Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
Purses and Clutches by Ikestaedt

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Vacuum Cleaner Heaven: Bissell CleanView II

If you read on a regular basis you know that I don't ever talk about cleaning products, gadgets, etc. Unless they borderline unnecessary and belong on a gift registry, I usually don't think about them all that often. But I had to write about the Bissell CleanView II (for no other reason then I fell in love with it this morning).

Back story: My lovely husband-to-be decided a year and a half ago that he just had to have these two little kittens he saw on craigslist. Someone had found them living in an alley in a flower vase (both of them squished in there together). I won't go into details but since we've delt with waaaaayyy too many vet bills, unfortunately one little kitty not making it, and pounds and pounds and pounds of kitty litter - all over my carpeted apartment. Needless to say I've been fighting with a vacuum for over a year. On my hands and knees trying to get those stupid little pieces of clay up whenever someone was coming to stay in our apartment - hell. The vacuum finally died three weeks ago and I admit, I've been lazy. I didn't want to spend the money (even contemplated taking the vacuum to a repairman because I thought that would be more "recession-friendly"), but finally Wednesday I said: no more. We went to Target and got the vacuum above. It sat in the packaging until this morning. When I turned it on, I swear the heavens parted. Not only did it pick up all of the dust and grime on my floors (I had to empty it twice before I was fininsed), it picked up all the litter without even using one of the many attachments.

Thank you Bissell for helping to keep our home happy, and making sure that I don't try to kick my little kitten out on his behind before our wedding....

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  1. It's great that you found the vaccume of your dreams :) We had the same problem with our cats. They track cat litter every where. I purchased a soft touch litter tracker and it aided in cutting the amount of litter around the house (around 70%). We picked it up at PetCo. I hope that will help.


  2. Thanks for the link! We have a tracker mat, he just jumps over it all the time - he hates it!