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Spring Cleaning? Pfft. Try Spot Cleaning.

Take a look around. Spring is officially on its way out, and we’re making way for warmer weather, longer days and starry nights. So… did you finish your spring cleaning?

I say forget about it. I mean, is there *really* an advantage to completely disrupting your entire household… when you know it’s just going to get messy again anyways? Come on, I have two school aged boys. They have literally made it their mission to turn my house into a combat zone – complete with mine traps (errant diecast cars), artillery (any toy longer than 12 inches) and water torture (the bathroom after a bath).

UGH! I have two choices: spend my life cleaning… or learn how to spot clean.

Spot cleaning is the equivalent of cramming for a final exam - appearing like you have sh*t together, when really, you attempt to fake a season’s worth of work (or in this case, cleaning) into one intense session. But you know what? It works nine times out of ten if you have the right tools.

Introducing the Dyson Digital Slim DC62 cordless vacuum cleaner.

Dyson Digital Slim copySimply stated, it is the most powerful cordless vacuum on the market, made possible by a combination of the Dyson digital motor V6, 2 Tier Radial cyclones and a re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery. Translation: it sucks up as much dust as a corded vacuum, without the bulk or inconvenience.

Now we all know that normally, Lena + Cleaning = Avoidance. However, I’m proud to say that the Dyson DC62 has revolutionized my viewpoint on the subject. Think about it: having a powerful, light and easy-to-manoeuvre vacuum at your disposal makes even the most arduous tasks seem like a piece of cake. A re-engineered floor tool with stiff nylon bristles dislodge ground-in dirt from carpets, while anti-static soft carbon fibre filaments gently remove fine dust from hard floors. And because the DC62′s centre of gravity is located near the grip, the unit is very easy to lift. This means that the top of your fridge, ceiling corners and the spaces between stair spindles will finally see some love.

All DC62 Vacuums Have:

Extra tools: All Dyson vacuums come with Dyson-engineered tools for cleaning hard to reach places.
Hygienic bin emptying: Just push the button to release the dirt. No more bags!
Convenient docking station: Stores and charges the machine, and holds additional attachments.
Boost mode: 6 minutes of increased suction power – for more difficult tasks. (We call it “Beast Mode”)
26 minutes of cleaning time: A re-engineered nickel manganese cobalt battery and run-time enhancing trigger.
2 year warranty: All Dyson cordless vacuums come with a 2 year warranty – parts and labour.

But if I had to single out the most important feature of the Dyson DC62, it’s that it excels at SCCA (Spot Cleaning: Crisis Aversion). That’s right – for every woman out there who is not quite Suzy Homemaker, here’s how to “cram” with the Dyson Digital Slim DC62

Crisis #1: A Visit from the Mother-in-Law

From biblical times, there exists one truth about the mother-in-law: she will find wobbly, shabby, dusty, unkempt and soiled areas of your home… and make a judgement about them. Often, it won’t even be with words, but rather a longer-than-comfortable glance in the direction of the windows you know you should have washed 6 years months ago; a flick of a finger across your dust-encrusted baseboards; a slightly disapproving gaze in your husband’s direction, which seems to convey, “Sure, she’s a looker, but her housekeeping skills are next to naught.”

Spot Cleaning 101: Use the Dyson DC62 to quickly clean in spaces you never actually think of, but know your MIL will spot with her peripheral vision. The light, convenient unit can be lifted with ease and gets into high and awkward areas, like you corner fireplace mantle. Dust bunnies be gone! Crisis Averted.

Dyson DC62 SlimCrisis #2: The Furniture Movers

They’re *supposed* to put those shower-cap thingies on their feet, to prevent mucking up your entire home. Alas, you and I both know they don’t always come prepared- or maybe they take one look at your dark-coloured hardwood floors and think, “This looks like a good place for me to disperse a few dusty footprints.” Whatever their motivation, you have three options: 1) Glare at the 265-lb former nightclub bouncer and ask him to remove his shoes, 2) Make a big show of rolling out your ancient bagged, corded vacuum cleaner while he’s hauling your new washing machine up your winding staircase, or 3) Grin and bear it, tip him ten bucks and then whip our your Dyson DC62 as soon as he leaves. I say go for option three.

Spot Cleaning 101: The Dyson DC62 tackles stairs effortlessly, scooping up every last piece of dust and debris. Switch to the crevice tool to get every nook and in between stair spindles. Take that furniture dude! Crisis Averted.

Dyson DC62 Digital SlimCrisis #3: The Crushed Cheerio

Or Froot Loop. Or Honey Oat. Or any other circular cereal product that always makes its way out of the cereal bowl and then invariably gets crushed. Into the grooves of your brand new table. No biggie.

Dyson DC62 Digital SlimI think I’ve actually uttered the words that crushed cereal is the bane of my existence. It’s messy, can get sticky, and its traces are seen long after breakfast is over. And when it finds its way into the crevices of furniture – let’s just say that it will be with you for a long time. Maybe for good.

Spot Cleaning 101: A simple damp paper towel can whisk away most of life’s little messes, but in the case of crushed cereal, you really do need to bring in the expert. Whether you use the crevice tool or combination tool, the Dyson DC62 will annihilate every crumb, leaving behind a flawlessly clean surface. Nemesis no more! Crisis Averted.

