Cleaning Up For the New Year! {Plus an Electrolux Giveaway!}

So I am one of those people where I usually take Christmas down the day AFTER. This year I waited a few days and I’m not sure how I actually managed to do that. I am always itching for that clean feeling and want to go into the new year with our home all nice and tidy, and not a cluttered mess which is what it was even several days after Christmas with STUFF everywhere!!


That may not even look that bad to some of you. But it was driving me insane. :)


So we got to work, and I started packing up all the Christmas decorations. And it felt SO good!!

But then in midst of trying to clean everything up, the kids go and make those little popper things explode everywhere. You know, the poppers for New Years Eve?

Electrolux Canister Vacuum Cleaning | Decorchick!®

Seriously why??!

But anyway, we busted out the Electrolux Canister vacuum which is a breeze to use and clean up with.

Then we even got a little crazy with it and we did all the baseboards, curtains, windowsills, above the windows etc. Full-on maniac mode.

Cleaning Window Sill | Decorchick!®

And then I could BREATHE after it was all done.

Clean Living Room After Christmas | Decorchick!®

It feels fresh and clean, and that’s such a good feeling starting out 2017!


I am excited for what’s to come in 2017!! I’m praying it be your best year yet!

Luckily, one of you will get to win these 2 vacuums too! That would also definitely start off your new year right. :)

Electrolux vacuum Giveaway | Decorchick!®

We have both of these vacuums and they are awesome! One is the Ultraflex Canister and the other is the Precision Brushroll Clean. And you will get BOTH!

So who would like to win these??

To enter to win:

  • Leave a comment and tell us why you would love to have this!
  • For an extra entry, share this post on any social media channel (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter), and include a link back to this post. Then come back here and leave a second comment of where you shared. Easy peasy!

Winner will be announced and contacted on Friday, January 6. Good luck friends!!

You can always find all Electrolux appliances at Amazon and the official Electrolux website. And you can also follow Electrolux on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We love social media! :)

ETA: Giveaway now closed–Congratulations to A. Hopkins for winning the random drawing!!



I’d like to thank Electrolux for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, reviews, and musings are always my own. :)

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  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I would love to own them: they look powerful and can give the house a good cleaning, I need a vacuum to get the very high places in the house; thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. Lisa Brown says:
  3. I can’t even remember how old our present vacuum is – we’re coming up on our 40th wedding anniversary and it’s probably only our 2nd vacuum. It would be wonderful to have one vacuum upstairs and one downstairs. Thank you for this opportunity. Have a wonderful New Year!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I remember my parents having an electrolux! This would be great to replace our old vacuum which is IMPOSSIBLE to use on our new carpeting!

  5. Anna Marie Williams says:

    I bought a new vacuum this year and extremely displeased with it. I sure would love these! And to have a canister vac again…would sure be useful. Pick me!

  6. I would love to have this so I can clean up after my kids. I also like that it can reach difficult areas, like curtains and the high windowsills.

  7. I could use this vacuum because mine keeps breaking and with six kids I vacuums a lot! :)
    Love your ideas Emily–someday I will copy your laundry room as that’s also where most of my time is spent.

  8. These vacuums would be a dream when it comes to cleaning away cat hair and reaching all the difficult spots around the house.

  9. livivua chandler says:

    with a new pet for Christmas, these super vacuums will keep my home looking great in 2017. Never had an in home pet before

  10. livivua chandler says:
  11. My current upright hasn’t been working for a few months and I have been doing all the vacuuming with the extendable handheld piece. In this house with 2 shedding dogs, it just isn’t cutting it! These would be perfect!

  12. I need an easy to use vacuum, this looks perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Sarah Brown says:

    With a toddler and another boy due in a couple of months, I would love to have a nice vacuum that helps me enjoy all of the time I spend using it.

  14. Theresa Simoneaux says:

    I would LOVE to be the winner because I have my hands so full! Work, family, home, planning my son’s wedding in June.
    I think my younger son could handle vacuuming with these! =D

  15. Theresa Simoneaux says:

    I also posted this on my Pinterest board!

  16. 5 year old boy, 3 year old boy, 17 year old cat, 110 year old house, two sets of stairs.

