First off, I have 4 kitties. Daily vacuuming is a must! I'm so tired of these cheaply made 'disposable' vacuums. I was buying one every two years and they really did NOT do a great job on my carpets or stairs. My kids got me an early Christmas gift, a Shark Navigator!! Now this is a vacuum! I am in love with the attachment for the stairs, wonderful job. Now to the carpets. This vac is so powerful it lifts the pile of the carpet and looks and feels like a new carpet!