I remember when I was a kid and I would watch my mom clean the house. I was mesmerized at all of the equipment she seemed to need in order to keep our home in top shape. She had buckets, rags, mops, brushes, brooms, cleaners, and my favorite, the vacuum. That vacuum was a monster and it seemed there were days it was winning the wrestling match my mom seemed to have with it. The vacuum was a canister and it was just a beast! Mom usually did the vacuuming last and I can see why! Here are just a few ways vacuums have advanced over the years since we were kids:

3 Ways Vacuums Have Changed Over The Years

3 Ways Vacuums Have Changed Over The Years

  1. Size: Virtually all of the vacuums from when I was a kid were just enormous! They were big and bulky and I remember mom had to keep it in the corner of the spare room because we did not have a closet it would fit into!
  2. Weight: My mom was not a large woman, so that vacuum was a struggle for her. We had a 3 story house, so watching mom lug that thing up and down the stairs was almost painful.
  3. Performance: The one thing that stood out about our old vacuum was how often it would get clogged. I think my dad manhandled that vacuum almost as much as mom did. She was constantly calling for him to come and figure out what was stuck in there. Remember the tool of choice for this? A wire clothes hanger!

VacuumIt is comical to look at these pictures of the “old fashioned” vacuum cleaners, but that is what our moms used! Boy, have things changed! When you see the Dyson DC59 Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum, which you can purchase for $500 from Best Buy and BestBuy.com, and compare it to the picture above, it is like night and day. It is almost like you are watching something out of Star Trek and looking far into the future! This vacuum is lightweight, easy to maneuver, reaches places you never dreamed possible and tucks away into the smallest of closets!

How annoying is it when you move your corded vacuum and it unplugs because you run out of cord? With the cordless design, you can move from room to room without dragging your cord behind you. If you have anyone who suffers from allergies in your home, the Dyson DC59 Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum is perfect. It has a HEPA filter which can be washed and traps 99.9% of dust mites, pollen and ragweed. With 21.6V of power, you get a powerful clean on your carpets as well as bare floors. It comes with a charger and wall mount to make storing and powering your DC59 ready to go when you are!

Which features of the cordless vacuum cleaner do you appreciate most?