  17. Anne Marie says:

    I would love to win this vacuum as my old Kenmore is on its last leg, and I seriously mean, last legs. Two wheels are broken so it sits lopsided and, do not even ask me, about the poor suction! Oh how I would love this vacuum – especially the canister one.

  18. We have four cats and it seems like I’m always vacuuming. Also, our dining room is carpeted so there is a crumb issue too.

  19. Honestly, I’m seeking any way to make my life easier and less stressful (work related). Recently diagnosed with a condition that prevents me from lifting anything heavy AND my vacuum is old and crappy.

    Really appreciate this giveaway. Good luck to all! Happy new year!

  20. Katie greenlaw says:

    I’ve heard the best things about Electrolux and canister vacuums. We have another popular brand vacuum that has been good, but lately I feel as though it isn’t getting everything. Doing our 3 flights of stair with and upright vacuum is impossible. The canister looks like a great option.

  21. I would LOVE this duo! Our current vacuum cleaner is on its last leg, and these seem so powerful and easy to use!

  22. Lori Pitts says:

    Would love this and really need it!

  23. Pat Beever says:

    Are you kidding who wouldn’t love a new vacuum?? and an electrolux (the cadillac of vacuums to beat). I need it bad!!!!

  24. Ana Maria says:

    I need these Electrolux vacuums SO much (in fact, I will just keep the canister and you can have another giveaway for the upright!) I grew up in an Electrolux vacuum home. My mother sold Electrolux for several years and she never understood why anyone would buy anything else.
    When I was married, 41 1/2 years ago, my sister gave me a new Electrolux canister as a wedding present. She said I was obsessive about cleaning and only this vacuum cleaner would do. It lasted 20 years! I bought another one right away. That one lasted another 20 years! Since I had retired, I couldn’t afford an Electrolux this time so I bought a cheap wannabe and it is terrible! I’m not on any social media so I can only enter this one time, but I can assure you, no one would be more grateful than me!

  25. Mary Stewart says:

    The Electrolux name stands for quality and this vacuum company has been around forever!. We now have 3 dogs and my husband has allergies. We had the kitchen and both bathrooms remodeled this past year and there’s more to come. I would love to do a massive cleaning before spring gets here and we head into the final phase of remodeling the rest of the house!

  26. Mary Stewart says:
  27. Angela Hutcherson says:

    Would love to have these!

  28. Sheila Smith says:

    I would love this simply because I have 5 little mess makers. :)

  29. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to win this because it is a great vacuum and it can clean everywhere and with high ceiling it would help me get those cobwebs down that are waiting for next Halloween lol. I love all the attachments it has! So compact and cool!

  30. Would love a new vacuum. My old one is so heavy to move around. These look great!

  31. Stephanie Phelps says:
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  33. My poor Rainbow vacuum is on its last 30 year old legs, so I’m really in the market for something new. When we first got it my son had asthma and it was so helpful, but that was so long ago and most of the house had carpet. Now we have mostly hardwoods and rugs so that bunglesome machine is such a pain. I would love to gave a new Electrolux to give my poor old back a rest ! Thank you for the chance to win.

  34. carol clark says:

    id love to have it cause i need a good vaccum and the name sells it already i have lots of high points in the house and this could come in handy

  35. carol clark says:
  36. Angie Jerde says:

    I am in need imof a new vacuum and didn’t get one for Christmas so this would be perfect! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  37. Oh wow. Great giveaway! I’ve been researching canister vacuums because of our wood floors! Your house looks great.

  38. Corrie Cason says:

    Two teen boys and a fluffy pup – we vacuum a lot around here! How awesome to have 2 – one for upstairs and one for downstairs. I’ve never thought about having one up and one down. May need to move forward on that thought! Happy New Year, Emily!

  39. Sandy Stevens says:

    What a great giveaway! My mom has always used an Electrolux and I’ve borrowed hers many a time to clean up after kids, cats and dogs. It’d be awesome to have my own!

  40. OH th se would be such a help around the house ! I’m short, and being able to reach high places would be a God-send. I’m getting to old to stand on stools and such to try to reach them . Thanks so much for the chance to win them.

