Dirty carpets are my nemesis. If there is anything that I can’t stand, it’s a dirty carpet. Out of all household chores, I actually enjoy vacuuming the most. There is something about seeing all the crumbs sucked up into the swirly cylinder that is very rewarding. However, our house has a set of stairs that I avoid traveling with the vacuum cleaner. Who wants to lug a heavy vacuum up the stairs? I’ve been on the lookout for a lightweight vacuum specifically for that purpose since my husband and I were married.
On a recent shopping trip to my local Walmart, I wandered over to the vacuum aisle to pick out a new vacuum cleaner. Walmart had several options, but I purchased the Eureka Airspeed ONE Turbo. The price point ($59.98) was what initially caught my eye, but I also thought that the vacuum looked specifically small and lightweight compared to the other choices. Even with it’s smaller frame, the Eureka Airspeed ONE Turbo still had the extra attachments and features that many of the larger vacuums advertised.
Once home, I assembled the vacuum. The cleaner came with explicit instructions, and I was able to put the vacuum together by myself in about fifteen minutes during one of the triplets’ naps.
This video demonstrates how easy the vacuum is to put together:
I then went right to the dreaded stairwell to take my new vacuum upstairs to do a little cleaning. The vacuum was so lightweight and portable! I carried the vacuum up the stairs by myself with one hand. My previous vacuum was so heavy that I had to have my husband carry it upstairs every time I wanted to clean. And the upstairs rooms need cleaning frequently. All the kids’ rooms and the play room are upstairs, so the carpet up there is a mess of crayon pieces and snacks.
As a mom, I consider three items to be my worst ‘Carpet Enemies’. These kid-loving products keep my carpets looking like an outdoor playground, and they are the reason I have to pull out the vacuum cleaner at least every other day.
- Sand- I think my daughter brings home more sand from the playground than she actually uses. And it all collects in her shoes, which is then dumped in the floor when she comes home. Yuck- nothing worse than sand in between my toes when I’m not at the beach.
- Dried Play-Dough- Play Dough is fun stuff, but it inevitably hits the floor, rolls under a chair or table, and then is left for days to become old and dry. That’s when the pieces multiply.
- Cracker Crumbs- My daughter’s eating area looks like a small rat lives there. Bits of crackers, goldfish, and other snacks can be found there on a daily basis.
I was anxious to see if the Eureka Airspeed ONE Turbo could stand up to the my ‘Carpet Enemies’ test. Want to see for yourself? Check out my demonstration:
The vacuum worked great! My mess was sucked up in a matter of seconds. I am so excited to have a vacuum that is durable enough to clean up the kids’ messes, yet lightweight enough to carry around the house. And for the great low Walmart price, it definitely can’t be beat!
So what are your ‘Carpet Enemies’?
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