Finding Family Time with Electrolux

Mom blogger, Penelope writes about finding products that fit seamlessly into her family's busy lifestyle.

It’s a great thing when you find a product that you love, and an even better thing when you find a few at once that make your life easier and better in so many different ways. We are an active family who is pretty busy. We spend a lot of time both outdoors and at home, and we love our family time. Whether we are just enjoying an evening unwinding together, or entertaining friends, our residence needs to be a place of relaxation and peace. Finding cleaning products that fit seamlessly into our lives is essential, and Electrolux does just that.

Our home is simple and organized in general, and lately it’s even been clean. Thanks to some great new Electrolux vacuums that make the chore of cleaning easier, and even a bit fun. Spending time at home is more wonderful than ever and I am never embarrassed to invite guests over at the last minute.

Busy families tend to show signs of their active lives all over the place, and our house was no exception. Items strewn all over led to dust accumulating faster, and dusting and vacuuming regularly seemed like too much of a time-consuming chore to commit to on a regular schedule. My sons are at an age where they want to start helping out, but our clunky old vacuum was difficult for them to handle. Then the Electrolux Ergorapido PetCare™ vacuum and ProSwivel™ vacuum entered our lives, and not only is cleaning not a chore anymore, but it’s something my sons can easily do anytime they make a mess, or just want to earn a bonus on their allowance.

We use the Electrolux ProSwivel vacuum for bigger jobs and a real deep clean, because it really cleans deep into the fibers of our rugs. It stays near our most trafficked room (the living room), because that’s where most of the spills and activities happen. It’s also the room all our guests relax in, so we like it to stay neat and presentable. I don’t want to be embarrassed by roving dust bunnies or tangles carpet fibers that look like we never clean, and I never want to hesitate to invite anyone over with images of a messy house in the back of my mind. And after I saw what the Electrolux ProSwivel could vacuum up in our home, well… let’s just say we needed it.

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I was gifted my first Electrolux vacuum over ten years ago, and it’s still going strong, but I really wanted a smaller, versatile vacuum for our stairs, car, and second floor. We now use the Electrolux Ergorapido PetCare vacuum for quick jobs and any vacuuming on the stairs or in the car, because it’s a lightweight 2-in-1 vacuum with a removable handheld vacuum. I can pull off the handheld vacuum for small, tight, or high jobs, and it makes life easier to have a vacuum that is both light enough to carry anywhere, and has the removable handheld option. The power in this light little miracle is surprising, and it goes strong for 30 minutes despite being cordless.

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I always wanted a two story house, and now that I have it I realize there is more to clean. The Electrolux Ergorapido PetCare is just the right fit for families with pets, children, stairs, multiple floors, and a need for ease. The lighted swivel head makes it easy to navigate around tighter spots, and the powerful suction really cleans. I can vacuum carpet, area rugs, and hard wood floors, and we have them all throughout the house. It can also be used on curtains, upholstery, and the back seat of my SUV with literally the touch of a button. Those are major pluses, and those alone- the power, the lightness, the lack of a cord, and the ease of getting it into tight spots to clean- make me love it so much.

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The Electrolux ProSwivel and Ergorapido PetCare are both powerhouse vacuums, handling our family and household mess like champs, and both have a slew of convenient features that I love. There are also all those little surprise details that make it perfect, like a light that lets you see where you are vacuuming in dark closets and under furniture, attachments that are actually useful, and a self-cleaning brush and a removable cup to toss dirt that are both easy to remove and reinsert. Time-saving and expedient- just what a busy family with lots of fun stuff going on needs.

When we have vacuums with bags we change them out as needed. Both the Electrolux ProSwivel and Ergorapido PetCare are bagless, but they do have filters that need to be changed out every 3 to 6 months to keep them running optimally. The Ergorapido PetCare offers a charging station and is ready to go in less than 24 hours, and the ProSwivel offers notches to wrap the cord around for easy storage. Electrolux fits perfectly into our lives. The vacuums help our family get to our treasured family time quicker, which is the ultimate gift. We’re happy to be a part of the Electrolux family, as Electrolux is forever a part of ours now.