I have been using little pots and big baskets to organise my things. I love the ones currently in Tiger. I replaced all my hangers with space saving coloured hangers. Don't worry I have another wardrobe of clothes not just this one!
If anyone follows me on twitter they will have seen lately that I was having problems with my hoover - it just wasn't picking up dirt and was getting clogged all the time. It was a Vax Power Pet 8 and despite having a two year guarantee was a real battle to get sorted.
Whilst I was arguing with Vax, Morphy Richards contacted me about the Innovater review program that I am involved in, and offered me a Never Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner I was very happy to receive one to review.
The vaccum cleaner comes in quite a light compact box which was a clue to the hoovers size - it is a smaller vacuum cleaner than I have had before. The vacuum cleaner was very easy to put together and I was up and running in about 10-15 minutes.
The vacuum cleaner is actually quite small and petite which suite me perfectly. It is also nice and light and easy to push around. The Vax Power 8 we had was massive and needed considerable effort to hoover with. The head is only 28cm wide and I thought that this might be quite annoying as you need more swishes to do all the hoovering, however I found instead that it was perfect for fitting around all my furniture. As the dust canister is also separate from the hoover head it means that the head can fit under low tables and bits of furniture.
Bagless dust canister
The dust canister seems quite small at first and I thought it might fill up straight away but it actually took about 3 rounds of our two bedroom flat. The canister is great -there is a release button at its base and all the dust comes out easily with a little shake and bash. This was one of the main problems with my rubbish Vax - the dust got caught so much that you had to pull half of it yourself ending up covered in dust! The Never Loses Suction Vacuum Cleaner was much cleaner to empty.
The suction is fab, it picks up small bits and hidden dust really well. There are different settings for hard floor and carpets and the button to switch between settings is at an easy to reach height. I didn't really want to show you an example of the squalor, but just to proof the range of bits it can suck up, here is a before and after shot.
The vacuum cleaner also has a sponge HEPA filter which seems to work very well. This is it after one round of my flat (Ewwwww!) I have also washed this filter and it is easy to clean and dry. The dust canister is also easy to quickly clean with a little bit of soapy water if you so wish.
This is a great feature. My last vacuum cleaner used to knock over and back into you anytime you used an attachment. The lift away feature is great when using attachments and was fab for doing the stairs in my flat hallway! Using this feature means the hoover is even lighter so this is great if you struggle to lift things.
The attachments work well and I have so far used the pointy hose to deal with my corners and skirting boards and I used the rotating brush head for a very thick pile rug which pulled up lots of bits and left it looking really clean.
To sum up, I do, it is easy to lift and push around, the suction is good, it gets into corners, is easy to empty and it stows really neatly into my storage cupboard. I think the lift away feature is very handy and the product is well designed.
This is a smaller hoover which makes it good in portable situations or for a small flat but if you live in a big house you may find it doesn't suit your needs. I have been using the hoover for about a month now and honestly have not found any other disadvantages.
Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review as part of the Morphy Richards Innovator Program and I was not required to write a positive review.