I have three children. And a large dog. And a sandbox. And I detest a dirty house. Up until I discovered this darling little vacuum, we had a major problem. I can't express to you how much I love this little sucker. It has no cord, it hangs right outside the kitchen, and it is light weight so my littles can help tidy up their mess of crumbs and sand and paper cuttings. I love it more than ice cream.