Can confirm. You need this...
I've posted this a couple times on the sub, but I bought this handheld on a whim, and literally it's the best Amazon purchase I've ever made. It pulls her hair out of our comforter and upholstery, even when it's layered and super thick (aka when she blows her coat). The rubber pulls and mats the fur and it gets sucked in.
It holds a LOT of hair in the actual tank, and you just pop open the front, dump the hair, and wipe the filter. It is so easy.
It's not great for like, small messes (crumbs, cat litter, or dirt), it will leave some pieces behind in my experience --- but it works 100% on pet hair. I totally recommend it!
Very little chance of ESD on a vacuum. If would need to be very hot and very dry. Also most vacuums are plastic.
Your plushie and box on the top of the case are more harmful.
We vacuum PCs at work all the time, a little less messy than canned air.
BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, 16V (CHV1410L)
I purchased the 'pivot' black and decker off amazon about a year ago. It's good for cleaning the car, crumbs, quick pick ups. The battery lasts about 15 mins of straight use, but I only ever drain the battery when cleaning the car. I really like mine as a supplement to the big vacuum. It's designed well, the battery works, and it is a great tool for around the house. Also, cleaning the filter is easy, you just take it apart, wash it, and let it dry.
The one you have a link to is pretty much the same thing so I'm sure it's just as good, maybe slightly less effective if it doesn't have the brush attachment.
Black+Decker BDH2000PL MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum, 20-volt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOEFBKS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zM6Iyb2BEEK1C
Ooooh, I highly recommend the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum. I got it from Amazon for $30 and it's the BEST. I used to have a black cat that also shed like crazy but this vacuum got my furniture looking spotless and brand new again. The only downside is that it's small, which wasn't an issue since I don't have carpet and only used it on the furniture. I'm sure this brand probably carries larger models too, though.
Best thing I ever got... I use on my bed also and it's fantastic. With the different attachments, it's also handy for a quick clean up of kicked out litter from his tray.
Well this is awkward, I'm now the person who has opinions about handheld vacuums. I wanted to say to not buy the $29 vacuum linked below. I've had that exact model and it's made of such cheap plastic that the parts holding it together just broke with very light use. It also has terrible suction compared to slightly more expensive models. I've replaced it with this https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-Dustbuster-Cordless-CHV1410L/dp/B006LXOJC0/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=mini+vacuum&qid=1625819801&sprefix=mini+va&sr=8-4 and while it's not super powerful it's still loads better than the original one.
A dog would be helpful, for sure. We bought this dust buster and it lasted roughly 6 years of constant use, even after some of the messiest meals. Just make sure you clean the filter. We just replaced it about 6 months ago. Our girls are now 7.
It honestly depends on your personal preference. If I had the choice, I would go with the former. I like the clean and low-maintenance bagged setup of it along with the better cleaning performance, but I know a lot of people like the versatility of the CrossOver with how it converts into a canister. Both are good options, though.
I apologize for not understanding your situation with cleaning your car, but that does make sense. I just figured that your apartment complex would have outlets near the lot. I am not as knowledgable on car vacuums and dust-buster type machines, but I have a friend who got this thing and he said it does the job. On top of that, it's super cheap.
I’ve had quite a few rabbits over the years, and some of them do this and some of them don’t, like a personality trait. The ones that insist on pooping every just always do, unfortunately. Something that has helped me is having a secondary litter box in the living room, for easier access. But this does not stop the scatter pooping entirely.
My best recommendation is to invest in a handheld vac and just quick clean up the poops as needed. If they are healthy dry poops, vacuuming them up is super easy. I use one like this, but it’s cheaper at Walmart. BLACK+DECKER dusbuster Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, Flexi Blue (HHVI315JO42) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DAI5BZ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_QGcZFb084Z8J8
Try to be grateful it’s not pee! This could definitely be worse lol
If you need to cover a larger section of floor, Amazon also sells gym style floor tiles. They're basically the same as the kid ones but a little thicker and without any pattern. They're usually cheaper too.
I also recommend that people add a small hand vac to their registries. I have this one and with a toddler it gets used several times a day (by both of us!).
Your setup looks great; I would just add some lighting to your setup. You can add an LED strip behind the table to add some accent lighting, or even a “screen bar” to help light your workspace evenly. I use both on my setup and they help to reduce eye strain when I work in the evening.
I use the Philips Hue LED strip for my setup. For my screen bar, I use the one made by Baseus (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085C8J6RM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_99EuFb845ERZ8).
Between every few rides using a handvac that I take with me. I recommend the Black and Decker Pivot 20V. Owned it for a couple of years now and it has served me well.
If you do get a handvac, make sure it has decent voltage and suction. The $20 8V vacs are entirely worthless.
