This is what I bought myself with my Christmas gift cards (merci Mam pi Dad!)
Let me be clear here so I don't give anyone the wrong impression: I do not like cleaning! Up until last summer, when I left my job to go back to uni full-time, we had a cleaning service. We're not rich or anything, but we did "invest" part of our income into a cleaning service which bought us time on the weekends. Anyway! Since we're only on one salary now, it was almost impossible to pay for a cleaning service, so my husband and I have been doing our best to keep up with our dirt and animal hair.
This little beauty is perfect for the floors upstairs. No more dragging out the heavy-duty vacuum for the floors... nope, we keep that one for the carpets downstairs. This feather-weight skinny little thing works on a rechargeable battery (no long cord!) and is so light, it takes me all about 15 minutes to do the whole upstairs. And it's good on floors and carpet, and is even strong enough to pick up dog kibbles. I'm not trying to sell the machine. I'm posting about it because I find it useful when other bloggers post about items or products they've tried and give a review. And I'm also posting about it because it's a fun new toy for me! Did I mention how easy it is to store too!?