Kids? Pets? Carpets? The Shark Attack Approach

I have kids, and that means plenty of mess around the house. If you’re like me, you probably know where I’m coming from. The vacuuming and other housekeeping chores never seem to stop. And if you add pets into the mix, you’re probably exhausted by your cleaning routine.

What you need is a vacuum with plenty of suction, a large bin, and accessories so you can clean your sofa or recliner without bringing out another unit. Another plus would be a HEPA filter to pull allergens like dust and pollen from your home.

You might want to look at the Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum cleaner. This is a 3-in-1 vacuum that’s an upright, canister with caddy, or a lift-away. It functions best as an upright, but the benefits of the canister or lift-away make cleaning various rooms easy.


  • 3-in-1 design
  • LED headlights at floor level and on the nozzle and wand to make seeing dirt easier
  • Large-capacity bin (0.825 gallons)
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and reusable HEPA filter
  • Massive 30-foot cord
  • Controls for rotator brush in the handle
  • Motorized accessory brush for upholstery
  • Depth setting
  • 10-inch cleaning path
  • Limited lifetime warranty

The Shark vacuum comes with advanced steering, which makes it easier for you to maneuver the vacuum around corners and furniture. Inside the handle, you’ll find controls to turn the brush bar off and on, making the transition from carpets to bare floors a breeze.

With the Anti-Allergen seal and HEPA filter, you can remove 99% of allergens and dust, and the additional foam filters prevent those allergens from returning out the exhaust into the room. This is certainly a benefit to anyone who has allergies, hay fever, or breathing issues like asthma or COPD.

The vacuum has two carpet depths and one for bare floors. When used as a lift-away, the hose is short, and the unit isn’t light.

Another awesome feature if you have either children or pets is the motorized upholstery attachment. You can give your couch and reclining chairs a good clean since the brush is powered to suck up pet hair, crumbs, and dirt.

This Shark vacuum has been rated as the best vacuum cleaner for carpet 2017 by people with long-haired pets who shed regularly. If I still had carpet, I know I’d be interested in the Shark vacuum!

To top that off, it has a huge dustbin! At almost a gallon in size, this bin won’t need to be emptied as often as other models. And all that with a lifetime warranty from Shark!


Some users complain that the Shark’s hose is stiff and rather short. Of course, this doesn’t occur when the unit is used as an upright. And it may not pull as much debris off hard floors unless you run the motorized brush and use the washable microfiber pad (which is included).

So, the Shark NV752 might well be the best vacuum on the market for those with children and/or pets. And it’s less than $400!