Hi, thank you very much for your AMA! I brought a Eureka handheld vaccuum cleaner, and have no idea how to clean the front brush and the bag. The brush is covered with hair, and the bag is full of fluff and dust (kind of like the lint you see in a dryer). How do I clean it?
I was just gonna say this - I have no use for a full size sucky machine, so I opted for a small dust buster like unit. Does a fine job picking up pet hair and other small debris that collects in the corners of my rooms.
If I were to acquire a more capable model I'd probably go with something like Dyson's stick sucky machine because it's easier to store smaller sized models.
I got this one and it’s perfect for me. I can vacuum the entire car with one charge and it only takes like maybe an hour to charge again. I keep it in the back door cup holder for easy access
Smaller than a Dyson V7 are cordless wand vacuums like this Bissell AeroSlim and the Shark WandVac. They have very small bins and less power and run time than the Dyson V7. I have not used the Bissell or Shark wand vacuums but I would stick to the name brands if you got one.
That would be something to look for on amazon, I found one that might work pretty well for you
I asked for and got this one many years ago for xmas. It's excellent and I'll have replaced within three days if it ever dies.
When I lived with other people I loved keeping my area clean, and while I'm personally not a fan of big vacuum cleaners if I can help it (not only because they're expensive, but most dorm rooms are small enough that you can sweep them up in a minute or two,) a dustbuster or similar handheld vacuum is always super nice for cleaning crumbs or dust bunnies or whatever.
I would say that it's entirely dependent on the personality of the gift receiver, though. It's up to you to decide if you think they would actually use it or not.
Also a random thing, but I always found myself needing screwdrivers of various types for different things. A good little screwdriver set with useful bits is worth its weight in gold for anyone, college student or not. Here's one that I got that's about 20 dollars and I've never needed anything else in my day to day life.
The only thing I can think of is the white bits are little cardboard fragments from the games you’re playing. This’ll l happen to me when I play a relatively new game on my my, and I’ll have to use a little hand vacuum to remove them. Relatedly, I can recommend this handheld for vacuuming neoprene mats (among other things…it’s not just for neoprene mats.
Here's the vacuum I use! I like it because it comes apart easily and it's meant for bigger objects (like poop). You can also wash the filter and attachments in the sink. Good price too!
A vacuum like this. If you have a support contract for your laser printer/copier and something like this happens, call them. Don't touch it if you can help it and definitely do not get it wet.
That b&d one is pretty good, i have that and the folding black and decker BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, Grey (BDH2000PL) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOEFBKS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SS5S11GDZGJX4R8VKPHV?psc=1.
The batteries do die after about 2 years though. They are very compact and decently strong. The one you mentioned is probably the best for car. I will rebuild my battery for it one day.
I also have a dyson v10 and a LG dyson clone and they do have better suction and hepa filtering so dust doesnt go back out, but they are on the bulkier size for the car.
BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, 16V (CHV1410L) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LXOJC0/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_DGKDSDNT85MTHCRSATZW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use this vacuum in my cage and it's worked really well.
I have the Bissell Pet Hair eraser hand vac. Just looked it up and it looks like it might not be available anymore or there's a new version out. I got it on Amazon for 60$. It has worked great for us, the battery lasts a long time, it recharges fairly quickly and has good suction. My 2yo has even dropped it a couple times while trying to "help" and it has survived intact.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum, Purple https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CB6RBSP/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_GP9RNZT8ECAF76NZNNWB
I paid 60$ for it I think.
I have this one, doesn't fit on 34GN850-B.
I charge the vacuum cleaner fully and it runs only for 5 mins. I am guessing battery is the problem. What else could be the issue? This is the link to the vaccum cleaner: https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-Dustbuster-Cordless-CHV1410L/dp/B006LXOJC0/
Also, Is it possible to test if battery is still working using regular battery tester?
I just ordered this, it will come in 3 days. I'll let you know if it works or not. I have the exact same monitor by the way.
BLACK+DECKER 20V Max Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, Grey (BDH2000PL) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOEFBKS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_K6HG71TD7R5GRQZJM4TC
This is the one I got. My dad has one at his house so I was familiar with it. My only complaint is the battery life isn’t the greatest, which is a pretty big deal.
I really enjoyed my play kitchen as a kid. I’m not sure what the budget is but there are all kinds and prices of toy kitchens on Amazon. You could have her make you some imaginary food, host a tea party, etc. I think this also transfers really well if you want to have her be involved with cooking too. Me and my brother used to fight all the time over who got to use the kitchen lol. My favorite toy that went with that was something like the Melissa and Doug play pizza set which allows you to put whatever toppings you want. It was really creative and fun😍
I've been using this for a few months, quite strong and decent battery life. 110v only though.
For wall mounted dock vacuums you can just not mount the dock on the wall? I also have a Tineco S12 EX and just leave the charging dock on the floor under a low table. It has 2 replaceable batteries though so the vacuum itself can stay away from the dock.
