Well I didn't have a post prepared for today and I wasn't too happy about that so I decided I would do a product review. I went to Walmart yesterday and bought the best vacuum I have ever used. It is the Bissell PowerGroom Pet Compact.
Let me give you a little reasoning why I am in love with this product so much. When I first moved into my apartment I went crazy shopping. I bought everything that I would ever need (I am pretty sure I have some things that I haven't even used yet and I've lived here for 4 years). While I bought a lot of stuff, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, being the frugal person that I am. So I bought myself a standard $50 Bissell vacuum from Walmart. Don't get me wrong, the vacuum works decent, only problem is I have two cats who feel the need to shed like crazy. The standard Bissell I had just wasn't up for the task. I knew I would need a pet hair vacuum, I just didnt want to shell out the $150-$500 they wanted for them. Last Christmas I got the handheld Bissell pet hair remover for furniture and it worked AMAZING! So I finally gave in and decided that maybe shelling out the big bucks was worth it if it actually worked. Well I went to Walmart this past weekend and found the Bissell PowerGroom Pet Compact. This is basically just a smaller version of the Pet Hair Eraser that they make and the best part is that it is very affordable. The price on the box said 78.88 but when I scanned it, it came up for $69.00!
So I get it home and tear open the box. First thing I notice is the size. It is smaller than my old one, so I will have to empty the canister more often, but not a big deal at all. It was extremely easy to assemble. All I had to do was screw the handle on and put all the attachments in their places. Took all of about 5 minutes. It also is very light so if you have stairs it won't be a pain to drag up or down. Another feature I love is that it came with an attachment that you can use on the furniture that basically does just a good of job as the handheld vac that I have. So now that my vacuum is assembled it was time to use it. I vacuumed my living room and hallway where the litter box is and was AMAZED at how much it picked up. LOOK:
That is just from vacuuming ONE time. I can't believe how much my old vacuum was missing! This vaccum has a little lint roller on the bottom that sticks to the hair when you pull it back and then when you push forward it releases the hair and lets it get sucked up. Now I can sit on my floor and not have half of a cat on me when I stand up! I HIGHLY recommend this product. Great price, works AMAZING (as you can see), and it is small enough to store without taking up much space. (Bissell is NOT paying me to review this product by the way). If you are looking for a pet vacuum, but don't have a lot of money to spend on one, this is the product you need. I got mine at Walmart and haven't actually seen them in any other stores, but you could always check online too!
On a side note, I also attempted to organize the top shelf of my coat closet too. I live in an apartment so I don't have a ton of storage space so basically eveything that I don't have a place for ends up in the coat closet.
Still WAY too much stuff, but at least now everything is somewhat organized and I won't knock 25 things down when I try to get a lightbulb!