How about a little product woohoo today? Namely, this is a proper shout-out to the single product that since acquiring it when Pete moved in that has helped to keep me dog-fur-sane for the first time in 1.75 years (which is when Cody moved his furry butt in and promptly started shedding year-round): The Dyson Animal.
I should certainly start out by including that this post is brought to you by me, but I’m being paid to write it by Tesco Direct, the online store of a popular UK retailer who (from what I hear from friends across the pond) is regularly frequented for good deals, a vast array of product, and because it’s an easy to use site. Win, win, win.
When they asked me to write a post for them, I agreed if and only if they let me write about one of my own products; I was the one to offer up a post on the pretty purple Dyson vacuum because I noticed the popular product line was featured on their site. Know that I wouldn’t tell you guys how much I love this product if I didn’t; I’m also not much for telling people about products that I haven’t myself owned and tested. Just so you know, ours is the Dyson DC14 Animal and while it’s more outdated than the ones listed on Tesco Direct, the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor and Dyson DC33 are awesomely comparable when it comes down it. It should also be good for you to hear that Pete’s owned it for years, and it still sucks dirt like a kid chugging chocolate milk from a straw.
But back to my dog fur situation.
I vacuum and/or sweep a lot, depending on the extent of the mess. After 3 days of traveling, I returned home to find the room corners, chair legs, and stairwell looked like this (I was traveling and Dad was housesitting and I can’t blame him for not caring about the dog fur buildups on the stairs, I’d like to not care too).
This is where the Dyson comes in oh-so handy. Infinitely better than a broom with this kind of mess, the entire unit is perfect for a few reasons:
1. It’s light. It’s no pain in the butt to carry it up and down the stairs.
2. The power cord is long. Really long.
3. It has that patented Root Cyclone Technology that prevents loss of suction (you’ve heard it in every single commercial by Dyson – it’s totally true, this thing sucks… the good way.)
4. Like the power cord, the Dyson comes with a really long hose that easily unhooks from the handle. This is my best friend, and the real reason I’m so successful getting into nooks and crannies and up and down the stairs.
5. Bagless. This means that it’s not poofing out all kinds of dust every time you lift it (and yes, poofing is technical). Because it’s bagless, it’s designed to empty so, so easily with just the push of a button:
Pete and I also have competitions over who can trap more dirt in one vacuuming effort; kind of an addicting game, you’d think my house would be cleaner. Here’s what it looked like full after I had at my house post-traveling excursion. See it all whirled up securely in the container?
This post was sponsored by Tesco Direct; however, the product is my own and the bubbly feelings expressed are mine too.