Mess. It comes with raising little people. Only you have know idea how much mess they are capable of creating until you’re in the thick of it. With three children six and under I am, most definitely, in the thick of it!
In the early years I tried to maintain some control over my home. When I just had a little baby, I thought SHE generated a lot of mess. How wrong I was! When she became mobile, right about the time my second was born, I relinquished all control. I thought two kids made a whole lot of mess. Wrong again. The real mess was yet to come. When my third little one arrived on the scene my older two became interested in craft (read: MESS). Scissors were Miss A’s exciting new toy and cutting up sheets of paper into tiny bits of confetti was her favourite activity.
The mess-to-size ratio of kids has always amazed me. I now have three girls who are seriously into craft. Immediately after breakfast, before the cereal crumbs have been cleaned, they are drawing, painting, cutting, building and creating. Add some clag, glitter, and toilet rolls to the mix and you get the picture.
The result of this creative explosion in the house is a Tsunami of mess. But, the mess is inspired by imagination and who am I to stand in the way of that? And that’s why the girls have access to the craft tubs, as I believe in creative expression. Although I really should keep the glitter under lock and key!
For almost five years I’ve been living in a perpetual state of chaos. But guess what? Now it is controlled chaos. With the latest addition to my family I now have a secret weapon, which makes light work of mess. Enter: The Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum!
The way I see it, maintaining a showroom of a house is inviting stress to come and eat you. A house needs to be lived in and kids need messy play. I have learnt to live with the clutter and craft, but that’s not to say I want the mess permanently on display.
We have three different types of flooring in our house: carpet, tiles and floorboards. The tiles are a terracotta colour and show up EVERYTHING. The glitter, weet-bix, discarded bits of toast and sand have nowhere to hide. I usually get the broom out after each meal for a clean sweep under the table but then I need to vacuum the carpet in the family room. My old vacuum cleaner is a barrel variety and hard to navigate and a hassle to get out. My new Dyson is a dream in comparison and has made my life infinitely easier.
Vacuuming used to be a chore – a necessary evil. Now, while I wouldn’t classify any type of vacuuming as a hobby, the cordless Dyson takes the chore out of it and makes mess bustering a breeze. Let me tell you about a few features of this amazing machine:
Soft roller cleaner head: This sucks up both large dirt and fine dust simultaneously. Powerful cleaning without scratching.
75% more brush power: A second cleaner head features a direct-drive motor that creates 75% more brush bar power than the Dyson V6 vacuum to better agitate carpet pile and tackle ground-in spills and stains.
Easy to push: A large, soft roller enables smooth movement across floor types.
Handheld conversion: The wand can be easily removed and tools attached directly to the cyclone pack for cleaning stairs, couches, mattress and car interiors.
Run-time: This machine will run for 20 minutes, 16 with the motorized cleaner head and for 6 minutes on boost mode. That is plenty of time for me to give all my floors a thorough clean.
Hygienic bin emptying: Just push the red button to release the dirt directly into the bin. EASY PEASY!
If you’re after a vacuum that picks up your kids breakfast cereal AND the microscopic dust sitting on top of the TV cabinet, this is the one for you. Many vacuum cleaners suck up one or the other, leaving either crevices full of dust or piles of cereal snow ploughed to the wall. Dyson’s latest cordless machine reinvents the way you tackle dirt, ensuring particles of all sizes are sucked up and flung into the bin.
The Dyson V6 is easy to push, comes with multiple different heads and has the power of a Dyson. You really can’t go wrong!
This has been the most exciting addition to our household since we brought the last baby home from the hospital J. The less time spent cleaning the better. And this gadget makes light work of mess. The Dyson V6 Absolute gets the big tick from me.
I can now dream of how the Dyson will glide over my polished concrete floors in my new kitchen. Who says only kids can live in their heads….. 🙂
The Dyson V6 can be found at dyson.com.au and selected retailers.
*Commercial disclaimer: I was gifted with the Dyson V6 Absolute to review. All opinions are my own.