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My new Vacuum is an Animal!

April 18, 2016

No literally that’s what it’s called. The Dyson V6 Animal. I am not a fan of cleaning….but if I had to choose between the toilet and vacuuming…the vacuum wins. Since I just bought a new home the first thing I needed was a vacuum. I have an older model Dyson DC14 that works wonders but now that I have an upstairs and downstairs I need something that I can carry around the entire house with me without having to lug something big up and down the stairs.

When the package first arrived I said to myself nooooooo I can’t put this together. I am so not a put it together type person I will pay someone to put stuff together for me. I looked at the directions and found it was pretty easy. So here we go……..

First let’s do some reading on the history of Dyson

story of dyson

James Dyson encountered a number of problems with the conventional wheelbarrow he was using while renovating his property. He found that the wheel sank into the mud, was unstable and was prone to punctures; the steel body caused damage to paint work and became covered with dried cement. These problems got Dyson thinking about improvements, and by 1974 Dyson had a fibreglass prototype of a barrow with a ball instead of a wheel. The Ballbarrow was born.

Later that year Dyson bought a Hoover Junior vacuum cleaner. The Hoover became clogged quickly and lost suction over time. Frustrated, Dyson emptied the bag to try to restore the suction but this had no effect. On opening the bag to investigate, he noticed a layer of dust inside, clogging the fine material mesh and preventing the machine working properly. The machine only worked well with a fresh bag, it lost suction over time. He resolved to develop a better vacuum cleaner that worked more efficiently.

dyson v6 animal

What I love about Dyson

  • It holds up for years. I bought mine in 2005 and I never had to replace it nor any parts.
  • I have used vacuums that have had bags and I am so glad that Dyson doesn’t have any
  • It’s suction is powerful it will pick up things that other vacuums seem to miss

Now I know the Dyson’s are expensive…trust me I am weary of high priced items myself but….when you want something that will last you have to pay the big bucks. There is no use trying to buy a cheaper vacuum only to have to replace it within a yr or two and then by the time you look you have spent what the Dyson cost….you could have paid one time and not have to worry about it anymore.

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My kids and I tested it out and it was kid approved. I am so happy because I just gave my son extra work…and he gets to use the vacuum

If you are looking for a great gift to give for mothers day…this is it. Retail will start at $399. You can buy it from Amazon or from Dyson.com where it’s actually on sale until May 7th. Need a few reasons to buy?

  • It has a lot of components so you can vacuum just about anywhere
  • It’s lightweight so my almost 10 year old can use it to clean my car
  • it cleans your stairs effortlessly
  • it hooks up to the wall so you can charge it easily
  • no bags so you don’t have to buy extra stuff
  • it’s a beast…as my kids call it
  • it cleans my wood floors



I received this vacuum in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own!

  • Reply
    April 18, 2016 at 6:26 am

    We have a Dyson vacuum and we really love it! It works really well and it’s a huge bonus that it does not have a bag. Even my 3-year-old who normally keeps away from vacuums likes to help me out sometimes when I’m using our Dyson.

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    Alli Smith
    April 18, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I love that it’s rechargeable, so there’s no cord to worry about while vacuuming. I hate a heavy vacuum, so it being lightweight is a plus for me also.

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    Shirley Wood
    April 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Dyson is one of the best vacuum cleaners I ever used in my clients homes while running a cleaning business. The suction is great. I really like that this one is rechargeable and lightweight. I want one!

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    April 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    This is the vacuum that has been in my wishlist for the last couple of months. I don’t exactly need a new one, but this one just seems so much more convenient than the one I have at the moment 😛

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    Mama to 5 BLessings
    April 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Dyson is amazing! I do not have this model but my husband bought me a Dyson for Christmas – I love it! Definitely has power and works so much better than other brands!

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    April 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve heard amazing things about this vacuum! It sounds like it’s something I definitely need to check out! I love that it has such a great suction!

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    April 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I looooove my Dyson! I wish mine could hang in the walk. That is an awesome feature

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    April 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I want one. So bad….

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    Tori Gabriel
    April 18, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Dysons are superior vaccuum cleaners in every way. I love our Dyson. We’ve had it for years and it’s still brilliant. I disagree it would be a good gift for Mother’s Day though. If my husband brought me a vaccuum cleaner as a present I would go mental!

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    Brenda Pace
    April 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I’m sooo jealous, Kita! I would love to have one of those!

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    April 18, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Having pets, this would be perfect for me! I know a lot of people who have Dysons and they all seem to love them!

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    April 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I have always wanted a Dyson but have just never spent the money. More and more I am sure that I just have to have one.

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    Liz Mays
    April 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Now this sounds like an amazingly versatile vacuum. It would definitely be an upgrade for me.

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    April 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I want one! My current vacuum is pretty average.

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    April 19, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I have never owned a Dyson vacuum but my parents did and we loved using it big time, I love that they last for years without needing to be replaced and this animal version is super cute

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    April 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    What an awesome vaccum! I could use a new upgraded hi-tech one like this one!

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    Tiaras & tantrums
    April 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I had the Dyson vacuum for pets years ago – it was the best $600.00 I ever spent! It broke about 2 years ago but lasted for almost a decade! I miss having a Dyson vacuum!

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    April 20, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Ohh, that a nice vacuum. I’m usually pretty dedicated to Shark vacuums, but that one looks great!

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    April 20, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Dyson is a great brand. SO glad that you like this vacuum. I am ready to buy a new one

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    April 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I need a new vacuum and I have always been impressed by Dyson!

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    October 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I love my Dyson. It is a very good vacuum. I will go on and say number one vac.

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    August 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I bought my Dyson when my son started crawling. That was approximately 11 years ago and it’s still hanging. I wouldn’t call it lightweight, but then it was lighter than the vacuum that I had previously. I agree it’s a very good vacuum.

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