Meet the Sullivans: The Best Handheld Vacuum, Ever.

April 24, 2014

The Best Handheld Vacuum, Ever.

This article is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER.

I have a dirty little secret to share with you all today...


Our car is a goldfish crusted, milk soaked, sandy mess!

Whew, I feel so good just getting that out there and off my chest. It's really so embarrassing to be showing you the inside of our car. I try so hard to keep the car clean, but we spend a ton of time in there, so it gets a lot of use, and it SHOWS. We're out the door most mornings before 9am to go to the gym, followed by errands, so morning snack always happens in the car -- and with a toddler that means all over the floor.

Okay enough making excuses for the mess -- now I can tell you what I'm doing to "right" this "WRONG"!

Before we got the BLACK+DECKER, which is literally the best handheld vacuum ever, we were using another handheld vacuum, but it just wasn't cutting it. The power would run out if it wasn't charged in between even a short clean-up job. That just does not cut it when you're constantly chasing and cleaning up after a busy toddler.

The coolest feature on the Pivot is the pivoting arm! It allows you to not only use it as you would any other regular handheld vacuum, but also in places your regular one can't reach. Places like the top of a book shelf or refrigerator.


And it folds up really nicely too! The charging station can be mounted to the wall or be left to stand on a counter top. Fancy, huh?

Our new BLACK+DECKER Pivot Vac has made my life SO much easier and cleaner! I can get in between all the little cracks and crevices inside, under and behind Owen's carseat to vaccum up the crumbs from his on-the-go snacks instead of puling the whole heavy seat out and having to get my husband to reinstall for me. I am saving tons of time with this! Not only is the BLACK+DECKER Pivot Vac incredibly convenient, but it's also super powerful.

We've always got some kind of snack food floating around the floorboards of our car. I usually have to pull out the big vacuum, and all its attachments, to clean up a mess like you can see above -- which is a big time commitment -- but with the Pivot Vac I can run out to the car real quick and get the job done just as well (if not better) than if I were using a large, powerful vacuum. I'm so happy to stop cleaning and start living!

And there is also the fact that it is light enough for Owen to be able to help out by using it too! Never to young to start pitching in!




Didn't he do an amazing job? We can't give him all the credit though, he got a little help from his mommy and a whole lot of help from the Pivot Vac.
And guess what…you can win your own Pivot Vac (a $79.99 value)! Take a minute and check out the Pivot Vac and then use the Rafflecopter widegt to log your entry!! I can't wait to hear how you'd put it to good use!
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This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER but my love of the Pivot Vac is all my own.  

49 comments:

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I would also use this to clean out my car and the stairs!

Katie said...

I have been looking for a vacuum like this!!

Suzie Payne said...

I would love this for the car and his car seat!!

Stefanie Drummond said...

Oh this looks amazing!!!

Tamara @ The Workout Mama said...

Yes to this entire post! I just hauled our vacuum cleaner out to the garage to suck up all the food particles off the floor and seats. Having a clean car is the best!

hello erin said...

i need myself those plastic mats in my car. . . because the goldfish have taken over ours as well. those pesky goldfish just jump ship out of lex's snack cup. FOR REALS.

Heather Baker said...

I would love to have this little hand held beauty for my car instead of having to lug out the big ole shop vac when I need to vacuum out my car. How cool!

gillian claire said...

Awesome, I need this! Our car is always a wreck as well! After we clean it, we always try to stick to a "no eating in the car" rule, but it just never happens! It's too hard to resist handing out snacks and drinks to whiney little boys. :)

Rob said...

This is great. I could put it to so many uses: the car,small messes in the house, etc...

Kelly said...

The pivot feature is a GREAT idea!

Jess Norden said...

Ahhh, a vaccuum for the car would be amazing!! The one we have now just doesn't cut it...you know what I mean! Great giveaway!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

That looks amazing! I think I need one of those!

Marie Luciano said...

The car for sure! and the little corners in our house our current vacuum can't get to!

Nataly Carbonell said...

I'd use it to clean my messy car!

Whitney said...

I want to try this so badly!!!

Kayla said...

I want this so bad for our vehicles!! 😍

Jodi said...

I wouldn't definitely use it after my son eats for all of the crumbs.

The Berrys said...

Awesome! My almost three year old makes lots of messes forme to clean up!

Megan said...

Definitely would help in the car to clean up after my one year old!!! We have a handheld now but it only works ok! Hopefully I'll win this one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

Marcie Canty said...

My car looks the same way Colleen and no matter how many times I clean it or take it to the wash, it's right back to disaster zone the very next day;-( (very hard to deal with when you are a OCD clean freak!!!) I would totally use this to clean out my car and car seat!!!! I have been looking for a "dust buster" for the longest time... Thank you so much for your review.

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

I could SO use this vacuum! I swear you took a picture of the inside of my car but add some waffles...pretzels...

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Quincy said...

This would be great for blinds and fans too!

Brittney said...

This would be a game changer for cleaning up after snack time! Now that we have 2 under 2, I have a feeling my life is about to get a whole lot more messy! :)

Robyn Anstey said...

I would definitely use it for all the crumbs that end up on the floor, couch, etc etc ;)

Laura Mueller said...

This is so cute! I would use it to reach the hard to clean areas in my car.

the girl in the red shoes said...

We need this in our house SO badly! I would use it to clean out the car and for quick clean ups after meals!!!

Kelly said...

My car looks the same! We would use it a TON in our house and car. I have another brand currently, but its the old school model and certainly does not pivot!

Amber Elliott said...

I need a new hand held vacuum! Cleaning out my car is on this week's to do list!

E Hayes said...

Definitely our car too!!!

Mandy said...

I have been looking at purchasing one of these! Would be helpful for the hard-to-reach behind furniture spots too!

Marina said...

My husband is begging me to get a new vacuum for the car because it is a mess 24-7

Maggie said...

I would use it to get the crumbs that are continuously all around our kitchen island!

Tiffany said...

This would be great for the car and our home!

Laureen said...

Good idea in the car..!! Under the kitchen table, around the high chair and all surrounding hardwood would be perfect candidates for quick clean-ups. Plus as you know, the little ones love to use them so he can clean the floor while I do the dishes-that makes life easier!! :)

Angela said...

I would use it in my car.

Rebecca Parsons said...

I would use it for under the high chair and definitely in the cars.

Megan B said...

For my car and also cat litter in the house! That stuff gets everywhere!!!

Angela . Yeremenko said...

This would help me with the daily messes my 2 year old makes :)

Stephanie/James said...

I have so much dumped cereal in my car...this would be great!! :)

adagherkin said...

This would be great for the car!!

Sarita Persad said...

Would love this for my very messy car!

Sarah Hayes said...

Looks like an awesome device, perfect for cleaning itty bitty spaces like the side of the dryer

Birdie Bee said...

I would use it to clean up all of the little messes around the dining room table, the messes down in the furniture and those hard-to-get-to messes in my vehicle that other vacuums won't reach.

LauraJJ said...

Oh this would be alittle miracle worker in our home! With three dogs, we have lots of dog hair! I would love to be able to pull this one out instead of the big vacuum all the time! Would be so much easier and also would be great to clean up Carters messes under the table after meals!

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

I'd definitely use it in the car!

Casey said...

My car would love this vacuum!

Karra said...

Our car and the stairs!!

Lesley Harvey said...

To clean my Car too!