I've got this Bissell and am decently happy with it. It's not the best built nor the easiest to clean machine, but it's alright enough for the price. Bissell lists it as weighing 3 lbs, so hopefully it would be comfortable for you to use. This one's got a little detachable motorized brush for pet hair too, which works fine in my experience.
Target also carries these, so you might want to buy it there so you can test it at home and return it if it doesn't work out.
This is for upholstery specifically but the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is GREAT. We use it constantly on our couches and chairs. Three dogs, three cats, and this thing has been kicking ass for five years without issue. We have literally given them as gifts before. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EYFQ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Y3ST6MXWVQ8T518PWHM3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
What are you looking for that you’re not getting with your current one? I use BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum and love it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CB6RBSP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_JN3GKEB7MSGH70KFE11Z?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I don't have the same monitor, but this is the light bar I use:
It's very ergonomic, has three color temperatures, adjustable brightness, and looks good.
I like this one myself. I use it to clean my carpeted stairs the cats sleep on. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B001EYFQ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_i_BRqaGbRAP7ME2
Most people do not realize what dust does to electronics
FWIW that dust is in your air, you are also breathing it, replace your house or work filters more often
Now the canned air should go, yes if you want to blow out a mouse or keyboard,
but basically all that does is move dust from one place to another
Sometimes it will jam it behind your motherboard and fry it, depending on your case
We replaced a ton of motherboards BITD
You need one of these, 3M-497AJM
Just my 2 cents, I use this vacuum almost daily on something.....
Something like this works as a vacuum: https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-BDH1200FVAV-Automotive-Vacuum/dp/B014UZ00YQ. You can charge at your home and then use in your car. I usually just wipe the interior panels with a slightly damp cloth.
I love this thing. I use the pink rubbery attachment for hay and hair and the hard attachment for poos. My poor little wheekers HATE it though, so I always take them out the cage for it. It's fairly loud, but powerful AF. lol. Easy to clean, too.
p.s. Hope posting a link is okay, admins.
You're not wrong there. I think there's a strong tendency for users on the sub to assume that everyone needs some type of BIFL vacuum. For a lot of people (especially those looking for a specialty vacuum like a cordless handheld), I don't see much wrong with taking a Harbor Freight approach and buying a cheaper model today with the intent of replacing it with a higher quality model down the line.
BTW, I've had this $70 cordless for about a year now and liked it well enough. It's got an older Dustbuster style design, but the electric brushroll tool is pretty awesome on stairs and pet hair. While I don't like the filter/dust cup design, it's not THAT hard to clean out (no crazy multicyclonic setups like a Dyson).
Not sure if sarcasm but most any hand vac would do. I suggest this
If you’re open to a different Black and Decker model, I love the 20V Max Lithium Pivot Hand Vacuum. We have two of them (one for home and one for our family cottage). The battery lasts a long time and it’s pretty powerful for the money. Easy to clean as well.
Here is a link (sorry it’s a Canadian Amazon link):
This thing is a beast and helps maintain the chaos of two Siberians.
If your current vacuum works, I wouldn't get rid of it but I would supplement it with something. I have super long hair and we have 3 dogs so I ended up getting a handheld cordless (this one) for quick jobs. We do have hardwood through most of the house, but it works great for all the random hair that piles against walls and getting cobwebs out of corners. It's small and light weight with an extension so you don't need to bend too much and you can just do quick touchups then do a heavier cleaning with the old vacuum when needed.
Also remember that the postpartum shedding will end, it would be silly to get something specifically for that.
You can use something like a screenbar. BenQ has one but its expensive link. I ordered a chinese version of it from Baseus. It has good reviews. Baseus AZ
This has helped me immensely with floor cleanup!
I no longer sit next to her for most meals. Her high chair is in the corner of the kitchen and I give her pieces of food while I meal prep, clean, listen to podcasts, and occasionally Reddit. Now, I know my husband would struggle multitasking like this, so maybe its not for everyone. But I've found it to be better for me to be bopping around the kitchen. She seems to eat better and I have more patience.
It's a brand called Baseus. lol
What I did was to use a led monitor light bar like this: https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Baseus-Reading-Adjustment-Features/dp/B085C8J6RM&ved=2ahUKEwitz-vuhqTrAhWJUn0KHUcVChEQFjACegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3zfDrAGpa913sPqhhP_yKb
Seems to work great at maxing the light sensor
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Such a cutie! My biggest GSD tips (assuming you haven't had one before) are:
1. Socialize, socialize, socialize. I'd read they are shy if not socialized a lot as puppies, and our vet told us to introduce him to at least 2 dogs and 5 people every week. We thought we were doing good, he was constantly around several other dogs and a dozen other people outside our home, and super friendly and outgoing to all of them, but we didn't really think through that they were the SAME dogs and people so after the first time they weren't new introductions. He's 4 now and is slowly opening up, but once he was full grown he was so shy that he'd move behind me if we were on a walk and he'd see a stranger coming towards us. I know it's hard during COVID, but as soon as it's save start taking him to dog friendly places to meet lots of people and dogs constantly
Does anyone by chance have experience with this Black & Decker auto vacuum? I’m looking for something I can use when I’m out & about away (and away from power) for maintenance. Im thinking this would be better than most rechargeable cordless options...?
