Like most love stories, I wasn't even looking for it. But when I saw it, I knew immediately it was the answer to so many of my problems: dog hair, sand, and dry leaves.
Bella is the shaggy dog that I share my life with. I adore her and don't even mind the dog hair. And I've learned to live with the bits of dry leaves she brings in with her at this time of year. I'd wait until the weekend and then assemble broom and dustpan and sweep up each room and the stairs. It was always awkward and never a perfect job and the broom would have to be cleaned afterwards of the dog hair entangled in its brush. I couldn't use a vacuum because of dog hair getting tangled in the rollers.
But just a few weeks ago, I saw the Dyson "Root 6" and thought, "if it works like it looks, my problems are solved." And it does. This baby sucks up anything. You hold it in your hand like a giant ray gun, pull the trigger and it sucks up sand, leaves, dog hair, anything small. You can run it along the corners of your floor and get all the stuff that sits in the cracks. And because it's cordless, you can go anywhere with it. My car is clean. Both sets of stairs are free of dog hair. I can even suck up spilled coffee grounds in the burners of the stove.
Of course, like any love story, there is a problem. Its charge only lasts 6 minutes and then it stops. But the truth is, I often don't need much more time than that. And now, instead of waiting until the weekend to haul out broom and dustpan, I just grab my super-gun-sucker and quickly suck up the dead leaves of the day. I think the relationship is going to last.