As part of my role as a Morphy Richards Innovator I was sent the ‘Never Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner’ to tell you about. I have to admit that vacuuming is never top of my to do list but with two messy children and two cats our house needs constant cleaning.
The vacuum cleaner was easy to assemble out of the box and straightforward to use. It has a number of great features:
- The Never Loses Suction cyclone technology ensures constant pick-up performance
- The Lift Away canister gives you the flexibility to clean anywhere, perfect for awkward areas, like stairs and upholstery.
- HEPA 13 filtration means that 99.95% of all dust and dirt molecules are trapped in the filter making it ideal for allergy sufferers.
- One Touch Bin Empty
Our house is over three floors so I need a vacuum cleaner which isn’t too heavy and is easy to use on stairs and landings, and this has been great. The cable was long enough to allow me to vacuum the stairs in one go, previously I’ve had to stop half way to go and find a nearer plug! The pivoting floorhead means it is easy to manoeuvre under chairs and round awkward corners. We have a mixture of wooden floors and carpet and I found it easy to use on both as it lets you move between the two with just a switch.
At the end of my mammoth floor cleaning session the cannister was pretty full of dust, human and cat hair. I think it worked slightly better on carpet than on our wooden floors but that is probably the fault of our old floorboards (the gaps are so wide between them they’re really difficult to clean).
The Lift Away mode makes it simple if you just need to vacuum a small area, the cannister is quite light which means it’s perfect for the spot where the cat sits on the stairs or when the toddler has been ‘baking’ in the kitchen! The Never Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner comes with a 2 year guarantee as standard, 5 year upon registration with Morphy Richards.
The children were sent a copy of Woolly & Tig First Day on DVD to watch. They are big fans of Woolly & Tig on cBeebies so I knew they would enjoy the DVD. If you haven’t seen Woolly & Tig before then Tig is a 3 year old girl and Woolly is her toy spider. Each episode is only 5 minutes long and explores common worries, with the help of Woolly who comes to life, in a fun and positive way.
‘First Day’ contains 15 episodes. From a first day at nursery school to meeting a man with a beard, uncertainty and worry are replaced with fun and laughter when Woolly is magically animated to life. My toddler is also 3 so he finds it easy to relate to the adventures faced by Tig. As soon as he saw the cover of the DVD he wanted to watch it and really enjoyed each episode.
He’ll be starting nursery soon so I’ll be making sure he watches the episode about Tig’s first day at nursery as I’m sure it will help. We also enjoyed the Open Wide episode as the toddler recently had his first trip to the Dentist. I love the fact we can watch an episode, talk about these things and stop him worrying about new experiences.
This DVD also includes a free Woolly and Tig reward chart and stickers!
One of the things I am most excited about in moving house is the fact both children will have equal-sized bedrooms. That might sound silly but the majority of the houses we saw had two decent sized bedrooms and a box room. Fortunately our new house is quite modern so the rooms are all a good size. We’ve been tripping over ourselves and the children’s toys so I’m looking forward to decorating the children’s rooms and buying new furniture including children’s beds.
I have a very handy Cath Kidston planner and I’ve been using it to keep pictures from magazines and wall paper samples together so I have a great collection of ideas for our new house. The toddler’s room hasn’t really changed from when we made it into a nursery so I’m quite excited about him having a proper bedroom, although we can’t decide between a Thomas & Friends, Cars or Toy Story theme.
someone needs a new bed!
Kids beds are a difficult purchase as there’s just so much choice. Both our children have cot beds to maximise their longevity and cost but I can’t wait to get them something more interesting when they’re a bit older (Bedworld.net have a great selection!).
This weekend my husband has been busy making toy storage for the toddler. I’m lucky that he is really practical. Recently he’s whipped up a little wooden ride on toy for Little Sis so she can zoom around the house like her older brother, thank goodness for wooden floors Now the toddler has a huge selection of trains and cars we thought some kind of wooden tray would be perfect for him. It will be mounted on the wall so will double as storage and display. In an ideal world his room would follow Montessori principles with toys laid out so he can easily pick an activity and have the space to concentrate on it. I’m hoping that toy storage will help this and of course I would love to be able to see the floor more often!