I grew up in a home where, when you saw vacuum cleaner lines in the carpet, you knew you were walking into spotless house. To this day I’ll notice if someone has carpets and floors so clean they have lines in the carpet.
Some people can keep their homes at that level of clean, and while I’m a huge fan of clean floors, I don’t always have the time required to get them into that condition every single day. That’s why I look for time savers when it comes to cleaning, and one of the biggest time savers you can have in your home is a reliable vacuum cleaner.
If your vacuum cleaner has great suction and power, there’s nothing you can’t clean. It’s even better if that vacuum cleaner does the work for you or was designed so you can just pick it up and clean, no bending, extra emptying, or extra work required.
Here are a few vacuum cleaners that fall into the hands-free category. With winter here and the mess from outside trailing inside, it’s a great time to check them out.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
Robot vacuums have come a long way. I was impressed with the first one I tried 4 years ago, and now the Dyson 360 Eye has upped the profile of the robot vacuum considerably. It really does give you the ultimate in hands-free cleaning.
It has the same Dyson motor you’ll find in full-size Dyson vacuums so you know you’ll never lose suction and your robot vacuum will pick up every spec, and you can schedule it for a cleaning, turn it off and on, and monitor how much it’s already cleaned just by using the Dyson Link app. The Dyson 360 also cruises over any type of floor surface, so even if you have hardwood, area rugs, and carpet, it can clean every area in your home.
Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog Canister Vacuum
I’m a big fan of all things Miele. Everything they design is streamlined, effective, and easy to use. The Miele Compact C2 Cat & Dog canister vacuum definitely falls into the effective category, and it’s one of those vacuums you can pick up, clean, and put away with a minimum amount of fuss.
It’s got a 1200W motor, an Active AirClean charcoal filter to remove odours, and a wide power head to make a clean sweep of your floors without all the extra effort. The Miele Compact C2 also has six settings, so you can whip through cleaning your curtains, couch, or, like my mom had, those really thick pile carpets that you can leave lines in when you’re vacuuming.
Dyson DC77 Upright Vacuum
Vacuuming can cause back pain, especially if you always have to hunch over the vacuum or empty out the bin when cleaning. That’s why I brought home a Dyson like the Dyson DC77 Upright Vacuum a few years ago. It makes quick work of any kind of floor, and it’s designed with oscillating tips that keep your vacuum from clogging.
I love how my Dyson will just roll over any surface, and the Dyson DC77 does the same job thanks to the self-adjusting power brush bar. There are no filters to clean and the canister is very easy to just pop open and empty.
Dirt Devil 360 Degree Reach Bagless Stick Vacuum
The ultimate in hands free cleaning, the Dirt Devil 360 Degree Reach Bagless Stick Vacuum will clean every surface in your home, even those higher up. It has a 4-in-1 design to clean floors, furniture, and ceilings, and captures everything with cyclonic filtration, emptying it all into an easy-to-tip canister.
This is one vacuum that goes from floor to your crown molding without you ever having to bend or stretch.
Winter can wreck havoc on your floors, so investing in a good vacuum before the dirt and debris start making their way inside can really save your floors and carpets. Take a look at all of the vacuum cleaners on Bestbuy.ca and get ready to hunker down for a long winter.