I got a purple Shark Pet Perfect II Hand Vacuum this past Christmas. Don't judge! I received a full-size vacuum cleaner for Christmas several years ago! :) (Hey - it's NOT a bad gift for a neat freak.) It's such a handy "neat freak cheat sheet" item that every household should have, especially if you have pets... or kids!
I've decided that this little wonder is one thing that helps me keep my cool each and every day with three children... and a dog... and a husband with a dirty job! I no longer have to break out the "big guns" when cereal gets all over the floor or when dirt clumps create a "welcome" mat on the hardwood floor, right in front of the door to the garage. Better yet - even my 4-year old can use this lightweight mini vac! The kids actually ENJOY cleaning with this machine!
The mini vac has truly been a lifesaver, even this morning when I had to vacuum eggs out of my son's hair. Yes. Eggs. And, yes... I vacuumed them out! I had just sucked up the mess he left on the couch, so I turned toward him and spotted the food he was wearing/storing... or whatever was going on there. He thought it was pretty funny. And... it worked! Way to save the day - and my sanity - again, mini vac!
Now, THAT's neat!