We’re always busy; in fact we can’t remember a time when we weren’t busy. Since we started our business we have instinctively been on the lookout for tech, gadgets, and innovative products for the home that will time-hack and make our lives easier.

Running an interior design firm, and a busy household with kids and pets was never going to be a walk in the park, and quite quickly we realised that domestic chores like vacuuming had to drop down on the list of priorities -until we used the Dyson V8 Absolute!


Going cordless is a complete game changer, and you won’t realise how much until you do. Eliminating the action of having to pull a cord, plug it in, and re-plug when you move into another room makes vacuuming effortless.

Who would have thought?

In our experience, cordless devices are usually weak, but not the Dyson V8 Absolute. It runs at 425W, which is more powerful than its predecessors, and spins at 110,000rpm. With its nickel-cobalt-aluminium batteries it delivers more power over a longer run time -up to 40 minutes on each full charge.



At just 2.6kg in weight, we discovered that holding baby Dash and vacuuming at the same time, is in fact quite possible -and easy. He’s had a few days where he’s needed me more especially when he’s teething. Taking out two hours at a time to play and distract him is not practical. So off I go, Dash and I, getting those floors and rugs clean; and he seems to like it!


So light, and so hassle free, the Dyson V8 Absolute has its own docking station and is within easy reach at all times. We got into the habit of doing a quick tidy up and vacuum every night after the kids have gone to bed and it has helped us maintain our spaces clutter-free and clean, every day. This model is ingeniously designed with acoustic engineering that generates 50% less noise compared to previous generation machines, without any compromise in suction power, so when the kids are in bed we religiously keep to our 10 minute tidy up, and we don’t have to worry about them waking up from noise.

Perhaps the most satisfying thing is seeing what our Dyson collects; miniature debris that the naked eye can’t see.  Micro particles of dust (a whole ecosystem in fact) that naturally lives in our carpets and floors, is quickly removed and easily disposed once we’ve finished vacuuming, thanks to its single action hygienic dirt ejector.

Staying on top of domestic chores can be challenging, but with the Dyson V8 Absolute, vacuuming no longer feels like vacuuming. And, yes, we’re putting our tick next to that one!