We were given the Panasonic MC-UL429 Vacuum in exchange for an honest blog review, but all opinions are our own.
We vacuum our house A LOT. When you have three kittens, three kids, and one man tracking in dirt from outside all day long, you have to vacuum a lot! I made the horrible mistake of choosing to have brown carpet in my living room (which is right off my front door!) There is no hiding the dirt on that floor at all!
We also suffer with allergies big time in our house. So, we have to keep the dust, pollen, and other nasty particles down to almost nothing in our home. When we were given the chance to review the Panasonic MC-UL429 Vacuum we were thrilled. Our house can never have enough vacuums in it! It’s nice having the ability to have more than one person vacuuming at once.
In our house, Del and the kids are normally the ones who clean the floors because when I married Del I told him that if he refused to take his shoes off at the front door then he would be responsible for keeping the floors cleaned. He didn’t argue and actually agreed to my terms. He has kept his word! Granted my boys do most of the vacuuming, but to Del’s credit he does pull it out once a week at least and does a very detailed job of vacuuming.
When this vacuum came, he was like a little kid in a candy shop. I laughed my heart out because I’m the same way about a new kitchen appliance or utensil because I use them all the time. He QUICKLY put the vacuum together and took it straight to his Man Cave to clean it. He was critiquing it as he was using it. I didn’t think to grab my camera and create my video.
He stated it handled nicely. He was impressed with how well it cleaned up the floors. He used all the attachments. He was quick to point out it had a brush especially designed for all of our critters in our home. The cord is fairly long. He liked that it had the same filtration system as our other vacuum. It’s quick and easy to dump out the mess it sucks up. He even told me that I should really give it a try because it might make me enjoy vacuuming. (I do like neat and clean home, but I don’t like using a bulky vacuum that is heavy!)
Well, before I wrote up the review I used it on my living room floor (which AGAIN ALWAYS needs attention!) I was equally impressed. I didn’t need to tap a button to bring it down. I loved how light weight it was. The attachments did come off while I was using it a couple of times, but I thought it was user error because they didn’t do it with Del. It’s QUIET! I guess that’s only something a mother would take into account (Zeva was asleep!) It did a fairly good job. I didn’t have to repeat the same areas twice.
Tips For Combating AllergiesAttributed to Robin Wilson, interior design expert and an ambassador with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
- Vacuum frequently. Whether you have wall-to-wall carpeting, tile or hardwood floors, vacuum, mop or steam clean the flooring on a regular basis to eliminate dust and dirt. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, such as the Panasonic MC-UL429 Vacuum. This vacuum also has accessories to get into tight corners and brushes that pull pet hair out of upholstered surfaces.
- Wash your bedding. Every week, wash your bedding in warm or hot water. Use a zippered pillow protector under your pillow cover and wash monthly, and wash your pillows every three months. Remember to replace pillows every three years, or it will weigh more than when you bought it. Cover your mattress with a hypoallergenic cover, wash every two months and make sure that has no formaldehyde-based fire retardants.
- Check for mold in dishwashers, under the fridge in the water pan and in sink and bath drains. Change water dispenser and icemaker filters.
- Wash or freeze stuffed toys. If your child sleeps with their favorite toy, you should regularly wash or freeze your child’s stuffed animals in a plastic bag for 48 hours. This will lower the level of dust mites which can trigger asthma and allergies.
- Consider using slipcovers on your upholstered sofas which can be washed regularly and have come a long way from slipcovers of 10 years ago. Make sure to limit the use of drapes as they are “dust catchers.”
What tips would you add to this list?