I'm not completely sure because my SO bought it and I can't recall the brand but I know he got it on Amazon.
It looks exactly like this so it's probably this one:
I don't like to vacuum up the poo though (even though it can), I usually just sweep the poop and vacuum the hay bits.
I just bought one of these little guys:
I'd probably try to avoid picking up screws with it so they don't get stuck in the hose, but I don't think it would be a problem if one got sucked up. It's fairly powerful for the size, and personally I like that it's not battery powered.
I'd recommend this cordless vac from Black & Decker, it's great, you can read the many positive reviews on Amazon too; I wouldn't spend that much just to get a Dyson for the car.
I just use a hand vacuum. I don't bother, but if one wanted to be extra careful, they could put down a towel and vacuum the towel afterwards instead of the floor/counter top. Plastic bags are getting harder to come by since they're not allowed in my state's grocery stores, and reducing our consumption of plastic is a good thing, anyway.
My mother bought my wife and I one of these from Black and Decker. I've been vacuuming grinds with it for a year, no problems. I've only gone as fine as a Bodum Bistro grinder can go though, so if you have something that goes much finer, perhaps it would jam this thing up.
I just ordered this to be overnighted, supposed to be here today. You will need something similar. It has good reviews.
Good handheld pet vacuum
Also, my cats love this and it's really easy to get the hair from Kitty brush!
You didn't specify if you need a full size or handheld, but I have a Eureka 71b hand vac and it's very powerful. Be warned it is very loud (and heavy for its size), but doesn't leave anything behind. Less than $40. http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-EasyClean-Corded-Hand-Held-71B/dp/B0006HUYGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463769374&sr=8-1&keywords=eureka+hand+vacuum
I've seen some people recommend https://www.amazon.ca/Black-Decker-BDH2000PL-Lithium-20-Volt/dp/B00IOEFBKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460598736&sr=8-1&keywords=hand+vac but I honestly can't say anything about this. I've never seen or used one. The other fuller I linked uses a hose which nice for picking up your rocks and other large objects.
I use a long-handled Swiffer duster thingie (it traps dust instead of just moving it around and has an extendable handle so I can reach up high or down low (without bending over).
That being said, air filters will make a big difference at least with circulating dust if not pet hair. If you have central air/forced air heat (ducts) make sure there are good filters on the main unit and they are changed regularly. We have electric heat so this isn't an option for us, but since I have dust mite and pet dander allergies, I have a powerful HEPA air filter for the bedroom. For general cleaning, floors are vacuumed with a Dyson (which has lifetime HEPA filters) - including hardwood and tile, we never sweep just vacuum, since it seems faster and better gets all the cat fur (we have 3 cats). We have the Dyson Animal upright, which we got refurbished to save money. I also recently got a DustBuster with an extendable nozzle, which is great for getting dust/debris on surfaces and in between fully vacuuming the rooms. It doesn't have HEPA filters, but does have filters that seem to trap dust well. This is what I have: http://www.amazon.com/DECKER-CHV1410L-Lithium-Cordless-Buster/dp/B006LXOJC0/
Thanks for the response.
Can you elaborate on how exactly cat litter damages a vacuum? We just bought a new Sebo vacuum that we're happy with, but since it was quite expensive, we're trying to find a separate machine to use for the litter.
The Whoosh looks nice, but event that's big. We're really looking for something like this: http://www.amazon.com/DECKER-CHV1410L-Lithium-Cordless-Buster/dp/B006LXOJC0
Should we just assume that anything we buy would break down quickly due to the litter and just go with the cheapest option that would be powerful enough to suck up the litter?
Weird, I use the Black & Decker and it works wonderfully for me for litter and cat hair. I didn't pick up the model you linked though, I got the lithium ion model precisely because I read reviews on the original model of battery/power issues or lack of power and battery time...
I empty it less than once every two weeks and I use it to pick up cat kibble, litter, and hairs on the floor every morning. Perhaps the battery makes a difference, I felt it had good suction power and haven't experienced it running out of power mid-vacuuming yet.
On the litter tracking issue, I went through about 5 different covered litter boxes before I finally settled on the top-entry type. That reduced almost 99% of litter tracked around my house, have used it for 6 years now.
What about an electronics vacuum specifically designed for such things? I use one daily in my professional life, and would suit the needs of this just right.