Dyson DC62 Digital SlimSo, are you a spring cleaner or a spot cleaner? Why Dyson is right for you -

All Dyson handheld vacuums are guaranteed for 2 years – parts and labour. They are made from ABS polycarbonate (the same material used in riot shields and crash helmets). Translation: Every single component is relentlessly tested to survive real life. Dyson has been continually refining vacuum cyclone technology since inventing it more than 20 years ago: No bag. No loss of suction. And Dyson vacuums have permanent filters – so there are no extra costs.

The Dyson Digital Slim DC62 retails for $549.99 and can be purchased at Walmart, Future Shop, Sears, The Brick, or at www.dysonscanada.ca.

56 Responses to “Spring Cleaning? Pfft. Try Spot Cleaning.”

  1. Darlene Schuller
    June 4, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Spot Cleaning yes!! What an amazing machine!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      Agreed!

  2. JaimeeM
    June 4, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I love dyson machines. And I dont say vacuum because honestly, they are such beasts and do such a great job! I have the all floors, and everytime it makes such a difference!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      That’s so awesome Jaime!

  3. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 4, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    I am a Spring Cleaner and Spot Cleaner – I like doing a complete clean job and then spot cleaning to try and stay on top of it. Love my upright Dyson but may have to put one of the slim on my want list!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

      Awesome! Definitely do that Judy!

  4. DebH
    June 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Looks like this Dyson is great for cleaning stairs! Could use one of those! I’m a bit of both a spring cleaner and a spot cleaner.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

      It’s amazing on stairs!

  5. Anne Taylor
    June 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    This looks fantastic! I did a spring cleaning before we moved and now I’d rather do the spot cleaning and this looks perfect for it!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

      It is! Check it out!

  6. nicky
    June 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    looks cool – i want one!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

      Check it out Nicky!

  7. heather robbins
    June 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I love my Dyson.Dont know how i ever lived without one especially with a toddler.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

      So, so true!

  8. Flora M
    June 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Chronic spot cleaner here (especially with 2 dogs and it always seems to be shedding season LOL).
    Would love to give this Dyson a whirl, but alas, not for my budget :( (anybody got a winning lottery ticket lying around ? LOL)

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      LOL – crossing my fingers I’ll have a giveaway in the future!

  9. Heidi C.
    June 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    What a neat machine. I would love to have one!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      It’s pretty fab!!

  10. JaimeeM
    June 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Spot cleaner, right heeere. Saves on spring cleaning duty.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      I’m with you!!

  11. Victoria Ess
    June 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    That looks so handy and easy to manoeuvre!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      I LOVE it!

  12. Tracy
    June 6, 2014 at 2:47 am #

    this sounds like a neat idea!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      It’s an awesome machine!

  13. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    June 6, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Hey, I never knew Dyson had a small tool like this! Can I just say I LOVE how you have the husband in all the cleaning posts :P

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      Hahaha he’s such a trooper!

  14. tammigirl
    June 6, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Everyone needs this last year!

    Am I the only one who never really does a big Spring clean?

    I am, huh?

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      Nope! I never spring clean!

  15. Angie In My 30s
    June 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    this thing looks hella impressive.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      Yes! It’s fab!

  16. cheryl
    June 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    I am also a spot cleaner, it doesn’t matter how much I clean it will get torn apart again so I just clean as I go. My next vacuum will be a dyson for sure, ive heard such amazing things about it and I cant wait!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

      That’s awesome Cheryl. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more info!

  17. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    June 6, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    I have two dogs spot cleaning is a must and pulling out my central vac is annoying for a small place they have shredded or slopped

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

      I detest central vac! That’s why we love our Dysons!

  18. Yuen C
    June 6, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Wow I want to try this so badly now!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      You would love it!

  19. MrDisco
    June 7, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    those are pretty darn neat

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      They’re fantastic!

  20. Soozle
    June 7, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    LOVE it! I have a little hand vac – and it certainly gets used WELL in my home (and out for the car).. I love the idea of a vac that is able to perform the larger tasks like stairs while spot cleaning a counter!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      Exactly! That’s why I love this vacuum!

  21. Rick F
    June 9, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    I could use one of these.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      We all could!

  22. Crystal Leier
    June 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    I have wanted a Dyson for awhile now!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

      It’s definitely an in-demand machine!

  23. Sue
    June 10, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    I would love one

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

      Hope you can get your hands on one!

  24. Melinda L.
    June 11, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    So handy and cool!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

      Certainly is!

  25. Elaine Buonsante
    June 17, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    I would love this Dyson. There seem to be so many people trooping through the house that it only looks good for a day or two. The spring I managed to get the kitchen done, maybe I might get another room done this Fall!

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

      Ha! I feel your pain!

  26. Stephanie LaPlante
    June 20, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    That looks like a very handy gizmo

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

      Saves my sanity!

  27. Wanda Tracey
    July 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    The Dyson is fantastic and I am impressed with the smaller tools that come with it and spot clean.I am in love with mine and use it on a constant basis.Thanks for the great review.

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

      You’re welcome Wanda!

  28. Treen Goodwin
    July 31, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    wow would so love to own one of these babies , i have so much dog fur on my couches this would be wonderful for that , thanks for the awesome review and for sharing :)

    • Lena
      August 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

      Any time Treen!

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