Updated on January 6, 2018
Achieving My Clean House Goal with ONE Simple Step #DysonClean
2018 is finally here, and I am beyond THRILLED to be leaving 2017. I’m not one for major New Year’s resolutions, but I do try to take a moment to think about something I’d like to try to accomplish over the coming year. This year I have a little house goal. Now that The Heir and Petit Prince are getting older, I’d like to try to stay on top of the tidiness of my home. Bear with me here! I’m not saying that I expect to keep a spotless house with a kindergartener and a toddler running around day after day. Far from it! For the most part, I do embrace the insanity that is the state of my home. But you see, it’s 2018 and I want to do just ONE thing for my house this year. It’s one of those chores that I used to loathe. That’s not entirely true… As a child I LOVED this chore, but as an adult it’s been less than pleasant. All that is changing for 2018 thanks to one mighty tool that I’ve had the pleasure of using in my home. What is it? My Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum of course! The ONE thing I’m focusing on to reach my 2018 house goal is vacuuming!
Now you might be asking yourself why on earth I would choose vacuuming as my 2018 house goal. Surely there are more exciting tasks I could focus on this year. Maybe a fresh coat of paint? New storage for the kids’ rooms? More art for the walls? I’m hoping that by setting myself a goal of a slightly tidier home from the floors up that it will inspire me to take an extra moment when I have one to do a little bit more. Maybe that laundry pile will make its way from the dryer to the drawers without taking a three day layover on my sofa? Maybe. With two active kids at home, sometimes the big things have to start with baby steps. The truth is that my Dyson Ball Animal 2 has made vacuuming SO EASY that I find myself doing it way more often than I’d ever imagined. Before Dyson I would pull out the broom and dust pan to clean up after Petit Prince’s crumb infused lunch experience. After Dyson I’m just grabbing that easy to maneuver vacuum and doing a super quick run of the kitchen floor. It takes the same amount of time as sweeping under the table, except I can cover the whole kitchen and get a way better clean.
I’ve gone so far as to make space in my front closet to store my Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum so that it’s always on the main floor and at the ready. With this vacuum, I don’t need to change tools or vacuum heads to go from the tile entryway to the hardwood floors to the wool area rug in my living room. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 has active base plates that adjust all on their own as I go from the hardwood up over an area rug or down over tile. Thanks to Dyson’s powerful suction, I can vacuum my entire main floor and collect more dirt than I even thought could be on my floors in about five to seven minutes. That’s it. Yes, I’ve been doing this pretty much daily. Because… house goal 2018!
House goal 2018 involves whole home vacuuming too, but I’m limiting that extravaganza to every other weekend. With all the tools at my disposal that came with the Dyson Ball Animal 2, I can get my whole home Dyson clean. My quick run of the vacuum over the main floor doesn’t include under the sofas and lounge chairs in my living room. That’s saved for my Dyson weekends. The articulating hard floor tool lets me get all the way under my sofa and chairs so I can tackle those dust bunnies and that light layer of dust that always settles on my dark wood floors. On Dyson weekends, I’ll be tackling the stairs and that special corner where my cat likes to take up residence. The stair tool is small but mighty and easily lifts cat hair right out of my high pile carpet. Even the cat’s favourite chair gets special treatment on Dyson weekends! The tangle-free turbine tool is hands down the BEST for that job!
Do you have a goal for your home this year? If you’re like me and you just want to take one step towards maintaining a little more sanity in the state of your home, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum is a must! It really makes the chore of vacuuming a breeze and it comes with everything you could possibly need to keep a home full of kids and pets Dyson clean!
Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Dyson and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.