I feel like if you asked me when I was in my early 20s if a $500+ vacuum was worth it, I would have been like “are you crazy??” LOL. But now that I’m a “real” adult, I feel that there is definitely something to be said for investing in items, especially when it comes to your home. At the end of the day though, I really gauge if something is worth it largely depending on how many times you use it and how much easier/more convenient it makes your life. Sure, there is a cost ceiling, like I’m not going to pay 2K for a vacuum, just like I’m not going to pay 15K for a specific sofa. However, there are certain (home) items that I am willing to invest in some!
Okay, so onto the Dyson vacuum specifically. We got the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal last year (since then there have been several updates to this model), and I had heard so many people were obsessed with this vacuum so I was really curious if the hype was real. Before I outline some specifics, I’ll cut right to the chase. I really love ours and definitely can see why everyone is obsessed! Maybe it’s because I’m 30 years old and #adulting, but it really has made cleaning so much easier and more convenient. Like, the house actually gets vacuumed a couple times a week now lol. So while, I personally love it, I felt like it would be helpful to break down the pros and cons if you’re considering getting one!
Cordless + Portable The fact that this vacuum is cordless and super light weight does make it so much easier and quicker to clean. I used to dread vacuuming upstairs because I’d have a to lug our old, really heavy vacuum up and down haha but this is so light and portable that it makes it much easier.
Easy to Maneuver Easy to clean under counters, tables, furniture, etc.
Different attachments Makes it really easy and convenient to clean your car, stairs, and even comes with a separate attachment specifically for pet hair.
Compact + Easy To Store It comes with a holder that you can attach to your wall so it really takes up minimal space. So if you have limited closet space, this feature is especially nice.
Price Even though I think it’s worth the price, it’s not necessarily a “fun” purchase for $500+.
Not great for high pile carpet The one thing I will say, if you have a lot of carpet (or higher pile rugs) in your house, I would not recommend this vacuum. We have mostly wood floors so I think this is perfect but even when I use it on my lower pile rugs, there is more resistance than our old vacuum and so I really don’t think it would clean higher pile carpet/rugs well.
When we first got this vacuum, I got a lot of DMs saying how much you loved yours so I think the overall consensus is that it’s worth the splurge! But would love to hear y’alls thoughts if you own one!