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Cleaning relaxes me, and I've always particularly enjoyed vacuuming. As much as I like the often dreaded cleaning task, though, I've always found traditional vacuums to be a bit cumbersome and bulky.
I don't have much upper body strength, so maneuvering a big vacuum up and down the stairs is kind of a pain.
I've been on the hunt for something a bit easier to handle for a while. So, when I came across the $43 Joy Mangano Super Chic 2-in-1 Vacuum last year, I was intrigued. I've used a few of Mangano's other products, like her iconic Huggable Hangers, and figured it was worth a shot.
Joy Mangano Super Chic Vacuum, $43 (usually $70), Amazon
The 2-in-1 multitasker doubles as a stick vacuum (for floors) and a handheld vacuum (for all those hard-to-reach spots). After seeing the fun color options, I was sold, and brought my new toy home.
It's easy to handle
I was happy to discover the light vacuum is easy to maneuver, and can reach small crevices my larger vacuum has always struggled to clean. Then I really put it to test to see how well this sweet cleaning machine would perform on stairs. Beforehand, I would always struggle to lift my heavier vacuum, but now, I was able to breeze through the process and pick up the vacuum with ease.
It helps eliminate odors
I was also pleasantly surprised to realize this vacuum comes with built-in fragrance to help eliminate nasty odors. Something I always remember about vacuuming as a child was that hot smell of rugs after the vacuum passed over the floor. So, a fresh smell would be a welcome change.
Now, after I vacuum, I always notice a faint, fresh fragrance. As someone who loves candles and air fresheners, it's one of my guilty pleasures now!
It works on hard floors and some carpets
The Joy Mangano Super Chic 2-in-1 Vacuum works on both hard floors and low carpets, and it's got a 20-inch power cord, so you don't have to worry about running out of cord too quickly. With an automatic shut-off feature that helps prevent overheating and a pretty impressive turbo-charged engine, I consider this "the little vacuum that could" and have been pretty impressed with its prowess.
Due to its size, the Joy Mangano Super Chic 2-in-1 Vacuum can't stand up to the sheer power of a larger vacuum, so if you're hoping to make this your "one and done" vacuum, look elsewhere. At the same time, it's an awesome everyday cleaning machine: Ever since I bought it, I've been able to give my heavy duty vacuum some much-deserved rest!