Jump to content

Does anyone have more than one vacuum cleaner?


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 chookpea

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

As sad as it sounds, I'm lusting after a Dyson handheld for Christmas.

We have a big Dyson, but it's a PITA to drag up and down 2 flights of steep stairs in our terrace house.  I figure I'd probably vacuum the 1st and 2nd floors more if I had something that was easier to pull out to use.  

Does anyone have more more than one vacuum cleaner, or am I being crazy?

#2 Ally'smum

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

I am getting the handheld for the same reason, plus it will make cleaning the car easier.

#3 ~chiquita~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

I don't think your crazy, I've considered it.
I too have a dyson, live in a two storey dwelling and find dragging the thing up and down the stairs a pain. Upstairs gets vacuumed much less than downstairs, admittedly it doesn't get the traffic that the bottom level does.

One to live upstairs and one for downstairs. Go for it!

#4 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

Not really.

There is one in the house - DP knows where it is.

And one in my workshop.  The workshop one gets used more for dust extraction in the sandblaster than it does for cleaning the floor though.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

If I had two storeys I would have two Dysons definitely. My dream is to have two dishwashers so I never have to unpack them, just take clean dishes from one, use them and then put them dirty into the other one.

#6 Frankly my Dear

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

I have 2.

I have a dyson and also an electrolux cordless one just for quickly running over the kitchen or lounge room.

#7 lozoodle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

I've got a dyson and a dustbuster (not dyson) but I'm also lusting after a dyson handheld for the stairs, car and timber venetians.

Not crazy! original.gif

#8 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

i have a dyson handheld dc35 and its awesome.

i hardly ever use the big vacuum, as we have wooden floors and small rugs.

i thought dh would complain about the cost, but he loves it a uses it every weekend.

#9 Bluenomi

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

My mum has 3 full sized ones for her last house, one for each floor!

I have a full sized on and a handheld

#10 chookpea

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for your replies  original.gif

akatara - that's the one I'd like to get.  How do you find it...does it run out of battery quickly/take long to recharge etc?

#11 Hungry Caterpillar

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I have an upright cordless that I run over the most used floors 2 or 3 times daily while I'm at home with 3 kids who get food and sand everywhere. Means I only have to get the big vacuum cleaner out once a week.

#12 EssentialBludger

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

I had a roomba and a normal heavy ass vacuum cleaner.

The roomba was used daily on all floors and the regular vacuum dragged out about once a month to do the cobwebs etc.

Then my roomba died and I was sad. sad.gif

#13 rosie28

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

The Dyson handheld is amazing - I would never buy another brand. It is fairly light, easy to use, good suction and hold a charge long enough to do smaller vacuuming jobs - it does all my stairs and bathrooms without dying.

#14 Akeyo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Sorry to hijack briefly - but I am thinking of buying a Dyson and notice many of you have one. Do you recommend them for thicker shag carpet? Our current vacuum cleaner was great in our old place (wooden floors) but is not coping with the thick carpet here at all. It's definitely time to upgrade and need something with powerful suction.

Also I went to buy a handheld for our stairs for the same reason, hate dragging the heavy vacuum up and down but was told they're just not powerful enough for carpet. Is the Dyson handheld a better option?

Again - sorry to hijack!

Thanks x

#15 (feral)epg

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

When DP and I moved in together we each bought a vacuum cleaner - his is an expensive but ancient one that he loves, but I don't think it works properly.
Mine is a cheapy bagless that I love, but he doesn't think it works properly (because he never empties out the barrel or cleans the filters).

Ps you can get 2 drawer dishwashers - my mum has one- one drawer for clean dish storage, the other for putting the dirty dishes in.


#16 Three Of Hearts

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

I have three as well ph34r.gif

I have a normal big vacuum, a handheld vacuum and a cordless stick vacuum.  Since getting the cordless stick vacuum I don't think the big vacuum has made an appearance!

#17 *LucyE*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

I'd get 2 full sized vacs for 2 storeys.

I was close to buying a Dyson handheld until I borrowed MIL's for a test.  Although it beats any other hand held, I found it just wasn't all that I thought it would be.  

I have a roomba and a miele.  I vacuum almost daily and find for small spills, a dustpan and broom was more efficient than a handheld.  Most of the time, it can wait until I do the vacuuming with the big one.

For the car, I found the Dyson awkward.  The Miele car kit has tools that were better able to fit into the crevices compared to the handheld.  These days, I do it at the car wash place for best use of my time (usually in between waiting for children).

I also found the Dyson would cut out if it over heated, which is a good feature.  However, with sucking up dog hair, it would overheat very easily.  I'd then need to leave it for half an hour to get about 2 mins worth of vacuuming.  Again, not efficient use of my time.  It was quicker to either pull the big one out or use the dustpan and broom rather than empty and clean filter multiple times.

#18 imamumto3

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (Frankly my Dear @ 05/12/2012, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have 2.

I have a dyson and also an electrolux cordless one just for quickly running over the kitchen or lounge room.

this

#19 newkie

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

I have a roomba and a big dyson as well, and I'd love something handheld too. I was lusting after the handheld dyson until I tried my mum's, and found it a little hard to handle.

If I had some spare cash, I'd love some sort of handheld, dustbuster type thing, just for those quick things.

#20 causeway

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

I LOVE MY DYSON HANDHELD!

I wouldn't have bought it, but it came as part of the Dyson package.

We used to live in a two storey house with carpet on the stairs and it was fantastic for the stairs. Now we are in a house that has tiles, floating floor boards or polished boards and I use it for the hard to reach areas, the lounge and the skirting boards.

IT IS FANTASTIC!

#21 Pssst...

Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

We have an upright Dyson, a robot vacuum cleaner and a hand held Dyson!

#22 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (EssentialBludger @ 05/12/2012, 07:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had a roomba and a normal heavy ass vacuum cleaner.

The roomba was used daily on all floors and the regular vacuum dragged out about once a month to do the cobwebs etc.

Then my roomba died and I was sad. sad.gif

Oh man,I would die if my roboking carked it! It runs in my house daily with the Kirby coming out just about every fortnight to do a thoro clean. In all I have 3 vacs,2 Kirby's(one a bargain at $60 I couldnt resist) plus my Roboking. Oh,I do have a handheld plug in job but I rarely use it tbh.

#23 Queen Yoda

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (Scruffy Wuffy @ 16/12/2012, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh man,I would die if my roboking carked it! It runs in my house daily with the Kirby coming out just about every fortnight to do a thoro clean. In all I have 3 vacs,2 Kirby's(one a bargain at $60 I couldnt resist) plus my Roboking. Oh,I do have a handheld plug in job but I rarely use it tbh.

what's a kirby?




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.