There is some strange virus making its rounds at our house, which means that I have been trying to take it easy, you know, doing “couch school” and watching educational videos (right now it’s the BBC’s rendition of Ivanhoe), etc.
Still, there is just something in me that has to keep things clean–call it a nervous compulsion if you like–but I have never been able to rest easily in the middle of a mess.
Therefore, I have had to take a little bit of energy and wipe down counters, fold baskets of laundry in-between short naps, and, of course, VACUUM!
We are a vacuum-crazy family; just ask the dear man who finished our basement (he said he never knew a machine could run all-day-long).
But today, even though I could not keep my compulsion in check, I was honestly not looking forward to wrestling our large upright, and that’s when it hit me–I didn’t have to!
You see, just last week our Shark Rocket arrived! This is such a sweet little machine; all the power of a monster vac squeezed into something no bigger than a mosquito.
With all of the relish my woozy head could muster, I grabbed the tiny thing and went to work, easily slipping the swivel head into all of the nooks, crannies, and corners that nag me when I sleep. When the swivel wouldn’t reach, I simply pushed a button and, voila! I could use the long wand to reach where no hand could. I was saying to myself, “Dust bunnies, beware!–Mama now has a machine that will move easily under all of the beds in the house!”
When I was finished I just popped open the canister and emptied it into the trash can (it is bagless and even comes with filters that can be washed and reused).
I am still glad for my full-sized machines since they can take care of the big areas around the house with greater ease, but I am also glad to have this mighty-mouse to add to our arsenal. Not only will it help keep our six bedrooms clean, but it will do wonders in our 15-passenger van!
Although I am glad to have my uprights for everyday cleaning (such as this Eureka upright from Sam’s for only $99), especially since they can take more abuse, the Shark will be my exclusive weapon for Super Clean Friday, when I concentrate on all of the areas the children only glance over during the rest of the week.
After doing a bit of research, I found that there is a Dyson that is configured very closely to the Shark Rocket, but it costs twice as much! This little vacuum will certainly do the job, and Walmart sells the Rocket for only $149, but I recommend ordering from the Shark site ($159), since you receive all of the attachments, including the “Dust Away” tool for hard floors.
Disclosure: Although I received a free sample in order to bring you this review, I do not receive any money for subsequent sales.