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As a mom with 3 long-haired family members and a dog, vacuuming to keep my floors clean is a constant job. I confess that I’m a bit of neat freak so I vacuum several times a week. I just can’t stand seeing all that hair, both human and canine, on the floor of my home. When I sent my oldest “baby” off to college this past year, I made sure that she took all the necessary cleaning supplies and skills with her. To make sure she couldn’t forget what needed to be done, I sent her with a dorm room cleaning checklist that she and her roommates could use. What we hadn’t planned on was what vacuuming a room with four long-haired girls would be like.
Since my daughter had grown up in my house with my insistence on vacuuming every other day to keep the long hair and dog hair at bay, she is well-skilled in vacuuming. Just to give you a frame of reference, my daughters both have hair down to their waist. I have medium-length hair. Our dog has a double coat, which means she sheds the heavier outer coat and the fluffy and floaty undercoat of hair.
Because of all that hair, my daughter is also familiar with the hassle of twice a month flipping the upright vacuum over to see if there is a wad of hair stuck in the roller brush. “Ugh, yes!” is the usual answer to that question and so my daughter also learned that we had to cut that tangle of hair out of the brush at least once or twice a month.
Last fall I felt confident that I sent my daughter off to college with the skills she would need to keep her dorm room clean (whether she chooses to use those skills is up to her). Because I just can’t help myself, I even sent her off with a printable Dorm Room Cleaning Checklist.
She mentioned several times that Thursdays were her cleaning day when she tackled both laundry and cleaning her dorm room. I felt I’d done my job as a mother and slept well at night.
My daughter shares a dorm room with 3 other girls. That is four girls with long hair living in one small living area together. Shiver. Can you imagine how much hair must have fallen on that floor?!
One day in February my “baby” texted me, “Mom, today is the day I am officially an adult. I had to cut the hair out of the vacuum brush. Ugh!” Be still my mama’s heart! I then knew for sure that my “baby” was more than just fine on her own. But after
a minute an hour or two of mama’s bliss, I really started thinking about what the vacuum brush must look like with four heads of long hair in one small dorm room. I was torn between being proud of my “baby” for cleaning the tangle of hair out of the vacuum brush all on her own and feeling terrible that she had to cut that tangle of hair out of the vacuum all on her own. (Thanks to my “baby” for taking time from studying for finals to photograph cutting hair out of her vacuum in the dorm room.)
Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to try the Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® this month in my home. The vacuum has a self-cleaning brushroll (let me say that again, a self-cleaning brushroll) that removes tangles from the brushroll when you press a button. (Can you hear vacuum users everywhere cheering?) The vacuum also has SuctionSeal® technology which means that it will pick up more hair (like multiple long-haired girls worth plus an always shedding dog) and debris with deep cleaning suction power on bare floors and carpets.
I also like that it has a clear window so that I can easily see if the brushroll needs to be cleaned with out having the entire production of flipping the vacuum over to check the brushroll. Being able to simply glance at the window, makes me very happy. I really, really like being able to just push the button for 10 seconds while standing to clean the brushroll instead of sitting on the floor with scissors for 10-15 minutes. It’s a bagless upright, which makes it perfect for a college dorm room. It doesn’t take up too much space and there are no vacuum bags to keep track of.
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Now I have a mama dilemma. The vacuum is perfect for me with all the hair I still have to vacuum up at home and the easy view window to check on the roller brush. Plus, I can clean the brushroll in seconds. But it’s also perfect for my “baby” in college since she has even more long hair to vacuum up in her dorm room and doesn’t need to waste precious study time cutting hair out of the vacuum.
Do I keep it for myself or do I send it to college next year with my “baby” and a new Dorm Room Cleaning Checklist? Check out the Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® and tell me what you think I should do.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.