  41. I hate dragging my vacuum up and down our 3 floors it would be great to have an extra (or2!) around!

  42. I would love these new vacuums! Our old vacuum burnt up on Thanksgiving, when my son was helping to vacuum before company came over 😕 We could really use a new vacuum. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. When we first married we had an electrolux canister vacuum and I loved it! My parents always had electrolux vacuums and so did my husbands. I MISS my electrolux and with a dog living in our home now plus grandchildren that visit and getting older the canister would be so much easier to use. I’d be thrilled to be a winner.

  44. I grew up using an Electrolux. A good quality vacuum. I am using a hand me down now- on its last leg. I would love to win these!!

  45. My mom and mother-in-law both had Electrolux vacuums. I was given one 30 years ago and it died about 4 years ago I too bought a knock off and hate it. Electrolux have always made quality products. Would love to win this to clean up for the new year.
    Happy New year to you and your family. Have enjoyed reading all these years.

  46. I would love to win! My home has carpeting (wall to wall) on both floors! So I am always lugging the vacuum up and down stairs. It would be great to keep one upstairs and one downstairs! Plus I think I the canister might make it easier to vacuum the stairs. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  47. I would love a new vacuum. We have high ceilings and lots of dust. I have been wanting a canister vac forever. Thanks for the chance!

  48. I’d love some motivation for vacuuming! Thanks for the opportunity!

  49. Patricia Sappington says:

    I am getting my floors refinished Jan 6th and have gotten new rugs for Christmas. It sure would be nice to have new vacuum cleaners too. Have a wonderful new year/

  50. Patricia Sappington says:
  51. Your Chirstmas post looks just like mine including Moana doll! I love Electrolux. I own their washer and dryer and they are both wonderful! Great products!

  52. Claudia A. says:

    I would love to have a new Vac. I have RA and trying to de-fur after 3 chihuahuas is unreal.

  53. Believe it or not, I love to vacuum, and need to… often.I’ve been looking at different canister vacuums because my upright it so limiting, and I need one with a long enough hose to make it convenient to use on a whim. Why not an Electrolux?!

  54. I would love to win this because even though I love my orek, it doesn’t have any attachments for those tough to clean spots in the home. The hose attachment would be wonderful!!! So excited!

  55. Janet Howard says:

    We had an Electrolux canister vac when I was growing up. Every Saturday that’s what we cleaned with. It was an awesome bac. I’d love to have one if my own because they work so well!

  56. Barb Hughes says:

    It feels so good to have the decor put away, hey? I would love the vacuum because both of my vacs are sporadically non committed to my task at hand. The commercial built-in vac is now over 26 years old, and hauling out the heavy long tube and equally heavy nozzle attachment becomes tedious.( At my age I can think of better workouts!) While it’s out, I try to take advantage of it’s presence and do top / down dusting as you did… still, it’s heavy so I don’t get as much done as I would like. The newer lightweight vac has issues with broken (plastic) knobs that switch from hard floor to carpet. Thankfully it broke in the carpet mode, and I have a broom, haha. Have been looking at vac’s but had not looked at this make /model. I’d give it a work out! Hope I win!

  57. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would LOVE this because we have five cats and a good vacuum is crucial!

  58. Would love to have new vacuums. I have six daycare kiddos in my house daily and boy, can they make some messes and it sure would be nice not to have to heave my vacuum up and down the steps everyday!

  59. I have had three inexpensive vacuums in my lifetime and they are the worst! My husband doesn’t want me to buy a other ones. He thinks that is ridiculous. So a good , new vacuum would be incredible. That for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year

  60. Anonymous says:

    With two boys, a dog and a husband, it seems like I am always vacuuming! My current model needs replacing. I have checked out both of these Electrolux models and they look amazing!

  61. Who wouldn’t love to have an Electrolux vacuum??? I need a new vacuum in a bad way! We have 3 hairy dogs and 3 messy little grandchildren, and they ALL leave a trail everywhere they go! Wouldn’t have it any other way, though. But I’ve been on a long exhaustive search for the perfect vacuum to help me keep up with all of life’s little messes. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  62. Our vacuum just broke so I’ve been borrowing my mom’s We could definitely use this!


  63. I’ve heard many great things about Electrolux vacuums and would love to have one (or two!). We have 2 cats and I feel like I could vacuum furballs up every day.

