Everyone in my family has one of these fancy Dyson vacuums so when I saw this one on sale, I jumped on it. I have an apartment that is roughly 1300 sq ft, a golden retriever, and two cats that shed like crazy. My old vacuums couldn't even begin to help me get some of the hair out of my apartment. This vacuum, however, was able to get into all the nooks and crannies and was able to remove so much hair on the first use. It does a really great job and getting hair out of my carpet in the bedrooms, and the attachments are great for getting it out of the couch and counters. I love vacuuming now! I will never go back to a corded vacuum. I will say that if you have a larger place, like a house or condo, I would recommend getting one of the newer vacuums (like the V10 or V11), because the battery life is pretty short and those have longer ones. Overall, I would definitely buy this vacuum again and I recommend it to everyone I know.