I have been dreaming of this vacuum since I first researched "best vacuums for small spaces" last year. See, we have had a Roomba for many years and while we initially loved it, we always had to supplement with a handheld vacuum to get the nooks and crannies. And, as our small space gained more baby gear and furniture, the effort of moving everything in order for Roomba to do it's thing became more trouble than it was worth. Roomba was great when it was just two adults living in a small space but It was time to upgrade. I needed something small and light and ideally cordless with limited assembly and handheld functionality. Basically I needed as few barriers to vacuuming as possible as life right now feels like there are a lot of barriers to cleaning up (see: crying baby, naughty toddler, sleep deprivation etc. etc.).
My extensive research found that while there are other great cordless vacuums, the Dyson V6+V8 were the best. In our efforts to have less but better we sold our Roomba, gave away our basic handheld and worked out how we could own a Dyson V6. We opted for the basic model without all the bells and whistles and a 20 min clean time (with a full charge) which is just enough for our tiny place that is capable of big messes. We patiently waited for a sale at The Bay and used all of our Aeroplan miles to buy it. It really lives up to its reputation and we are so happy with our purchase. Currently, we have it tucked under our couch for storage. I wish we could wall mount it somewhere out of sight but all of our electrical outlets with wall space are spoken for at the moment.
I'm not saying this is the right vacuum for everyone but for our small space with big messes it has made vacuuming easier and taken up less space doing so. I feel that if we can keep making innovative improvements to our space like this, the possibility for staying here longer keeps growing (can you tell I've been getting more sleep ?! Things are looking up!)