I hated to send my mom to the mall alone, so we followed her across the street and went into JCPenney. I didn't have anything that I really needed, but I was game for looking. I found some new jammies for Tucker that are just too cute for words, and then it happened. I found it, the love I've been searching for!!! Tall, thin, ON SALE, and I didn't even second guess myself about making the purchase I just did it!
Are you surprised?! Having 60% of our house as tile I sweep constantly. Having two cats that have free reign over the place, a four year old that doesn't understand the concept of crumbs on the floor, a ten month old that will eat what crumbs are left from the four year old, and a husband that wears his boots inside with heaven only knows what on the bottom, leaves dear old me with a broom in my hand the majority of my day. Honestly I actually have a callus on my hand from sweeping. On an average day I sweep the floors three to four times. It's an OCD habit of mine, I suppose. We had friends over one New Year's Eve, and I swept twice while they were here. I can't stand the thought of someone feeling dirt on their feet, or crumbs. What's more gross then stepping on a half eaten cheese puff, or nilla wafer?! I despise walking in, kicking of my flip flops, and then having to go back to the rug to wipe my feet because of the trash on my floors.
I do have a small vacuum for tile floors but it's absolutely horrible. It makes more noise then the freight trains that come by our house on a regular basis, and if you get near a wall or hutch it blows so much air from it that it scatters the trash even further and you are on a wild goose chase to clean your floors. When I purchased the Shark vacuum on Tuesday, I had high hopes that it would be just what I was looking for!
Do or die, was my thoughts as I plugged it in. I stepped on the power button, and to my surprise it was quiet. It sounds like what you would expect a vacuum for tile floors to sound like. It did not have this huge gush of wind coming out from under it, so I was not chasing fruitloops, grass, and dirt!! It's rechargeable so I don't have a cord to hassle with, it goes where I want it to go without having to stop and move to a different outlet. The handle bends in half so that it can slide under dining room chairs, tables, you name it. I do not have to worry about detaching a bucket to empty when it's full, just the flick of a button and whala! we're good to go. It has brushes on the sides so that when you vacuum against the wall or cabinets, it spins that trash out in front so it can be sucked up.
I could not be happier with this vacuum. I hope that it doesn't prove me wrong anytime soon, but I'm almost certain it won't!!! I posted this incase any of you are a sweepaholic like myself. Save yourself some time, buy this handy dandy little helper and you'll be as happy as I am!!!! :)