“How do you keep your house clean with a big dog?!” is a question I get on the daily. I’ve addressed it here when I talked about all my loves, errr vacuums. (It takes an army), but it always comes down to you have to love your dog/children/lived-in-life more than you hate the mess that comes with them. Which we enthusiastically do. I also happen to enthusiastically love cleaning and there are definitely a few things that make it MORE fun. When BISSELL saw we included them in our all-star line-up awhile back, they asked if we would share what we have, how we use them and what we love about them.
We have two — count ‘em, two — BISSELL vacuum cleaners, both of which we bought certified refurbished on eBay (more on that here),but essentially they come direct from the manufacture and are tested and verified to work like-new. We got the ICONpet in September 2019 and the Crosswave in May 2018 and neither has ever called in sick, if you get what I’m saying.
You’ve heard of the upstairs vacuum and the downstairs vacuum, but our BISSELL’s actually serve two different purposes. Two cleaning *moods*, if you will (And I will…)
Now, we have a big, lovable hairy dog, three active kids, and plenty of construction and remodeling going on every day. If I didn’t love to clean and secretly enjoy to hum of our two BISSELLs, our house would be a mess. I’m not (but I kind of am) making a case for you to get both of these.
Candidly, here’s what I like about the ICONpet High-Powered Cordless Vacuum:
The CrossWave Pet Pro is unlike any other vacuum I have and it’s a critical addition to my line-up because:
Vacuuming is one of those chores that ranks high on my list because of the instant gratification, satisfaction, smell, vacuum lines, clean floors, time to put in my headphones and clean—I mean, what’s not to love! Linked a few below from eBay for a great price if you want to snag one!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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