Mission: Clean Up, Down, and All Around With the Dyson V8 Absolute
Hands up if your to-do list of household chores is never ending and you’ve convinced yourself that there are people living in your house that you have yet to meet. 🙋
A family of 6 plus a big white dog sure do make a lot of mess and since my husband and kids suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma I have to keep on top of our messes–or at the very least try.
Are You Up For the Challenge?
With the holiday season in full effect, I wanted to put our new Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless vacuum to the test. Can this little machine help me get my house clean from top to bottom on a full charge? Would I have battery leftover to let my husband tackle our SUV? Could this cord (and hassle) free Dyson V8 vacuum help me quickly tackle my living area quickly when uninvited guests call and say they want to pop by?
I have big expectations for the Dyson V8 as a Dyson owner already. Its little size makes it super light but well balanced as well. You would never know that the little handheld unit holds Dyson’s digital motor and has the most powerful suction of any Dyson, except now I’ve told you so the secret is out. It’s not at all awkward in your hands, as a handheld or with the stick attachment involved, which is important when you’re trying to clean up high or at weird angles. I also appreciate that I can easily switch it from high suction to max suction right from the handheld unit.
The hardest part was waiting for the initial charge – I was full of anticipation like a kid on Christmas. I wanted to take my new baby for a spin (suck?) and when the indicator lights finally filled up to let me know it was at full charge I set off on a mission. Mission: Try Out Dyson V8 + All Attachments. Do you think it was mission accomplished?
Mission: Clean Up, Down & Everywhere In Between with the Dyson V8 + All Attachments
I set my sights high–cobweb territory high and with the stick attachment and rigid crevice tool I not only quickly rid each room of spider webs I’m pretty sure I got rid of spider egg sacs as well. The kids will be pleased with that 😉
With my new cobweb free ceilings, I decided to try and do a quick glide on my daughter’s mattresses. It’s been a while (actually never) since I last gave them a vacuum and with the handheld + mini motorized tool attachment, I managed to get enough dirt in the canister to maybe make another child. Note to self: vacuum all the beds monthly.
Next up was the floors and like most houses, we have a mixture of different floors. The stick + soft roller cleaner head attachment lets me grab not only the fine dust between the floorboards (50-year-old house issues) but also the larger pieces of food, debris and Christmas tree needles that have made it their mission to drive me crazy. I swear every time I pick up one needle a dozen more give up and graciously flutter to their demise on our floor.
You see this rug? Its probably as old as my husband and it used to belong to his grandmother so I had it carefully rolled away in a closet so the kids and dog wouldn’t ruin it. I took it out this week and gave it a new lease on life. What good is it to own nice things if you don’t enjoy them? Thankfully the direct drive cleaner head attachment has a powerful motor inside the brush bar. It drives the nylon bristles deep into carpet pile to remove ground-in dirt and pet hair, making the previously unused rug a prime piece of realty for our LO and I know that 35+ years of dust have been removed.
Tackling the Little Messes
Once the big tasks were done I set out to see what the other attachments could do. I knew that our couches must be hiding 5 years worth of treasures in the sides and the crevice tool made it a breeze to go exploring vacuuming.
Our TV got the star treatment with the fine dusting brush, ensuring that we got rid of the dust without streaking. It even has a felt strip to prevent scratches of delicate surfaces, which is a blessing in itself because my husband would freak if I scratched the TV.
But the biggest surprise I discovered, was that the handheld + combination tool would become like my right-hand (wo)man. Cleaning up little messes while they happen has never been easier and I’m working on not getting irrationally upset when the kids drop crumbs on the counter or the rug.
I know that I can have the mess cleaned up in an instant, actually, I taught them how to clean up the mess themselves because the Dyson V8 may be small enough for them to use but its strong enough to stand up to even their worst disasters, like spilled coffee.
My husband has yet to tackle the SUV but when he musters up the courage to move the car seats I know the Dyson will be right there with him.
Like all things you buy, the Dyson needs some basic maintenance. Wash the filters once a month, clean your attachments as needed, and when your clear bin starts getting filled up with dust and debris simply lift the red handle while over a garbage and watch the dirt fall away. It’s never been this easy to get all over clean.
I’m still trying to figure out where to put the docking station but for now I rest easy knowing it’s a possibility, I mean the Dyson V8 is a beauty which part of the house deserves to display it? Can one even pick a favourite place?
You can find out more about the Dyson V8 and purchase your own by clicking the button below. You should probably put it at the top of your holiday list, you’ve been good and deserve it.