  64. Terri Timmons says:

    What woman or man wouldn’t love, love, love a new vacuum and an Electrolux at that…to pick up that cat hair and those grandkid messes…dreams do come true…not to mention sucking up the messes that “not me and wasn’t me” the twin ghost’s in the house makes all the time….whoever wins will surely love their new vacuum!!! Happy New Year!

  65. This giveaway couldn’t have better timing! Our vacuum went out a bit before Christmas but with the holiday funds were limited so haven’t been able to replace it. I’ve always dreamed of having 2; one for upstairs, one for downstairs. Thanks for the opportunity.

  66. Judith Graves says:

    We live with 10 rescue dogs; 7 of which live in the house, almost full time. As you might imagine, we do have dog hair; and could use some new help staying ahead of it. Thank you, in advance, for offering such an opportunity.

  67. Oh, wow! We desperately need a new vacuum cleaner and this one looks amazing! The hose on ours tore so we tried to tape it back together, but needless to say, the suction isn’t cutting it anymore.

  68. Annamarie V says:

    My vacuum has been around a while and I don’t think it will see 2018 so it would be nice to start off the year with brand new vacuums. I am the same I like to take the Christmas decorations down right away and it’s great to have a fresh clean house, it usually takes me a while to put all the other things I have on display the rest of the year back.

  69. Well hello 2017! Love a great vacuum! So fun!

  70. I’d love to win these because our vacuum is ancient!

  71. I would like to have this great vacuum so I can start cleaning! Thank you!

    shared..thanks! happy new year!

  73. I want a more powerful vacuum that can handle carpet and hardwood floors

  74. Irene Burrell says:

    I would love ❤❤ to win these Electrolux vacuums because we have a VERY old Electrolux vacuum which we bought second, third or fourth-hand….who knows how many hands have used it….we have had to have repairs done to it a number of times. It would be lovely luxury to have 2 brand new quality vacuums to help me keep my New Year’s resolution to keep the house cleaner this year 😇😇.

  75. I have 2 dogs, a newly acquired carpet beetle larvae problem, severe allergies, a compromised immune system, and a vacuum that is on its last leg.

  76. Jerri Czosek says:

    My favorite vacuum cleaner was my Electrolux…. I gave it to my son when he went to college but it is time for me to get a new one. I would love to have this vacuum, especially with my two dogs.

  77. Jerri Czosek says:

    Shared Decorchicks Electrolux giveaway on Pinterest.

  78. We are moving and would love to start in a new house with a new clean vacuum. Thanks

  79. Alison Hopkins says:

    Oh how I would love this vacuum! We live in a two story home and I currently lug our Dyson up and down the stairs… which is literally a pain. I could leave this one on our main floor where I use the crevice tool most often. It’d save me so much time!!

  80. Because I HATE our Dyson and would love to have this!

  81. Alison Hopkins says:
  82. Violet Ellis says:

    I would love to win a new vacuum to help with a fresh start for this year! My goal for 2017 is to purge & get rid of anything I don’t need. Thanks so much!

  83. I would Love and I mean Love to win these Electrolux vacuums. Between a dog and 4 kids my youngest being 8yr old twin boys, vacuuming seems like a never ending ordeal and we have gone through a fair share of vacuums and hand helds. I have heard all good things about Electrolux and eventually would love to make all my appliances Electrolux brand and it wouldn’t hurt to start out with vacuums 🙂

  84. Jamie Upham says:

    i would love an Electrolux vacuum because one they are awesome and two my current vacuum is stinky and with toddler boys and a dog…aint nobody got time for that!! ;)

  85. Joyce Ostermiller says:

    I love Electrolux! My sweet father in law sold them for most of his adult life and gifted us a couple of used ones over the years. He is gone now, and so is our Electrolux? This would be such a sweet reminder of him.

  86. Joyce Ostermiller says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  87. Michelle Tamasa says:

    Oooo! I’d love to win this because my vacuum wasn’t the greatest to begin with and is getting up there in age. It makes the most horrendous whining sounds…

  88. A new vacuum! I would love to win the Electrolux vacuum. My dog sheds so lots of vaccuming in my house.

  89. Renee Smason says:

    I have tried several vacuums that are just so so. Love to see if these could be great.

