Unless your pet of choice happens to be a snake, naked mole-rat, or a hairless cat or dog, you are probably quite familiar with one of the most common challenges that plague pet parents – pet hair. You probably are very aware that pets like to shed their hair far more frequently than you like to clean it up.
Even if a hairless pet is your jam (we love ALL pets here!), I’m sure they still make their fair share of messes! Litter, mud, dirt, bedding, and toy stuffing can all make a home feel unclean. Let’s face it… pets are messy!
This post is sponsored by BISSELL®. I was provided a Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum free to review, but Beagles & Bargains only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.
Sometimes having a clean home and being a pet parent sounds like a massive contradiction. I’m here to tell you that this isn’t the case! I came to this massive realization when I had the chance to take the all new Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum from BISSELL® for a spin. You bet I jumped at the chance to try it out and I wasn’t disappointed.
Cleaning Goals for the New Year
One of my goals for the new year is to keep our household cleaner and more free of clutter (“more” because let’s face it… clutter free is NOT going to happen). I love my dogs more than anything, but the build up of pet hair, dirt, dust, and who knows what else collects in my apartment when left unattended definitely has a negative effect on all our health. I want to avoid that. Part of reaching this goal is getting off my butt and getting stuff done, but the other part is having a great tool to help accomplish it.
Before trying out the new vacuum from BISSELL, I didn’t actually own a full sized vacuum. I have a stick vacuum, a handheld, and a robot vacuum from various different brands. They all served different purposes, but I didn’t have anything that could handle a long extensive vacuum session or was powerful enough to pick up all the pet hair and dirt Ralph & Luna like to contribute to our household. I would have to either re-charge after 20 minutes, move all my furniture to let the robot do his thing, or only have about a 6 inch brush to work with. Finally I do!
I pledging RIGHT HERE how I’m going to keep my household allergen free, so I’m holding you all to keep me accountable. DON’T LET ME FAIL! I’m definitely not a clean freak, so this might not be an ideal schedule. But hey! At least I’m working towards something.
- Weekly dusting
- Weekly vacuuming of EACH room
- Daily washing of dishes (and dog bowls)
- Monthly detail vacuuming of all furniture
- Bi-weekly washing of blankets and pillows
- Bi-weekly moping of vinyl floored areas
- Daily decluttering (15 minutes a day!)
And YES, my Christmas tree is still up. We had a little mishap with a present not arriving until this week, so I just decided to extend the Christmas celebration. I guess I should add “take down Christmas tree” to the list above!
About the BISSELL® Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum
The BISSELL® Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum is designed with versatility in mind. It is a powerful upright vacuum that features a detachable, portable canister that allows pet parents to reach pesky pet hair and other messes on stairs, furniture, or in other hard-to-reach places. That’s the “Lift-Off”!
This vacuum was designed and engineered specifically for homes with pets. I think that’s my favorite thing about the Pet Hair Eraser. It shows that BISSELL actually pays attention and listens to the wants and needs of pet parents when creating new products. They even thought of things that I didn’t know I needed or even existed for that matter!
It has a Tangle-Free Brush Roll. Seriously. WHERE HAS THIS BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE? As a woman with long hair, this is always a problem and the pet hair just adds to it. I love that BISSELL included this in the Pet Hair Eraser’s design. The vacuum also features BISSELL’s SmartSeal® Allergen System with a Febreze® filter that helps eliminate odors while trapping dust and allergens. There is actually both a regular filter and a special Febreze® filter in the box.
The Pet Hair Eraser has several tools to choose from when tackling your mess. The regular vacuum roller provides a full foot of coverage with edge-to-edge suction, which is helpful for cleaning up edges and baseboards. I was THRILLED to find out that it also can swivel and has an LED light for ensuring that you pick up everything. The only thing I miss from a standard vacuum design is the little foot switch that allows the top of the vacuum to tilt or lock in place, but that’s not a huge deal. The Pet Hair Eraser also has an adjustable floor type setting and you are able to turn the brush roll on or off, giving you control over cleaning any floor type.
The attachments included in box are the built-in telescoping extension wand, LED Lighted Crevice Tool, 2 in 1 Pet Dusting Brush, and Pet TurboEraser® Tool. How genius is the LED Lighted Crevice Tool? It’s like a flashlight and vacuum combined! I’m definitely going to be using this tool on our furniture all the time. The 2 in 1 Pet Dusting Brush tackles pet hair with special rubber nubs and fine dust with soft bristles for safe, gentle cleaning. The Pet TurboEraser® Tool allows pet parents to power through pet hair across a variety of surfaces.
After the clean up, you can easily put all the dirt, dust, and pet hair into the trash with the hands-free empty.
BUT one of my favorite things about this vacuum isn’t exactly a “functional” aspect, but it sure makes cleaning more enjoyable. The vacuum itself is black with bright blue and green accents. The official name is “Disco Teal”. The bright colors certainly cheer me up!
The BISSELL® Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum comes with a 5 year limited warranty and retails at $299.99. If a cleaner, but yet pet friendly home is one of your goals for the new year, I highly recommend the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser!
More About BISSELL
In addition the Pet Hair Eraser, BISSELL makes a handful of other products including the SpotBot (see our review here!) and BarkBath. Plus, a bunch of accessories to go with each machine. You can see them all here.
If you want to learn more about BISSELL, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Don’t forget to check out the BISSELL website to see more information about new pet products when they hit the market.
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Disclaimer: BISSELL® provided a Pet Hair Eraser® Lift-Off® Upright Pet Vacuum free to review. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.
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