I can’t recall how many times I have texted my mom in my adulthood thanking her for teaching me how to clean and to keep a nice home. I was fortunate enough to be influenced by her and my two grandmothers who kept immaculately clean homes, always. I am still working on my immaculateness, I haven’t quite reached that status consistently, but I was given the skills and those goals to reach from a very early age.
Growing up in my childhood home, I was given weekly chores and an allowance. I never minded doing chores and helping out my parents, but I can’t say I looked forward to them. Now that I’m raising my own kids, I want to pass on the values I learned from my mom and teach my boys how to be good stewards of their homes—it’s not just a woman’s job to take care of the household and our boys don’t get a free pass!
My Favourite Thing to Clean With is My Dyson, Because it SUCKS!
It sucks, and that’s a good thing! Ethan, by far, is my best little helper for housecleaning. He’s always by my side and asking if he can help clean, and especially to vacuum. When our new Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum arrived, he was the one begging me to set it up so he could take it for it’s inaugural spin around the house (which was very timely because little brother Jonathan had just dumped the entire contents of my parsley jar on the floor!).
My Dyson is the cleaning tool I use every single day and the most important part of our cleaning regime. I’ve been a Dyson loyalist since I bought my very first home in 2006 and knew I needed to have a Dyson. My parents had bought one a couple of years prior when they first came on the market, and right then and there I knew I needed to own one when I moved out. The reason for this was that as a 20 year old when you observe that your parents must have installed a new carpet after you didn’t know they used their Dyson for the first time (that is how clean it got their carpet!), you know you need to get in on that action.
So back to how much it sucks—the Dyson Ball Animal 2 has the strongest suction of any vacuum, and I can already tell the difference from my older Dyson model. I bought the first edition animal upright vacuum and while it still works very well to this day, it’s amazing how much the suction and technology has improved with the Dyson Ball Animal 2. It is light enough weight and the ball makes it really easy for even our 5 year old to maneuver it around and use it very effectively.
More Reasons Why I Love Dyson
With three young (messy) boys, a Siberian husky who loves to shed her luxurious fur coat, and two tabby cats living in this house, it’s truly a no-brainer to own a Dyson. It works on all of our floor surfaces including ceramic tile, hardwood and, of course, our carpets and area rugs maintaining suction the whole time, no matter what floor surface. For use on carpets, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 cleaner head features a powerful motorized brush bar with stiff nylon bristles to dig deep into carpet to pick up ground in dirt, and dust and soft nylon bristles to pick up microscopic dust from hard floors. I use the multiple attachments that come with this vacuum to easily clean our stairs, baseboards, wooden shutter blinds, and so much more.
It’s the #1 trusted vacuum brand in Canada, and is why many of their products have the Parent Tested Parent Approved seal, and why I sincerely will never own another vacuum brand!
Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Dyson and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.