The amount of time our children spend lying on the floor borders on the freaking ridiculous.
I mean, as an adult I can’t think of the last time I have willingly placed myself on the floor for no reason, and yet my children do it by default. When I tickle them they sink to the floor to get away from me. When they play a game of Barbie who happens to also control the whole of the Paw Patrol tower, they are all crowded around their toys on the floor. When we have movie nights the kids huddle around the table, sitting cross legged on the floor.
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Those are actually all legit reasons to be on the floor. But the one that gets me is that sometimes I find them just lying on the floor for no apparent reason whatsoever. It actually drives Seth more crazy than me, but it still boggles my brain.
I hear you asking me, “What’s the problem with kids being on the floor Cindy? They are kids for goodness sake! Don’t be so overly dramatic.”
First of all, don’t take that tone with me young lady. Secondly of all, I don’t know when last you read the title of our blog but we have two dogs. Two massive Labradors who just wag their tails and about a bajillion hairs disembark from their cosy home and find their new spot on the floor. The result is that the kids lie on the floor for literally a second and then when they get up I can’t tell if it’s Kyla or Coco.
We have a someone to help us keep our house looking relatively tidy and we are blessed to have her come over twice a week. It amazing, we get home, the house looks amazing. We let the kids and the dogs in and within 5 minutes there is sand from Knox’s shoes in a trail from the back door to his bedroom. The girls have tracked glitter everywhere from their new skirts and the dogs just looked at each other and it made 875586568 hairs fall to the floor.
It feels overwhelming have someone just “pop in” because it’s embarrassing for me to have to ask them to dodge the hair balls that may or may not actually have come to life all on their own.
So when Philips gave us the 2in1 Lithium Cordless Dry vacuum from their new floor care range I couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s so flipping nifty. I can hide it behind our bin in the kitchen and whip it out easily whenever I spot a new pile of sand. Previously I would have brought out the broom and tried to sweep it all up but I don’t know when last you tried to sweep dog hair and sand? You rarely actually sweep up any hair, you just sort of mix it up and watch it fly further away from your dustpan.
The vacuum is strong enough to suck all the hair and dirt off your floors or furniture keeping your home as clean as possible. Which is great because I know that if you’re not a dog lover, coming over to someones house and leaving covered in fur is not fun. OK, even if you are a dog lover it’s not fun.
But that’s not all. Not only does it act like a vacuum, you can also remove a hand held section for all those hard to reach places. Seth used it to clean out his entire car and it worked brilliantly! I still need to do it in my car, but that would mean removing the clothing cupboard that has slowly built up in there. If you’re cold I think i have at least 3 jackets and a pair of socks you could use haha
It’s easy to clean out and it’s cordless which, aside from all the other amazing things it has, might top my list of awesomeness. If I have to change a plug point I can tell you now that I will only go as far as I can with wherever it’s plugged into at that time. The rest of the house would have to fend for itself!
Now I’m pretty sure you’d love to have one of these to ensure that the heart of your home (your floors) are always dust and hair free too. So here’s your chance to win one 🙂
WIN A PHILIPS 2in1 LITHIUM CORDLESS DRY WORTH R4 299!
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