Just suck it up: #hooveringtheshitoutoflife

I’m falling out of love a little with the term ‘Stay at Home Mum’…mainly because I don’t just stay at home. But anyway, for all intense and purposes, I am currently choosing to opt out of work to spend a bit of time with the kids, before they get all grown up on me, at home.

So, currently living the dream of an ‘often at home Mum’ I have to fess up that I am developing a bit of an obsession with hoovering. Now vacuuming has gone all cordless on us, I just can’t stop myself.

Not helped by a fairly recent ‘Aldi Specials’ bargain purchase of a Dyson hand held I had been lusting after for quite some time (damn we could have waited a little longer and snagged the cordless upright…).  You see, now I can hoover everywhere, anywhere, and like a Charlies frickin Angel.

Yes, my hoover goes where it probably shouldn’t. Here’s a selection of the places that get the Dyson treatment, other than ‘the floor’.

  1. Shoes. Sad times, when you get out your heels from the bottom of the wardrobe and they are so covered in whispy dust they need a quick once over. As Nat and I discussed following this post…’The lost property store of parenting‘.
  2. The toddler. She loves it, honest. It’s just a little tickle really. And those cake crumbs…they get EVERYWHERE don’t they? In fact, as soon as they see the handheld, the girls start giggling and running away in a ‘come and get us’ fashion.
  3. The toaster. No more breadcrumbs all over the worktop around the toaster…or even trying to empty those fiddly little crumb trays. Simple pleasures in life, simple pleasures.
  4. The Tumble Drier. Spurred on by the fact we have one of those self igniting brands seen in the news lately, I love giving the filter compartment the Dyson treatment. Defuzzing the tumble drier, strangely satisfying.
  5. The kitchen. The Toy kitchen, that is. They get pretty manky, those static plastic toys cluttering up the house. I have questioned my state of mind whilst vacuuming inside the toy sink, but I’ll tell you what, it comes up a treat with the brushy bit.

Must. Get. Out. More.


This post is not sponsored by Dyson, but probably should be. I flippin love a Dyson, and have a massive amount of respect for their products and customer service. High five.

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8 thoughts on “Just suck it up: #hooveringtheshitoutoflife

  1. mrs Taylor Reply

    Hilarious post. However I’ve yet to upgrade to a Dyson. I still drag Henry everywhere it’s a total arse for stairs altho has multiple attachments which goes in its favour. From another hoover lover x

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  3. Kaye Reply

    Haha, some days I just leave the hoover out as the minute I do it, there are crumbs everywhere again! It’s no wonder it can become such an addiction. >_< Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  4. Sarah Howe Reply

    Flipping heck I want one! The sofa, my clothes, my car!! Crumbs drive me bonkers. This sounds like a sound investment. Fab! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  5. bridiebythesea Reply

    You convinced me, I need one! There’s nothing wrong with being obsessed with hoovering, I feel like there’s remnants of raspberries and crumbled biscuits everywhere I look in our house x

  6. Robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

    A dyson changed my life – honestly I was such a bore for weeks telling everyone how amazing it was. Now I’ve got a cordless GTECH airram and again my chat is the biggest snore fest around. Totally loving this post (as it makes me feel a bit less weird) thanks for sharing X

  7. Mum in Brum Reply

    I bloody love that you wrote this one up! I so need to start hoovering my toaster – why did I never do that before?? I’ve got a bit of an obsession with mopping too at the moment. Just the kitchen, every night whilst dad’s bathing Taylor. I turn into mad mop woman…like Lady Macbeth with her hands and blood but mine’s more like “I can’t get the sweet potato off my floor!” xx

  8. Christie Reply

    Love the post! Sadly, I don’t own a dyson but desperately need to bite the bullet as the dog sheds buckets of fur on a constant basis. Thanks for sharing! #bestandworst

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