Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tell Him it is a Tool, Not Cleaning Equipment

How to get Your Man to Help with Housework and Give a Gift He Will Love

I'm not sure why, but ever since my husband got a Dyson he doesn't let anyone else do the vacuuming if he can help it. Maybe it is because a Dyson vacuum cleaner works so well that it seems more like a tool to him than cleaning equipment. He likes the fact that it has a lot of accessories and that "it just works properly" as their tagline brags.

It sounds crazy but he really does enjoy vacuuming now. He just pops his headphones in and vacuums the whole house. It even works great on the tile floors so he does the kitchen for me when I haven't swept in awhile.

Positives and Negatives

Dyson vacuum cleaners really do work better than other vacuums. They are easy to empty and clean. The bagless design is really nice so that you don't have to deal with trying to match or buy specific bags. They come in pretty colors. (My husband doesn't mind that ours is purple.) The ball design makes it easy to steer, push and pull. The attachments work well and are actually useful. The entire cleaning experience is surprisingly much more pleasant.

The only negative I can think of is that they are fairly pricey, especially if you buy a new one. We have a refurbished one that has worked great for several years. It was worth the price to get a high quality vacuum that really works.
Great Gifts

These make great gifts for weddings, housewarmings, and for going off to college. It is really nice to get it for single guys, they need to learn how to clean anyway. Buying one for your spouse as a gift is a great idea. Has anyone else noticed how categories on most websites that say "Gift ideas for her" are mostly cleaning products? A Dyson Vacuum cleaner is an idea for some payback that he will love.