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Francesca Smith

These are the Best Pet Hair Vacuums We’ve Used


It seems that there is a never ending battle against pet hair. While people love their pets they do not enjoy their hair all over the place. This can make the home look messy and can worsen the allergies that some people have. There is help for people that love their pets but are having a hard time with their hair. There are some great vacuums that will able to pick up every last strand of pet hair and help keep the home free of loose hair.


Dyson DC65 Animal Complete

Dyson DC41

This vacuum is top of the line when it comes to pick up dog and cat hair. Dyson is a popular line of vacuums and has been known for their powerful cleaning performance. This model is one of the best that is specially designed to remove pet hair even from the carpet. The vacuum has 25 percent more suction power so that it can be both tough and strong. It can be used on carpets, upholstery, and hard floors. In addition to removing pet hair this model is powerful at removing dust as well as the animal hair.


Miele Cat and Dog


This vacuum was specifically designed to suck up pet hair. It is one of the top rated for picking up animal hair. The vacuum is made in Germany and there is a two fan motor that has extra power. This vacuum has a brush bar that is designed to clean the floor without a problem. The height of the vacuum is adjustable to be able to pick up pet hair. There is a turbo brush that will work on upholstery and a seal unit that will be able to keep the hair in. The exhaust system even has a filter. There is also a charcoal filter that will be able to remove odors that the pet leave behind.


Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet

Shark Rotator NV752

This vacuum is excellent at removing pet hair. It will also remove other crumbs and other items on the floor. The vacuum is able to pick up pet hair from hard surfaces as well as the carpets. There is a special truepet mini motorized brush. It has its own motorized attachment and is small enough to fit into the palm of the end. This will make is easy to remove the pet hair from the carpet. There is also an upholstery tool that can be used to remove pet hair from furniture, curtains, and other fabrics even those that are delicate. There is a canister that will allow a person to empty it easily and a person will be able to get into places that are hard to reach.


Hoover UH30310

Hoover UH30310

This vacuum is recommended by the Consume Reports to help remove pet hair from bare floors as well as floors that have carpeting. This vacuum has a HEPA level filtration system that is not only able to suck up the pet hairs but to remove the odor from the pets as well. When the filtration system is running it will active the carbon which will help remove odors. There are several different settings that as a powerful suction which will help get the pet hairs from hard to reach area. There is also a 30 foot power cord so that a person does not have to plug it in often.


Dyson V6 Motor Head Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner


This vacuum has powerful suction power and is lightweight to move around. The vacuum only weighs 5 pounds and works well on all types of flooring as well as upholstery. There is a motorhead that has been designed just for the purpose of pet hair. This vacuum has 75 percent more power than the average vacuum. There is also an anti static carbon fiber brush that can be used on bare flooring. This vacuum is also able to reach under furniture such as couches so that a person can get the hidden pet hair.


Dyson Cinetic Animal Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner


This vacuum does not have a filter. There is nothing that can get clogged with the pet hair. The vacuum is flexible and is able to vibrate up to 5,000 times a second. This will help separate particles that are microscopic which will also help keep the vacuum from clogging. This vacuum has a special turbine floor tool. This special tools is able to use an air driven rotator brush that is able to get everything off the bare floors as well as the carpets. This is great for people that want the power of a vacuum without the suction. It is also great for people that want something that is light weight. When a person is done all they need to do is twist off the canister and get rid of the pet hair. This vacuum was also designed to run quietly so due to special insulating material.


iRobot Roomba 770 Robot Vacuum for Pet and Allergies


This new design is vacuums may be small but it is powerful and designed to pick up pet hairs. There are HEPA filters so that it can pick up the allergens as well. The vacuum is able to pick up hair from dogs, cats , and other pets, as well as dust, pet dander, and other things that are common allergens. The fuel filters will also make sure that the floor is left smelling clean. There are optical as well as acoustic sensors that are used so that the vacuum is able to focus on areas of the floor that need additional cleaning. The technology in this vacuum will also make sure that it gets every inch of the floor including places that are hard to reach.


These are some of the best vacuums that were designed to remove pet hair. They are powerful enough to get the hair out of the carpet and places that are hard to reach. These vacuums will allow a person to love their pets without having to worry about the hair. Learn more about the best pet hair vacuums when you go to Need a vacuum cleaner made especially for carpets? Read the information found here:

Francesca Smith

How to Clean Your Home Fast


Women cleaning

With the benefit of experience picked up in during summer months as a home cleaner, or maid, here are some tips to get an average sized house cleaned from top to bottom in less than an hour.

