it makes me feel like i can accomplish things! it makes me feel like i have a fresh slate! and when you see in the clear container part all that you just rid your life of? that’s the best. the whole thing is cathartic and it makes me happy. in fact, the very last thing i did before we left for the hospital the night before maddalena was born was vacuum. and that was a wise decision!
and truuuue story: it was just a week later that dyson offered me a chance to review their exclusive to walmart dyson light ball! [walmart! another good place to scan reviews!! don’t you love reviews?!] and at first i was like what! i can’t possibly! i’ve already bonded with my beloved gold shark!!! but i quickly snapped out of that nonsense, because, duh! it’s a dyson! the vacuum dreams are made of!! “no, i would not like to test out the dyson and then blog about vacuuming.” would have been a bold. faced. lie! can you imagine?
plus, i could not possibly resist my very own opportunity to finally answer the question…
here are my general findings!!
-$319 on rollback right now at walmart!! normally $389
-has a convenient button to turn beater bar on and off
-bagless with washable HEPA filters
-slightly wider footprint
-2 year warranty
-$121 on amazon right now
-smooth to push and has a self-propelled feature when the beater bar is on that helps me across my lightweight rugs
-has a convenient switch to turn beater bar on and off
-bagless, washable filters, but i don’t think they are HEPA
-slightly more narrow footprint
-5 year warranty
[dyson totally wins in the attachment department]
the dyson light ball is definitely more expensive. it also has a little more going on than the shark navigator deluxe. not TONS more. performance wise, the actual floor cleaning seems pretty on-par with one another! [which is a good thing! i’ve been thrilled with both!!] plus, part of the price for the light ball has got to be that you’re getting the dyson name. as we’ve established… vacuum dreams come true!
now, to be picky, i still kinda prefer the extra-easy-ease of use of the hose on the shark simply because i can do it completely one-handed while holding a baby… but in that same regard, it is not as versatile. and mine is apparently missing a tool. hm! i also like the self-propelled feature on the shark because i have one area rug with a pad under it that seems to makes every darn vacuum stick right in one place…
but other than that? the dyson light ball is a fantastic vacuum that lives up to its name! i mean, my 2008 newlywed self would be cuddling it to sleep at night. oh, young newlywed B. here’s the deal, just blog for 8 years and then you can have a dyson. okay, cool. 🙂
so… are you like me? do you love vacuuming? do you have a vacuum that you love? have you ever used a dyson or a shark!??! i need to know things!!
thank you, dyson, for making a vacuum lover’s dreams come true and sending me the light ball to test out! :*