  90. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My current vacuum is so old, I would love to have a new one!

  91. Colleen Boudreau says:
  92. I really could use a vacuum with all the carpet upstairs and downstairs. Great way to bring in the new year with spotless carpets.

  93. I would love to tone the lucky owner of a new Electrolux so that I can then give my old vacuum that is still in good shape to my daughter whose cheap dirt devil stick is on its last leg. Since she is a young teacher with lots of student loan debt the vac replacement is low priority. Actually if I won o would give it to her instead.

  94. Shared on Pinterest.

  95. Meghanne lopes says:

    What a great giveaway! My vacuum is ancient and I just said to my husband yesterday that we need to get a new one.

  96. elaine vargo says:

    It is so much easier to breathe in a clean, freshly vacuumed house !

  97. Angela Wood says:

    Would definitely put these nifty vacuums to good use! My vacuum is getting up there in years lol They’re gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity!

  98. I have a house full of kids, friends and pets. I get that itchy feeling when everything is not clean and tidy. It’s only then that I can feel peace and serenity. Plus, I love vacuums and never had an Electrolux.

  99. Facebook share link

    I would love to try these

  100. These would be great. Then I wouldn’t have to haul one downstairs to vacuum.

  101. Diane Rubin says:

    New carpet needs a new vacuum and I would share one with my parents who could use a new vacuum and always share with me!

  102. Diane Rubin says:

    Shared on Pinterest!

  103. Gaynor Mann says:

    We are in the midst of replacing all of our carpeting with laminate. WHAT A MESS! These vacuums would help me get THAT under control!

  104. Gaynor Mann says:

    Shared to Facebook!

  105. With recently installed laminate floors, these would be so helpful!

  106. Wow! I’d love to have these – we moved recently and have way more hard floors (18″ tile) and area rugs than in our last house and I’m betting these would give me more options for how to keep them cleaned up. My old vacuum doesn’t seem to be doing the job as well as I’d like.

  107. Vel Smith says:

    Ah…we need these fellows. We’re having problems lugging around our old stuff. (in our 70’s) This would be amazing. Love the blog…always good for anyone who loves to make their home…no matter how old we ae:)

  108. I have had the vacuum cleaner that I currently use for what seems like forever. It doesn’t do a great job and I am constantly vacuuming because of it. I would love a new, well made vacuum so limit how often I vacuum and one that will do a great job.

  109. I’d like a new vacuum, I have a old one.

  110. Dale Balducci says:

    I LOVE to vacuum!!!!!May sound strange but I feel like mu9house is sooo much cleaner after I vacuum, wapec9living in a house with 3 boys and 2 dogs!!!

  111. Could really use a new vacuum:)

  112. Electrolux have a great range of vacuum cleaners. Their latest models are awesome I have Z4771AZ with HEPA filters, as you said you can breath after you have vacuumed your home. Thanks for your tips Emily!
    Shared on Facebook!

  113. Julie Nephew says:

    I could totally use an vac update!!! The house always feels cleaner after a good vacuuming!!!

  114. Diana Cote says:

    Our vacuum broke a few months back and we had to buy a really cheap one but it’s not very good and it’s so loud, I would love a great vacuum again because with a very messy kiddo and a very fluffy Maine coon (cat) it’s a must have for our home. Thanks for the chance! :)

  115. Diana Cote says:
  116. I have 2 cats, 2 grandsons and it’s 2 much for my horrible Shark vacuum!

  117. We have two very vintage Electrolux vacuums which do not work. We have a Sears which we have hated for years. I would love to have a new Electrolux!!

  118. Nicole B. says:

    I would love these because I’m borrowing my parents old vacuum and have a bit of cat hair clean up.

  119. Brandee L says:

    It’s time to replace my old vacuum. I have 2 kids and a dog so I vacuum daily. I would love to win this set!

  120. My husband vacuums our house EVERY day. He’s a keeper! I’d love to give him a shiny new vacuum.

  121. Rachel Ozuna says:

    Would love to replace our old vacuum of 20+ years. Love that you can get into high places with these. I’ve been looking. That’s for a chance to win.

  122. ughhh I have this super cheap walmart vacuum that does not do justice with a 110 lb dog in the house – would love to finally have a nice vacuum

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