It takes determination, focus, and hard work! Keep moving and don’t check your phone or get distracted by old magazines you come across while tidying up. Do the steps stated on this guide and you’ll be able to clean your home fast.

The Top should be First

This applies to every room you clean. Clean from the top so that dust and grime from ceilings and walls fall to the floor first – it’ll be easier to clean if they’re on the floor anyway.

Start with dusting ceiling fittings and fans, then wipe dust off the furniture. Clean the floors last.

Several minutes spent on each Bedroom

Strip the bed linen and then remake the bed for each room. You only need to use one hand to lift the mattress while you’re using your other hand for tucking in the bed sheet or linen.

Make sure the clutter is all cleared up – it can be stored temporarily out of sight, in a spare bin or basket, if time is short.

Wipe down your furniture with the use of a microfiber cloth and a dusting spray. Do it in a top to bottom direction.

A few minutes spent on the Bathroom

Cleaning all the bathrooms in one go is more efficient. Clear the counters then proceed to spraying all surfaces including the bath tubs with bathroom cleaner. Allow the spray to sit and work while cleaning toilets and polishing the outer toilet surfaces.

Return to cleaning the counters and rinsing the tubs. Don’t forget to clean the mirrors, too.

Broom and dustpan

Spend a few minutes cleaning the Living and Dining Rooms

Again make sure all surfaces are clutter free for easier dusting.

If you have ceiling fans and blinds, dust these first.

Vacuum floors and furniture with the right type of vacuum.

12 minutes of cleaning time for the Kitchen

Load up all the dirty utensils and dishes in your dishwasher. Soapy, warm water should also be used to fill the sink. If stove top burners need to be cleaned, remove these and place in the water.

Don’t forget to wipe off dust and dirt from kitchen appliances.

Do floor cleaning last.

Steam mops and hardwood floor cleaners are a recommended investment for speedy cleaning. They clean hard surfaces much quicker than traditional mops.


Floors in the Whole House for 15 minutes of Cleaning

Vacuum, don’t sweep floors. Use attachments to get into the corners – notice a lot of dust and pet fur accumulating in corners. These tools prevent dust flying into the air and settling down quickly which is one of the top causes of allergies.

Work backwards from the far corner when vacuuming, moving quickly and without much overlap.

Francesca Smith

Fabulous Feng Shui Tips


Correct those squeaks!


Front door making unpleasant sounds as you’re arriving at or leaving your place of residence? Entrances welcome you to your home or wave you on your way, so when they sound sad sound, you’ll be sad too. So oil the hinge and get the positivity back! You can also try lubricating all internal doors, although the entrance should be your first priority.


Which entrance to use

Front door

Many people get into their homes through a back gate or garage. While practical, this restricts positivity and opportunity, because the front door is the most direct and effective way for good “chi” to reach you. So is there a simple solution? Just use the main entrance weekly or more frequently. If you can manage more than that, you will experience even more benefit! Why not use the main entrance when you pick up your post, or when you go out for a walk? Make it part of your everyday life.


Best place for a water feature


In the Chinese tradition, water symbolizes money. For this reason, water features are very popular. However, many people are not sure where to put them. According to ancient Chinese knowledge, water features near the front door help positive energy. So this is an ideal option, just make sure the water flows toward the center of your house to allow the good energy to flourish.


Using plants with kitchen cabinets


Take a look at your kitchen cabinets and make sure they are not too close to the ceiling. It is good Feng Shui if the top cabinets go right up to the ceiling so that there is no room for dust or stale energy. Any “chi” stuck there will die, and the bad energy this creates will stop good things happening to you. If there is a gap, you can use Feng Shui to counteract the effect. Use lights, decorative plants, or some of your treasured keepsakes to transform the energy in this space.


Do not leave the bathroom door open


As water is associated with wealth, many people worry about how the water which flows from their bathrooms will affect their prosperity. It is known that the water re-enters when emptied, but it is still advisable to keep the lid of the toilet seat and bathroom door closed in order to reduce any adverse effects.


Clearing the spaces you inhabit

Finally, make sure you remember to conduct a proper clearing of your home regularly. Those that inhabit our homes, workplaces, or whichever spaces we spend time in, before us leave behind traces of their energy. For this reason, carrying out a clearing is essential if positive and fresh “chi” is to be able to develop and thrive.


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