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How many times have you given up on your vacuum cleaner?


Let’s admit it, most of us sometimes bypass the vacuum and reach for an ol‘ broom instead!

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Owning a space that you can call your own after years spent living with mum or dad or renting with friends is a major milestone for most Malaysians. Nothing feels as good as telling your relatives (and anyone who would listen, really) that you are now a proud homeowner.

But homeownership does not end with getting the keys to your first house. Say hello to responsibilities such as property upkeep, maintenance and let’s not forget: household chores. Actually, it doesn’t matter if you are a new millennial homeowner, a working professional or a stay-at-home – the key challenge most urban homeowners face, especially those living in high rise residences, is the daily cleaning involved in keeping dirt and dust at bay.

Between juggling a career, having a social life and being a parent (for some of us), keeping our homes clean can get overwhelming. A common headache most homeowners face is the stress involved when handling an inferior and/or old vacuum cleaner.

We bet you cannot help but scream ‘ME TOO!’ as you go through this list of vacuum cleaner nightmares:

1. The cord has a life of its own

Okay, it might not be as dramatic as this, but you get what we mean – The most stressful part about vacuuming is tripping over the cord. Your stress levels go through the roof when the cord gets stuck or tangled up under sofas and tables. It is especially annoying when you are trying to clean the corner of the room or a tight space.

Also, once you are done with the living room and kitchen, it is time to unplug the cord and move to the bedroom. Imagine if you live in a four bedroom home, you would be plugging and unplugging at least a dozen times just to go through the entire house.

Vacuum cleaner:1; You:0

Now if only we could do away with the cord… Imagine how convenient that would be, one could literally vacuum one-handed. It doesn’t matter if your little one refuses to let go of mummy, you can still get your household chores done!

Introducing the Dyson Cyclone V10™, a cordless beauty.

2. So many hard to reach places

There are corners and all the spaces in between and around the house that your vacuum cleaner just cannot reach. Even if you try, it is too heavy to lift to clean high-up places like the top of the cabinet and the ceiling fan. You have no other option than to struggle with a broomstick, a feather-duster or a damp rag to finish the job.

A vacuum cleaner designed with a centre of gravity will be easy to use in high-up or hard to reach places. Vacuuming does not have to be harder than pumping iron at the gym!

All I want for Christmas is… a Dyson vacuum which cleans up even the smallest dust particles and high surfaces! © DysonMY

3.  …and the house is not even close to dust-free

The bad news is that despite all your efforts, you are not getting rid of all the dust in your home, there are still small particles that get left behind. Is it any wonder why so many of us suffer from regular colds and sniffles? Those with asthma or sinus problems and parents with a baby at home are bound to get frustrated.

Well the Dyson Cyclone V10 will solve this problem – It has a fully-sealed filtration system that traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, all which are retained in the machine without leaking back into the air. Is that a Hooray! we hear?

4. Leaves scratches on your tiles

Vacuum cleaners actually come with a brush tip but it often falls out after several usages. When this happens you do not want to shove the stick too hard to the floor or it will leave marks on your expensive tiles.

A good vacuum cleaner should be able to clean up dust and dirt effortlessly while being gentle on hard floors.

The Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum has a motor-driven brush bar covered in soft woven nylon to capture large debris, while anti-static carbon fibre filaments simultaneously remove fine dust.

5. Having to get a separate vacuum for your car

If there is one thing we love more than our homes, it is probably our cars. How unfortunate though that you have to go through the hassle of lugging out your bulky vacuum cleaner from its storage just to clean up a spill on the car seat or to clear off sand from the mats. A smaller portable vacuum cleaner is better suited for the job.

What if your vacuum cleaner is able to transform from a stick vacuum to a handheld one and back again, with just one click? Well, the Dyson Cyclone V10 does just that!

6. Takes up a lot of storage space

When not in use, your vacuum cleaner has to be stashed away in a utility closet or storage room. Most vacuum cleaners are bulky and if you do not have the luxury of space, you are going to have to keep it outside. It is pretty sad to have your vacuum cleaner lodged in between your reclining chair or pretty tea table set out on the balcony, isn’t it?

Quite a bit of effort goes into rolling it out whenever you want to use it too. At the risk of exaggerating, getting the machine ready is probably more stressful than getting stuck in a traffic jam.

It is time you get rid of all of your vacuuming troubles with the Dyson Cyclone V10 – This cordless vacuum cleaner comes in a compact, futuristic design and can be easily stored on a wall-mounted re-charging dock.

Acoustically engineered to absorb noise and reduce sound, the Dyson Cyclone V10 operates on the brand’s smallest, lightest, yet strongest vacuum cleaner motor ever, making it super portable. Bid farewell to your storage dilemmas and heavy lifting to clean high-up places. The machine’s 14 cyclones generate forces of more than 79,000g to fling microscopic particles that trigger asthma and allergic reactions right into the bin!

Check out Dyson’s Chinese New Year Exclusives here

Edited by Reena Kaur Bhatt


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