Most days, it seems like no matter how much you clean, the kitchen is always dirty five minutes later. There is a never-ending amount of dirty dishes. Even when you're done with everything in the sink, the dishes from lunch need to be washed and the cycle begins again. You find dust, debris, and lord only knows what on your floors just 20 minutes after you've swept.
If you live with children, you've most likely accepted that there will always be something that isn't clean in your home. Maybe they leave their dirty socks on the kitchen table. Or maybe you have a budding artist that enjoys "painting" on your walls. Well, you might not be able to break those habits yet, but you can at least have clean floors! Did you know there's a Dyson lookalike vacuum meant for children? It actually works and it's less than $30, too.
Enter: the Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum, which looks exactly like the full-sized product meant for adults. The product description reads:
Take your little one's role playing to a new level. The Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum makes helping around the house even more exciting and realistic for your child, making them feel like part of your world while also developing essential life skills.
It is meant for children ages three and up (due to small parts, children under this age really should not use this product). It has simulated cyclone action with tiny, colorful balls. It twists and turns like the real Dyson Ball Vacuum. It actually features suction at the foot of the vacuum and can pick up small pieces of paper or tiny poly beads (and dirt). There is even a dustbin at the back that can be removed and emptied!
Parents can purchase this from Target for $25. On Amazon (where you can buy a purple version for $50 or a yellow one from third-party sellers), it has more than 2,800 reviews and four out of five stars. One reviewer said it is sturdy for children around 30 pounds, as her son loves to stand on his toys when he plays.
If you'd rather get an adult-sized Dyson for yourself, its going to cost you more than $30. However, an upright corded adult version is currently only $250 on Amazon, $150 off the suggested retail price of $400. If you're hoping to use your holiday gift money to get one for the near year, this is currently your cheapest bet.
This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: Dyson Sells a Vacuum Meant for Kids That Actually Works – and It's Under $30