we have is heavy and bulky which makes it hard to carry up and down steps- and downright dangerous to carry up and down from the loft! And what gets really dirty are the hardwood stairs themselves- so vacuuming them means a whole lot of balancing of our vacuum on landings while I use the attachment hose to clean each step, and then moving the cord from one floor to the next to power the machine. It's a bit of a pain!
For awhile I considered buying another vacuum cleaner to keep up in the loft bedroom so that I would no longer have to carry one up and down the spiral staircase, but that did nothing to solve my problem of using my big heavy vac to clean the steps. And then I found the Hoover Air 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Vacuum. It was love at first use.
She is lightweight (less than 7 pounds!). I can easily carry her with one hand up the narrow winding staircase, which allows me to keep the other hand firmly on the railing!
She is cordless! No more plugging and unplugging the cord on different levels of the house! No more unplugging one of the boys' 400 electronic items in order to power my vac! Her LithiumLife battery lasts for 15 minutes before requiring re-charging (and the power on the vacuum doesn't fade as the battery charge runs low). That's more than enough time to vacuum the boys' bedroom floor and tackle the stairs! And the cool thing is- this Hoover battery is interchangeable with other Hoover cordless batteries. So if you already own the cordless hard floor cleaner- now you have two awesome tools that can share the same rechargeable battery! (Check out the entire line of Hoover cordless cleaners here!)
She has a bright LED light- so now I can actually see the nooks and crannies of what I am vacuuming on the stairs. I couldn't do that with a hose attachment on my old vacuum!
She is low profile– so I can vacuum under beds, couches, and chairs- where dust and dirt really accumulate!
She has a detachable hand vac too! Perfect for the kids to use to clean up cookie crumbs and Halloween wrappers and all of the other goodies they leave behind on the couch and floor!
But of course- the best part is that her Windtunnel 2 technology allows her to really suck up the dirt! And it all accumulates right in the dirt cup so you can toss it in the trash and be done.
It honestly was the perfect solution for me. So in the end… I suppose I chose to lug- except that now it's really not lugging at all!
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