We have pets so vacuums are very necessary in our home. I've been using the typical uprights for a long time and needed to try something new. This vacuum lives up to its name! It is lightweight, so easy to move and the suction power is amazing. We have to clean up pet hair, toddler messes and crumbs, now the salt being trekked in from the driveway. It grabs it all. It isn't overly noisy and super easy to empty. I have 75% carpeting and some hardwood in the kitchen. I usually reach for my broom but gave it a go with the vacuum and it cleaned the hardwood like a champ!